Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

4.8 Stars (6 Reviews) 11 Comments

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.

Keto Spice Cake Recipe Video

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Spice Cake Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 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 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

  • Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Low Carb Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

    whole keto spice cake on a plateKeto 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 and next to a scoop of ice cream. 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 butterMost 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 upWhen 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. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

    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 cakeThis 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

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Servings: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 450
    Fat 42.2g
    Protein 10.2g
    Total Carbs 11.2g
    Net Carbs 5.5g

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    1. Hi, Was wondering if I could use regular molasses in place of the extract and if so how much. Looking forward to making this cake.

      1. It doesn’t look like anyone makes it anymore. You can either omit it or use real molasses in it’s place.

    2. I used about half of called for pure monk fruit sweetener and a few small packets of stevia and it turned out great. I made cupcakes and this made about 15, for about 18 minutes or so. Very crumbley at first but refrigerated overnight and they held together a lot better. Moist and delicious. Will make again!

    3. Love it!!!

      Low Carb’rs and Keto folks are now eating as well as the regular folks!!! Yaaasssssss!!! Awesome!!

    4. Hi,

      I’m new to Keto cooking, so please bear with me as I have some questions about the recipe. The cake recipe calls for “erythritol” and the frosting recipe calls for “powdered erythritol”. Is it powdered for the cake recipe as well? Is the golden monk fruit a sugar substitute and is it in powdered form as well? Lastly, is it better to use buttermilk or plain yogurt?

      Thank you………………………. : )

      1. Hi! You can use any sugar free sweetener that measures cup for cup with sugar. Right now I like to use Lakanto or Truvia Sweet Complete. For the “erythritol” in the cake recipe, just use a granulated sugar free sweetener. The “powdered erythritol” in the frosting, just use a powdered type of sweetener. I usually use confectioner’s Swerve but I also like Lakanto baking sweetener (purple bag) for my frostings. The golden monk fruit is referring to Lakanto Golden sweetener – it’s their brown sugar substitute. But lately, I use brown Swerve. You can use either buttermilk or plain yogurt. You just want something tangy/acidic. I usually use buttermilk.

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