Skillet Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

This low carb chocolate chip coffee cake is baked in a skillet for unbelievably great flavor and texture. The edges get slightly crispy while the center stays deliciously moist.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 275 kcal


Crumb Topping:



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  2. For the cake, preheat oven to 325F and grease a 10 inch oven-proof skillet (does not need to be cast iron, but it's great if it is!)
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, whey protein powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter with sweetener until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then beat in half the almond flour mixture. Beat in almond milk and remaining almond flour until well combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and spread batter in prepared skillet. Bake 25 minutes, then remove from oven and sprinkle with topping. Return to oven and bake another 15 to 20 minutes, until sides are beginning to brown and center is just firm to the touch.
  6. Remove and let cool at least 20 minutes before serving (cake will fall apart easily if you remove it while it's still very warm).

Recipe Notes

Serves 10. Each serving has 7.79 g of carbs and 3.68 g of fiber when made with my homemade chocolate chips. Total NET CARBS = 4.11 g. (If you use Lily's chocolate chips, each serving has 10.35 g of carbs and 4.56 g of fiber.)

Food energy: 275kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 8.54g
Total fat: 24.56g
Calories from fat: 220
Cholesterol: 59mg
Carbohydrate: 7.79g
Total dietary fiber: 3.68g
Protein: 9.03g
Sodium: 193mg

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 221
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.56g38%
Saturated Fat 8.54g43%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 193mg8%
Carbohydrates 7.79g3%
Fiber 3.68g15%
Protein 9.03g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.