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.
Servings
12pieces
Cook Time
40-50min
Servings
12pieces
Cook Time
40-50min
Ingredients
Low Carb Frosting
Optional to make chocolate frosting
Instructions
For the Cake
  1. Preheat Oven to 350F and grease an 8×8 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.