This recipe for Keto Holiday Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is truly divine. It’s a light and tender low carb cake with a wonderful crumb. And each slice has just 5g net carbs.
“If you wannabe my lover, you’ve gotta get with my friends. Make it last forever, friendship never ends.” the Spice Girls
Today I made a super delicious Keto spice cake, so obviously, I’ve had Spice Girls songs stuck in my head all day. Interesting fact: the Spice Girls were the ones who popularized the phrase “girl power”. Not Gloria Steinem. Not Betty Friedan. Nope, it was Spicy, Posh, Scary, Ginger and Baby Spice.
Annnnnnyhoo. Let’s talk about Keto holiday spice cake.
If you have found your way to this recipe, then I’m guessing that you are a low carb dieter who is just trying to make it through the holiday season without giving in to the temptation of sugary desserts. But fear not, this sugar free spice cake has you covered.
Yep, this Keto spice cake will fool your friends and colleagues into thinking they are eating a normal sugary treat.
And making this spice cake will fill your house with the aroma of the holiday season. It’s got cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, the big four of holiday spices. In fact, it tastes a lot like a gingerbread man, only in cake form. Yum.
Can we talk about the low carb frosting?
Let’s talk about the low carb frosting. It’s a classic cream cheese frosting made from just cream cheese, butter and sugar free powdered sweetener. All you need to do it beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer. You literally just whip it up.
What's in this Keto spice cake?
You’ll need: butter, eggs, vanilla extract, almond flour, coconut flour, heavy whipping cream, baking powder, Xanthan Gum, cream cheese, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. And finally, you’ll need the trifecta of Keto sugar substitutes: Swerve, Confectioner’s Swerve and Swerve Brown. You'll need all the Swerves.
You’ve got some optional ingredients as well, if you want to mix it up a little bit.
- Nuts: Chopped walnuts or pecans work great with the flavors of this cake. Sprinkle them on top of the frosted cake for a little visual contrast.
- Sifted Spice: Frost the cake and then gently sift some cinnamon on top.
- Booze: You can turn this cake into a rum cake by soaking it in a buttered rum glaze. Leave the cake in the pan after it comes out of the oven, and use a skewer to poke holes all over it. Then mix up this delicious Keto buttered rum glaze that I found on the Texas Granola Girl blog. Pour it over the cake and let it soak in as it cools. Then remove the cake from the pan and either frost it, or add a little dollop of sugar free whipped cream on top.
And that’s about it.
In less than 45 minutes, you can bake up a delicious Keto spice cake that you’ll be proud to bring to any holiday celebration. None of your friends will notice that they are eating a sugar free dessert unless you spill the beans. But you really should tell your female friends, because you know what the Spice Girls always say…
Holiday Spice Cake [Low Carb & Keto]
This recipe for Keto Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is truly divine. It’s a light and tender low carb cake with a wonderful crumb. And each slice has just 5g net carbs.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 28
- Total Time: 43 minutes
- Yield: 10 slices
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
9 tablespoons butter, softened
¼ cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
¼ cup Swerve Brown or equivalent brown sugar substitute
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cup super fine almond flour*
½ cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
6 tablespoons water
6 oz cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup Confectioner's Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper. Crisscross two sheets of parchment paper, so that you can easily lift the cake out of the pan later.
2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sweeteners until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
3. Beat in eggs, one at a time and then add vanilla.
4. In a medium sized bowl, mix together salt, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and ground clove.
5. Beat the dry ingredients into the wet.
6. Then beat in water and cream. Taste for sweetness and spice and add more if desired.
7. The batter will be very thick. Pour batter into the pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
8. Bake for 23-28 minutes until top is browned and a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.
9. Allow the cake to cool down completely, 2 hours.
10. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together softened cream cheese, softened butter and powdered sweetener, 2-3 minutes.
11. Lift the cake from the pan using the parchment paper and place it on a serving plate. Pour the frosting onto the top of the cake and use a spatula to smooth it out.
*If you take this cake to a party, make sure to clearly mark that it contains nuts. Most people don't expect a cake to use almond flour, so people with nut allergies might inadvertently eat it.
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- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 392
- Fat: 38
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 8
Keywords: Keto Spice Cake, Low Carb Spice Cake, Sugar Free Spice Cake, Gluten Free Spice Cake