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Low Carb Preacher Cake

Easy Preacher Cake recipe adapted to be low carb and gluten free! Sweet cake with tropical flavor is topped with a rich cream cheese and pecan frosting. 2 net carbs! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine low carb, Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 224kcal
Author Marye



  • 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup swerve
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar Free Pineapple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1/3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans , divided use


  • 1.5 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter , softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cups swerve



  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Grease a 6x6-inch square baking pan.
  • Blend the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sweetener in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a larger bowl blend together the egg yolk, syrups, butter, and vanilla until well mixed.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients gently.
  • Fold in half the pecans - about 2 tablespoons.
  • Spoon cake into baking pan and smooth top.
  • Bake at 325F for 20 to 30 minutes -  or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out with a few crumbs clinging to it.
  • Let cool before adding the frosting.


  • Blend all the ingredients except the pecans until smooth.
  • Fold in the remaining pecans.
  • Spread gently on completely cooled cake.
  • Refrigerate if you're not eating it within a few hours. Freeze for longer storage.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.8mg