Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake (Dairy-Free)

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Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Here is another comforting recipe for chilly and windy days of fall. This fluffy cake is bursting with intensive, warm cinnamon flavor — perfect for fall and winter. Have a piece, or two, of this yummy low-carb delicacy for dessert, or with a cup of afternoon coffee or tea to give you some extra strength and energy. In the evening moments you can chill out and enjoy the cake with moderately sweet white wine, if that belongs to your lifestyle. Smooth-flavored rooibos tea suits also well, and it is practically without carbs.

 

 

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake (Dairy-Free)

2 1/2 cup = 600 ml = 280 g almond flour
2 tablespoons ground organic cinnamon
2 teaspoons organic baking powder
5 extra large organic eggs
2/3 cup = 160 ml = 140 g erythritol crystals

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 °F (150 °C).
  2. Grease a bundt cake pan for example with melted organic extra virgin coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, cinnamon and baking powder and mix well.
  4. In another large bowl, combine the eggs and the erythritol and beat with an electric mixer until almost white and really fluffy. This usually takes several minutes depending on how powerful mixer you have.
  5. Fold the almond flour mixture gently to the egg mixture preferably with a rubber spatula until the batter is smooth and the dry ingredients have well mixed to the wet ingredients.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan.
  7. Bake for some 40 minutes, or until a stick inserted into the center of the thickest part of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let cool, remove from the pan and cut into slices.
  9. Serve as such, or top with a dollop of whipped cream or cream cheese icing (count extra carbs if needed). Sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top.

 

 

 

Nutrition information Protein Fat Net carbs kcal
In total: 111.2 g 192.3 g 24.1 g 2289 kcal
Per portion if 8 portions in total: 13.9 g 24.0 g 3.0 g 286 kcal
Per portion if 10 portions in total: 11.1 g 19.2 g 2.4 g 229 kcal
Per portion if 12 portions in total: 9.3 g 16.0 g 2.0 g 191 kcal
Per portion if 14 portions in total: 7.9 g 13.7 g 1.7 g 163 kcal
Per portion if 16 portions in total: 7.0 g 12.0 g 1.5 g 143 kcal
Per portion if 18 portions in total: 6.2 g 10.7 g 1.3 g 127 kcal
Per portion if 20 portions in total: 5.6 g 9.6 g 1.2 g 114 kcal

 

 

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, A Slice with Apples and Fresh Lingonberries

 

 

Tips for making the cake

Making this cake is very simple. Actually, it’s hard to believe that such a delicious cake has only a few ingredients — and so little carbs!

There are two important things to keep in mind when making this cake. First, the dry ingredients should be well mixed so that there are no lumps of almond flour, baking powder or cinnamon. Secondly, the mixture of beaten eggs and erythritol should be fluffy. Very fluffy. Thick, and almost white.

I recommend to use a rubber spatula for folding the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. In my experience it works better than electric mixer. Just be sure to mix along the bottom, the dry ingredients tend to sink there.

I have a silicone bundt cake pan, which doesn’t necessarily need greasing. However, to make the removing of the cake easier, I brush the pan with melted coconut oil.

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, Slices

 

My experiments with the cake

I published a recipe for Low-Carb Cinnamon Apple Cake in my Finnish blog. I was thrilled with the idea of modifying the recipe to bundt cake recipe. Basically I just omitted the apples, and adjusted the amount of other ingredients.

First I used 5 eggs and 2 cups (480 ml) almond flour. The resulting cake was fluffy, but it got dry very fast, even I stored it covered. I increased the amount of almond flour to 2½ cups (600 ml), and that worked well.

I also tried with 3 eggs and 2 cups (480 ml) of almond flour. That made a bit too small cake, but I think the amount is ideal if you want to bake the batter in muffin cups or in a mini bundt pan.

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, Individual Cakes Baked in Muffin Cups

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, individual cakes baked in muffin cups

 

Tips for variation

Individual bundt cakes: Make individual bundt cakes by baking the batter in a mini bundt cake pan. In case you don’t have a mini bundt pan, you can bake individual cakes in muffin cups.

