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apple cinnamon cake

Keto Apple Coffee Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten free, Low Carb
Keyword: Almond flour recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
A moist low carb apple cake with a crumble topping is perfect with your morning coffee.
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  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup brown monkfruit or other low carb sweetener
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teapoon vanilla extract

"Apple" Layer

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Crumble Topping


Make the Apple Layer

  • Trim the ends from the zucchini and peel. Remove any seeds and slice thinly (about ¼ cm).
  • Heat the butter in a large pan on a medium heat.
  • Cook the zucchini slices for 2-4 minutes until soft. Set aside to cool.

Make the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Line a 8 inch spring form cake tin with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk the butter and sweetener together until smooth.
  • Whisk in the eggs one at time.
  • Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and continue to whisk.
  • Add the almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking power, baking soda and salt.
  • Whisk until you have a smooth cake batter.

Make the crumble topping

  • In a medium bowl add the almond flour, monkfruit, cinnamon and butter chunks.
  • Mix with your hands/finger tips until the mixture looks like chunky breadcrumbs.


  • Spoon the cake batter into the cake tin and spread evenly.
  • Add the zucchini slices on top in layers.
  • Scatter the crumble topping on top of the zucchini slices.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is golden and the cake is firm. Check the cake is cooked through with a toothpick.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing the cake.
  • Slice and enjoy!


Makes 10 slices.
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 36g | Fiber: 5g