This keto fruit cake is a sugar-free pound cake recipe that’s super moist, soft, and perfect for a holiday breakfast. Learn how to make the perfect Christmas low carb dessert that’s ultra flavorful, festive, and moist.
Moist, buttery, and loaded with nuts and dried fruit, this sugar-free fruit cake it’s a family favorite since it tastes just like classic fruit cake but without carbs.
Actually, this gluten-free fruit cake is for any occasion if you want to surprise someone you love.
Just like my keto blueberry bread or keto gingerbread loaf, it’s a quick dessert with a prep time of just 15 minutes.
What Is Fruit Cake?
Fruit cake is a dessert typically served on Christmas or at weddings, and it’s made using candied fruit, nuts, and spices. In some countries, it’s usually decorated with cream cheese frosting or icing.
Is Fruit Cake Keto?
Regular fruit cake is not keto because it’s made with wheat flour and sugar, making it too high in carbs.
Fortunately, you can still enjoy a delicious gluten-free fruit cake this Christmas by following this recipe made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
Why Are You Going To Love This Low Carb Fruit Cake
- Super easy to make with just a few naturally low-carb ingredients.
- Perfectly sweet, moist, and loaded with holiday flavors.
- Ideal for a special Christmas morning.
Ingredients For Keto Fruit Cake
You will need only a few an easy to find ingredients to make this delicious keto fruit cake. Here is a list of everything you will need:
- Eggs – use room temperature eggs to reduce the eggy taste.
- Butter – add a delicious buttery flavor. Use unsalted butter or replace it with coconut oil for a dairy-free fruit cake.
- Vanilla Extract – use the best quality that you can find. You can also replace it with orange extract.
- Sweetener – feel free to use any powdered sweetener that you like.
- Orange Extract- adds a boost of festive flavors. You can also use orange zest.
- Salt – used to enhance all the flavors.
- Almond Flour – use superfine almond flour for the best texture.
- Coconut flour – helps everything bind together.
- Baking Powder – it provides the bread with some rise and fluffiness.
- Cranberries – you can use fresh, frozen, or sugar-free dried cranberries.
- Walnuts – make sure you chop them finely.
How To Make Low Carb Fruit Cake
Another great thing about this easy fruit cake recipe is that it’s super easy to prepare without needing cooking skills. Here are the steps that you need to follow:
Preheat the oven
Start by preheating your oven at 350F/ 180 C and grease a 9×5 inch loaf or line it with parchment paper. Set aside
Make the fruit cake batter
In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, melted butter, sweetener, orange extract, and vanilla extract. Use an electric mixer to mix until frothy.
Then, incorporate the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and orange zest.
Fold in the chopped walnuts and cranberries using a silicone spatula.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
Bake until golden
Bake for 30 minutes until the bread looks done and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Tip: This cake is ultra-rich and dense, so cut it into thin slices. You’ll get about 14 slices.
Tips To Make The Perfect Keto Fruit Cake
- Sift the almond flour and coconut flour together to remove any lumps.
- Make sure you don’t overmix the batter.
- Before cutting the keto fruit cake, let it cool thoroughly. It may fall apart if you try to slice it straight out of the oven.
- You can drizzle the cake with a sugar-free vanilla topping.
- Use your favorite nuts such as pecans or almonds.
- Fridge: you can store this keto fruit cake in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
- Freezer: this fruit cake is also freezer-friendly. Slice the cake and wrap it in foil, then store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To reheat, microwave the fruit cake slices for 60 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Cranberries Keto-Friendly?
Sure, cranberries are great for a keto diet, and I always like trying new recipes with them, like keto cranberry bread or cranberry sauce.
According to the USDA website, one cup of cranberries has only 8g of net carbohydrates.
How To Know When My Fruit Cake Is Completely Baked?
You will know that your fruit cake is baked when it’s soft to the touch, and when a skewer is inserted in the middle, it should come out almost clean.
Can I Make Dairy-Free Fruit Cake?
Sure, if you are following a dairy-free diet, you can still make this recipe by replacing the butter with the same amount of coconut oil.
Can I Make Keto Fruit Muffins Instead?
Definitely, yes. For example, if you are having a party, you can make keto fruit muffins. All you have to do is to change the pan with a muffin tin lined with muffin pans and bake them for 20-25 minutes.
More Easy Keto Holiday Desserts
- Keto Chocolate Orange Cake
- Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- BEST Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
- Keto Cranberry Bread with Sugar-Free Glaze
- Keto French Silk Pie
Keto Fruit Cake
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 5 large eggs
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- ½ cup sweetener
- 1/2 tbsp orange extract or orange zest
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F /180°C and line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Add the eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, orange extract, and sweetener in a large mixing bowl. Mix using an electric mixer until frothy and well combined.
- Mix in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg salt, and orange zest.
- Fold the chopped walnuts and cranberries into the keto fruit cake batter using a silicone spatula.
- Transfer the batter to the loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 30 minutes until the bread looks golden brown, and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out almost clean.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing it.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
The full recipe is in the recipe card below. Readers that love this aslo made these recipes: