Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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All the flavors of Fall infused into one moist and tender low carb cake. This spice cake is phenomenal when topped with creamy keto cream cheese frosting.

Spice Cake Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1/2 cup golden monk fruit or Swerve
  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of reserved spice mixture

Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

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Low Carb Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

whole keto spice cake on a plate

Keto spice cake is the perfect dessert for the Autumn season. Serve it for Thanksgiving or make just because you love the feeling of crisp air when the leaves fall or a warm cozy blanket next to the fire. A cold Fall day is the perfect time of year to open those jars of sweet spices and get to baking.

This spice cake recipe uses flavors from cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. All of these necessary spices are what gives this cake that delicious aroma and taste.

Top your keto spice cake with a creamy low carb cream cheese frosting. Although this dense and moist spice cake doesn’t even need frosting because it is scrumptious on it’s own, cream cheese frosting balances out the spices beautifully in this keto cake.

The Spices

spices mixed in brown butter
Most spice cakes call for at least three spices in their ingredients. This recipe maximizes the spice flavor by incorporating FIVE different spices in the cake – cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves and nutmeg.

To develop the flavor of the spices, we add them to a skillet with melted brown butter. When butter is browned it gives off a nutty smell that also reminds me of Fall. Spices are added to this butter and heated. This helps to bring out the flavor and aroma of the spices.

Remember to save 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture for the frosting! A little bit of spice in the cream cheese frosting works like a secret ingredient!

Cake Pans

cake pans stacked up
When I make keto cakes, I like to make tiered cakes rather than one large sheet cake. For this recipe, I used 6 inch cake pans and was able to get three cakes out of one recipe for low carb spice cake.

You can use a rectangle baking dish, larger cake pan or cupcake pan to make this recipe; however, you will have to adjust the baking times. Cupcakes don’t take as long too cook and using a larger baking dish or pan will take longer for the cake to cook. You may even need to lower the baking temperature to 325 degrees to ensure the cake gets cooked in the middle without drying out the edges.

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Easy Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is one of my favorites. It works well in the spice cake family of desserts. Similar to carrot cake, cream cheese frosting is a nice balance to the spicy flavor in these cakes.

frostied spice cake

This is an easy recipe for low carb frosting. Simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and beat until combined, fluffy and creamy. Don’t forget to add 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture from the cake. It will enhance the overall spice flavor of your keto spice cake!

How to Store Keto Cakes

Since keto baked goods tend to dry out faster than conventional cakes, make sure you store you cake in an air tight container in the refrigerator or room temperature. If you are making this cake ahead of time, I recommend making the spice cake first and storing the cake layers in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. You can make the frosting ahead of time too, but don’t frost the cake yet. Wait until the day you want to serve the cake to frost it.

finished cake in a pan

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