Keto Chocolate Cake

This decadent and rich chocolate keto cake is incredibly delicious. Whenever I serve it, people ask for the recipe.

The keto chocolate cake is intensely rich and moist with a tender and light crumb. It is made easy with almond flour and is the best keto dessert for parties, birthdays or anytime you crave a death by chocolate cake.

Keto chocolate cake is fluffy and frosted with rich chocolate frosting. The one-layer cake is baked in a square baking dish and is very easy to make.

Nothing is better than a slice of keto cake for keto desserts. The moist and rich cake needs a bowl and less than 7 ingredients.

This article will discuss keto chocolate cake and how to make this yummy keto dessert.

The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cake

Why should you make this chocolate cake? It is the perfect recipe for chocolate cake, even if you are not on a diet.

During my childhood, it was my favorite and simplest dessert with chocolate frosting. This delicious cake was one of my favorite childhood treats.

Simply it is a one-layer cake mixed in a bowl, and it is suitable as a snack or even for breakfast if you don’t use any frosting.

It is indulgent and decadent with frosting and the best chocolaty dessert.

Our Favorite Keto Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

When that chocolate craving hits, everyone needs a fantastic chocolate cake recipe.

This keto chocolate cake is made easily using a bowl and bakes up super rich, chocolaty with an airy and light sponge.

The cake recipe is sugar-free and perfect for celebrations, birthdays and parties. It is grain-free, gluten free or a low-carb dessert and diabetic-friendly.

Keto Death By chocolate cake

  • Easy to make
  • No flour
  • Great for parties
  • Only 7 ingredients

This fantastic bold chocolate cake recipe is made without flour because of its soft consistency and intense chocolate flavor. No oil is required and nor even coconut flour.

Keto Frosting Recipes

Either use store-bought or homemade chocolate buttercream or vanilla frosting or change the flavor using peanut butter frosting, cream cheese frosting, ice cream, coconut frosting, sliced strawberry and whipped cream.

Ingredients for this low-carb cake recipe

Below are the ingredients mentioned that will be needed to make this keto chocolate cake.

  • Eggs- give structure to the cake and bind together everything.
  • Almond flour- ensure to use blanched superfine almond flour rather than almond meal. It is essential nut flour that provides most of the bulk. Correctly measure it by using a level method and spoon.
  • Coconut flour is a gluten-free flour that gives shape to the cake and absorbs moisture, so it ensures o fluff it out before measurement. A combination of almond and coconut flour balances the flavor of these gluten-free cakes.
  • Baking powder and Baking soda (1/2 tsp) help raise the cake.
  • Salt and vanilla extract- enhance the taste of all other ingredients and make the cake delicious.
  • Powdered monk fruit sweetener- the taste of this low glycemic sugar-free sweetener is similar to the taste of a normal confectioner’s sugar. However, it is ketogenic, paleo-friendly and diabetic-friendly.

Monk fruit sweetener can be replaced with another low-carb sweetener like erythritol.

  • Melted coconut oil adds a light coconut flavor and makes the cake soft. Suppose you are not dairy- free ass neutral flavored oil, ghee or melted butter.
  • Almond milk- or any other milk as per your liking
  • Vinegar- mix with almond milk and let it settle for 5 minutes till curdled to make the cake ultra-moist and soft.

How to make Keto Chocolate Cake

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Take two 8-inch cake pans and grease and line them with parchment paper.
  2. Combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk in a large measuring cup. Put it aside, let it settle for 5 minutes, and mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Take a separate large mixing bowl, and mix all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add melted coconut oil, beaten eggs and vanilla extract and mix till smooth. Drizzle curdled milk and mix till combined well.
  5. Among two baking pans, evenly divide the batter.
  6. In a preheated oven, bake for 18-25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Avoid over baking- the cooking time is different and varies accordingly.
  1. The cake is allowed to cool down in a pan for almost half an hour. The lined parchment paper is removed. Before frosting, cool completely.

How to make low-carb chocolate frosting

For an easy free buttercream frosting, you would need 5 ingredients.

