Easy Keto Vanilla Pound Cake – Low-Carb Recipe

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This Keto Vanilla Pound Cake is a low carb sweet bread, insanely easy to make with simple ingredients. It’s ready in just 60 minutes, perfect for a delicious snack or quick breakfast. You have to try this fantastic pound bread that’s also gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free made with keto-friendly ingredients.

keto pound bread recipe

Vanilla Pound Cake is a dessert I’ve grown with, and I candidly remember my grandmother making a delicious buttery pound cake. Now that I’ve perfected the keto pound cake recipe I can have it as a treat with coffee in the morning or as a snack for work.

I know you’ll love this gluten-free pound cake recipe due to the fantastic feedback we’ve got on our Keto Blueberry Bread Recipe. It’s incredible how many of you tried the blueberry bread recipe and shared photos, tips, and tricks on how to make it even better. I love our community.

Watch the step-by-step video below to see exactly how easy it is to make this delicious keto low carb pound cake:

This glazed keto vanilla pound cake is super versatile and you can add lemon extract, lemon juice or zest to make a keto lemon pound cake that everyone will love.

Ingredients for the Keto Pound Cake

  • Eggs – a classic ingredient to use as a base for this moist pound cake. Please use room temperature large eggs for the best results – vegan egg substitute will not work here.
  • Almond Flour – use blanched almond flour instead of wheat flour because it’s super fine and the bread has a great texture.
  • Coconut Flour – I love to use coconut flour in combination with almond flour because it contributes to the best texture in keto baked goods and reduces carbs.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – If you prefer a paleo pound cake use canned coconut milk instead. Make the bread super creamy and melts in your mouth.
  • Sweetener – any of your favorite keto sweeteners such as Erythritol, Monk Fruit, or Xylitol. Replace with coconut sugar for a paleo version.
  • Butter – coconut oil works just as fine and adds a subtle coconut taste.
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Lemon Extract
  • Baking Powder 
easy pound bread recipe

How to Make Keto Pound Cake?

Once you have all the ingredients ready, it’s effortless to make this gluten-free pound cake. I love that this sweet low carb bread that doesn’t taste eggy, making it perfect served for breakfast instead of bacon and eggs.

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350F/180C and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients into a medium bowl until the eggs look frothy and the sweetener is dissolved.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder.
  4. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients to create a smooth keto pound cake batter. 
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  6. Let the pound cake cool down and enjoy it!
keto vanilla pound cake with sugar free lemon glaze

Easy Sugar-free Lemon Glaze for the Pound Cake

To make this almond flour pound cake even more delicious, you can make a delightful sugar-free lemon glaze with just 2 ingredients. Combine powdered sweetener with lemon juice until well incorporated and drizzle over the cooled pound cake. That’s it! So easy, right?

easy to make keto pound bread recipe with a sugar free lemon glaze

This pound cake has a nice brown color on the outside whole being super soft and moist on the inside. Think about making keto french toast. Yum!

What can You Add to Keto Pound Cake? 

  • Sugar-free Chocolate chips
  • Pecans 
  • Walnuts
  • Lemon Zest
  • Orange zest
  • Cinnamon
  • Cream cheese
this is a easy keto pound bread recipe that is easy to make with almond flour and coconut flour that is sugar free and gluten free

How Long to Store Keto Pound Cake?

Keto Pound Cake lasts for up 3-4 days at room temperature in an airtight container. If you keep it in the refrigerator, reheat the slices in the microwave or pop them into the oven for a few minutes to soften. 

How To Freeze Almond Flour Pound Cake?

If you prefer to store grain-free pound cake in the freezer, first slice your pound cake and wrap them individually in parchment paper. This way it’s easier to defrost only one slice when craving a warm slice of keto lemon pound cake. I recommend freezing this bread without the sugar-free glaze and add the glaze only after reheating.

Serve with my sugar-free raspberry chia jam for the best keto breakfast or snack.

