A southeastern American treat – made KETO. This delicious butter cake is a staple in some U.S. households and anything with butter – you bet I HAD to make it.

So original butter cake is made with buttermilk.. since we can’t use that on keto, I replaced that with sour cream so it will be nice and MOIST.

One problem that I had was that there was TOO much syrup – so I altered the recipe to be JUST right.

Hope you enjoy!

What you’ll need:


  • 2 cups (230g) almond flour – packed
  • 1/2 cup (115g) sour cream – levelled
  • 1/2 cup (100g) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (120g) sugar substitute (I used erythritol)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1/4 cup (50g) butter
  • 1/3 cup (60g) sugar substitute (I used erythritol)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp water

In a mixing bowl, stir together your sour cream and melted butter. Add in your sugar substitute, vanilla and 1 egg. Whisk together. Drop in another egg and whisk, and then the last egg and whisk again.

Stir in your almond flour and baking powder.

Pour the cake mix into a greased bundt pan. My bundt pan was approximately 7-inches in diameter.

Bake at 350f or 176c for 35 minutes.

Once the cake is done and out of the oven, set it aside to cool. Keep the cake in the pan. Melt the butter for the syrup. It should be on medium heat.

Whisk in your sugar substitute, vanilla and water. Heat and stir until the sugar substitute has dissolved.

Use a skewer or end of a utensil to poke several small holes into the top (technically the bottom) of the bundt cake. Pour the butter mixture around the cake, making sure the holes are filled with the butter. Keep swirling the pan around until your mixture has dissolved into the cake.

Set aside and let it cool for 1 hour.

When you’re ready to serve, place a plate on top of the bundt pan and flip it around so the cake pops right out!

Top with powdered sugar substitute OR some coconut flour!

This makes approximately 12 slices.


  • CALS: 266
  • FAT: 25.8
  • CARBS: 5.4
  • FIBRE: 2
  • NET CARBS: 3.4
  • PROTEIN: 6.2

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  1. Debbie Harris

    July 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Can this be frozen? I’d have to do something with most of it to keep from eating it all. Looks delish!!!

    • hungryelephant

      July 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      Yes for sure!

  2. Jess

    July 26, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I made this yesterday and it is delicious! Today I poured some sugar free chocolate syrup over it and it was glorious. I could taste the almond flour a little bit. Do you have a brand you recommend? Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  3. Lisa

    July 28, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I just made this the other night and it’s incredibly delicious. I am a very happy lady. 🙂 thank you!

  4. Patty McElvy

    August 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    As soon as I saw this recipe I thought of substituting lemon extract for the almond!?!?!

  5. Charlene Gray

    August 12, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I can’t do Swerve or Erythritol, only pure Monkfruit or pure stevia, that has no erythritol added. Any suggestions out there for baking?

  6. Elaine Gilbert

    August 20, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Can this b done as a sheet cake instead of bunt

    • hungryelephant

      August 20, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Yes it can!


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