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Maple Bourbon Spice Cake {with cream cheese frosting!}

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

spices for cake
the perfect blend of spices

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.

You’ll need a total of 5 spices:

  • nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • allspice
icing and maple syrup on bundt cake
this cake is a great breakfast treat

Which cake pan should I use?

For this recipe, I used the bundt cake 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.

maple bourbon spice cake with cream cheese icing
the cream cheese frosting and maple syrup are amazing together

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.

maple drizzle over spice cake
maple soaked cake is rich and delicious

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!

boubon infused cake
boozy, bourbon infused cake

What can I serve with spice cake?

A cup of coffee, iced latte, 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. I typically make this or my no bake keto cookies during meal preps.


No bourbon? Use rum instead.

No nuts? Try thin banana slices or garnish with apple chips.

No cream cheese for icing? Try sugar-free jello pudding as a “frosting” (low carb, not keto).

keto spice cake with maple bourbon glaze

Keto Spice Cake with Maple Bourbon Glaze

A delicious cream cheese icing-covered keto spice cake with maple syrup. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
4.73 from 22 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick


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 in a large bowl. Then, add in all other ingredients and mix well.
  • 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: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg

If you like this boozy cake, you’ll love:

This recipe was inspired by this Boozy Irish Whiskey cake from All Recipes.


Monday 23rd of December 2019

We made this for brunch last Sunday and it was amazing. From one Kentucky girl to another, this is simply delicious!


Tuesday 12th of November 2019

How much baking powder? I don’t see it listed in the ingredients...

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