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 🙂

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.

pumpkin bread

Low Carb Pumpkin Bread

Its that time again…… PUMPKIN TIME!!

I understand not EVERYONE is excited about pumpkins but boy am I excited!! I never really used to like pumpkin before but tastes change and now it is one of my favorites!!

Here is a pumpkin spice recipe for you that I make up to have on hand for all of my pumpkin recipes each fall!

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Low Carb Pumpkin Bread
Now you can enjoy the flavors of fall with this super moist pumpkin bread that is not only low carb but gluten free, sugar free and grain free!
pumpkin bread
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 45 min
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 45 min
Servings
slices
Ingredients
pumpkin bread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine flours, baking powder, pumpkin spice, salt and xanthan gum. Whisk well. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and monkfruit until light and fluffy.
  5. Scrape down the sides and add in eggs one at a time.
  6. Mix in the pumpkin puree and vanilla until well combined.
  7. While mixer is running, slowly add in the pre-whisked dry ingredients in 1/3 increments mixing after each.
  8. Batter should be thick. Spread into prepared pan.
  9. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired. My favorite is pecans.
  10. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick test clean when placed in the center. Cool 5 minutes in the pan.
  11. Gently pull up by the sides of the parchment paper and let finish cooling on a cooling rack before slicing. Store leftovers in the fridge.

scotch pancake muffin with butter and maple syrup

Low Carb Scotch Pancake Muffins

I do love a good pancake and have made them before here in the blender, and here in a bowl and here in a cast iron skillet…….BUT NOT IN A MUFFIN PAN yet!

Here is a light and fluffy pancake muffin that gets baked and then cooled to warm before enjoying! You can double the recipe and make a large batch. Once recipe makes about 12 muffins. Don’t forget to get some of my Keto Maple Syrup to top them with!

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Low Carb Scotch Pancake Muffins
Make these up quick and go get something else done as they bake! Don't forget to top with plenty of butter and make up some of my Keto Maple Syrup to go on them! Approx. 1g carb each. This is general and will vary on your brand of flours used. I use Bobs Red Mill.
scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup
Cuisine Scottish
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Scottish
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. Add eggs and powdered erithrytol to a large mixing bowl. Whisk then slowly pour in cooled, melted butter while whisking.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and whisk well until smooth.
  4. Let it sit 5-8 minutes to thicken.
  5. Scoop into a prepared muffin pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Toothpick tested done. Will be golden brown, not dark. If it is turning too dark too fast, tent with foil last half of baking time.
  6. Store leftovers in fridge. Lasts up to 5 days. Reheat at 350F oven for 5 minutes.

Low Carb Crepes

I have not really had many crepes before in my life. Pancakes, yes, but crepes, no. So when my husband asked for some I had to figure out a low carb version that would work, and this one does!

I had strawberries with mine, but you could easily go with a different berry! Berries are low in carbs and high in fiber so they are a perfect fit for a low carb lifestyle!

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Low Carb Crepes
Enjoy crepes again with this quick recipe that comes together easy in your blender! Use cream cheese in place of mascarpone if you cannot find mascarpone. Makes 2 to 3 large crepes @ 1g net carbs each. Add in berries, I used 1/2 cup fresh strawberries at 6g net carbs. Blackberries are less, blueberries are more.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 3 min
Servings
crepe
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 3 min
Servings
crepe
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat a griddle skillet on medium heat. Add all ingredients in order to a blender.
  2. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Brush oil onto warmed skillet. Tilt the skillet at a side angle and pour 1/4 cup batter in a swirl pattern while swirling the skillet until all covered.
  4. Wait until the edges dry then carefully with a scraper/spatula work it under the crepe to the center.
  5. Move spatula around to loosen the whole crepe then carefully flip over.
  6. Cook an additional minute to set the other side.
  7. Put onto a plate and fill with berries and top with Keto Maple Syrup. Top with sugar free whipped cream for ultimate enjoyment!

Low Carb Raspberry Muffins

I love any type of muffin and raspberry is one of my favorite kinds! You can of course use blueberries or blackberries as well! This recipe makes about 16-18 muffins. I use silicone liners, or paper liners. I also fill my muffin wells 1/2 to 3/4 full.

What is YOUR type of favorite muffin? Leave a comment below!

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Low Carb Raspberry Muffins
Make some with raspberry as listed, or change it up to a different berry, even chocolate chips would work!
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Passive Time 10 min
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Passive Time 10 min
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, monkfruit and baking powder.
  3. Whisk in eggs, cream, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and stevia.
  4. Once incorporated, slowly mix in melted butter or coconut oil.
  5. Gently fold in berries. Do not stir too much or berries will break down.
  6. Scoop into muffin tins, 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  7. Bake 20 - 25 minutes until toothpick tested clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes in the pan before enjoying!
  9. Carbs vary per berry used, but this one is 1.5g net carb per muffin when it makes 16.

Low Carb Maple Donuts

You know those donuts you can get at the local bakery that are slathered with the maple icing…….yes, these are what I used as my memory to re-create them into low carb!

It is so close to the real thing that my kids went crazy over them!

First you need to make sure you have some Keto Maple Syrup either made with my recipe HERE, or purchased. AND you also need to make sure you have some Keto Brown Sugar made up with my recipe HERE, or purchased.

You will also need a donut pan, silicone preferred for easy removal from the pan! Non stick may not release in one piece once baked!

Using maple extract will give you the closest possible flavor to what I have created. If you sub maple syrup for the maple extract it may add too much moisture and result in runny glaze and too moist donuts. Following the recipe as stated is how you will get the results I did!

