Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze (Grain Free, Gluten Free)

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I’m so happy with this recipe for keto spice cake with a keto cream cheese glaze, Grain free, gluten free, and low-carb. It has all the aromas and deep spice flavors I was hoping for. It’s so good, I’m adding the keto spice bundt cake to my keto home bakery.

Keto Spice Cake

I’ve been baking grain free for a few years now and I’m here to tell you that almond flour is not that easy to push flavors through. This recipe does exactly what it needs to do.

It’s a keto spice bundt cake the whole family will enjoy and, honestly, you can’t tell this is a sugar-free, low-carb cake. It’s absolutely delicious, and will become a new holiday tradition.

Topped with a cream glaze made with heavy cream, Swerve Confectioner’s sweetener and a little water, it lends just enough sweetness with each bite.

There are options. You could make a water glaze, an orange glaze, or a cream cheese frosting.

Almond flour bundt cakes are not that easy to accomplish without taking a few precautions to make sure it will not stick.  

Tips for Keto Bundt Cakes

Butter the pan and freeze. Since I  have a keto bakery, I’ve learned a lot about how to make a successful bundt cake. Almond flour tends to stick. I  heavily butter the pan and keep it in the freezer. This helps to keep the bundt from sticking or getting too brown on the outside.

Fifteen Minutes – After cake comes out of the oven, wait 15 minutes. Use a butter knife to gently go around cake, making sure it’s not sticking and then turn it over onto a plate.

Keto Spice Cake with cream cheese glaze

What Spices Make the Best Spice Cake?

I made a spice blend that delivers that just right spice taste and when it’s baking, the aroma is lovely. A word of caution about cinnamon. Not all cinnamon is created equally. I like the ceylon cinnamon that has a bite to it. I added in some ginger, cardamom, and a dash of cloves.

Texture is very important to get right in grain free baking. This is something I know how to do. If you take a good look at the crumb, you can see it’s not eggy, wet or dense, even though there are six medium sized eggs in the batter.

What flours make the best spice bundt cake?

I rely a lot on almond flour with a small amount of coconut flour. My trick for keeping the cake from crumbling is using a little bit of xanthan gum, which helps do what gluten would do in keeping the structure together.

Keto Spice Cake in bundt pan (grain free)

How to sweeten a Keto Spice Cake

I like to use Swerve granulated and confectioner’s, but another good choice is the Lakanto golden sweetener. Both are made with powdered erythritol.

Keto Spice Cake

Cream Cheese Glaze for Keto Spice Cake

There are two ways to glaze the cake, a simple mix of confectioner’s sweetener with heavy cream and a dash of vanilla or a cream cheese glaze for that tangy flavor.

Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze from Spinach TIger

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Keto Spice Cake with Cream Glaze
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Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Low Carb, Keto Spice Bundt Cake
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Low Carb Cake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Angela Roberts

Equipment

Ingredients

Paste for Greasing Bund Pan

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Spice Cake Ingredients

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese 2 ounces
  • 1 Cup Swerve Confectioner's sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream or water (as needed to thin)

Instructions

Grain Free Vanilla Cake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 180 C.
  • Butter bundt pan. Freeze.
  • Mix almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, xanthan gum sea salt. Set aside.
  • Mix spices together. Add to dry ingredients.
  • Mix butter for five minutes.
  • Add in avocado oil.
  • Add Sweetener.
  • Beat for one minute.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating one minute each.
  • Add vanilla extract and vanilla paste
  • Add sour cream and milk.
  • Add dry mixture.
  • Mix until just mix on medium.
  • Makes 12 large cupcakes or one bundt cake.
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 210 degrees.
  • Allow cake for about 15 minutes before removing. Cool completely before drizzling the glaze.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Whip butter for five minutes.
  • Add softened cream cheese
  • Add vanilla and vanilla paste
  • Add Confectioner's Swerve a half cup at a time until fully incorporated.
  • Add heavy cream as needed to get the consistency you want. You can also add hot water if you don't want to add in heavy cream, but do so a tablespoon at a time. You can also warm the glaze to make it easier to pour.

Notes

Net Carbs: 2 per slice, considering 12 servings.
RE: Avocado Oil. You CAN use 1/2 cup avocado oil and skip butter. You can also skip avocado oil and use 1/2 cup butter. I like to use half and half. 
If you are making cupcakes, make sure to use a spray to grease the liners. 
If using a cake pan, use a spray and parchment paper.
You may also wish to make top cupcakes or one layer cake with my cream cheese frosting 

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 12 | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 3g

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This cake was DELICIOUS!! I did add 200g of finely shredded carrot and 1/2 cup chopped pecans for a take on carrot cake, and it baked up just wonderfully! Thank you so much for including the proper temp to check the cake for doneness. I had to bake mine a little longer, but that was probably due to the extra moisture from the carrots. I did use the added almond flour instead of whey protein, and my sweetener is Whole Earth monk/stevia/erythritol blend. It’s potent, so I use 25% less than called for in a recipe. Also, I froze half of this cake in slices (icing and all) wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a ziploc bag. They thawed beautifully both on the counter and in the fridge. No one could believe there was no sugar in the cake! In fact the thawed cake seemed to taste even better than before.😄 Thanks again for sharing all your hard work!

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Been so hungry for a yummy spice cake that has a desirable texture but keeps those carbs down! You’re the one to trust in accomplishing just that. Plus you include cardamom, which I love. I think I’ll opt for the *cream cheese* glaze.
    Thank you Angela! 👩🏻‍🍳🌟🥧

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