Low Carb Chocolate Cake With Frosting

SO my whole idea with this cake was to have a moist, fudgy cake that was gluten free, low carb AND dairy free. This is what this cake is and so much more!

Can you say VEGGIES? Yes, the main ingredient to this moist cake is puree pumpkin. Of course you cannot taste the pumpkin, but it is there šŸ™‚

THEN I needed a low carb, dairy free frosting to put on it that would fit the amazingness of this cake……MISSSON ACCOMPLISHED!!

SO hurry up quick and make this cake, or make into cupcakes if you wish and bake for 20 minutes.

You will find the baking mix recipe here so you can go make some if you have not already!! There are over 8 different recipes on my site using this mix!

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Low Carb Chocolate Cake With Frosting
Make a quick and fudgy chocolate cake topped with frosting that is gluten free, dairy free AND low carb! You can easily use butter in place of ghee in cake recipe or in frosting recipe. It will make the frosting recipe softer though so keep that in mind.
Course Desserts
Cook Time 40-50 min
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Low Carb Frosting
Optional to make chocolate frosting
Course Desserts
Cook Time 40-50 min
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Low Carb Frosting
Optional to make chocolate frosting
Instructions
For the Cake
  1. Preheat Oven to 350F and grease an 8x8 pan.
  2. With a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the eggs and pumpkin together. Add in the ghee and mix well.
  3. Now add all of the other ingredients and mix very well until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes until toothpick tested clean. Check at the 40 minute mark to not overbake. Store cake in the refrigerator. Set on counter 10 minutes to bring to room temperature if frosted so it will soften.
Low Carb Frosting
  1. In a stand mixer, whip the shortening and ghee for 3-5 minutes to get a fluffy consistency. Set a timer to be sure you whip it long enough. This is the MOST important step of all to take the time to do this. When you cream it like this it will become a bit lighter in color, then you know it is ready.
  2. Now add in the erythritol and stevia. It will be dry and stiff. Add in the salt, vanilla and unsweetened almond milk.
  3. Whip until smooth. You may add in additional tbsp of unsweetened almond milk if too stiff.
  4. Will keep on cake at room temperature. Cake will need to be refrigerated, so consider timing so you can set it out so the frosting will become soft. Frosting WILL harden with cold.
  5. To save extra frosting, freeze or put in fridge up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature and re-whisk if needed for spreading consistency.

Homemade Caesar Dressing

Use this fresh tasting dressing to liven up any bunch of salad greens! The garlic shines through in this one. It can be thickened with additional mayonnaise if desired.

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Homemade Caesar Dressing
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Mayonnaise
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Mayonnaise
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl whisk anchovies, garlic and salt.
  2. Whisk in mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and worcestershire sauce.
  3. Now whisk in olive oil and parmesan.
  4. Put in a few pinches of ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Makes 1 cup.
Recipe Notes

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

You have tried my coconut flour cookies, my low carb blondies and even my cookies made with my baking mix, and now you get a quick dairy free version! SO many to choose from, so everyone, allergies considered, can enjoy chocolate chip cookies!
When using the Nutiva Coconut Sugar as suggested they come to 4g carb per cookie.
Otherwise, if you use all erithrytol, they are approximately 1.5g carb each.

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
You have tried my coconut flour cookies, my low carb blondies and even my cookies made with my baking mix, and now you get a quick dairy free version! . SO many to choose from, so everyone, allergies considered, can enjoy chocolate chip cookies! . When using the Nutiva Coconut Sugar as suggested they come to 4g carb per cookie. . Otherwise, if you use all erithrytol, they are approximately 1.5g carb each.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Place shortening and egg in a food processor. *See below for instructions without a food processor. Process 3 to 4 pulses. Scrape sides.
  3. Add monkfruit/erithrytol, stevia, and extracts. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape Sides.
  4. Add flours, baking soda and salt. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape sides again.
  5. Pulse 3 to 4 more times. Remove blade and remove container. With a wooden spoon stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop out batter with a cookie scoop or tablespoon. Form into balls. Then with slightly damp hands, press flat to about 1/4 inch.
  7. The cookies will not spread much so get them the size you are wanting. 12 should fit on a standard cookie sheet, 3 deep, 4 wide.
  8. Bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes.
  9. Cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container or zip bag up to 6 days on the counter.
Recipe Notes

If you do not have a food processor, cream the shortening and sweeteners together first. Then add egg. Then add flours. Mix well. Now stir in the chips. All other instructions still apply.

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