Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake

Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake

Easy Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake

My low carb lemon pound cake was created in honor of someone very special to me. Isn’t it amazing how we tend to associate certain foods with loved ones who have touched our lives? I believe the holidays can especially bring back a flood of memories that tie us to friends and family. A lemon pound cake always reminds me of my sister-in-law’s mom. Regla was taken from the family way too soon. Her love of the family and kitchen is certainly missed during the holidays.

Updating A Family Favorite To Make it Healthy

My original lemon pound cake had loads of sugar. So, it therefore no longer makes an appearance at family gatherings. A low carb lemon pound cake needed to be created instead.

I had been toying with the idea of giving this beloved recipe a makeover. I really wanted to bring it back for my family to enjoy and Christmas seemed like the appropriate time share my low carb lemon pound cake, a remake of the one that brought us so many memories.

Creating Memories That Last

The former recipe was made moist by pouring a lemon simple syrup to the cake after it was baked and fully cooled. My low carb lemon pound cake also has a delicious lemon glaze but also has lemon extract and a little lemon juice inside the batter before it’s baked.

I can’t wait to share my low carb lemon pound cake recipe with you and my family. Creating foods that remind of us of our loved ones is a way to continue to honor their memory.

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Serving Size 1 slice

Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake

A rich low carb lemon cake that is sugar free, grain free and delicious

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 8 ounce of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup of butter softened
  • 8 whole eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
  • 2 ½ cups of finely ground almond flour
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly grated lemon rind
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of baking powder
  • Lemon Glaze Topping:
  • ¼ cup of Swerve Confectioner’s Sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.


  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
  2. In a large standup mixer add the cream cheese, butter and beat on high until light and fluffy. To this add the sugar substitute and combine well.
  3. Add the 8 eggs one at a time, making sure that it is fully incorporated.
  4. Next stir in the almond flour, salt, baking powder, lemon rind and mix well.
  5. Lastly, add the lemon juice and beat until the batter is fully mixed.
  6. Pour cake batter into two 8-inch loaf pans or one large 12 inch cake pan. (I used a spring-form pan to bake mine)
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clear.
  8. Add the lemon glaze to the cooled cake.
  9. Dust the fully cooled cake with Swerve confectioners’ sugar.
Cuisine: Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake | Recipe Type: Dessert
3182 cal
283 g
131 g
64 g

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 16
Servings Per Container 1 slice

Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 122.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.6g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 15.1g 60%
Sugars g
Protein g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Erin Moore
    Could this be made as cupcakes? How long would I bake them and should the temperature be the same?
  2. Tara Stringer
    Did I miss now many servings this recipe makes to have 2.3 carbs?
  3. Hi, I've been making your cake recipe for a couple of months now. I've changed out the lemon for other flavors and it always comes out yummy! I do have a question...what is the net carb count? I've stalled in my weight loss on my low carb diet so I'm back to counting carbs each day. Thank you for such a great reciipe!
    • Hi Pam, I thought I had added the carb count, thanks for pointing it out I just added it to the site 😜Have you noticed that we now promote Keto//os? This may be a great tool to break your stall. Go to our site to learn more if you are not familiar www.fittoservegroup.pruvitnow.com
  4. Oh dang it! I literally just put your regular vanilla only pound cake batter in the oven! I even had all the lemon!
  5. Different Interests
    That is amazing how we associate foods with loved ones. My little sister always made lasagna for me when she would come home. It was her "secret" recipe she would always say. I never got the recipe out of her and have never had lasagna like hers. She too was taken at a very young age.
    • Life is not always easy, especially when we lose someone. Keeping their memory alive in our day to day life keeps them close by. Have an amazing Christmas 😘💞
      • Different Interests
        I am very fortunate, we had the BEST Christmas we had ever had for last one here. The day after Christmas we were talking how we would not ever have a better Christmas then that one. Sadly we did not know she would be killed three days later. Twenty Seven years later now the tradition we started still continues. The only thing I have changed is the tags no longer say from Santa, her first name is used instead. No one knows who she is, where the gifts come from or anything. In my heart she is here with me each and every Christmas continuing on with a tradition we started in 1989. May you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas
  6. Donna Hardin
    I am sure I have missed this somewhere...do you recommend a certain brand of almond flour for baking? Some say certain brands achieve better results than others.

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