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, Individual Bundt Cake Served on Maple Leaves

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, individual bundt cake served on maple leaves

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, Three Individual Bundt Cakes Dusted with Powdered Erythritol, Served on Maple Leaves

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, three individual bundt cakes dusted with powdered erythritol, served on maple leaves

 

Coffee cake: Bake the cake in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle some streusel on top, just before putting the cake in the oven.

Streusel
1 1/2 cup (360 ml) chopped pecans
4 tablespoons erythritol crystals
1 teaspoon ground organic cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted organic butter or organic extra virgin coconut oil

 

Directions
Prepare the streusel before the cake batter. Combine all the streusel ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Set aside. Prepare the cake batter, pour into the greased baking dish and sprinkle the streusel on top right before putting the cake in the oven. Bake as directed.

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, as Coffee Cake

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, as coffee cake, topped with streusel

 

 

Cinnamon Apple Cake: Pour the cake batter into a greased glass, silicone or ceramic baking dish. Add 7 oz (200 g) peeled and sliced sour apples on top. Sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon and erythritol to preserve the juiciness and to enhance flavors. Bake as directed.

 

 

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, as Cinnamon Apple Cake

Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake, as cinnamon apple cake

 

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What sized pan would a person use if he/she were making the apple cake? 9×13?

Hi Joanna, I think I used 8×10 pan (Lékué silicone lasagna pan) when I made apple cake. I would say the cake was some 2 inches thick. However, I think I would use rather 9×13 pan than for example 8×8 pan. Hope this helps!

can i use coconut flour instead of almond flour? thats all i have and can i use stevia instead of the crystals?

Hi Angela, unfortunately coconut flour won’t work here as it works completely different from almond flour. It absorbs insane amounts of fluid compared to almond flour. You can try some other nut flour, but the taste might be too strong. Almond flour has quite neutral taste and thus is great in baking. Hope this helps!

Can I substitute Truvia for erythritol crystals? I am still very new to low carbing and some ingredient substitutions are kind of confusing but I’m doing it for health reasons and so far have lost 30 lbs!

Hi Terry and congrats on the remarkable weight loss! Truvia should work very well here, though I expect it to be a bit more sweeter than pure erythritol crystals. But since it contains mostly erythritol, it should work well.

Thanks Elvira, can’t wait to try it!

I do have be very low carb in my diet but I prefer raw honey as a sweetner. Has anyone tried that? And if so, how much? Thanks!

Hi Chris, raw honey indeed is very natural, though quite high in carbs. I would also like to hear if somebody has tried to sweeten this cake with honey. The sweetness of erythritol is 60-70% from that of table sugar, so I think you can use less honey here to get preferred sweetness.

I just calculated that if you use 1/2 cup (120 ml) honey to sweeten the cake instead of erythritol, the net carb count for the whole cake is 164.4 grams. That makes 8.2 grams net carbs for a slice if you get 20 slices from the cake.

If you use 1/3 cup (80 ml) honey to sweeten the cake instead of erythritol, the net carb count for the whole cake is 116.8 grams. That makes 5.8 grams net carbs for a slice if you get 20 slices from the cake. However, I haven’t tried out how the cake turns out if you use honey and how it affects to the texture.

Hope this helps!

Wow…thanks for the quick response AND calculations. I know honey isn’t the best but didn’t realize that it would wipe out the protein benefit. I should be at a 2 to 1 ratio (protein to carbs). But since this is not something that would be eaten on a daily basis it might be a nice treat once in a while. I hate using artificial sweetners so maybe I’ll give the crystals a try since they are natural. Thanks again..appreciate your help!!

Great! You’re welcome :)

I’m allergic to almonds, to the point I have to watch shampoo ingredients too. Is there anything else I can substitute the almond flour with? This looks really good and as my carb limit for the day is only 10-15 net carbs, I’m always looking for low carb recipes. The guest blog of the fat bombs is great, had 1 at lunch today. Thank you for all your help and I’ve only just found you. Keep up the great work and encouragement.

Hi Theresa, thank you for your comment. I’m very pleased to hear that you like my recipes.

In this particular recipe almond flour plays a very important role. I doubt it can be replaced directly with anything else. Do you tolerate coconut? I could try to create a fluffy cake recipe using coconut flour. That has been anyway my plan for a long while. How about nuts and nut butters? Are they okay for you? Or whey protein?

