Easy Keto Coffee Cake Recipe

Who doesn’t enjoy a little cake with a cup of coffee or tea to start off the day?

We have an amazing recipe for you to try out that will not derail your keto diet. Our low-carb coffee cake is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free!

What is a Keto Coffee Cake?

Sometimes people are surprised to hear that coffee cake does not include coffee as an ingredient. It is just a fun cake made as an accompaniment to coffee. Whether you are enjoying it alone or with friends, this keto-friendly treat is sure to please.

A keto-friendly dish is one that has low net carbohydrates so that the dieter stays in ketosis. The net carbs are what you get when you take out the soluble fiber and sugar alcohols. If eating keto has you craving treats like classic coffee cake, just know that you don’t have to sacrifice to stay on your diet.

Our Recipe

The total time to make this amazing keto cinnamon coffee cake from start to finish (including prep time and clean up) is under an hour. Baked goods do not have to be complicated!

Coffee Cake Batter

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup Keto Goods allulose syrup

  • 2 large eggs (set out to room temperature)

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

  • 1/2 cup golden monk fruit blend zero calorie sweetener (brown sugar substitute)

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans or chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Assemble ingredients.

  3. Prepare the batter.

  4. Melt the butter and set aside.

  5. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together and set them aside.

  6. In a small bowl, mix the liquid sweetener and eggs together then add the sour cream. Once the melted butter has cooled a bit, add it to the mixture you have just put together. Dump the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir well.

  7. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with non-stick spray and pour the batter into the pan.

  8. Prepare the crumb topping. You will need a small mixing bowl.

  9. Melt 1/4 cup butter and add the almond flour and monk fruit to it. Stir well. Add the nutmeg and cinnamon and stir some more.

  10. Drop the streusel topping better on top of the cake batter. Once you have dropped it all in, run a butter knife through the mixture to swirl it through the batter.

  11. Bake for 35-40 minutes. It is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

  12. Let the coffee cake cool before slicing.

Nutritional Information

If you cut the cake into 12 pieces, each serving size piece will be approximately 260 calories and 8 net carbs.

Storing Your Keto Breakfast Cake

It is likely that this delicious sugar-free keto dessert won’t last long enough for you to worry about storage... but just in case you have leftovers know that you can store it in an airtight container for a few days. Another option is to simply cover the cake pan with some plastic wrap.

Sugar Substitutes

Our sugar substitute Keto Goods liquid allulose is used in this recipe but you also need a brown sugar substitute. Our favorite is Lakanto brown monk fruit sweetener.

We do recognize that some recipes are more conducive to a granulated sugar substitute. Here are some of our favorites and all of them are available on Amazon:

Can You Substitute Coconut Flour?

Yes, you can. Just remember that a 1/4 cup coconut flour is subbed for about 1 cup of almond flour.

You may need some trial and error when using this substitution.