This almond flour cake is a fluffy and understated dessert that you can serve at any function! Perfectly light and sweetly flavored with vanilla.
Why You'll Love It
If you are craving something sweet but don't want a dessert that is overpowering, then this keto almond flour cake is perfect for you.
It has a very light flavor that is delightfully understated. Plus, this keto almond cake is gluten-free too, so it's the perfect dessert cuisine for people that aren't even on the keto diet.
This is a fluffy almond flour cake that you can customize in a variety of different ways.
You will love the incredible almond flavor. The cake texture is absolutely divine too. It has a moist crumb that tastes so perfect!
There are just a few simple ingredients in this almond flour cake recipe. Here's a bit more information about what I used to make it.
Do not use almond meal, as almond flour is finer and they cannot be substituted in this recipe. Almond meal is ground almonds, skins, and all. The keto almond cake will have a grainy or gritty texture if you use almond meal.
Always bake with almond flour instead when following keto cake recipes!
You need plenty of eggs whenever you make almond flour cake recipes because they are an emulsifier. They basically hold everything together.
I use melted butter to give this almond flour cake a texture that literally melts in your mouth. It's best to use unsalted butter if you can.
Baking powder interacts with all the other ingredients to make the almond cake extra springy.
Use a powdered sugar substitute. Liquid or granular sweeteners won't work as well in this almond flour cake!
You'll also need a little bit of vanilla to add the flavorful undertones to this almond flour cake.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Always preheat the oven. If you don't, the cake will not bake evenly.
- Use a toothpick to test if it is done. If the toothpick comes out of the middle of the cake and is clean, the cake is finished baking.
- Add your favorite toppings. This is a basic almond flour cake with lots of room for customizing.
All the exact steps for this almond flour cake are in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below. First, here is a quick overview with some photos.
1. Make the Batter
Add all the keto almond cake ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Beat on high with an electric mixer until it is well combined.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared 9x13 inch cake pan. Bake it for about 25 minutes or until it is completely baked through.
3. Cool & Serve
Let it cool completely, and then dust with a bit more powdered sugar substitute on top.
This delicious low-carb almond cake is now ready to serve!
Make this delicious cake recipe for breakfast. Add some keto egg bites on the side and you have a filling and delicious way to start your day!
This easy almond flour cake is perfect for serving at birthday parties or enjoying as a snack. Add a scoop of your favorite kind of keto ice cream, and it is ready for the party!
This gluten-free almond cake is also amazing with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of almond milk.
No matter what you serve it with, you just can't go wrong with a slice of this easy low-carb cake.
Some Common Variations
This is one of my favorite almond flour cake recipes because it is such a basic recipe with lots of room for variations.
Add some lemon zest to the cake batter or on top of the gluten-free cake, and it will have a light and fresh taste.
Top with sliced almonds for a nutty taste and a crunchy bite on top.
You can use coconut oil instead of butter if you need to and use almond extract instead of vanilla extract.
Top your warm cake with fresh berries and keto whipped cream. This is a fun way to make the perfect gluten-free cake for outdoor cookouts.
Another fun idea is to add cocoa powder to the batter, and you'll have chocolate cake!
You can also use this recipe to make a layer cake. Keto cakes like this one taste amazing with some sugar-free chocolate frosting too.
Before we get to the keto almond cake recipe, here are some questions people often ask about how to make it. If you don't see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
Yes, this almond flour cake is freezer-friendly. After you bake it, let it cool off completely. Then, take it out of the pan, wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap, and store it in a plastic freezer-safe food storage bag.
Almond flour cake will stay fresh in the freezer for up to six months.
No, you cannot use coconut flour instead of almond flour in this almond cake recipe. If you try, it will alter the amount of moisture in the cake, and it won't turn out very well.
Even though coconut flour is keto, coconut sugar is not. That is why I used powdered sweetener in this almond cake instead of coconut sugar. There are just 3 grams of net carbs in each serving of my almond cake!
No, you cannot use baking soda instead of baking powder in this almond cake recipe. If you try, it will alter the chemical reactions, and it won't have the same consistency.
Related Cake Recipes
If you enjoyed this cake recipe, here are some more keto cake recipes you should try next. Most of these are also almond flour cake recipes, but some also use other keto-friendly flours too.
- Keto Chocolate Cake only has 2.5 grams of net carbs in each slice and has the richest and best flavor.
- Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake is delightfully refreshing and the perfect thing to serve at parties.
- Keto Chocolate Molten Lava Cake is so fun to bake and eat with fudgy chocolate oozing from the middle.
- Blueberry Mug Cake is easy to make in just a few minutes - perfect on busy mornings.
- Sugar-free Red Velvet Cake is made with low-carb flour and topped with a keto cream cheese frosting for a truly special treat.
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Keto Almond Flour Cake
- 2 ¼ cups Almond flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- ½ cup powdered sweetener plus additional for dusting
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl, and beat on high until well combined.
- Spread the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Dust the top of the cake with more sugar substitute before serving.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [calories] => 167 [carbohydrates] => 5 [protein] => 6 [fat] => 15 [saturated_fat] => 3 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 1 [monounsaturated_fat] => 1 [trans_fat] => 1 [cholesterol] => 62 [sodium] => 44 [potassium] => 56 [fiber] => 2 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 167 [calcium] => 68 [iron] => 1 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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Do you think I will be able to make this cake with an egg replacer?
Have made this recipe twice now. It is great. Everyone loves it!
Melanie J Graffius
How much cocoa (and added sweetener to counteract the bitterness of the cocoa) would you suggest to make this a chocolate cake?
It's hard to say without testing a chocolate cake recipe. I would try using 1/4 cup cocoa for 1/4 cup of almond flour and see how that does without adding more sweetener. It usually takes a couple experiments so I will generally half or 1/4th the recipe for testing.
The numbers on this are pretty accurate except for carbs. I plugged ingredients and number of servings into my app and it says TEN carbs.
The data doesn't include erythritol carbs which are non-impacting. That's usually the issue.