This Keto spice cake is brimming with warm fall flavors and just the right amount of sweetness. A rich cream cheese icing brings it all together!
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Keto Spice Cake
I just love the flavors of autumn. Everything from soups to pastries are made with delicious, warm spices to help stave off that hint of chill in the air. I look forward to this time every year.
Speaking of spices, this Keto spice cake with rich cream cheese frosting is an absolute must for fall! The moist cake is bursting with the kind of cozy flavor that will instantly brighten your day.
It's also one of the easiest recipes to make. Seriously! You combine the cake ingredients, toss it all in the oven, beat the icing ingredients, then assemble your cake and dive in. Hands-on prep takes about 15 minutes or less.
After that, you can snuggle up with a slice of cake, a Keto pumpkin spice latte or frappuccino, and welcome the new season. Although, if we're being perfectly honest, you'll find me eating this delicious dessert all the way through winter!
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth with some fall flavors, definitely give this low-carb spice cake a try. There's a reason it's one of my favorite desserts of the season!
What Is Spike Cake?
As the name suggests, this dish refers to a cake made with a blend of warm spices. There are a few varieties out there, but the recipe typically includes allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.
Carrot cake, for example, is considered a kind of spice cake. Some recipes, like my Keto carrot cake muffins, may only include cinnamon, while others include all the spices.
Of course, you can't have spice cake without the perfect icing to top it off! I love using a rich cream cheese icing because it balances the flavor of the cake so well.
How Many Carbs Are In Spice Cake?
Like most traditional cake recipes, spice cake is often made with flour and sugar. If you use a boxed mix, you'll also find ingredients like corn syrup and corn starch.
As you might imagine, this adds up to a lot of carbs. For example, if you make the Betty Crocker super moist spice cake mix and cut it into 10 slices, each slice will have 36 grams of carbs and 0 grams of fiber. And that doesn't even include the frosting.
This Keto spice cake, on the other hand, is made with low-carb ingredients like almond flour and Swerve confectioners sugar substitute. Thanks to these simple modifications, each slice is only 4 net carbs... WITH the frosting!
Can I Store Leftover Keto Spice Cake?
Absolutely! After all, what could be better than having a few delicious slices of cake waiting to be enjoyed?
I recommend storing your cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to a week... if it lasts that long.
I know that not everyone stores their baked goods in the fridge, but it's a personal preference of mine. I'd rather be safe than sorry. Plus, I think chilling baked goods with almond flour makes the texture even better!
How To Make Keto Spice Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together all of the ingredients for the cake, then smooth into a well-greased 9x9 baking dish.
Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Let the cake cool to room temperature.
Add the ingredients for the icing to a mixing bowl and blend until smooth and creamy.
Spread the icing on the cake and serve.
Other Dessert Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ cup low carb powdered sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon all spice
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened
- 8 tablespoons butter softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup low carb powdered sugar substitute
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together all of the ingredients for the cake, then smooth into a well-greased 9x9 baking dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Let the cake cool to room temperature.
- Add the ingredients for the icing to a mixing bowl and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Spread the icing on the cake and serve.
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Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour
Wholesome Yum Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose
McCormick Gourmet All Natural Cream Of Tartar, 2.62 oz
Frontier Ground Organic Fair Trade, Nutmeg, 1.9 Ounce
Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda, 16 Ounce (Stand up Pouch)
Bob's Red Mill Resealable Gluten Free Baking Powder, 14 Oz (6 Pack)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
For the step-by-step version of this recipe, check out the How to Make Keto Spice Cake Story.