Keto Holiday “Honey” Cake

In a picturesque town blanketed in snow and aglow with holiday lights, there was a small but beloved bakery owned by Mrs. Clara Bennett. Known for her warmth and the heavenly scents that perpetually wafted from her kitchen, Clara had become a fixture in the community, her bakery a hub of joy during the holiday season. This year, however, Clara faced a new challenge. Inspired by the growing number of her patrons following a ketogenic lifestyle, she endeavored to create a holiday dessert that would allow them to partake in the festive cheer without straying from their dietary paths. Thus, the idea for the Keto Holiday “Honey” Cake was born.

Drawing upon years of baking experience and her keen sense of innovation, Clara set out to craft a cake that would capture the essence of the holidays. She started with superfine almond flour, a staple in keto baking for its low carb content and rich, nutty flavor. To this, she added baking soda, Himalayan salt, and a medley of spices — cinnamon, allspice, and ground cloves — each chosen for their ability to evoke the warm, comforting aromas synonymous with holiday baking.

In lieu of traditional sweeteners, Clara opted for lakanto sweetener, a natural, keto-friendly alternative that would lend the cake its characteristic honey-like sweetness without the sugar. Coconut oil was chosen for its moistness and subtle sweetness, complementing the robust flavors of the spices. The addition of fresh brewed liquid espresso deepened the cake’s complexity, imparting a rich, inviting depth that was impossible to resist.

As Clara mixed the ingredients, the kitchen filled with the scent of spices, a promise of the festive indulgence to come. When the cake emerged from the oven, golden and fragrant, it was clear that Clara had succeeded in her mission. The Keto Holiday “Honey” Cake was a masterpiece of holiday baking, one that didn’t compromise on taste or tradition despite its adherence to ketogenic principles.

On the evening of the holiday party, Clara’s bakery was filled with the laughter and warmth of the community. The Keto Holiday “Honey” Cake, served alongside her traditional offerings, was a resounding success, its slices disappearing as quickly as they were served. Clara watched on with a heart full of joy, knowing that her cake had made the holiday season a little sweeter for everyone, regardless of their dietary choices.

Through her Keto Holiday “Honey” Cake, Clara Bennett reminded her community that the holidays are a time of inclusion and joy, a time when everyone should be able to indulge in the flavors of the season. And in her small bakery, amidst the snow and holiday lights, Clara proved that with a little creativity, the spirit of the holidays could be preserved and cherished by all.

Harlan Kilstein’s Keto Holiday “Honey” Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 181 kcal


  • 2 2/3 cups almond flour superfine
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup lakanto sweetener
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs liquid espresso fresh brewed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl or directly in Vita Mix.
  3. Gently mix and pour into greased loaf pan
  4. Top with Toasted Slivered Almonds in design
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

 Serve with coffee (of course).

Most of my recipes are made in my Vita Mix. I use it several times every day.

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03/19/2024 10:32 am GMT
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