  • Unsalted butter- use coconut butter or ghee, grass-fed butter for a dairy-free/ paleo cream cheese frosting.
  • Powdered monk fruit sweetener
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coconut milk, almond milk or heavy whipping cream
  1. Beat the butter on medium speed till fluffy and light with the help of a hand mixer for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Lower the speed and add cocoa powder and powdered monk fruit slowly. Mix appropriately till combined well.
  3. Mix salt, coconut milk and vanilla and increase the speed until fluffy for 2-3 minutes.

Important notes when making creamy buttercream frosting

  • The frosting is creamy, smooth and deliciously chocolaty. Depending on your dietary preference, it is adaptable and forgiving.
  • Any powdered low-carb sweetener can be used as per your choice. Powdered monk fruit can be substituted with erythritol.
  • Instead of coconut milk, you’d use heavy whipping cream, or vegan butter also works well.
  • Add butter or powdered sugar if you prefer a thicker consistency, and add more milk if you prefer a spreadable and thinner consistency.

Tips for making the best low-carb chocolate cake

  • Use regular temperature milk and eggs.
  • For measuring flour, use the spoon and level trick.
  • Do not forget the vinegar.

Can I use another sweetener?

As many keto sweeteners are available in the market, I used liquid stevia. You will need to add some milk or sweetener if you use granulated sweetener; otherwise, it will be incredibly sweet.

Storing Leftovers

  • To store- the leftovers can be stored in the fridge, covered. It will last for more than 2 weeks.
  • To freeze- the keto cake can be frozen by placing it in freezer friendly jar. It will be stored well for more than 6 weeks.

Can I have cake on keto?

If enjoyed in moderation, this low-carb chocolate cake recipe can be a part of the ketogenic diet. It is mandatory to be conscious of consuming the whole cake in one go.

So how many carbs are in this easy keto cake recipe?

The carbs present in one slice of unfrosted low-carb chocolate cake

  • 4g NET carbs
  • 5g proteins
  • 16g fat
  • 1g sugar
  • 176 per serving calories

More Keto Desserts to try

  • Chocolate cheesecake
  • Coconut cream pie
  • No Bake cheesecake
  • Crème Brulee
  • Chocolate Mousse Pie
  • Keto blueberry cheesecake
  • Delicious Keto Muffins
  • Chocolate Fat Bomb
  • Low carb keto chocolate cheesecake

Recipe: Keto Chocolate Cake

The cake is truly a fantastic keto cake. One bowl is fluffy and moist and easy to make. It is sugar-free, low carb, and requires less than 20 minutes to make.

It is an American dessert with total calories of 184kcal.

Ingredients

  • Cocoa powder ½ cup
  • Baking soda ½ tsp
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Softened butter ½ cup
  • Room stored eggs 4 large
  • Blanched almond flour 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Take two 8-inch cake pans and grease and line them with parchment paper.
  2. Combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk in a large measuring cup. Put it aside, let it settle for 5 minutes, and mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Take a separate large mixing bowl, and mix all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add melted coconut oil, beaten eggs and vanilla extract and mix till smooth. Drizzle curdled milk and mix till combined well.
  5. Among two baking pans, evenly divide the batter.
  6. In a preheated oven, bake for 18-25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

  • Avoid using chia or flax eggs.
  • Liquid stevia can be replaced with a full cup of sugar, so make sure to use the best quality liquid.

Conclusion

The keto chocolate cake is intensely rich and moist with a tender and light crumb. It is made easy with almond flour and is the best keto dessert for parties, birthdays, or anytime you crave a death by chocolate cake.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and covered. It will last for more than 2 weeks. This keto chocolate cake is made easily using a bowl and bakes up super rich, chocolaty with an airy and light sponge.

The cake recipe is sugar-free and perfect for celebrations, birthdays and parties. It is grain-free, gluten free or a low-carb dessert and diabetic-friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat chocolate on keto?

Yes, surprisingly, chocolate is a part of the keto diet. But it is important to go for dark chocolates that have less than 70% cocoa, preferably more, so eat within the limit.

Are keto desserts healthier?

Yes, they are full of nutrients as their center of attention is on healthy fats, no sugar, and quality of proteins.

Can you eat cake on keto?

The desserts with high-carb count should be avoided by the people fighting to get their bodies in ketosis shape, that is, to burn fats rather than carbohydrates to get energy.

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