Everybody loves cake. I love me some cake, chocolate cake, cheesecake, carrot cake, strawberry shortcake, you name it I love it. And I love that I don’t have to give up cakes on the keto diet!
I’ve so far only made single serving mug cakes and my Lemon Blueberry Cake since being on the keto diet but I’ve been researching recipes to make other ketogenic cakes for the holidays and maybe for my little one’s birthday. These low carb cakes are made with almond flour mostly and wow I can’t wait to try some of them out.
Low Carb Cakes Made with Almond Flour
Why almond flour? If you poke around enough recipes on this blog you’ll realize I’m an advocate for coconut flour over almond flour where possible. Almond flour has more calories and requires more per serving than coconut flour. It’s also more expensive.
However, for making cakes and bread, I will mix in almond flour with my coconut flour to get a firmer texture overall. Using only coconut flour in baking results in a dense texture. For a light and airy cake that holds up to being cut into slices, I’ve found that mixing the two flours work best.
So first up is this classic yellow cake recipe that I am considering for munchkin’s birthday. I love plain cake and this recipe seems simple enough.
Keto Birthday Cake
This Low Carb Vanilla Cake only has 8 ingredients and none of them are difficult to get. In fact, I have all of these on hand ready to make my usual keto recipes. You can check my keto pantry for my favorite keto sweeteners and flours. Get this recipe here.
Keto Chocolate Cake
Next up is this delicious looking Moist Double Chocolate Cake. It uses almond flour and hazelnut flour which should make for an interesting flavor. Full disclosure, as a chocolate lover, there are several versions of keto chocolate cake on this list! Find this recipe here.
Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
OMG doesn’t this look divine? It’s a low carb chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. Several of my favorite flavors in one. OMG. The recipe makes mini cheesecakes but I’d fashion a trial in a standard size springform pan for a regular 8-inch cheesecake. Get the recipe here.
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Keto Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake
This is a keto coffee cake recipe with blueberries and pecans, very similar to my keto Lemon Blueberry Cake recipe. I love the addition of the pecans and I’m keen to try the coffee flavor too so I will have to try this spin. Find the recipe here.
Coconut Lime Keto Cupcakes
These Coconut Lime Keto Cupcakes sing sweet music to my tropical soul. You can find the recipe here.