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.

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!

scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup

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.
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blaanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 12 cup muffin pan.
  • Add eggs and powdered erithrytol to a large mixing bowl. Whisk then slowly pour in cooled, melted butter while whisking.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk well until smooth.
  • Let it sit 5-8 minutes to thicken.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 1 crepe

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese can sub in cream cheese, blend extra for smoothness
  • 1 tsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp almond flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a griddle skillet on medium heat. Add all ingredients in order to a blender.
  • Blend until very smooth.
  • 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.
  • Wait until the edges dry then carefully with a scraper/spatula work it under the crepe to the center.
  • Move spatula around to loosen the whole crepe then carefully flip over.
  • Cook an additional minute to set the other side.
  • 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!

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 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 stick butter or sub in coconut oil for dairy free
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or sub canned coconut milk for dairy free
  • 1 tsp lemon extract or sub 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp liquid stevia or powdered stevia
  • 1 cup frozen berries raspberry, blackberry, or blueberry

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, monkfruit and baking powder.
  • Whisk in eggs, cream, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and stevia.
  • Once incorporated, slowly mix in melted butter or coconut oil.
  • Gently fold in berries. Do not stir too much or berries will break down.
  • Scoop into muffin tins, 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  • Bake 20 - 25 minutes until toothpick tested clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in the pan before enjoying!
  • Carbs vary per berry used, but this one is 1.5g net carb per muffin when it makes 16.
Keyword almond flour, baked, dairy free

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 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Palm Shortening *you can use butter here, it may cause the cookie to have more crumb
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 2 tbsp Nutiva Coconut Sugar *you can alternately use low carb brown sugar but they will not be as moist
  • 1/2 tsp Nu Naturals Pure Stevia Powder *you can use an alternate stevia, but make sure its pure so you get the level of sweetness desired
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract *Frontier brand is my favorite
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour *Bobs Red Mill is my favorite
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour *Bobs Red Mill is my favorite. Nutiva is a good brand too!
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips *Lily's chocolate chips are sugar free and help keep carbs low.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Place shortening and egg in a food processor. *See below for instructions without a food processor. Process 3 to 4 pulses. Scrape sides.
  • Add monkfruit/erithrytol, stevia, and extracts. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape Sides.
  • Add flours, baking soda and salt. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape sides again.
  • Pulse 3 to 4 more times. Remove blade and remove container. With a wooden spoon stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out batter with a cookie scoop or tablespoon. Form into balls. Then with slightly damp hands, press flat to about 1/4 inch.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes.
  • 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.

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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Keyword chocolate chip, coconut flour, cookie, dairy free, palm shortening, shortening