After a year of gluten free baking for my strick vegan son, I’ve decided to try using erythritol for my low carb diet and for my diabetic husband. This was such a GREAT success. It was light, moist, yet substantial due to the almond meal. After so many flops trying to find/create palatable breads and sweets without using eggs, I didn’t expect anything so perfect. I followed the recipe only using 6 large eggs for the 5 extra large and powdering the erythritol. I also topped hubby’s “half” with the streusel. I was confused about size of pan. Based on the links, I assumed 11″ x 7″. I couldn’t fit all the batter in my pan. It was probably not deep enough. I had a very full 11 x 7 cake plus two custard cup sized cakes.
I want to say a special thanks for giving the nutrient charts on the recipes. I usually figure them out for myself (I’m low carb but have to watch calories, too). This really helps . Can’t wait to try more.

Hi Rhea and thank you for your comment! I’m sorry for not mentioning the size of the pan. I’ve used quite a large Lekue silicone pan, and I simply should have measured that myself and give the measures in the recipe. But I’m very happy to hear that you were so satisfied with the cake! Hope you like my other recipes, too!

Hi there!
This bundt cake looks so easy and yummy. I’m assumining it would be considered gluten-free because of the use of the Almond flour, is that correct?

I am not familiar with using Erythritol. Could you share any info regarding this sweetener. If I wanted to use my coconut sugar would I use the same amount to replace the Erythritol?

Thanks for any help!
Annmarie

Hi Annmarie! Thanks for your question. Yes, you’re right, this Bundt cake is gluten-free because of almond flour.

You can find more information about erythritol e.g. from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythritol. It’s pretty natural sweetener and low in carbs. I buy my erythritol from iHerb, you can find the link from the recipe ingredients. Personally, I’ve found that erythritol and stevia are the most natural and best tasting low-carb sweeteners.

Coconut sugar contains plenty of carbs, but if you tolerate more carbs, please feel free to use coconut sugar. Because erythritol is 60–70% as sweet as table sugar, I would recommend to use less coconut sugar in this recipe. I would start with 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut sugar. However, I cannot say if coconut sugar makes different texture to the cake. If you try out this cake, please tell me how it turned out and how you liked it!

This cake looks lovely and there are so many variations possible. Bet it would be good with peaches rather than apple. :)

Thank you! Oh, peaches are so delicious… I’ve always thought their carb count is unbearable, but after checking again, they actually contain less carbs than apples!

Coffee cake just came out of the oven…tasted great. I used 2 eggs, 2 flax eggs, and 2 egg whites. I used sunflower oil instead of coconut oil & also added 1/2 cup of rolled oats to streusel. The next time I will use chia eggs instead of flax since the almond is already grainy and post results.

Hi Glenda, sounds good! Thanks for sharing your experiment! Great to know that the cake succeeds also with less eggs and with some flax eggs.

Can you use egg replacer, either flax or chia? I’m watching my cholesterol and this is way too many eggs for me.

Hi Glenda, I haven’t tried egg replacer and I really doubt it would work here. I guess you know that eggs are not culprits for the high bad cholesterol levels?

Baked this today. Added 1 cup of fresh blueberries that were tossed with 2 tsp of erythritol crystals. The cake unmolded beautifully from metal bundt pan. Served with fresh whipped cream and more fresh blueberries.
Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Hi Erin! Wonderful! Blueberries are for sure a delicious addition. Have to give them a try, thanks for the hint! There are plenty of blueberries in the forest now…

I made this last night as the coffee cake with the streusel on top. OMG it was so good! I used 5 large eggs and 2c of almond flour as you suggested. The cake falls apart somewhat, but no one cared because it was so delicious! Any suggestions on better congealing next time? Pinch of xanthan maybe? I might double the streusel as well next time or maybe at least 1.5 times the recipe of it.

Hi Deana, I’m so glad that you liked the cake! Sorry to hear that it didn’t hold together perfectly. Sounds like that there was too little almond flour anyway. What I would try next is 5 large eggs and 2 1/2 cups almond flour. You can also try to add 1 pinch of xanthan but not too much, as it might make the texture rubbery. But I guess you are aware of this. Hope the next cake you make is perfect :)

Have you ever figured out the nutritional breakdown when this is made as coffee cake with streusel? I am totally making this and SOON! Hopefully this weekend :)

Hi Deana, I just calculated that the streusel adds 17.3 g protein, 167.6 g fat and 8.2 g net carbs to the whole cake. Hope this helps!

