The sugar-free Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is just divine!

Gingerbread Loaf Cake with Maple Frosting

 This keto Gingerbread Loaf Cake is perfect for all of your holiday gatherings. A low carb, grain-free treat that rivals the one from Starbucks!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 335 kcal


Gingerbread Loaf Cake

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup Swerve Sweetener depending on how sweet you like it
  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Maple Frosting

Optional Garnish

  • 2 tbsp chopped toasted pecans



  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan very well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, spices and salt. Add the eggs, melted butter, cream, water, and vanilla extract and mix until full incorporated. 
  3. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until the cake is golden and the center is firm to the touch. A tester inserted in the center should come out clean. 
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool 20 minutes. Then loosen the edges with a knife and flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, then beat in the sweetener until well combined. Add the cream a few tablespoons at a time until a spreadable consistency achieved. Beat in the maple extract. 
  2. Spread the frosting over top of the cooled cake and sprinkle with the chopped pecans. 
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Loaf Cake with Maple Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/12th of loaf))
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.47g45%
Carbohydrates 8.42g3%
Fiber 3.57g14%
Protein 10.12g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.