Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

This Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake will the be star of your Thanksgiving! Three layers of moist and delicious pumpkin cake surrounded by vanilla cream cheese frosting.  Oh and did we mention this cake is keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free?!

Keto Pumpkin Cake

The Best Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake 

We have been working keto pumpkin recipes for years. And this Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake might be the best pumpkin recipe that we have created EVER

This cake is moist, decadent, and totally keto! Plus, it is so easy to make and insanely delicious.

It will be a showstopper at any dinner party and is perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner this year!

Keto Pumpkin Cake

Making a Layer Cake

This delicious and moist cake is made of layers. It is basically 3 layers of pumpkin heaven! 

The key to making a layer cake is to bake multiple cakes at one time and then stack them on top of each other.

The best way to do this is to bake that all at the same time, so you will need 3 of the same exact size cake pans.

For this recipes, we used 8-inch cake pans.

Keto Pumpkin Cake

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Keto Pumpkin Cake Ingredients

For this cake, the ingredients are keto kitchen staples, so you should have most of these on hand. 

The only non-common ingredients would be xanthan gum. You can find this online or in the baking aisle of the grocery store. And the pumpkin pie puree (look for an organic version in a can) and pumpkin pie spice (our favorite version is Primal Palate). 



Keto Pumpkin Cake

What Equipment You Need

Aside from the three separate 8-inch cake pans, there are just few items that you need:

To Bake:

To Decorate (optional):

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What Else Can You Make with Keto Kitchen Staples

We use these ingredients all the time when we are baking our Keto Desserts, so buy them once and use them in a variety of recipes! Here are our favorites:

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Make the Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake in Stages

To efficiently bake the cake, we are breaking it down into 3 steps.

  • Bake the cake layers
  • Prepare the cream cheese frosting
  • Assemble and decorate

Let’s breakdown each step in detail. We have included step-by-step pictures as well so you can easily follow along!

You will be slicing into this incredible cake in no time!!! Serve this cake at Thanksgiving, family gatherings, or for a fun weekend dinner.

Also, this is a great cake to have your kids help make and decorate with you!

Keto Pumpkin Cake

Start on Your Cake Layers

 Grease three 8-inch wide cake pans with some melted butter the dust the bottom of the pans with a little coconut flour.

This is to ensure the cakes don't stick and that they come out of the tins cleanly.

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Make the Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake Batter

In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and keto sweetener.

Cut the softened butter into small squares and beat it in to the dry ingredients with an electric mixer. You should end up with what looks like coarse sand.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil, pumpkin, almond milk, and vanilla until well combined.

On low speed, beat in half of wet mixture into dry. Up the speed to medium and beat for 60-90 seconds. Add the rest of the wet ingredients in two separate batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.

Evenly divide the batter among all three lined cake pans.

Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until the edges start to brown and the centers are set.

Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10-15 minutes before turning them out.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake Batter

To Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

While the cakes are cooking, start making your frosting.

Wash off your electric mixer beaters and one of the large bowls you just used.

Add the butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and confectioner erythritol to the bowl and beat to combine.

The finished product should look like the picture below.

Keep your frosting at room temperature after making.

If your frosting is too cold, it will be difficult to spread on your cake and your cake may crumble and break.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake Icing

Layer the Keto Pumpkin Spice Cakes

Carefully invert one of your cake layers and place it on top of a plate or cake stand. Spoon about 1 cup of frosting on the top of the cake layer and carefully smooth it on.

Carefully flip your second cake layer upside down to remove it from the tin and place it on top of the first layer.

Take another cup of icing and smooth it over the top of the second layer. Remove the third cake layer from it's tin and place it on top. 

Take the remaining icing and cover the top and sides.  Using an off-set spatula helps with this.

If you notice your frosting is difficult to spread, warm it slightly in the microwave.

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Decorate the Cake (Optional)

To add a festive feel to this cake, decorate it with some fall flowers.

Make sure to wash and dry the plastic flowers well before adding them to the cake.

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Quick Tips for Your Keto Pumpkin Spice Cake

  1. Butter and dust your cake pans well. We want the cake to fall out of the pan nicely.
  2. Put four small parchment rectangles down on your cake stand and then put your first cake layer on top. This makes your cake and stand look nice and clean when you are done icing. Just carefully pull the parchment away when you are done!
  3. Try to your layers as nicely stacked on one another as possible. It is pretty much impossible to shift the layers once they are on. So make them even from the start!
  4. You want to make sure your cake layers are completely cooled down before you spread the icing. If you spread the icing on while it is still warm, you may get bits of cake falling off and dirtying up your icing.
  5. It helps to use an off-set spatula to spread the icing on the top, and it helps to use a flat spreader to spread along the sides.

Keto Pumpkin Cake

Complete Your Keto Thanksgiving Meal!

First and foremost, you need a perfectly juicy and flavorful Thanksgiving Turkey, then you need to serve it with some mouthwatering keto dishes of course!

Here are our top picks to make your Thanksgiving unforgettable! 

Side Dishes:

More Desserts:

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! 

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