Low Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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Cream cheese makes baked goods so deliciously tender and soft and that applies to low carb baked goods too! This almond flour low carb pound cake is so deceptively simple, but topped with some whipped cream and fresh berries, it makes a spectacular summer dessert. 

One little piece of advice: steer clear of the fancy bundt pans with swirls. As you notice, it made the edges quite dark while the rest of the cake was pale. Stick with simple fluted bundt pans for a more consistent browning. The fancy pans are tempting but not worth the trouble.

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Low Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Low Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Sweetener equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a bundt pan very well.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until well combined. Beat in the sweetener until lightened and fluffier, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Scrape down the bowl and beaters as needed. Beat in the extracts.
  4. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and salt all at once and beat in until well combined. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake 55 to 65 minutes, until the top is set and firm to the touch.
  5. Remove and let cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes before flipping out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Serve with berries and lightly sweetened whipped cream.

Yield: 16

Food energy: 241 kcal

Total fat: 21.09g

Carbohydrate: 5.49g

Protein per serving: 6.97g

Total dietary fiber: 2.25g

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Laura
Laura

OMG this cake was perfection! I used Swerve as my sweetener and this cake was moist and fluffy and just perfect! Another winner, Carolyn!

Toni Hamilton
Toni Hamilton

I’m about to make this cake now, it just sounds so good and I was looking for a good pound cake to use for strawberry shortcake. My only complaint is that I wish posts would be answered in a timely manner. I just posted yesterday, but I see where another hasn’t been answered for days. I guess I’ll just have to use my own judgement and hope for the best.

Toni Hamilton
Toni Hamilton

Can’t wait to try! Can this be baked in a loaf pan, or maybe two?

Christalina
Christalina

Can this be baked in an 8×8 glass pan with good results?

Claudia Vela
Claudia Vela

I’d say that investing a little bit more in almond flour is much better than eating regular flour. Besides, you don’t eat a cake like this every day. Excellent recipe! I love Carolyn’s recipes because they are not complicated at all. Cheers from Mexico!!

Anna Hayes
Anna Hayes

Thank you, Carolyn, Baked this last night. Used the correct ingredients and followed the directions exactly. WOW !!! My husband (a grumpy, newly diagnosed diabetic) could not believe it was grain-free and sugar-free. He told me three times while chewing a mouthful, “This is an excellent cake!” It has a perfect pound cake crumb. Sometimes difficult to do with a nut flour but you have nailed it. Yes, it has THREE whole cups of almond flour in it, but I’m not going to bake this every week. However, it might be every other week, if Mr. Grumpy has anything to… Read more »

Donna B.
Donna B.

Thank you. I’m going to try the recipe over the weekend. ?

Tanya G
Tanya G

I have it baking now. Fingers crossed!

As for the cost of almond flour, Walmart now has a 2 lb bag for $11. Maybe it can be ordered.

Gladys
Gladys

Walmart Canada…or USA???
And the Walmart would have to be a Supercentre that sells food.
Which are very few and far between in Canada.

But thank you so much for your response!

Gladys
Gladys

Canadian price of Almond Four is $15.99 for two pounds…and that is at Costco Canada….USA price for same package…
$7.99 and the exchange rate on currency is about 36% including bank charges for the exchange.

The math is…
$8. + 36% = $10.88

On line is much worse. Almond flour is $15.99 per pound!

There is the math!
Thanks once more!
Keep cool this summer!
Glad

Gladys
Gladys

Three cups of almond flour! Really? Fine almond flour is very expensive even at Costco Canada. I believe the Canadian price is double that of the USA even though the exchange rate is about 25-30% but Canadians are forced to pay a 100% more! What a whopping punitive exchange rate!You know how it is….you lived in Canada once upon a time! Three cups would be about half the package! This is very expensive to bake! Sounds delicious, though. So, when your recipes cost an arm and a leg to bake….I only read them. Would it be possible for you to… Read more »

Barbara B
Barbara B

Wow – Maybe you should complain to your government about the high cost of imported products, food, postage, cost of living, etc. My daughter is married to a Canadian, so I can empathize with you as I have gone shopping there and it is indeed more expensive. But that is not Carolyn’s fault and you shouldn’t be attacking her for something for which she has no control over. By the way, this recipe is easy to cut in half and make a smaller portion.

Gladys
Gladys

But almost everything Caroline develops is almond flour based. Sure, she once wrote that she would buy huge sacks of Honeyville (I think) almond flour on sale, on line for $4.00/pound. At that time it was already $12/pound in Canada! And further, no body was buying it at $12….so it was stale. And back then, it was not a fine grind. And baking with almond meal produced a gritty cake. I assert that a cake should not cost $20 or more to bake! And what if it fails. Is not sweet enough, which a lot of Caroline’s recipes are! Lakanto… Read more »

Ronnette
Ronnette

What if you cut the recipe in half and used a smaller pan?
Just a thought.

Fran Graffeo
Fran Graffeo

What sweetner did you use? How much…granulated or confectionary???
Thank you

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