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!

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.
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 12 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup ghee; softened
  • 3/4 cup baking mix
  • 3/4 cup monkfruit
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Sugar free chocolate chips

Low Carb Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Nutiva Palm Shortening
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Anthony's Powdered Erythritol this is the best brand without the cooling effect
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla stevia drops regular stevia drops will work here
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened almond milk

Optional to make chocolate frosting

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions
 

For the Cake

  • Preheat Oven to 350F and grease an 8x8 pan.
  • With a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the eggs and pumpkin together. Add in the ghee and mix well.
  • Now add all of the other ingredients and mix very well until smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Now add in the erythritol and stevia. It will be dry and stiff. Add in the salt, vanilla and unsweetened almond milk.
  • Whip until smooth. You may add in additional tbsp of unsweetened almond milk if too stiff.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Keto Gooey Buttercake

Its origin started in St.Louis,MO, but honestly I had not heard of it till a few days ago!

It reminds me of a very moist and chewy pound cake!

You have to watch it so you do not overcook it!!

You need to pull it out of the oven when its lightly brown and toothpick tests slightly gooey. If you do not, then you risk a dry and crumbly cake. It will still be tasty, but not gooey like we want!

If you are looking for some more recipes your family will love without complaints, get a copy of my cookbook “Quick and Simple Low Carb Recipes” here and have 75 more low carb recipes at your fingertips!

Keto Gooey Buttercake

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter; melted and cooled

2 lg eggs

1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/3 cup erithrytol (monk fruit) or granulated sweetener

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 cup powdered erithrytol

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl mix 1 egg and melted butter with a hand mixer. Add in almond flour, granulated sweetener, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Spread batter into the bottom of your 8×8 pan.

Set aside. In same mixing bowl add cream cheese, remaining 1 egg and powdered erithrytol. Spread onto 1st layer in pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Toothpick tested with some gooey batter left on it.

Once it has reached this point, cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp powdered erithrytol if desired.

Store in zip bag or air tight container up to 5 days. For best results, warm up leftovers before eating for best taste.


Keto Whoopie Chaffle

See,I told you I am a wafflehead!

I am all about the treats, if you cannot tell, and making them keto makes me feel like I have accomplished something huge!!

In this case, yes, I did!!

The chaffle part uses cream cheese and is super light which goes perfect with the heavy filling!!

If you are looking for some more recipes your family will love without complaints, get a copy of my cookbook “Quick and Simple Low Carb Recipes” here and have 75 more low carb recipes at your fingertips!

Keto Whoopie Chaffle

1 large egg

1 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp monkfruit or erithrytol

1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

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Filling:

3 oz cream cheese

2 Tbsp heavy cream

12 to 15 drops liquid stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk the egg and cream cheese 1st till smooth, then add other ingredients. Whisk well.

Pour into a preheated waffleiron on medium for about 6 to 8 minutes.

You want them to be a little floppy, cool completely and they will stiffen up.

For the filling, mix all with a hand mixer until smooth. Spread between 2 whoopie chaffles. Put in fridge for 10 to 15 min to solidify better.

Store in fridge up to 7 days in a sealed bag or container.


Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Bread

This is a great replacement to curb your cravings for chocolate, cake, donuts and sweets you may want for breakfast…..or even a snack!!

Loaded with healthy fat, super moist and minimal crumbles, this breakfast bread can be jazzed up with chocolate chips if you want❤

If you are looking for some more recipes your family will love without complaints, get a copy of my cookbook “Quick and Simple Low Carb Recipes” here and have 75 more low carb recipes at your fingertips!

Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Bread

1/3 cup creamy unsweetened almond butter

1 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp Keto Mock Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Greek/or Skyr Yogurt (for dairy free use unsweetened applesauce)

2 Tbsp Keto Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp almond flour

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375F

Melt oil & almond butter in saucepan with a whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT egg.

Whisk well.

Add egg.

Whisk well.

Spread into a parchment lined 8×11 bread pan.

Bake 20 min until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Makes 8 servings.

6g carb per serving

Add additional 2g carb per serving with applesauce sub.


Low Carb Carrot Cake🥕

It was the cake I made for my babies 1st birthday, so every time I have it now it reminds me of when she was little!

