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Best Ever Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Keto Spice Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Swerve, brown
  • 1/3 cup Swerve, granular
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Swerve, confectioners
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8x8 pan, and set it aside.

2

To a medium sized bowl, add the eggs, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and the two types of Swerve. Blend ingredients together using a hand mixer for about 20 second or until smooth.

3

Into a very small bowl, mix all the spices together, and set aside.

4

To a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, spice mixture, salt, and baking powder. Slowly combine that with the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon until smooth.

5

Spread the batter evenly into the baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes back clean. Let cool.

6

To a mixing bowl, add the frosting ingredients. Use a hand mixer to mix until smooth and creamy. Spread the frosting on top of the cake.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 9 slices, Serving Size: 2 inch square slice, frosted
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224, Total Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar Alcohols: 14g, Net Carbohydrates: 3g, Total Fat: 21g, Protein: 5g

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Ready to get in the kitchen and bake a cozy cake perfect for the holidays?!

You’ve got to check out this moist keto spice cake full of warm and delicious flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a delicious keto dessert you should consider making soon!

The best part – this version is easy to make using low-carb ingredients to help keep us on track with nutrition, while still allowing for a guilt-free holiday treat!

mixing a keto spiced cake

Hip Tips: 

  • I used a mixture of Swerve, granular and Swerve, brown sugar substitutes to bring in some of that molasses texture and color. You could also probably use your favorite powdered keto sweetener for this cake instead if you prefer something different.
  • I baked my cake using an 8 inch square cake pan, but you could probably bake individual cupcakes if desired. I would decrease bake time to 15 minutes and test for doneness using a toothpick.
  • Consider adding nuts either in the batter, or sprinkled on top after the frosting. I topped some of mine with walnut pieces, and they were so yum! Note: nutritional values don’t included nuts.

spreading batter for a keto spice cake

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slice of keto spiced cake

slices of keto spice cake with cream cheese frosting


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Keto Spice Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Moist keto cinnamon spice cake with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Swerve, brown
  • 1/3 cup Swerve, granular
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Swerve, confectioners
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8x8 pan, and set it aside.

2

To a medium sized bowl, add the eggs, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and the two types of Swerve. Blend ingredients together using a hand mixer for about 20 second or until smooth.

3

Into a very small bowl, mix all the spices together, and set aside.

4

To a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, spice mixture, salt, and baking powder. Slowly combine that with the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon until smooth.

5

Spread the batter evenly into the baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes back clean. Let cool.

6

To a mixing bowl, add the frosting ingredients. Use a hand mixer to mix until smooth and creamy. Spread the frosting on top of the cake.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 9 slices, Serving Size: 2 inch square slice, frosted
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224, Total Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar Alcohols: 14g, Net Carbohydrates: 3g, Total Fat: 21g, Protein: 5g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

Don’t be alarmed by the high TOTAL carb count!

Fiber and erythritol (the main ingredient in Swerve) do not affect blood sugar in the same way that regular carbs do, so we’ve subtracted them from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you remove the sugar alcohols and fiber.

slice of keto spiced cake

This cake is SO GOOD and EASY to bake!

I’m always so amazed by how simply switching out the flour and sugar for keto ingredients can yield such a delicious low carb cake! If you’re a spice cake fan, definitely try baking this version as I really think you’ll love it, too. The overall taste and texture is yummy, and the cinnamon cream cheese frosting makes it an over the top cake experience!

dishing up keto spice cake


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Comments 14

  1. Brit

    Sounds like a great fall recipe! Excited to give it a try🍁🍂😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! Enjoy Brit ❤️

  2. Sonia

    Can you use all purpose flour?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      If you were to, it’d probably work. However flour isn’t keto or low carb, if that’s important to you.

  3. Angie

    It’s in the oven right now! Super excited to try it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! Enjoy Angie!

  4. Jennifer

    So I made this and have a few suggestions: I would double all the spices if you like a robust flavor for your spice cake. I thought it needed a bit more oomph and if I made it again, I would definitely do that to make it tastier (before Keto, I used to make Emeril Legasse’s spice cake and a commenter posted that as a suggestion and I’ve been doing it since then. Amazing!). Also, mine came out a bit dry. I’d check it earlier so it stays moist and/or consider adding a little oil to make the mouth feel more moist.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for your helpful suggestions, Jennifer!

    • Michele

      I also appreciate your suggestions! Overall the taste was great but my cake came out dry, too. It was great with coffee! Will definitely try again.

  5. Jennifer

    Do you think monk fruit sweetener would work? I’m newish to low carb and have baked much.

    • Jennifer

      *haven’t

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I think that would work – I know that’s a popular sweetener too!

  6. Debbie

    Thank you for this recipe! I made it today & will continue to make it! It DID NOT disappoint, as so many Keto baking recipes have. I did make an error along the way-I was using a 1/2 tablespoon measure instead of a 1/2 teaspoon for the spices and had them all measured out before I realized it. So when it came time to add the spices, I only added half then tasted. I thought it needed a little more, then a little more and ended up using all of it, guess we like our spice!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s great news! Thanks for sharing ❤️

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