25 Jun Keto Pound Cake with Whipped Cream
If cakes make a celebration special, a homemade cake takes it to the next level. It shows your guests they are important and that you really care. My personal favorite, no matter the flavor, is a mini cake. They are adorably elegant. Two words that usually don’t go together. Today I made a really tiny cake (6 inches in diameter) that’s delicious and healthy too; Keto Pound Cake with Whipped Cream. I think your family or guests will love this sugar-free pound cake recipe. It’s fast, easy, and perfect for many healthy eating plans; keto, grain-free, and low carb. That’s reason enough to celebrate!
This miniature pound cake is perfect for smaller gatherings. It easily serves 4-6 people. Perfect for the 4th of July, a birthday, anniversary or a girls night in, paired with a glass of bubbly.
Keto Pound Cake Ingredients
Here are some of the main items you need to make this recipe. They are easy to find in most grocery stores or you can order most on Amazon.
Almond Flour I prefer to use fine almond flour (not almond meal) in this cake recipe. It creates a nice crumb texture and helps to keep the cake moist. Two great brands to try are Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Gluten-Free Almond Flour and Anthony’s Almond Flour.
Erythritol This is a popular natural sweetener with a low glycemic index, meaning it will not spike your blood sugar and cause inflammation in your body. Some brands to try are Lakanto, Now or Swerve. Be sure the one you choose is certified organic and gluten-free.
Healthy Fats Both butter and cream cheese are healthy fats. The whole saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease myth has been thoroughly debunked. Grass-fed butter is good for you and packs a powerful punch of nutrients.
Protein Eggs are a wonderful source of protein and loaded with vitamin D, choline, omega-3s for starters. Be sure to eat the yolk too, most of the nutrients are actually in there! Remember to buy pastured or cage-free eggs.
Electric Mixer or Hand Mixer
6-inch Cake Pans, My Favorite Mini Pans (affiliate link)
Or Loaf Pan (if you must) 😉
Healthy and Delicious Whipped Cream
After it is cool, you are ready to decorate! You can make this delicious, homemade, keto-approved whipped cream. Only 3 ingredients and very fast. Recipe here.
Pound Cake Fruit Toppings
Top cake with your choice of beautiful fruit. Here are some ideas, but use whatever you love, or what is in season, where you are.
1/2 cup butter, preferably grass-fed
2 ounces cream cheese
1/2–3/4 cup erythritol
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 cups almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 6-inch round pans generously with butter.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the erythritol, sour cream and vanilla, and beat until nicely combined. Next, add the eggs one at a time. Mix well after each, meanwhile, remember to keep scraping the bowl. Stir in the almond flour and baking powder and beat once more until incorporated.
Divide batter evenly between pans and smooth the tops with a spatula. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown, a toothpick comes out clean and the cake is slightly firm in the middle, not wet and jiggly. For best results let the cake cool completely before removing from pan. Prepare and top with the Healthy Whip Cream recipe, or enjoy with your favorite berries or fruit.
I know it’s tempting to immediately remove the cakes from the pan to see your masterpiece. (I do it every time!) But it’s best to be patient, and let the cake cool so that it firms up and does not fall apart. Do as I say, not as I do! 😉
Keywords: keto, sugar-free, low carb, healthy, pound, cake, vanilla, almond
Let me know if you make your own keto pound cake! Leave a comment below, or tag me @bebraveandbloom or use #bloomandsew or #bebraveandbloom.
To readers here in the USA, have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
For More Information
Be sure to consult a registered and licensed dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or certified nutrition specialist if you have questions about ingredients and how they fit into your personal nutrition plan.