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Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake

Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake made with almond flour and coconut flour is a perfectly sweet, moist and fluffy treat! Enjoy a piece with your morning coffee or tea.

Keto Coffee Cake Recipe - low-carb coffee cake made with almond flour and coconut flour

Evidenced by the many recipes for coffee cake on this site, it’s safe to say I have a bit of an obsession. 

Rich, fluffy, buttery, moist, subtly sweet and ultra cinnamony, who could possibly resist??

While my previous coffee cake recipes are all grain-free and paleo-friendly (and many include fun goodies like fresh fruit and different nuts and spices), this is the first low-carb coffee cake recipe I have posted! 

It is keto-friendly, sugar-free, and such a delight to share. 

…Or not share, which is what almost happened in my case, as I ate half of the cake during/after photographing it.

What can I say…my love for cinnamon knows no bounds.

Let’s chat all about this cake.

Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake made sugar-free and grain-free

Ingredients for Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake:

Coconut Oil: Instead of butter, we use coconut oil for the fat content of this coffee cake. Coconut oil has a naturally sweet, creamy, somewhat nutty flavor, making it a great replacement for butter. 

We also use coconut oil in the streusel topping to help bind the ingredients together and create moisture. You can also use avocado oil or olive oil. If using olive oil, I recommend not using extra virgin, or much olive flavor will come through. If you aren’t dairy-free, replace the coconut oil with melted butter.

Sugar-Free Sweetener: You’ll need both granulated sugar-free sweetener and a sugar-free brown sugar for this recipe. The granulated sweetener is used to sweeten the cake batter, and the sugar-free brown sugar is used for the streusel topping. 

My favorite sugar-free sweeteners are Truvia, Swerve, and Lakanto. All three brands have granulated, confectioners and brown sugar options.

Note: If you love very sweet treats, increase the amount of sugar-free sweetener you use in the cake batter to ⅔ cup. I like my sweets less sweet, so if that’s your speed as well, keep the amount of sweetener as is.

Eggs: In order to make the coffee cake nice and fluffy, we use a few eggs. Because the coffee cake is grain-free, it requires an additional egg to help fluff it up.

Almond Flour & Coconut Flour: The combination of Super Fine Almond Flour and Coconut Flour yields a fluffy texture, very similar to regular coffee cake! 

Baking Powder: Used to leaven the cake and ensure it doesn’t cave in or sink in the middle.

Sea Salt: Always a must in baked goods, sea salt is a mega flavor enhancer. It brings out the flavor of the cinnamon and the sweetness.

Raw Pecans: I love adding raw pecans or walnuts to streusel topping to give it a nice crunch. If you don’t like the texture of nuts in your baked goods, simply omit them and add more almond flour.

Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon is what makes coffee cake coffee cake! It provides that warmly spiced essence that is so remarkably inviting. I typically use ceylon cinnamon, but any cinnamon will work.

Low-Carb Coffee Cake recipe made with almond flour and coconut flour. Keto friendly, dairy-free, moist and delicious

Is there Coffee in Coffee Cake?:

In short, no. Coffee Cake got its name solely because it is a lovely pastry that is served alongside coffee. While it is possible to add instant coffee granules to coffee cake to give it a coffee flavor, classic coffee cake does not contain coffee. 

How to Make Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.

In a bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt until well combined.

Add the melted coconut oil to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, along with the sugar-free granulated sweetener. Beat until well combined.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the mixer and beat on medium-high speed until well-combined and a creamy, custard-like mixture forms.

Add the flour mixture to the mixer and beat on medium-high until completely combined. Note: The cake batter will be very thick. This is normal!

Stir together the ingredients for the streusel topping in a mixing bowl until well-combined.

Transfer half of the cake batter to the parchment-lined baking pan and press it into an even layer (I do this with my hands).

Sprinkle half of the streusel topping evenly over the cake batter. Repeat with the other half of the cake batter and the remaining topping.

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the coffee cake from the oven, cover it in foil (be sure to tent the foil to leave room for the cake to grow), and bake another 20 to 25 minutes, until the coffee cake feels firm when gently poked in the center.

Allow coffee cake to cool at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Dairy-Free Keto Friendly Coffee Cake made low-carb, sugar-free and grain-free

How to Store Coffee Cake:

If you have leftover coffee cake, you can simply cover the pan in plastic wrap and keep it on the counter for up to 3 days. You can also transfer the coffee cake to a zip lock bag or Tupperware container and leave it at room temperature for 5 days (as long as it is properly sealed).