Yes it does, thank you very much! I am making this for dessert tomorrow night and will be using large eggs. Should I use 6 you think? If so, do I need to adjust any of the other ingredients as well?

You’re welcome :) I think I would use 5 large eggs and 2 cups (480 ml) almond flour. I think I wouldn’t change the amounts of other ingredients. Hope you like the cake!

Hello, this looks wonderful, except that I am doing a Paleo diet which basically eliminates all fake sugars, was wondering if you had any idea if I could use coconut crystals or date sugar in this? Is Erythritol sugar acts like cup for cup or is it much sweeter than any other sugar?

Thanks for your time :)

Hi Lucy, thanks for your comment. I’m sorry, my knowledge about Paleo diet is not that good even I have tried to learn something about it… So Paleo diet doesn’t allow erythritol even it occurs naturally for example in melons, grapes, mushrooms and fermented foods? Industry produces it from glucose by fermentation with yeast. Erythritol is approximately 70% as sweet as table sugar. Does Paleo diet allow any sugar alcohols like xylitol? How about stevia?

Unfortunately I cannot say if you can replace erythritol with coconut crystals or date sugar just like that and how it might affect the taste and the texture. I guess those coconut and date sugars are sweeter than erythritol? If you try, I recommend to use a little bit less than what is in the recipe. 1/2 cup (120 ml) could be enough. But like I said, I’m not expert with those sugars. I wish I could help better than this…

If you try out the cake with coconut crystals or date sugar, please tell me how it turned out!

Hello
I made the cake in a bundt tin and it worked beautifully but it is very crumbly. I would like it a little more dense but have no idea how to change.
I love the idea of making it into a pudding with sreusel on top and in fact will make it this weekend for guests.
I wondered also if choc powder could be used in the cake instead of cinnamon. I am a type 2 diabetic so am always enthusiastic when I find a good recipe.and adore chocolate.
Love your recipes.

Hi Libby, sorry for the delayed answer. I wonder if there was too little almond flour if the cake was crumbly. At least according to my experiments the more almond flour the more dense the cake.

I’m sorry, but I cannot say if you can replace the cinnamon with cacao powder just like that. I would need to experiment that first myself.

Great to hear that you like my recipes.

It looks great.
2questions:
Can you do your own almond flour at home buy using almond and a food processor/
Can you use gluten free flour instead of the almond flour.
Thank you so much for your answers.

Thanks, Idit! Here are some answers, hope they help:

1) Yes, you can do your own almond flour as long as you use blanched almonds and you get finely enough texture for which you need a very powerful food processor.

2) I doubt gluten-free flour woks here. The measures are so different compared to almond flour. However, I haven’t tried out other than almond flour for this recipe.

Hi,
I like the look of your cinnamon bunt cake. I would like to substitute the erythritol with honey or maple syrup. Any idea how much I would need to substitute?

Hi Josephine, unfortunately I cannot say how much to use honey or maple syrup. Unlike erythritol, those are more or less liquid, which means that the amount of almond flour might also need adjusting when using liquid sweeteners. I’m sorry but I cannot name any exact amounts because I’m not that familiar with using honey or maple syrup.

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Hi Elviira,

I have a question about making the muffin way. How long to cook the mini bundt or muffins for.

Hi Debbie, I checked my notes but unfortunately I haven’t written that down. However, I remember I baked the muffins for some 25-30 minutes at 300 °F (150 °C). Hope this helps.

We made this bundt cake as one of the desserts we served at our Christmas dinner. Really yummy and SO easy to make. Thanks for all your fabulous recipes!

Tara, thanks! So great to hear that you liked the cake! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hello,

I am thinking about making this cake for our American Thanksgiving feast. I was wondering if you think it would turn out well using unblanched almond meal, or if I need to buy blanched almond flour?

Thank you,
Tara

Hi Tara, I haven’t tried this cake using unblanched almond meal. However, I would expect it won’t bring good results since the flavor and the texture differ a bit from the blanched almond flour. So I would recommend blanched almond flour for the best results and that the cake for sure turns out perfectly.


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