Other Low Carb Keto Bread Recipes for You to Try:

easy to make keto pound bread recipe with a sugar free lemon glaze

Easy Keto Vanilla Pound Cake – Low-Carb Recipe

5 from 14 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Yelds 12 slices
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This Keto Vanilla Pound Cake is a low carb sweet bread, insanely easy to make with simple ingredients. It’s ready in just 60 minutes, perfect for a delicious snack or quick breakfast. You have to try this fantastic pound bread that’s also gluten-free, grain-free and sugar-free.
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For The Sugar-Free Lemon Glaze

  • ½ cup Swerve Confectioners
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F /180°C. Grease a small loaf pan with butter and line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, butter, sweetener, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Using a hand mixer, mix for 2-3 minutes until the eggs look frothy.
  • In another bowl combine the dry ingredients: the almond flour, baking powder, and coconut flour.
  • Combine together the dry and the wet ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Transfer the batter to the pan and smooth down the top using a spatula.
  • Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until cooked through (it should pass the toothpick test).
  • To Make the Lemon Glaze: Whisk the powdered sweetener with the lemon juice until the well combined.
  • Drizzle the lemon glaze over the chilled pound cake. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
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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.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pound cake
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Easy Keto Vanilla Pound Cake - Low-Carb Recipe


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  1. Hi here need some clarification..in written recipe there is cream cheese and butter but no mention how to use but in the video there is the butter being creamed but no show for the cream cheese is there a typo in recipe?

  2. Hello
    I just made the lemon pound cake , it is getting ready to go into the oven, but did not see where or when to add the cream cheese, so I left it out. I will assume you meant it for the icing/frosting?

    1. No cream cheese needed.. My mistake…Sorry about that. Although if you used it, there’s no problem! The lemon juice goes into the lemon glaze. Let me know how your pound cake turned out 🙂

  3. The written instructions don’t tell you when to add the softened butter. I followed that recipe, ready to go in the oven, then had to watch the video for clarification about the butter. Ack! It’s at the beginning! So I added it the the batter at the end because I did not want to waste all that almond flour. It’s in the oven now… fingers crossed it’s ok. You may want to update the instructions because this cake looks AMAZING!

    1. I just updated the instructions.Thank you for noticing this. It’s ok to add the butter at the end. Let me know how it turned out :D!!

      1. It was SOOOO DELICIOUS! Even my partner was impressed (and he’s an avid baker). We will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing.

  4. 5 stars
    This is the best and most delicious keto cake I have found and made from the internet and I have made a lot of different keto cakes.
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I plan on making this for every occasion:)

    1. At the bottom of the post (in the recipe card) you can find a section called “Nutrition Facts”. A serving is one slice.

  5. Does the cake have the cooking effect from the erythritol? I tried making another pound cake and I couldn’t eat it. I don’t know how to get around that issue. Thanks in advance!

    1. I’ve heard that if you use half Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener and half Swerve, that their aftertastes become barely noticeable! I bought the former sweetener on Amazon.

  6. 5 stars
    This turned out well! My only complaint is that I had trouble resisting seconds! I used half Lakanto Monkfruit and half Swerve for the sweetener to reduce the after taste, and 1 tsp lemon extract in place of lemon juice for the glaze (plus 2 tbs and 2 tsp water) because I didn’t have lemon on hand. I would happily make this again!

  7. Hiya,
    Can’t wait to try this recipe! I have two questions…
    1.Can I use Xilitol as the sweetener? I use that in all my keto baking and I love how it tastes as good as sugar did.
    2. Can I add blueberries to this? It won’t ruin it, will it?

    Thank you!

    1. You can use large eggs. Just be careful so your batter isn’t too thin! If it is, add one tbsp more of coconut flour. Hope this helps and let me know how it turns out if you try!

  8. Hi. I’m looking for a keto pound cake recipe that doesn’t require almond flour, because I am alergic. Can you give me an alternative? Thanks so much.

  9. 5 stars
    Just made the Keto-Vanilla Pound Cake with the lemon glaze!!!! I wanted to have a dessert, for me, at Christmas dinner. Couldn’t have made a better choice!! Will definitely not be any “dessert envy” for me. Sadie W

  10. I’m allergic to almond flour, you have so many recipes that require it, what can I sub , maybe Oat Flour, or Whole Wheat, like your Pound Cake which I love, it calls for 2 Cups almond flour, I think Oat flour would work. Any Suggestions

    1. So sorry to hear that. Are you looking for keto or low carb recipes because oat flour is really high in carbs and not keto-friendly? Can you have coconut flour?

  11. 5 stars
    I have been doing keto for more than five years and have baked dozens of cakes including pound cakes. This is by far the best one I’ve tasted, thank you so much, I’ll be able to adapt this in so many ways.

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