Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes: Low Carb and GF

Low Carb Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes are small bites of tender, sweet lemon cake topped with a raspberry glaze. This is not a  tangy lemon cake but rather a creamy lemon and vanilla flavor. Easy to make, low carb, gluten free, and oh so good!

Raspberry lemon cream cakes are low carb and gluten free. Tender lemon cake is glazed with a raspberry glaze. Freeze well. Lowcarb-ology.com

I made these Low Carb Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes in a cannelle pan so that they would be pretty but you can make them in a muffin tin if you like. I think the canelle pan gives them a little more tender texture, however.

So, I was making a lemon pound cake for Southern Saturdays on my other blog and smelling all of that lemon made me really crave a cake of my own! The recipe called for chia seeds and I decided right then that I was going to try to make a low carb version. I checked around for something similar and found these Lemon Ricotta Bundt Cakes on Carolyn’s blog, All Day I Dream about Food. I used them as a guideline because everything she does comes out perfectly.

Raspberry lemon cream cakes are perfect for brunch or a dessert. Lowcarb-ology.com

I think these came out pretty perfectly, too. These tender little bites are perfect for a quick snack or to kill a craving for something sweet. Let them cool completely — the flavor and texture are better after at least an hour. I am not sure why but they are.

I always make my low carb foods in small portions because I am the only one in my family that eats low carb. I love seeing the beautiful big low carb cakes and full casseroles on Pinterest but honestly that would not work around here. These little cakes, muffins, or whatever you want to call them, slip easily into a freezer container and you can freeze them for up to three months — probably more. That way you can enjoy them when you want to without worrying about half of them going bad.

Low carb raspberry lemon cream cakes are easy to make and gluten free. lowcarb-ology.com

I am hoping this helps me. I have been terrible about staying low carb. I think it is difficult because I am a food writer and I write about “regular” food. It’s difficult to make a chocolate truffle cake without tasting it to make sure you got it right. My family eats really high on the carb meter, too. Those nasty carbs are everywhere and they beckon me, damn them.

Hopefully having low carb stuff like this around more will help.

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Raspberry lemon cream cakes are perfect for brunch or a dessert. Lowcarb-ology.com
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Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes: Low Carb and GF

Tender little bites of lemon cake with a raspberry topping. Just a little over 4 net carbs each.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 189kcal
Author Katherine Peters



  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Spray cannelle pans or muffin tins with cooking spray. I used silicone cannelle pans so they did not need to be sprayed.
  • Blend the almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, protein powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs.
  • Blend in the sour cream and coconut oil, whisking until smooth.
  • Stir in lemon zest, chia seeds, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  • Whisk in the dry ingredients just until well blended.
  • Fill pans about 3/4 of the way up with the mixture.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.
  • Let cool in pans for a couple of minutes then turn out to finish cooling.
  • Meanwhile, melt the raspberry preserves in the microwave.
  • Spoon over the cakes.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

If you liked Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes you may also like…

Low Carb Chocolate Pound Cake

Raspberry Almond Crumble Tea Cakes

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Coconut Frenzy Cake I Breathe Im Hungry

Low carb and gluten free, these raspberry lemon cream cakes are lightly sweet and tender with a sticky raspberry glaze. Lowcarb-ology.com

Last Updated 11/22/2020

26 Responses to “Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes: Low Carb and GF”

  1. These are adorable. Love that they are low carb and gluten free.

    • Thanks Amy!

  2. ALL day today I too, am gonna dream about food – food like these adorable and delectable Raspberry Lemon Cream Cakes!

    • LOL! Sweet Dreams

  3. These look so light and fluffy – love that they are GF!

    • Thanks Kathryn!

  4. These are so pretty! I really like raspberry and lemon together, such a great combo!

    • Yep …. it’s one of my favorites, too.

  5. Love the flavor combination! The fact that you’ve made them gluten free and diabetic friendly is even better!

    • Thank you!

  6. I cannot tell you how much I love a good lemon dessert. The fact that they are low carb and with Raspberries really make me drool. Great recipe.

    • Thanks so much!

  7. These little cakes are so cute! I Love that they are GF too!

    • 🙂 thank you!

  8. OH these are adorable!! Forget the muffin tin…I want that pan!

    • I LOVE this pan!

  9. carbs are totally my downfall too, maybe if I had more low carb treats like these I’d eat better 🙂

    • 🙂 I think it helps me.

  10. I love to make mini desserts or single portion. That way I do not eat them all! With the flavors you used, it would take all my will power not to eat them all.

    • LOL! Freeze them!

  11. These look absolutely scrumptious! I love the combination of lemon and raspberry. It’s one of my favorites.

    • Thank you so much!

  12. I also like make individual serving for my cake, especially when I have something like potluck. your GF version looks awesome.

    • Thanks!

  13. These cakes are so pretty, I love the pan you used. I also love smaller sized desserts and am looking forward to trying your recipe. The cakes look so tender and delicious!

    • They really are. I was surprised!

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