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Keto Lemon Cake

Louise | December 17
Keto Lemon Cake #keto

Got lots of lemons in your kitchen or maybe you’re lucky enough to have a lemon tree in your backyard. If you don’t have lemons now, you’ll want to run out and get some to make this Keto lemon cake. It has a lovely tender texture and it doesn’t skimp on lemon flavor either. This cake is the perfect simple but elegant dessert. Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee in the winter or have a slice with fresh berries in the summer. No matter what season it is, this cake is sure to be a hit!

Learn about Lemons: Five Facts You Might Not Know

  1. 95% of lemons in the United States are produced in two states: Arizona and California.
  2. The lemon plant is an evergreen tree. Its origins aren’t known but scientist have discovered that the lemon is actually a hybrid of two other plants, the bitter orange and the citron.
  3. A single lemon tree can produce up to 600 lbs of lemons in a year.
  4. A lemon tree can live for up to 100 years, but trees will only bear fruit for 50 years.
  5. In addition to being a welcome addition to many recipes, a popular science experiment for kids uses lemons to make a rudimentary battery.

Are Lemons Good for You?

  • Lemons have compounds that are good for heart health like fiber and vitamin C [1].
  • Lemons are rich in citric acid, which has been shown to prevent kidney stones in some cases. One study found that lemon juice was able to help people with kidney stones prevent more kidney stones from forming [2, 3].
  • Lemons are beneficial in helping your body absorb iron from many sources including plants, fish, and meat [4].

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Keto Lemon Cake #keto

Keto Lemon Cake #keto

Keto Lemon Cake

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


This bright cake has a lovely lemony tang.



  1. Preheat oven to 300 F (150 C).
  2. Grease a loaf pan (9inch-by-5inch).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together well to form a batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes (the cake will rise in the oven and the top should turn golden brown). Let the cake cool for a few minutes before flipping it out. Cut into slices once it’s completely cooled.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 2 g


  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.