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KETO Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake

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Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake - Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly lemon cake.  It's packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you're looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you! #Keto #lowcarb #proteincake

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake.  It’s packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you’re looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you!

Every since I made Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, I’ve had this idea in my head to make it into a protein-packed breakfast cake.  I mean, who doesn’t love cake for breakfast? When you learn to make healthier recipes using nutrient-rich ingredients, cake for breakfast shouldn’t be off limits and full of guilt.  It’s all about moderation and learning to substitute ingredients and that’s why this cake is the perfect low-carb, keto friendly staple!

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake - Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly lemon cake.  It's packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you're looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you! #Keto #lowcarb #proteincake

I’ve lightened up a classic lemon poppy seed cake and made it into a protein-rich keto breakfast snack that won’t break any rules!  This recipe is made with almond flour, eggs, sour cream, fresh lemons and LIVfit Superfood® Organic Superfood Blend for added protein.  The protein powder from BetterBody Foods has no sugar, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.  In fact, it’s made with a handful of fresh fruits and vegetables and it’s free of allergens like gluten, dairy, and soy.  I love to add a few scoops to baked goods, and smoothies for a nutrient-dense meal.

If you’re like me and are learning about keto-friendly recipes, try this recipe for increased energy and to encourage digestive health.

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake - Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly lemon cake.  It's packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you're looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you! #Keto #lowcarb #proteincake

With Mother’s Day around the corner, this really is perfect timing. My mom has been asking me to make a low carb cake that packs plenty of fat and protein.

With ingredients like sour cream, cream cheese, and eggs, this recipe features all the right ingredients that make it keto approved.

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake - Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly lemon cake.  It's packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you're looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you! #Keto #lowcarb #proteincake

This cake can even be made into muffins as it would be the perfect bite to grab on the go.

Also, the frosting is optional, but you’ve got to try it at least once as it couldn’t be any easier to make!

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake - Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly lemon cake.  It's packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you're looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you! #Keto #lowcarb #proteincake

If you’re looking for great spring recipe, without blowing your carb budget, this is the cake for you.
Plus, this cake is moist, tender, and tastes like the real thing. What more could you ask for?
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Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this keto friendly Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake.  It's packed with healthy fats and protein.  If you're looking for a low-carb cake alternative without the guilt, this keto cake is for you!

Course Breakfast & Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

For the Keto Protein Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 24 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener ( or sweetener of choice equivalent to 1 cup granulated sugar)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 zest of 2 lemons
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ( about 2 lemons )
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup BetterBody Foods LIVfit Superfood® Organic Superfood Blend
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

For the Keto Protein Frosting

  • 12 ounces brick style cream cheese, softened
  • 6 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener ( or sweetener of choice equivalent to 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup BetterBody Foods LIVfit Superfood® Organic Superfood Blend

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Prepare a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper.  I usually just run a thick strip down the center that overhangs the sides to easily remove later.

    In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup BetterBody Foods LIVfit Superfood® Organic Superfood Blend, 3 cups almond flour, and 3 teaspoons baking powder.  Whisk together to combine; set aside.

    In a large bowl, beat sour cream and sweetener of choice.  Beat in 3 eggs, zest of 2 lemons, 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

    Mix in LIVfit Superfood® Organic Superfood Blend, baking powder, and almond flour mixture until blended.

    Pour batter into baking dish.  Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    Cool the cake.  

    Meanwhile, to make the protein frosting,  beat cream cheese, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until smooth.  Slowly beat in 1/4 cup BetterBody Foods LIVfit Superfood® Organic Superfood Blend until smooth.

    Ice cake with frosting. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.  Slice cake into 16 slices; serve.

 

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14 Comments

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    Anna
    04/04/2018 at 1:19 pm

    Cake for breakfast?!? Count me in!!! Love this, and how it uses Stevia instead of sugar, they look delicious!

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    Michelle
    04/04/2018 at 2:44 pm

    This looks super delish! I love lemons and poppy seed cakes. The cream cheese topping will sure help satisfy any cravings. Great use of the protein powders. 🙂

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    Rachel
    04/04/2018 at 10:48 pm

    This looks fantastic! I’ve been trying to eat less empty carbs and I’ve been really missing things like cereal, bagels and muffins in the morning. This recipe would be a perfect alternative with my cup of coffee!

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    Kitty
    04/04/2018 at 11:08 pm

    I can eat this for breakfast? Holy cow! I’ve always been a pastry girl, but my normal breakfast treat doesn’t contain very much protein.

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    Lauren
    04/05/2018 at 9:11 pm

    Lemon sweets are one of my favorite treats, especially if they’re for breakfast! While I don’t personally follow a KETO diet I could definitely enjoy a slice of this! Love that it that superfood blend in it for added bonus points!

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    Kat Jeter
    04/06/2018 at 9:49 am

    Cake for breakfast and it’s keto?! I’m sold. Making this tomorrow!

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    dixya @food, pleasure, and health
    04/06/2018 at 2:58 pm

    love when cakes can be enjoyed as breakfasts…this sounds so delicious.

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    04/07/2018 at 3:44 pm

    OH! MY! HEAVENS! I can have my cake and eat it too?! This recipe sounds like just what I’ve been looking for. Every now and then I’m craving something sweet for breakfast but most sweets are taboo. I’ll be enjoying a slice of Lemon Poppy Seed Cake soon.

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    Amanda
    04/08/2018 at 4:19 pm

    I’m all for cake I don’t have to feel guilty about! I love that you’ve used almond flour. The flavors in this with the lemon and poppy seeds are so perfect for spring!

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    J
    04/08/2018 at 4:25 pm

    I’m about to start my first week of keto and I’m so nervous. Definitely bookmarking this amazing looking dessert to sometime while I’m on it. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sara
    04/08/2018 at 10:02 pm

    This looks really yummy! I can’t wait to try your recipe! Who could resist cake for breakfast?!

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    Tatiana
    04/09/2018 at 12:01 am

    Spring is the time of the year for me when i go low carb and looking for great recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth. this lemon poppy seed cake is awesome and so moist!

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    Patti @ Patty Cake's Pantry
    04/09/2018 at 1:14 am

    Having multiple diabetics in my extended family, I love any dessert that’s low in carbs, and Lemon desserts are my all time favorite. I love that your LivFit superfood blend has blueberries, because they go well with lemon, but do you taste the broccoli that’s in it?

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      Jessica Knott
      04/09/2018 at 10:34 am

      No, no taste at all. It has the slight taste of blueberries, though!

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