Low Carb Blueberry Cheese Danish Coffee Cake

So it’s been a rough couple of weeks over here in the Hungry household.  We’ve all been sick, though Mr. Hungry is the only one who ended up with a horrible sinus infection requiring antibiotics finally.  We did the neti pot thing, the oregano oil thing, and a bunch of other home remedies, but what started as a summer cold just wouldn’t take the hint and leave!

We’re finally all feeling better, and now that I’m back to low carb cooking again I have been going a little cray cray with the blueberries.

First a friend dropped off a couple of pints while we were sick, and then blueberries went on sale at our local grocery store for just over $1 per pint – so of course I bought an entire case of them because it was such a great deal.

When I got home with my bounty reality struck and I remembered that my freezer here at the rental house is pretty miniscule, so I needed to use them up ASAP since freezing them wasn’t really an option.

Cue frenzy of blueberry themed EVERYTHING.



If you’ve been following IBIH on Instagram, you’ve seen days worth of blueberry cooking and baking (also baby ducks and butterflies because – CUTENESS.)  As a result, I’ve got several blueberry forward low carb recipes to share with you in the next week or two, and I’m also working on some low carb cocktail recipes later today.

Come on over and I’ll make you one!  I’ll even try not to cough on you – probably unsuccessfully.  But it will be worth it.  Maybe…

You’d think I’d be tired of blueberries by now, but honestly this keto blueberry coffee cake has been my everything the last couple of days.  I had a wedge of it this morning with my tea, and I’m considering having cake for lunch too.

Because I’m a grown up and I do what I want.



Once you make it and try it, I double dog dare you not to eat it for Every. Single. Meal.

Plus blueberries = antioxidants = winning.  So there’s that.

Mr. Hungry is also a huge fan of this cake.  He left early this morning and when I got up there was a giant section missing.  You might be thinking it’s possible that he took some to share with the guys at work today.  That would be nice of him….but I know better.  You would too if you’d tasted it.

This low carb coffee cake will turn even the most generous of souls into a greedy and selfish miser.  Like a grizzly defending it’s kill or a junkyard dog snarling over a fresh bone – that’s how you’ll feel when someone asks you for a piece of this cake.

Sharing?  Nope.  Not even a little.



There are FOUR awesome elements to this surprisingly easy low carb coffee cake recipe.  The bottom layer is a vanilla flavored cake that is oh so tender, yet firm enough to hold up the rest of the ingredients.

On top of that is a layer of fresh blueberries.  Then I added a sweetened cream cheese layer reminiscent of what you’d find in a classic cheese danish.  Finally, a subtly lemon flavored streusel topping that is a variation of my low carb lemon almond shortbread cookie recipe is crumbled over the top.



The end result is a truly sublime coffee cake that has a variety of flavors and textures that come together in perfect harmony.  It’s not overly sweet, which keeps you coming back for more.

And more.

And moremoremoremoremoremoremoremoremoremore.






Don’t be intimidated by the multiple layers – each is quite easy and this cake can go from craving to oven in under ten minutes.

This keto coffee cake recipe can easily make 6 large or 9 small muffins instead of one medium-sized coffee cake.  I made this in a cute white stoneware baking dish I bought recently, but it’s a weird size of 7.5 x 11.  To get the best results without going out to buy a new pan, try making this in a 9×9 baking dish which will give you similar results and you can easily cut it into 9 pieces.

I sprinkled some Swerve Confectioner’s over the top for looks (after it came out of the oven).  It’s optional but if you find you prefer your keto coffee cake a little sweeter you might want to try it.  Plus it looks pretty.



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Ingredients :

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup Swerve sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp Swerve sweetener
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

Instructions :

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (F)
  2. Cream the butter and sweetener together in a medium bowl until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, beating well after each.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, and xanthan gum in a separate medium bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour in the almond milk and blend until smooth.
  6. Grease a 9×9 (or equivalent) pan with butter. Spread the cake batter evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  7. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the top of the batter.
  8. Heat the cream cheese for 30 seconds in the microwave until soft. Beat with a fork until smooth. Add the egg and sweetener and beat with a fork until smooth. Pour over the top of the blueberries.
  9. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl or on the stove. Stir in the almond flour, sweetener, and lemon zest until fully combined. Crumble over the top of the cake.
  10. Bake the cake at 375 degrees (F) for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is golden brown.

Written by Healthy Cat

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