Macadamia Nut Keto Coffee Cake

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This low-carb sugar-free keto coffee cake might be made entirely with healthy ingredients but you will never know by tasting it! There is nothing missing here and it’s a great way to enjoy classic fall and winter flavors while having something sweet over the holiday season.

Once sliced and served, the keto coffee went fast! The kids swarmed my photo space and eagerly took the first bites. It’s a great example of how easy keto recipes can still be family friendly, delicious, and sugar-free!

It’s so nice to have cake every once in a while on a keto diet!

macadamia nut keto coffee cake

Dry bowl, wet bowl, plus chopped nuts equals a delicious and amazing coffee cake! I chose star anise specifically for this recipe because it has a sweet, peppery taste. Star anise makes me think of licorice, the sweet/spicy combination is a unique addition.

The entire house smells like cinnamon!

This one of my favorite keto holiday dessert recipes! Browse through these keto Christmas dinner recipes for more menu ideas.

Make it Dairy-Free

All you need to do is make two simple substitutions. Replace the 1/4 cup of butter with coconut oil and the 1/2 cup sour cream with coconut cream. Easy peasy!

Take a look at this list of best keto baking ingredients if you want to know more about what to store in your pantry.

If you’re dairy-free, you’ll love decorating with a Dairy-Free Keto Icing. Follow the modification to turn it into a glaze and let it run over this coffee cake for a show-stopping finish.

Also, be sure to try my other favorite dairy-free keto baked goods: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Muffins and Low Carb Chocolate Pumpkin Bread. These are just some of my dairy-free keto breakfast ideas.

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Keto Coffee Cake Muffins?

Yes, I think so.

Instead of a square cake, you can make individual coffee cakes in a greased 12-cup muffin pan or even smaller, bites sized mini-muffins in a mini muffin pan. Check your goods after 20 minutes of baking in the oven. Generally, muffins have a shorter baking time than flat cakes.

Frost the muffins with Maple Buttercream Frosting. Oh yum!

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Flax, Almond and Coconut

Working with a blend of these three different keto flours varies your baking experience. I see a lot of recipes and keto bakers relying heavily on almond flour only. With this mixture, the keto coffee cake stays light and fluffy, crisps nicely around the edges and doesn’t dry up as it bakes. Be sure to let if cool before serving otherwise it may be a bit gummy in the center still. Ours cooled for about 30 minutes before we ate it.

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You have the choice to blend the macadamia nuts into the batter or sprinkle the chopped nuts on top just before you place the cake in the oven. Pecans and walnuts can also be used if you have no macadamia nuts on hand.

Watch the KETO COFFEE CAKE recipe video here

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More Keto Cake Recipes

I highly recommend The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking for all you need to know about sugar-free, keto sweet and savory baked goods!

My recipes typically (but not always) use coconut flour, making them ideal for those with nut-allergies or who don’t like almond flour.

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Keto Coffee Cake

Jessica Haggard
A low-carb and keto coffee cake with cinnamon and star anise blended in with flax, almond, and coconut flour is so light and fluffy! Ready in 30 minutes.
4.60 from 22 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 138 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Add butter and cream.
  • In a second bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Reserve the nuts to be either blended into the batter or sprinkled on top.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the egg mixture. If desired, blend the nuts in now. Pour batter into greased 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish. If the nuts are not blended in to the dough, sprinkle them on top now.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Test the center with a knife. If it is ready, remove from the oven and let cool. Serve warm, room temperature or cold.


Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 146mgFiber: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2g

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