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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

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A low carb pumpkin coffee cake that is made with layers of cake, cream cheese and a crumble topping. Baked with coconut flour this is a healthy alternative.

The pumpkin cake is baked in two layers with a cheesecake filling. The cinnamon crumble topping is sheer delight.

Although I made this low carb and gluten free coffee cake you could use almond flour. The quantity of almond flour would need to be increased and perhaps one less egg in the sponge. When I bake a delicious cake with coconut flour I should reach for a bag of almond flour to try the same recipe again.

The trick to the light sponge in this pumpkin coffee cake is separating the eggs and whisking the egg whites. This makes such a difference when baking with coconut flour and ensures a light sponge. I had worried that the pumpkin would make it too heavy but it just added a delicious flavour.


Keto Pumpkin Coffee Cake

A pumpkin coffee cake that is made with layers of cake, cream cheese and a crumble topping. Baked with coconut flour this is a healthy alternative.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy low carb cake, Family favourites
Servings: 10 Slices
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Angela Coleby



  • 5 Eggs Separated
  • 1/2 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol or sweetener
  • 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted softener
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin spices

Cream Cheese Fillin

  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol or sweetener
  • 1 Egg medium
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Crumble Topping

  • 1/3 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol or sweetener
  • 1/4 cup Butter, unsalted softened
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/375F degrees.
  • Grease and line an 8 inch springform cake tin with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix the erythritol and butter together until soft and blended.
  • Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and stir thoroughly. Then add the pumpkin
  • Add the coconut flour, pumpkin spices, salt, baking powder and beat until combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the cake mixture
  • Spoon half of the mixture into the baking tin and smooth evenly.


  • In a bowl, add the softened cream cheese and beat with the erythritol (or sugar substitute).  
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  • Spoon this mixture over the cake mixture into the cake tin and smooth evenly.
  • Add the other half of the cake mixture over the cream cheese layer and smooth.


  • For the topping, place the coconut flour, cinnamon and erythritol in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add the butter and mix with your hands, gently, so that the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Scatter the topping over the cake mixture.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until firm and the top is cooked.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then place in the fridge to firm.


Serves 10 slices
Nutritional Info per slice:  278 Calories, 24g Fat, 7g Protein, 10g Total Carbs, 5g Fibre, 5g Net Carbs
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Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 5g
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  • Reply
    November 2, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Can I use Almond flour in place of the coconut flour in the pumpkin coffee cake? Or a mixture if the 2 flours? Im not a big fan of coconut.

  • Reply
    August 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Is there coffee in this recipe?

    • Reply
      August 28, 2019 at 10:41 am

      No. The name is a coffee cake which is a cake with a crumble topping. A cake to have with your coffee I think!

  • Reply
    October 27, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Does it have an egg taste using 5 eggs?? Looks really yummy

    • Reply
      November 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      No, the coconut flour sucks up all the egg taste!

  • Reply
    November 15, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Very good! Have you frozen this or would you not recommend?

    • Reply
      November 18, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      I think it would be a bit soggy after defrosting

  • Reply
    Lisa Milne
    November 29, 2019 at 11:23 am

    5 stars
    This was delicious!!!

    • Reply
      December 6, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Glad you love it!

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