Best Almond Cake Recipe (Low Carb and Sugar-Free Cake) is utterly delicious and tastes just like a Danish pastry! Seriously. Think slightly denser buttery pound cake drizzled with an almond glaze.
Should you serve for dessert, or could this be a sweet breakfast? Both! The best part? This cake is low carb, sugar-free, and keto-friendly - and you'll never know. Yum.
Why It's the Best Almond Cake Recipe
"Danish pastries are one of my downfalls - and so is cake. This is the perfect combination of the two. Hope you enjoy it!" 🙂 -Kori
Almond butter cake is so amazing and tastes just like a Danish pastry when topped with the tasty almond glaze.
Use this sugar-free cake as a base for a trifle, slice and fill with whipping cream or buttercream, or even eat plain! Who doesn't love a guilt-free keto dessert with options?
Almond butter cake is a sugar free, gluten free, low carb and keto cake recipe!
While the full nutritional requires are provided at the bottom of the recipe card, here are the most pertinent to those following a low carb and keto diet:
21g fat | 8g net carbs | 10g protein
Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you'll need to make almond butter cake:
- 10 tbsp butter + extra to butter pan with
- 6 large eggs, separated
- 1 cup granular sugar substitute
- 1-1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp almond extract
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional decoration)
- 8" cake pan
- parchment paper
- mixer with a whisk attachment
- egg separator or 2 small bowls
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- large mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
Instructions For Almond Cake
Here's how to make the best Almond Cake Recipe: 🙂
Step One. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8" cake pan with butter. Line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper.
Tip: cut circle of parchment paper to fit by using the bottom of the pan and tracing)
Step Two. In a large bowl whisk egg yolks, sugar, and almond extract until thick (1). Melt butter in the microwave until just melted. You don't' want it too hot. Slowly stir melted butter into batter. Sift almond flour and coconut flour into the batter (2). Add lemon zest, mix all together (3 & 4).
Step Three. Using a mixer, mix egg whites until they form soft peaks (5 & 6). Carefully fold egg whites into the cake batter (7), trying to maintain as much air as possible in the batter (8). Pour into a cake pan.
Step Four. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Leave cake in the pan and set on a rack to cool. Once it has completely cooled you can remove from the pan and decorate. Drizzle with almond glaze (see below) and top with sliced almonds. Enjoy!
How to Make Almond Glaze
- 6 Tbsp powdered sugar substitute
- 6 tsp almond milk
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. If needed, add additional almond milk to make it more fluid.
Drizzle over the top of the almond cake and let "dry" before sprinkling with almonds.
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