My daughter will soon be 9 so it was some time ago! She even loved this one, but had no idea it was made without sugar!

Now if you haven’t already, go make some of my baking mix!! It is the basis for over 6 of my recipes and counting!

Now that you have the baking mix ready, let us make some cake!!

If you are looking for some more recipes your family will love without complaints, get a copy of my cookbook “Quick and Simple Low Carb Recipes” here and have 75 more low carb recipes at your fingertips!

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Low Carb Carrot Cake

1.5 cups low carb baking mix

1/4 cup Bobs Red Mill plain whey powder

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

3/4 cup Swerve granulated (or regular erithrytol)

3/4 tsp powdered stevia (pure is best)

1.5 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp each: nutmeg, allspice, ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (may need more if your almond milk is store bought)

3 Lg eggs

3 to 4 egg whites to make 1/2 cup

1/3 cup coconut oil/OR butter melted

2 small (5″long) carrots finely shredded

Quick frosting:

4oz cream cheese, very soft

1/2 stick butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

2.5 Tbsp Swerve Confectioners sugar

1/4 tsp liquid monkfruit sweetener /OR liquid stevia

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Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 pan. Glass is preferred.

In a large bowl whisk all dry ingredients.

In a separate small bowl whisk eggs and almond milk.

Slowly whisk egg/milk mixture into dry ingredients 1/4 at a time.

After well whisked, slowly add in melted coconut oil /OR butter a little at a time.

Each small addition should be followed by a folding/whipping motion.

Once all incorporated, fold in the carrot shreds.

Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes until set in the middle and edges are golden brown.

Cool completely.

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Start making frosting!

With a hand mixer, or with a whisk, mix all frosting ingredients in a small bowl.

It should be smooth and thick.

Spread over cooled cake.

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Optional: sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans

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When cut into 16 pieces……

2g net carb each.

When cut into 8 pieces…….

4 net carb each.

This will vary depending on your brand choice of sweeteners, length of carrots used, and type of coconut.


Low Carb Torte Brownies

Like a super healthy, chocolatey, fudgey torte, but in little low carb squares!!

Go make some of my Low Carb Baking Mix first, then you will be all set for making all kinds of goodies!!

They are excellent at room temperature, but turn MORE fudgey when you put in the fridge overnight!

2.4 net carb each is a fabulously low number for just ONE!!

I confess, I had two, they are that good!!

Maybe top with some of my Chocolate mousse and Keto Chocolate syrup for a super rich dessert!!

The trick here is to whip the eggs and secret ingredient, okra, in the blender until it is whipped up like frothy meringue☺

Let’s make some super healthy, low carb torte brownies!

If you are looking for some more recipes your family will love without complaints, get a copy of my cookbook “Quick and Simple Low Carb Recipes” here and have 75 more low carb recipes at your fingertips!

Low Carb Torte Brownies

2 oz bakers unsweetened chocolate

2 oz Lindt Excellence 90% dark chocolate

3/4 cup salted butter

3/4 cup erithrytol

1 tsp stevia, powdered

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup Low Carb Baking Blend

3/4 cup diced, frozen, okra

3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease an 8×8 glass pan.

Place chocolate and butter in small glass bowl and set above a small saucepan of boiling water to melt. I do not recommend the microwave.

Remove from heat once 90% melted and continue to stir till remaining butter & chocolate melts.

Whisk in sweeteners till mixed well.

Combine eggs and okra in a blender. Blend on high, scraping sides occasionally, until it resembles green meringue and has doubled in size.

Slowly fold the meringued egg and okra mixture into the chocolate mixture till incorporated.

Now with minimal stirring, stir in dry ingredients.

Bake at 350F for 35 minutes till set in the middle only slightly yielding to touch.

Cool COMPLETELY!!

Then cut into 12 squares!

2.4 net carb per torte brownie!


Low Carb Blender Chocolate Cake

Quick and easy, plus make this super moist recipe into 2 cake pans. After cooling, freeze one for later!! Just thaw in the fridge😊

The baking mix recipe is this……

Visit the link HERE to find more recipes using this mix!

