Low Carb Fruit Cake

Low Carb Fruit Cake

A low carb Christmas classic turned Keto! You can make this Low Carb Fruit Cake just in time for the holidays using Bake in a Minute Mix. Serve the keto fruit cake on it’s own, enjoy with a cup of coffee, or drizzle with Lee’s Ghee for a delicious Keto friendly dessert that’s festive.

This delicious keto Christmas cake is just like the traditional fruit cake that dates all the way back to ancient Rome.  We are giving it a modern twist, making it a healthy sugar free dessert, great for keto, low carb, grain free and diabetic friendly diets.

Main Ingredients Used

This delicious sweet cake is often overlooked during the holidays but we are kicking it up a notch with this low carb version.  We will also share some recipe tips and variations that will make everyone question if it's actually low carb.

Bake In a Minute Bread Mix: is low in carbohydrates and high in fibre and protein, suitable for anyone looking to eat more healthy, low ingredient and natural foods!
Eggs: adding structure to this keep while holding all the ingredients together, plus we love a little more protein.
Walnuts: adding a nutty flavour plus some texture to this flavoursome low carb fruit cake.
Dried Cranberries: giving this tasty keto fruit cake a natural sweet flavour, we used 1/2 cup dried cranberries but you can always decrease if you want to limit the amount of carbs in this recipe.
Origin Vanilla Extract: pure vanilla extract made using fine, hand-selected vanilla beans sourced from small farms around the world. 
Origin Vanilla Salt: hand harvested atlantic grey salt mixed with sweet and aromatic ground tahitensis vanilla beans!

Step by Step Instructions

How to make Low Carb Fruit Cake

Just 4 easy steps to make this low carb fruit cake.

Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8" loaf pan with parchment paper with edges overhanging.  Grease parchment with baking spray or brush with olive oil.
In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, butter and vanilla extract.  Using a rubber spatula add in the sweetener, vanilla salt and orange zest and mix until well combined.  
Mix in the Bake in a Minute Mix and the baking soda until well combined.  Then fold in the dried cranberries and walnuts until they are evenly spread throughout the cake batter.
Transfer the cake mixture to the loaf pan and spread out evenly.  Bake in the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes (a toothpick should come out clean from the centre)  Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes and then lift the cake with the parchment "handles" out of the pan ad place on a cooling rack for another 10 minutes before slicing into this delectable cake.

Other Low Carb Cake Recipes you Might Enjoy

Blueberry Carrot Cake
Sugar Free Crepe Cake
Low Carb Chocolate Toffee Cake

Recipe Tips

Top Tip: generously grease the parchment paper to avoid the cake from sticking and allow to the cake to cool before attempting to remove from the loaf pan.
Serving: serve this delicious low carb fruit cake with a warm beverage, a fizzy drink, a cup of hot chocolate made with Keto Bars Hot Cocoa or a delicious hot coffee made with Explorer Coffee Concentrate
Storage: Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days or freeze for 1 month.

Recipe Variations

Glazed Over: make a glaze to pour over the top of the fruit cake with 1/2 cup of powdered erythritol and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, mix together and add more lemon juice as needed.  Drizzle over the top of the cake and give it 10 minutes to harden.
Get Fruity: add some berries to the cake batter.  Toss in some blueberries or some chopped strawberries for an extra fruity cake.
Go Nuts: swap the walnuts for hazelnuts, pecans or cashews for a different nutty profile.
Chocolate Lovers: swap out the fruit and add some Coco Polo Milk or Dark Chocolate tabs for a chocolatey nutty dream Christmas cake.
Boozy: add a shot of brandy, rum, cherry or orange liquor to the cake mixture for a boozy flavoured Christmas Fruit Cake.   

Check out this fun and scrumptious Low Carb Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe for another holiday recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Christmas Cake the same as Fruit Cake?
Although the cakes have different variations of ingredients and fruits, essentially they are the same.
Why is Fruit Cake popular at Christmas?
Some speculate that fruit cake was made to preserve fruit that was grown over the summer and fall months.  Therefore, it's often made in the fall and winter season after the fruit has been harvested.

Servings: 12 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes


2 cups Bake in a Minute Mix
4 large eggs
¼ cup butter (melted)
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup granular sweetener 
1 tablespoon Origin Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp freshly grated orange zest
½ teaspoon Origin Vanilla Salt
½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Place parchment paper in a small baking pan with edges overhanging 
  3. Spray parchment with non stick spray (or brush with olive oil) and set aside
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter, and vanilla
  5. Add in sweetener, salt, and orange zest and stir until well blended
  6. Add Bake in a Minute mix and baking soda
  7. Fold in the cranberries and walnuts
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out to ensure mixture is evenly distributed
  9. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes (a toothpick should come out clean from the centre)
  10. Cool in pan on a cooling rack for 20 minutes, then use the parchment “handles” to lift the cake out of the pan. Place the cake on the cooling rack, allow to cool for 10 more minutes, then slice into 14 thin slices and serve.
Servings: 12 | Calories: 227 | Net Carb: 6g | Total Fat: 3g | Total Carb: 13g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar Alcohols: 4g | Protein: 7g

Nutritional and macronutrient information may vary slightly depending on brands/ingredients used.