Low Carb Chocolate Cake is perfect for every occasion, a Keto way to celebrate any day. Get ready to stuff your face with happiness, aka chocolate cake without all the carbs.
Low Carb Chocolate Cake is, quite possibly, one of our favorite dessert for celebrations. Chocolate is never a hard sell with us, but when you make it in cake? Yessssss.
You can celebrate in style and decadence too, even on Keto. 😉
Low Carb Chocolate Cake 101
What flour is used in keto chocolate cake? When eating keto, the goal is to avoid sugar and carbs, that includes wheat flour. This keto cake recipe uses coconut flour which is low carb and keto approved. We are able to not use almond flour at all since we are using some cocoa powder. It actually works pretty well to create perfect fluffy and moist cake results.
How to store your low carb chocolate cake: If you want your cake to stay the freshest, you want to store the cake at room temperature in an airtight container. But if your frosting is dairy based, into the fridge it goes (also in an airtight container.) Remember, exposure to air will cause the cause the cake to go stale faster.
Can cake be frozen? Yes, feel free to freeze this cake, before or after it has been frosted. The only caveat is, if the cake is frosted, you’ll need to freeze it before adding plastic wrap of a freezer bag. When it is time to thaw the cake, remove the plastic wrap before the cake thaws. This will leave the frosting intact.
Changing up your keto cake
Chocolate is definitely a populate cake flavor, classic even. But if you’re looking to change things up a little, we have a few suggestions:
- Chocolate chips: Sugar free chocolate chips add both texture and richness to this recipe.
- Minty fresh: A little bit of mint extract will transform your cake into mint chocolate-y deliciousness.
- Nuts: It’s not a surprise that protein packed nuts make for a great cake mix-in. We like almonds, but also walnuts. Walnuts are classically good with chocolate cake.
- Bacon: Yes, it seems a little odd to suggest, but believe it or not, bacon is absolutely amazing with chocolate. Bits of cooked bacon make for a crazy, fun and keto-friendly combination. Don’t believe us? You can try chocolate covered bacon first.
- Not digging chocolate? Check out our Keto Birthday Cake instead!
HOW MANY NET CARBS IN OUR KETO BIRTHDAY CAKE?
6 Net Carbs per slice! Now this is WITH our FANTASTIC Keto Cream Cheese Frosting which puts it it to be about 1/4 cup in each slice and a layer of frosting in the center.
Our family is currently on the fence on this. FULLY FROSTED OR NOT? I’m totally team frosting and really am here for cake FOR THE FROSTING. The nutrition info is based on frosting the entire cake with 2 cups whereas you can easily . cut back on the amount of frosting to around about 1- 1 1/2 cups so that can vary up your nutrition carb count if you’d like to use less frosting! Bring the carb and calorie count down to the 4 range.
6 Net Carbs for a slice of delicious and frosting?! Now THAT’s happiness by the slice. You can make it absolute chocolate explosion if you’d like to make our Keto Chocolate Frosting instead.
We provide the sugar alcohols information IN the nutrition card now. We do subtract sugar alcohols to get our net carbs so you have all the information provided below in case you need to do it differently. Remember we are a judgement free zone here and please be kind to others if they follow things a bit differently.
If you’d like to use another form of sugar alcohol be sure to check out our low carb sweetener conversion chart. This recipe can easily be made sweeter by using more of whatever sweetener you decide to use. We tend to go on the mild sweetener side of things so do what works for you in that regard as well.
Delicious decadent traditions
Cakes, or some variation of a cake-like dessert, have been used to celebrate occasions for quite some time. The first true birthday cake is believed to have originated in Middle Ages Germany.
Over time, cake grew sweeter and less bread-like. More decadence and flavor, moist and frosted. Elaborate, even. Not-so-keto-friendly cakes became a norm. But have no fear, our cake will satiate those cravings and still curb the carbs. You can have your cake and eat it too. Now THAT’s something to celebrate.
Don’t forget to save us a slice of happiness too. We LOVE chocolate.
Some other recipes you might like:
Low Carb Chocolate Cake
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup powdered sweetener
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar alternative
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp butter unsalted and melted
- 2 cups low carb vanilla frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Pre-grease two 6-inch round cake pans.
- In a small bowl, mix together almond milk and apple cider vinegar.
- In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients: Sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and brown sugar alternative. Create a well in the middle for the wet ingredients.
- Add in eggs, vanilla extract and butter and mix to combine. Pour in the milk mixture and mix well.
- Evenly distribute cake batter into your round cake pans. Tap pans on a flat surface to spread cake mixture evenly throughout the pan and remove any excess air.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until when a toothpick is inserted, it comes out clean.
- PRO TIP: Allow your cake to fully cool before frosting.