Maple Bourbon Spice Cake {with cream cheese frosting!}

bourbon spice cake with maple glaze

The perfect low carb fall dessert: keto friendly spice cake with maple bourbon glaze and cream cheese frosting. Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

How do I make keto spice cake?

Traditional spice cake has, well, a lot of spices. I tried to cut out as many ingredients as possible, making this an easy and fast spice cake recipe. You’ll need baking powder, eggs, almond flour and cream cheese for this recipe.

And, of course, the fabulous 5 spices that make up our cake.

spice cake ingredients

You’ll need a total of 5 spices:

  • nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • allspice
bundt cake cooling off from the oven

Why should I make this cake in a bundt? Cant I just make it in a pan?

The advantage of the bundt design is to allow the heat to be evenly distributed along your cake, baking it perfectly inside and out.

You may choose to use any size cake pan, however. Just make sure you’re checking it frequently after approximately 20 minutes.

glazed keto spice cake

The perfect bourbon-infused keto cake

Here in my home state of Kentucky, we put bourbon in everything- and baked treats are no exception.

However, if you’re not a fan of whiskey, simply omit it from the icing part of the recipe and it will still be just as tasty without it. You can still, of course, still add the sugar-free maple syrup. 😉

keto spice cake

Will my cake become soggy or fall apart if I add the extra glaze?

Not at all. In fact, this cake holds up beautifully at room temperature for days!

What can I serve with spice cake?

A cup of coffee, large scoop of sugar-free vanilla ice cream or fresh berries are a perfect match for this cake. This cake is an especially delicious treat for breakfast and it will last throughout the work week.

keto spice cake with maple bourbon glaze

Keto Spice Cake with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Amber @ Low Carb Quick
A delicious cream cheese icing-covered keto spice cake with maple syrup. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
4.74 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 366 kcal


Cake Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup confectioners erythritol
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking poder
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups fine almond flour


Bourbon Glaze- optional


Cake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Mix softened butter and cream cheese.
  • Add in all other ingredients and mix.
  • Add mixture to treated (with spray or butter) bundt pan or baking pan.
    batter in bundt pan
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until knife comes out clean and edges begin to brown.
    bundt cake fresh from oven

Icing Instructions

  • Soften cream cheese in microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Mix cream cheese, erythritol, and 3 tbsp maple syrup together. Heat in microwave for approximately 40 seconds. Pour over cake.
  • Optional: Mix additional maple syrup and bourbon, then add per piece if desired.


Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 10gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 859IUCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg
Keyword keto breakfasts that aren’t eggs, keto cake, keto diet, low carb cake, spice cake
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This recipe was inspired by this Boozy Irish Whiskey cake from All Recipes.

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