To make it last longer, store coffee cake in a sealed bag or container in the refrigerator or freezer. I often freeze leftovers and microwave a hunk when I have the hankering.

Grain-Free Keto Coffee Cake made dairy-free and sugar-free. Moist, fluffy, healthy and delicious!

More Keto Dessert Recipes:

Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake made sugar-free and grain-free

Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake

Yield: 1 9-inch coffee cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Low-carb coffee cake recipe that turns out ultra moist, fluffy and packed with delicious cinnamon flavor. Who could resist??

Ingredients

Coffee Cake:

  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free granulated sweetener
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups super fine almond flour, packed and leveled
  • ¼ cup coconut flour (or another cup of almond flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Topping:

  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup raw pecans, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ⅔ cup sugar-free brown sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.

    2. In a bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt until well combined.

    3. Add the melted coconut oil to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, along with the sugar-free granulated sweetener. Beat until well combined.

    4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the mixer and beat on medium-high speed until well-combined and a creamy, custard-like mixture forms.

    5. Add the flour mixture to the mixer and beat on medium-high until completely combined. Note: The cake batter will be very thick. This is normal!

    6. Stir together the ingredients for the streusel topping in a mixing bowl until well-combined.

    7. Transfer half of the cake batter to the parchment-lined baking pan and press it into an even layer (I do this with my hands).

    8. Sprinkle half of the streusel topping evenly over the cake batter. Repeat with the other half of the cake batter and the remaining topping.

    9. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the coffee cake from the oven, cover it in foil (be sure to tent the foil to leave room for the cake to grow), and bake another 20 to 25 minutes, until the coffee cake feels firm when gently poked in the center.

    10. Allow coffee cake to cool at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 servings Serving Size: 1 of 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 16gCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gProtein: 2g
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TK Frost

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Hi! Just wanted to let you know I made your coffee cake two days ago and it's soooo good!I've been looking for a low carb streusel coffee cake to make for my diabetic hubby. He misses being able to get the coffee cake at Starbucks but bcuz it's 40 carbs a piece and made with white sugar he can't have that anymore! He loved yours and I'm happy I can now make him a healthier, much lower carb replacement. I think it tastes better than the Starbucks one and I like that it doesn't have a lot of ingredients. Thank you for sharing your great recipe!

Julia

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

I'm so happy you and your husband enjoy it! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xoxoxo

Suzy

Monday 1st of February 2021

LOVED THIS.Thank you for filling my Sunday with the scent and flavors of cinnamon and streusual and all things Sunday morning comfort.

Julia

Monday 1st of February 2021

I'm so happy to hear it, Suzy! Thank you for the sweet note!

Shirley

Monday 25th of January 2021

This coffee cake was delicious. I say "was" because it is all gone, definitely a recipe to make many times.

Julia

Monday 25th of January 2021

I'm so happy you liked it! I was addicted, myself ;)

Jennifer

Sunday 24th of January 2021

I was so excited when this “Keto” coffee cake came to my email inbox!! I jumped right in to make it without reading the nutritional information and that is on me :(

I would not say that 10 g net carb for a 1”x 1 1/2” square meets my understanding of KETO. That would be half my daily carb allowance.

You might not try to snag those of us who actually try to stay in Ketosis by holding this 10g carb per very small serving as “KETO”. I will have to scrutinize your recipes better going forward.

Jo

Thursday 11th of February 2021

@Julia, the cake was amazing and the instructions very clear in my mind - the two slices I had at 5g carbs per slice were delicious and 10g is easy enough to fit into my macros with some planning!

Julia

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Hi Jennifer,

Maybe it's the way my recipe card is laid out to make the amounts confusing, but there are 6 grams of carbs per serving, with 1 gram of fiber, resulting in 5 net carbs per serving. If that's still to high for you, understandable; however, I would say that is doable for the majority of individuals. Let me know if you have any questions! xo

Wendy Yarbrough

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Dying to make this but I don't see the streusel ingredients in the recipe!?!

Julia

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Sorry about that, Wendy! I left the ingredients out by accident initially, but they're there now :D xoxoxo

Sandy Freday

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

@Wendy Yarbrough, Hi, The streusel is listed under the recipe & says topping right above the instructions. 😊 I definitely will make this also !

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