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Low Carb Maple Donuts
Now you can enjoy maple glazed donuts again with this re-creation of a carby favorite! The donuts turn out moist and the glaze is perfectly set and keeps up to 5 days! This recipe makes 6 donuts. 1 donut = 8g carb // 4.2g fiber // 3.8g NET carbs --- 6g protein // 23g fat
Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 25 min
Passive Time 25 min
Servings
donuts
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 25 min
Passive Time 25 min
Servings
donuts
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and set your donut pan on a baking sheet so it is ready.
  2. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. Whisk well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine wet ingredients: eggs, heavy cream, keto maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla.
  4. While whisking the wet ingredients, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Whisk well until batter is smooth.
  5. Now put all of the batter into a piping bag, or use the corner end of a gallon ziploc bag. Pipe batter evenly into each donut well in your pan. Smack pan on the counter to release any bubbles in batter and to make it even.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until it is set and lightly golden.
  7. Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes before slowly turning onto a cooling rack with a pan underneath. Make your glaze!
  8. In a small saucepan add all of the glaze ingredients and heat over medium heat while whisking until it is completely smooth and thin.
  9. In a quick motion, drizzle glaze over each donut. It works best to follow the golden circle on the donut so you cover it as evenly as possible. You MUST do this in a swift motion as the glaze will harden and crystallize in the pan before you are able to coat them all if you take too long. If it hardens in the pan before you are able to coat them all, reheat and try again with the remaining amount.
  10. Donuts keep on the counter for 1-2 days. For longer storage keep in fridge up to 5 days.
Recipe Notes


Low Carb Fudge Brownies

Not only are these luscious brownies super fudgy but they come together in 1 bowl!!

You CANNOT skip the step of warming up the eggs, or making sure they are room temperature. If you do not, you will get clumpy batter and possibly scrambled eggs!!

Store them in the fridge and if you want MORE chocolate, top with a fudge icing!

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Low Carb Fudge Brownies
Not only will you want to eat them all, they come together quickly in 1 bowl! The carb count depends on what chocolate chips you use. The recipe by itsself WITHOUT CHOCOLATE CHIPS is as follows for 1/12 of the recipe: 1.3 g carb/0.7g fiber/1.7g protein/ 11.2g fat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line an 8x8 an with parchment paper.
  3. Put your eggs in a bowl filled with hottest tap water and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, melt butter and confectioners erithrytol and whisk until well combined.
  5. Now whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
  7. Now whisk in the vanilla and eggs one at a time until a very smooth batter is made with a shiny top.
  8. Now whisk in the almond flour and baking powder. All batter should be very smooth.
  9. Stir in 1/2 of the sugar free chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle other half of chips over the top.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes. It should be set in the middle.
  11. Cool for 30 minutes. YOU MUST COOL THEM COMPLETELY BEFORE CUTTING!!
  12. Store in the fridge. Can be reheated in a 350F oven for 5 minutes for ultimate fresh taste!

Low Carb Whisked Pancakes

I have another pancake recipe called Keto Blender Pancake Recipe , but it uses cream cheese and the blender, which usually is not a problem, but I wanted to re-create the pancakes that mix in a bowl!

Spring is approaching and it has gotten me thinking of recipes I can have on hand for camping season!

This recipe works out well for any mix and pour situation! Another nice thing about these is that the texture is improved with the mixing of the flours in the base 🙂

They also re-heat well in a toaster!

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Low Carb Whisked Pancakes
Whisk up these pancakes quickly in the morning without the need for cream cheese OR your blender!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Country Style
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30-40 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Country Style
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30-40 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat a cast iron griddle over medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk all of the dry ingredients, Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine the apple cider vinegar and unsweetened almond milk. Let sit while you mix the stevia, eggs, vanilla in a large bowl. Now whisk in the unsweetened almond milk/ACV combination.
  4. Pour the wet mixture in the middle of the dry mixture. Whisk until only a few lumps remain. Let it sit 5 minutes.
  5. Pour onto hot skillet that has been greased with a little butter or oil in 1/4 cup amounts. Let it cook until the sides round out and it lifts up a bit. Ease the turner under it and in one swoop flip it. Let it cook an additional 4-5 minutes until it is set in the middle and springs back when gently pressed.
  6. Store under a cloth towel as you cook the rest. Will keep up to 5 days in the fridge. Warm up in a toaster or oven.

Low Carb Pork Loin Chops

I normally do not choose to make pork chops because they are finicky and tend to be dried out if you do not watch them carefully!

Not when you coat them and bake them on a rack! The rack allows for the heat to get around the entire pork chop and not sit and get soggy!

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Low Carb Pork Loin Chops
Make juicy pork chops that you will fall in love with when you bake them in this manner! I use my rimmed baking sheet, a.k.a. jelly roll pan, and my cookie cooling rack in this recipe.
Prep Time 20
Cook Time 25
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20
Cook Time 25
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Prepare your rimmed baking sheet with a cooling rack and set aside.
  3. Dry pork chops with a paper towel on both sides. Put all dry ingredients into a large Ziploc bag, set aside.
  4. Put eggs into a shallow bowl. Set up an assembly line. Chops, egg, then coating mixture.
  5. Take each pork chop one by one and dip in egg, then drop in coating bag, shake, then place onto the prepared baking pan laying flat.
  6. Continue until all are coated. Make sure they are not touching one another in the pan to ensure even cooking.
  7. Bake at 350F for 25 to 28 minutes. Let the shops rest for at least 8 minutes to ensure juiciness.
  8. Store leftovers in a sealed container. Reheat in a covered skillet for 8 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Make sure you get fine ground almond flour and NOT almond meal.


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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