Low Carb Blender Cake

3/4 c monkfruit sweetener
3/4 tsp stevia
1 1/2 c baking mix
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. Unsweetened, almond milk
1/2 c butter, melted -or- coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. boiled water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease 2 (9in) pans,
or 1 8inch and 12 cupcake tins.

Mix dry. Put wet ingredients in blender, blend well.

Add dry. Mix scraping sides.

Slowly add water from top with blender on low.

Stop. Scrape sides.

Slowly add rest while blender is on low. Scrape.
Put in greased pans.

Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 min.

Rotate pans from top to bottom and bottom to top, half way through the time.

Toothpick tested done. Cool completely.

Turns out the best if allowed to sit in refrigerator overnight.

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For 20-24 cupcakes


Keto Blueberry Waffins

Since getting my Bella ceramic waffle maker I have been dreaming up things to make in it!

I did chocolate waffins last time, now it’s blueberry! They turned out to be like super rich waffles!

Soo so good! I gave instructions on how you could turn them into muffins if you don’t have a wafflemaker. But why don’t you have a wafflemaker yet?🤔

Go make these cause 2 will fill you up nice! It wouldn’t hurt to put some butter on them and have with Lakanto Maple flavor syrup either, just saying😍

Keto Blueberry Waffins

Dry:

2 cups almond flour

3 Tbsp Lakanto monkfruit sweetener

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Wet:

4 lg eggs, room temperature

5 Tbsp butter + 3 Tbsp coconut oil; melted&cooled

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp stevia glycerite/liquid stevia

1 cup frozen blueberries

Whisk dry. Whisk wet. Add wet to dry while whisking.

Stir in blueberries.

Either scoop onto waffle iron and cook 3 min.

-or-

Scoop into 12 muffin tins and bake at 350F for 20 to 25min until set. Cool for 10 min in the pan.

2.3 net carb per waffin, or muffin.


Keto Chocolate Waffins

I literally found a way to enjoy muffins 5x faster than usual!! You simply cook them in a waffle iron🤗

It sounds crazy simple, and well, it is!!

Make up some keto muffins. Use a cookie scoop to evenly place them on your preheated waffle iron. Close, wait 3 to 5 minutes……every waffle iron is different so you will just have to figure out your timing.

I love how SUPER quick they are and the fact that I only need my waffle iron!! No oven, no muffin pan, no muffin liners!!

My waffle iron was a Christmas gift from my Dad! Go Dad!! It is ceramic lined so there are no harmful teflon fumes. Plus it is a belgian size with 4 small squares!!

Here is my recipe for Keto Chocolate Waffins….though I believe any muffin recipe would work. I will keep experimenting and let you know!

Keto Chocolate Waffins

3/4 c pumpkin puree

1/2 c almond butter

1 lg egg

4 Tbsp lakanto monkfruit granulated

1/4 c cocoa powder

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup Lilly’s chocolate chips, or chopped 80% chocolate bar

Preheat oven to 375F OR preheat waffle iron on medium.

Put all in blender in order. Pulse. Scrape sides. Pulse, scrape, etc. Until all mixed. Using cookie scoop, portion into 12 muffin tins, or onto waffle iron.

For muffins in oven:

Bake 20 min & cool 10 minutes.

Or

3 minutes in waffle iron

Should make 12 muffins, or 12 waffins

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Paleo Low Carb Chocolate Chip Blondies

I originally made these keto in this recipe here at 4g net carbs per 1/16th.

Now I have tried this recipe with Nutiva’s Organic Coconut Sugar and they turned out AMAZZZZIIINNNGG!

The net carb increases to 9g (10g – 1g fiber)

I saved up my carbs for this treat this evening! It was soooo worth it!

1 stick butter

1/2 c almond butter

2/3 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar

1/4 tsp stevia glycerite

1/4 tsp maple extract

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs, room temperature

1 1/2 c almond flour

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 baking powder

2/3 c sf choc chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Melt butter and almond butter in medium saucepan. Mix sweeteners and extracts in a small bowl. Mix into saucepan. Beat in eggs one at a time. Whisk well. Now add flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until toothpick tested mostly clean with a few crumbs. Cool before lifting out of pan and cutting into 16 squares.

10g carb/1g fiber

Keto:

Replace coconut sugar with monkfruit

1 square= 7g carbs / 3 g fiber

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