Keto Almond Cake

With this simple, one-bowl recipe you can whip up a fantastic, buttery, nutty, crunchy-topped French keto cake anytime! Dial up the decadence by serving it with freshly whipped cream and berries – just make sure to recalculate the macros with any changes or additions.
Serves 12 Serving: 1 Slice

Ingredients List

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 10 Tbsp softened butter, divided, plus more for greasing
  • cup plus 3 Tbsp powdered erythritol-based sweetener, divided
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • sea salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan with a thin layer of butter, then layer on a circle of parchment paper to just cover the bottom of the pan, then grease the paper. Set aside.
  • Scatter the almonds in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast until golden, tossing once during cooking, 4 to 6 minutes. Let cool.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl, and using an electric hand mixer), combine 8 tablespoons of the butter and 1¼ cups of the powdered sweetener. Beat on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until the mixture is pale yellow, light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time until incorporated into a curdled-looking thin batter.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt.
  • With the mixer at medium speed, add the flour mixture a little at a time to the egg mixture until combined. Mix in the almond and vanilla extracts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake, rotating once during cooking, until the top is deep golden and springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  • Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Slide a small knife around the edges to release and invert the cake and place it on a wire rack set over a baking sheet to cool completely.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons of the powdered sweetener and a few teaspoons of water. Add the toasted almonds, toss to combine, and quickly pour over the top of the cake, using a small spatula or fork to evenly distribute.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon powdered sweetener and serve.

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RecipeEric Lundy

PhotographyErin Ng

5 reviews

5 responses to “Keto Almond Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    This turned out fantastic and pretty easy to make. I brought it to a small dinner party. Instead of sprinkling the powdered sugar at the end, I made whipped cream with powdered sugar and a little vanilla and orange extract. The orange extract was a nice touch. But it goes a long way so start out with just a little.

  2. 5 stars
    This is MY favorite dessert; super easy to make and even better the next day!

    • Hooray! We’re so glad you like it! Isn’t it wonderful?!

  3. 5 stars
    Totally a family favorite. I’ve made if for every celebration (big, small, or none at all) since we first got the newsletter suggesting this.

    Thanks for an easy, healthy, yummy recipe!

    • We’re thrilled you like it. It’s shockingly delicious, isn’t it!?


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