Delicate, moist lemon poppy mini bundt cakes with a sweet lemon glaze drizzled over the top make one delicious, quick and easy low carb dessert!
These Lemon Poppy Mini Bundt Cakes are so delicious! They are super cute and really easy to make. Topped with a sweet lemon glaze, you might find yourself wanting more than just one!
Lemons have so many health benefits! They help maintain your immune system and protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier.
The texture in these Low Carb lemon cakes is just perfect, thanks to the oat fiber in the batter. When you add oat fiber with almond flour or another gluten free flour it renders such a wonderful bread-like texture!
Give these a try and you'll find yourself making them again and again!
What's in Mini Gluten Free Lemon Cakes
- Super fine almond flour
- Oat fiber
- Sour cream
- Grass-fed butter
- Swerve Confectioners
- Baking powder
- Pure vanilla extract
- Poppy seeds
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Mini Gluten Free Lemon Cakes with Lemon Glaze
To Make the Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a separate bowl, whip up the egg whites to soft peaks and set aside.
Add the butter, egg yolks, Swerve, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract to another bowl and mix using a hand mixer.
Mix in the egg whites.
Mix in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then invert the mini cakes onto a wire rack and allow to cool before glazing.
To Make the Sugar Free Glaze
Add the glaze ingredients to a bowl and mix. Add in more lemon juice if needed to thin out and get your desired consistency.
Drip the glaze over each mini bundt cake and allow the glaze to set at room temp before serving.
While you can certainly omit the glaze, it adds such a nice sweetness and punch of lemon flavor, so it's highly recommended!
If you decide to omit it, you might want to add a little more swerve to the cake batter to compensate.
This mini bundt cake tin is adorable and you can make most any Keto cake recipe in it.
If you prefer, you can make these into gluten free cupcakes by using a silicone muffin tin. The cooking time may vary slightly so start watching them after about 15 minutes.
Can I Freeze Mini Keto Lemon Cake?
You sure can. Allow them to completely cool then wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store up to a couple of months in the freezer.
To thaw, just set out on the kitchen counter, ever how many you want to serve, for about 30 minutes and they'll be ready to eat!
Are Lemons Keto?
Lemons are very beneficial on Keto, low carb or any diet for that matter. There're are only 4 net carbs for an entire lemon.
You can add a fresh squeeze of lemon to your water or unsweetened tea to give it a little flavor. They're so refreshing and they add a light and refreshing punch of flavor when added fish and chicken dishes as well.
Tips for Almond Flour Cake Recipes
These low carb lemon cakes use a combination of almond flour and oat fiber. One of the great things about baking Keto cakes with almond flour is it makes a wonderful low carb gluten free flour alternative which cuts the carb count way down.
However, it should be noted that almond flour doesn't behave the way traditional white flour does.
Baked goods made with almond flour are delicate when they are still warm. It is important to let them cool for about 15 minute in the pan you bake them in to ensure they do not fall apart.
What is Oat Fiber? Is Oat Fiber Keto?
Oat Fiber is a key ingredient in this recipe, because it gives a more traditional texture. The Oat Fiber that I use is made by Lifesource Foods and I highly recommend it. They grind it to a very fine powder and has a very mild flavor.
Oat Fiber is not the same as Oat Flour, which is made from grinding oats. Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats and is pure insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water and isn't broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs.
More Keto Recipes Using Oat Fiber
- Blueberry Muffins
- Coffee Crumb Cake
- Coconut Lime Cupcakes
- Cheddar Jalapeño "Cornbread"
- Fluffy Pancakes
- Rosemary & Kalamata Olive Focaccia
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
More Keto Lemon Recipes
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake
- Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
- Mini Lemon Curd Tarts
- Lemon Bars
- Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
- Lemon Chicken Tenders over Zoodles
- Lemon Mascarpone Tart
- 5 Minute Microwave Lemon Curd
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
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Keto Lemon Poppy Mini Bundt Cakes
For the Cakes
To Make the Cake
- Add the butter, egg yolks, swerve, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract to another bowl and mix using a hand mixer. Mix in the egg whites.
- Mix in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Using an ice cream scoop, add the batter to a mini fluted/bundt pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then invert the mini cakes onto a wire rack and allow to cool before glazing.
To Make the Glaze
- Add the glaze ingredients to a bowl and mix. Add in more lemon juice if needed to thin out and get your desired consistency. Drip the glaze over each mini bundt cake and allow the glaze to set at room temp before serving.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.