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Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake

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Do you ever get tired of the same old, same old coffee cake? Give it a fresh facelift with the addition of roasted strawberries!

This keto-friendly cake is made with three layers: roasted strawberries, a classic low-carb almond flour based cake, and a simple gluten-free and grain-free streusel topping. Roasting the berries gives them incredibly deep flavour and they make your cake super moist and delicious.

Share this easy low-carb cake with your friends or take it to work for morning tea. Enjoy!

How to Make Dairy-Free Keto Coffee Cake

Butter is the best option for flavour but if you can't eat dairy, you could try ghee. Ghee is made from butter but is usually well tolerated as milk solids are removed. Other than ghee, you can try virgin coconut oil or palm shortening.

Palm shortening is made from palm oil. Beware that the standard practice for harvesting palm trees to produce palm oil destroys tropical forests and habitats of endangered species! Always opt for sustainably sourced palm oil and palm shortening such as Tropical Traditions.

Other Options for Keto Coffee Cake

Apart from roasted strawberries, feel free to swap for other options such as dark chocolate chips or baked zucchini slices sprinkled with low-carb sweetener and cinnamon (Did you know that zucchini is a fantastic alternative to apples?)

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 slice

Allergy information for Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake

✔  Gluten free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 slice)

Net carbs3 grams
Protein6.6 grams
Fat19.5 grams
Calories217 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 12%, fat 82%
Total carbs5.1 gramsFiber2.1 gramsSugars1.9 gramsSaturated fat6.4 gramsSodium63 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium53 mg(13% RDA)Potassium174 mg(9% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 10 servings)

Roasted strawerries:
Streusel topping:


  1. Preheat oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional).
    Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  2. Quarter your strawberries and then toss them with the vanilla and sweetener. Spread out on a lined baking tray and cook for 15 minutes.
    Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, sweetener and vanilla.
    Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  4. Add your dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
    Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  5. Fold half of the strawberries though the batter, gently. Pour batter into a greased and lined loaf tin and swirl the other half of the berries through the top. Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  6. Place the streusel ingredients into a small bowl and rub the butter through with your fingertips until it resembles large crumbs. Scatter the crumble over the top of the cake. Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  7. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until cooked in the centre. You can use a wooden stick to test for doneness. Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake
  8. Enjoy sliced with a cup of coffee. Store, wrapped in cling wrap or foil, for up to five days. The cake will soften over time but can be lightly toasted to freshen. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Low-Carb Roasted Strawberry Coffee Cake

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 slice)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Strawberries, fresh
0.9 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.3 g3.2 g7.9 g89 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.1 g2.5 g1.9 g29 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g6.9 g61 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.2 g0.5 g1.3 g15 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0 g1.2 g10 kcal
Almonds, nuts, blanched and slivered
0.1 g0.1 g0.4 g4 kcal
Total per serving, 1 slice
3 g6.6 g19.5 g217 kcal

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Comments (8)

This is just wonderful! Takes me back to my childhood, the cake tastes and has the texture of exactly what I used to love as a child, something called "mawa cake" (popular in India), which uses milk solids and cardamom in the ingredients, without strawberries, however.
I made this recipe almost exactly as written but used salted butter instead of unsalted as I prefer the taste. I have never roasted strawberries before, so that was very enjoyable indeed, they smell and taste divine! The only thing I might do differently next time is to bake it for slightly less time, and I would also like to try a coconut flour version perhaps. Thank you for this recipe, it's such a lovely blast from the past 😊

Oh yes, roasted strawberries are amazing! I once used salted butter for a crumble cake instead of unsalted and I liked it too. I think in some cases the extra salt adds a nice depth as long as it's not too much 😊 If you used coconut flour, you will need to use about 1/2 cup only and add 2 more eggs. Just a guess but should work.

Hi, I read the recipe 3 times. Where is the coffee? Am I missing it somehow?

Hi Dana, there isn't supposed to be any coffee in this one. It's called "coffee cake" because you can serve it with a nice cup of coffee 😊

Delicious! Reminiscent of the pound cake I used to love as a child only the strawberries are in it! Thank you!

I'm glad you enjoyed! I know the feeling when you find a keto treat that tastes like the one you had as a kid! For me it's this one: Low-Carb Blackcurrant & Apple Crumble, and a traditional Czech Butter Cake. It's similar to yellow butter cake but without the frosting 😊 I made it low-carb in my Beginner's Keto Book:

Thank you for another treat link! I love that I found this site with so many great recipes. I try way more than I comment on. If I may, the smell of the strawberries roasting made my home smell so good. Who would have thought you could bake a strawberry! You opened my world!

Here's another one you will like - it's a made with roasted strawberries: Low-Carb Strawberry & Basil Chia Jam It's my favourite jam! 😊