This Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe brings you the ultimate coffee cake experience. This coffee cake has a layer of cake made with almond flour, with a layer of cream cheese goodness, and then a jammy raspberry layer. The whole thing is topped off a low-carb almond streusel. Best of all, this coffee cake can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, Atkins, or Banting diet.

 

Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-with raspberries in background.

 

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The recipe

This recipe for coffee cake with almond flour makes a cake with multiple layers for the ultimate coffee cake experience. Even though there are multiple parts to this recipe, each layer is super simple.

 

The base layer is a moist, tender cake that is lightly flavored with almond. 

 

The next layer is a blend made with cream cheese. It’s almost like a cheesecake within the coffee cake! 

 

So what goes great with cheesecake? Raspberries! I use raspberries to create a layer of jammy deliciousness. 

 

Finally, a layer of streusel with sliced almonds tops off this culinary masterpiece.

 

While this cake may be perfect for breakfast or brunch, It can double as a dessert. I love enjoying it with my afternoon cup of tea. 

 

 

Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-overhead view.

 

The inspiration

This cake was inspired by this raspberry cream cheese coffee cake. I saw this coffee cake when I was on Pinterest and fell in love. 

 

The only problem was that it wasn’t gluten-free. It wasn’t grain-free. It certainly wasn’t low-carb. Wait, that’s more than one problem.

 

So I drooled over the picture for a while, but instead of moving on, I started thinking about how I could make a similar coffee cake–only low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

 

I decided to use my recipe for Low-Carb Blueberry Almond Flour Coffee Cake as a starting point, then tweaked it a bit. After a few tries in the kitchen, this recipe for raspberry cream cheese coffee cake was born.

 

Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-A piece with the rest of the cake in the background.

 

Are raspberries keto?

While many fruits are too high in carbohydrates to enjoy very much of on a keto or low-carb diet, raspberries are lower  in carbs.

 

One cup of raspberries has only 7 grams of net grams carbohydrate. There are 15 grams total carbs and a whopping 8 grams in fiber!

 

Of course, raspberries are full of flavor, so you don’t need to eat a whole cup to enjoy them. I usually eat them a few at a time.

 

Raspberries have the additional benefits of containing lots of fiber, vitamins an minerals–especially vitamin C, and antioxidants.

 

Of course, my favorite thing about raspberries is that amazing flavor.

 

Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-taking a bite.

 

How to make a keto raspberry sauce

The original recipe for this coffee cake uses some raspberry jam for the raspberry layer. Since most jams are loaded with carbs, I create a raspberry sauce for this layer instead.

 

This is actually quite easy to do. First you simply whisk together the sweetener and the xanthan gum. This keeps the xanthan gum from clumping.

 

Next, add a bit of lemon juice to balance out the sweetener and a few tablespoons of water. It’s important to add these slowly (a few teaspoons at a time)  and whisk well between the additions. 

 

After you whisk in the liquids, add the raspberries. I often use frozen raspberries for this recipe, but fresh ones work just as well. 

 

Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-front view.

 

Once the raspberries are stirred in, heat up the mixture over medium low heat while stirring frequently. When the mixture just comes to a simmer, remove it from the heat. If you use fresh raspberries, you may want to simmer it for a minute or so to allow the raspberries to release their juices.

 

While I use this recipe for a layer in this coffee cake, this raspberry sauce is quite versatile. You can serve it over ice cream, cheesecake, use it to decorate hot chocolate, or drizzle it over coconut cream pie. The possibilities are endless!

 

Final words

This Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake makes a breakfast or brunch a special event. This recipe has quickly become a favorite to make for company.

 

I love it because it’s easy to make ahead and have all ready to go. It’s an overall crowd pleaser. Enjoy!

Annissa

This Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe brings you the ultimate coffee cake experience. This coffee cake has a layer of cake made with almond flour, with a layer of cream cheese goodness, and then a jammy raspberry layer. The whole thing is topped off a low-carb almond streusel. Best of all, this coffee cake can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, Atkins, or Banting diet.

 

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Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

This Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe brings you the ultimate coffee cake experience. This coffee cake has a layer of cake made with almond flour, with a layer of cream cheese goodness, and then a jammy raspberry layer. The whole thing is topped off a low-carb almond streusel. Best of all, this coffee cake can be part of a low-carb, keto, gluten-free, Atkins, or Banting diet.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, low-carb
Keyword almond flour coffee cake, keto coffee cake, raspberry cream cheese coffee cake, sugar free coffee cake
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 34 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 188 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

For the raspberry sauce:

For the cream cheese layer

For the Cake Batter:

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup Reserved dry ingredients from cake (see instructions)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Grease a 9" springform round baking pan. Optional: line with parchment paper. Lining it makes it easier to remove from the pan. 

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-prepared pan.

For the raspberry sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the erythritol/stevia blend, and the xanthan gum. 

    Low-Carb Blueberry Almond Flour Coffee Cake-whisking the dry ingredients for syrup.
  2. Slowly add the water and the lemon juice while whisking. Stir in the raspberries. 

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-adding the raspberries.
  3.  Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat, then turn heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has the consistency of a thick syrup. (about 5-10 minutes) Set aside.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-sauce is ready.

For the cream cheese mixture:

  1. Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Using a mixer, whip the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sweetener and mix in. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-making the cream cheese filling.

For the Cake Batter:

  1. Place almond flour, granulated erythritol/stevia blend, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl. Whisk together. Whisk in the melted butter.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-adding the butter.
  2. Important: After the butter has been added, remove 1/2 cup of the mixture. Set aside to be used in the streusel topping.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-taking out some for the topping.
  3. In a separate container (a large pourable liquid measuring cup works great for this), whisk the sour cream, then whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the whiskey, vanilla extract, and almond extract. 

    Low-Carb Blueberry Almond Flour Coffee Cake-whisking the wet ingredients
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until batter is smooth. Transfer batter to the prepared baking dish. Spread evenly.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-cake layer.

For the streusel topping:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the reserved dry ingredients and the sliced almonds. 

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-making the streusel.

To assemble:

  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake batter leaving about 1/2 inch at the edges.  Spread the raspberry sauce on top. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-adding the raspberry sauce.
  2.  Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. The edges should spring back when lightly touched. The center should be set, but will wiggle slightly because of the cream cheese layer. Allow cake to cool 15-20 minutes before removing the pan ring and cutting. Cut cake into 12 pieces. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

    Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake-fresh out of the oven.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs=3 per serving

Nutrition Facts
Keto Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4650%93%
Vitamin C 3.3%4%
Calcium 250%25%
Iron 0.5%3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.