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Best Keto Lemon Pound Cake

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Keto Lemon Pound Cake is decadent, moist, zesty, and tangy! In other words, it’s everything you want in a lemon pound cake without everything you don’t. This recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family!


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Keto Lemon Pound Cake 

Pound cake is one of my all time favorite desserts! I absolutely love the combination of soft and sweet with moist and tangy. This keto lemon pound cake has everything I love in a pound cake without all of the ingredients I don’t!


Of course, the best part about this keto lemon pound cake may be the deliciously sweet lemon glaze drizzled on top. It is quite literally the icing on the cake!


If lemon is your thing too, you will absolutely love these Keto Lemon Cake Chaffles



top view of keto lemon pound cake

Can You Make Keto Lemon Pound Cake Into Cupcakes?

For sure! To turn this pound cake into cupcakes, make the batter as directed in the recipe card below but instead of pouring it into a loaf pan, pour it into a muffin tin lined with muffin cups!


Other than the pan you use, the only difference between making a keto lemon pound cake and keto lemon cupcakes will be the time spent in the oven. You’ll only need to bake your cupcakes for 20-25 minutes!


I recommend checking them after 20 minutes just to make sure they aren’t being overbooked.


How To Make Keto Lemon Pound Cake

one cup of sweetener over a mixing bowl with a stick of butter inside

(scroll down to recipe card for full ingredients & instructions)


Beat together butter and sweetener until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).


1/4 cup of almond milk over a mixing bowl


In a separate bowl, mix together the lemon juice, almond milk, and lemon extract.


Adding dry ingredients into mixing bowl


In a seperate bowl, sift all dry ingredients. Almond flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum.


adding lemon zest into mixing bowl


Add in lemon zest.


adding lemon juice into mixing bowl


In a separate bowl, add lemon extract, lemon juice, and almond milk. 


adding eggs into mixing bowl


Add eggs one by one into the batter with the butter and sweetener. 


combing the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together


Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients slowly.


batter added to loaf pan


Grease pan and add batter, smoothing it out. Bake for 60-65 minutes. Prepare icing and refrigerate.


keto lemon glaze in a small dish

How To Make Keto Lemon Glaze

Keto lemon glaze is super simple to make and even easier to enjoy! All you need in order to make keto lemon glaze is lemon extract, Lakanto’s Powdered Monkfruit, and almond milk!


Lakanto’s Powdered Monkfruit is perfect for this lemon glaze because it has the same taste, and acts the same, as traditional powdered sugar. Give it a try and use discount code BUTTERTOGETHERK for 20% off!


Pro Tip: Feel free to adjust the icing recipe as needed. The amount of icing you prefer is such a personal preference, so make as much or as little as you need. Add additional lemon juice if it’s too thick for your liking, or more sweetener if it’s too thin.  

If you would rather have a non- lemon icing or you just want a diary free icing, give this Dairy Free Keto Icing a try!


close up of sliced keto lemon pound cake on a platetop view of keto lemon pound cake in a plate

Best Sweetener To Use For Lemon Pound Cake

Our personal favorite sweetener to use for this keto lemon pound cake is Lakanto’s Granulated Monkfruit. We use Lakanto’s monkfruit for everything we make!


Lakanto’s Monkfruit is 100% keto friendly, has no nasty aftertaste, has a 1:1 ratio to sugar which makes it really convenient when converting traditional recipes to keto ones, is is all natural, and it is zero glycemic. Shop it here and use code “BUTTERTOGETHERK” for 20% off your entire purchase. Enjoy!


Then, as I mentioned previously, we use Lakanto’s powdered monkfruit to make the delicious glaze that tops this keto lemon pound cake. Lakanto’s powdered monkfruit is just like their granulated monkfruit, only in powdered form. So all of the great things that can be said about Lakanto’s granulated monkfruit can be said about their powdered Monkfruit!


Does Lemon Pound Cake Need To Be Regrigerated?

This keto lemon pound cake doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but it will keep longer and stay fresh longer if stored in the fridge.


If stored in the fridge, this cake will stay fresh for a week! If left on the counter, it should be consumed within a few days.


Can I Freeze This Lemon Pound Cake For Later?

Absolutely! This pound cake will store in the freezer and stay fresh for two-three months if stored properly. When you’re ready to enjoy it, just allow it to thaw in the fridge and enjoy!


However, I highly recommend that you make the lemon glaze fresh, just before enjoying, as it does not freeze and thaw well. The glaze will seep into the cake rather than stay on top (which may not be such a bad thing!). Otherwise, this is a great bake and freeze dessert!


What Kind of Almond Flour Should I Use?

If you want your keto lemon pound cake to be soft and moist, be sure to use super fine blanched almond flour! Almond meal or coarse almond flour will cause this cake to turn out rather dry. 


We recommend Wholesome Yum’s Super Fine Blanched Almond Flour. It has a 1:1 ratio to white four, is made from California almonds, tastes amazing, and best of all… it makes deliciously moist cakes! Grab it here and user discount code “BUTTERTOGETHER” for 10% off your entire purchase. 



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More Keto Cake Recipes To Try:

Best Keto Low Carb Carrot Cake

Best No Bake Keto Cheesecake

Keto Coffee Cake

Keto Cupcakes

Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

Best Keto Lemon Pound Cake

Best Keto Lemon Pound Cake

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Keto Lemon Pound Cake is decadent, moist, zesty, and tangy! In other words, it's everything you want in a lemon pound cake without everything you don't. This recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family!


Lemon Icing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large sized bowl, cream together butter and sweetener until light and fluffy, approx. 5 minutes.
  3. In a seprate medium sized bowl, mix together almond milk, lemon juice, and lemon extract.
  4. In a seprate medium sized mixing bowl, sift all dry ingredients.
  5. Mix eggs one by one into creamed butter and sweetener bowl. Mix in all wet ingredinets. Slowly mix in dry ingredinets.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 60-65 minutes until cooked through and edges are golden.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230 Total Fat: 17.3g Carbohydrates: 5.05g Net Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 3.05g Protein: 7.7g

Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free-web based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators. 

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Sunday 1st of November 2020

Do you use salted or unsalted butter?


Sunday 1st of November 2020



Thursday 29th of October 2020

Has anyone made this that it didn't fall apart?? I followed the recipe to the T, same ingredients in the recipe, same brand. Never did get done in the middle after 1 hr and 25 min in the oven. What a waste of ingredients.

James Smith

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I had same problem 1 hour nice and brown very wet in middle tented with foil back in oven 20 minutes later still wetin middle. What happened? Help

Carol L

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

I dont know what I did wrong. I did as the directions said. After 50 minutes I had to tent it as it got too brown on top. After 65 mins I removed it. Tooth pick seem to come out clean. After it cooled some, removed it from pan to have it fall apart with a liquid inside.


Monday 19th of October 2020

How much is one stick of butter?


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

1 stick of butter equals: 1/2 cup or 4 ounces.