Desserts

Keto Death By Chocolate Cake

You have to try out this easy keto death by chocolate cake that is rich, delicious and so chocolaty! 

keto death by chocolate cake

 

This is the ultimate chocolate cake and one of the best you can make. It has rich frosting captured between layers of cocoa coffee rich sponges.

If you have sweet tooth but you’re following a keto diet, making a dessert that is extremely decadent yet low in carb can sometimes be quite hard, but not at all impossible.

After all, most of the desserts do not have that well-known flavor that you have come to expect from classic desserts. This rich chocolate cake does!

 

This cake is made with almond flour, cocoa powder, and some instant coffee granules. There is a magical bond between chocolate/cocoa and coffee as the coffee gives an extra luxury taste to the cocoa.

The frosting is very simple but gives a nice refreshing and not so heavy finish to the cake. The cream cheese gives an almost cheesecake feel to the entire experience.

 

Tips to make keto death by chocolate cake

  1. Can you use only coconut flour to make this cake? – for this cake, we do not recommend coconut flour as the cakes may break apart and be too dry.
  2. Can you bake all three of the cakes at once? –  Do not think about it! Baking all three cakes all at once is not recommended. You must bake it in three batches and if you try at once, you may likely end up either with burnt cake or with a cake that has a raw center.
  3. In order to speed up the process of making this yummy keto cake, you can mix the chocolate cake batter in a food processor to speed up the entire process.
  4. Can I sub almond milk? Yes, you can use coconut milk or for more luscious cakes, use heavy cream
  5. In terms of freezing the cake. You cannot freeze the entire cake once the frosting is on, but you can freeze the cake after baking. Reheat in the oven for 10 minutes at 350F.

 

Ingredients to make a keto chocolate cake

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this chocolate cake:

For cake:

  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1 cup powdered Erythritol
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Frosting:

  • 10 oz. cream cheese – softened
  • ½ cup butter – softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered Erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Keto approved chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate chips

 

How to make death by keto chocolate cake

Gather all of your ingredients for this cake and preheat the oven to 350F.

ingredients for keto chocolate cake

 

Then in a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, instant coffee, and Erythritol.

 

In a separate bowl, beat butter with eggs and vanilla and fold in the almond milk.

 

Next, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir until you have a smooth batter.

 

It should look somewhat like this:

 

Line three 6-inch spring forms with parchment paper. For easy removal make sure to butter the sides of the springform.

Divide the batter evenly among the spring forms and tap gently at the kitchen counter.

 

Bake each cake layer for 25 minutes then cool the cake layers completely at the kitchen counter.

 

Now to make the frosting, add all the frosting ingredients in a bowl.

 

Then beat until smooth.

 

Once the cake layers have been cooled and the frosting has been made, cover the first layer with ¼ of the batter. Repeat layers and cover the cake completely with the frosting.

Decorate with chocolate chips and refrigerate for 1 hour.

keto friendly death by chocolate cake

 

Lastly, slice this delicious keto chocolate cake and serve.

low carb death by chocolate cake

 

Low Carb Death By Chocolate Cake FAQs

 

Is Sugar-Free Chocolate Keto?

Not all sugar-free chocolates are keto-friendly. Therefore, before eating any or using them in your recipes, please check the labels as some sugar-free chocolates will affect your ketosis.

 

Is dark chocolate OK on keto?

Like sugar-free chocolate, many types of dark chocolate are not so great for the keto diet and you should read labels to ensure you’re getting good quality keto-friendly dark chocolate for your recipes. Try to choose dark chocolate that contains 70% or more cacao. Some good ideas include:

 

Is Lily’s milk chocolate Keto?

Yes, lily’s milk chocolate is indeed keto-friendly. In fact, it is one of the most popular milk chocolates people enjoy on the keto diet made with top tier ingredients. You can get some by clicking this link here.

 

How many net carbs are in Lily’s milk chocolate?

In every serving (1/2 bar) there are o grams of net carbs!

 

Is Lily’s dark chocolate chips Keto-friendly?

Yes, these are keto-friendly and only contain 1 gram of net carbs per serving. They’re used in many keto recipes that call for chocolate chips and are a favorite in our keto recipes. You can get them here.

 

Where can you buy Lily’s Chocolate?

You can buy lily’s chocolate at most stores including Walmart, Target or Whole Foods at a fairly reasonable price. And, if you can’t find these in your area, try getting them from Amazon.com.

 

More keto cake recipes

 

Keto Death By Chocolate Cake

Keto Death By Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

You have to try out this easy keto death by chocolate cake that is rich, delicious and so chocolaty! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1 cup powdered Erythritol
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 10oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered Erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Keto approved chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Gather all of your ingredients for this cake and preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Then in a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, instant coffee, and Erythritol.
    3. In a separate bowl, beat butter with eggs and vanilla and fold in the almond milk.
    4. Next, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir until you have a smooth batter.
    5. Line three 6-inch spring forms with parchment paper. For easy removal make sure to butter the sides of the springform.
    6. Divide the batter evenly among the spring forms and tap gently at the kitchen counter.
    7. Bake each cake layer for 25 minutes then cool the cake layers completely at the kitchen counter.
    8. Now to make the frosting, add all the frosting ingredients in a bowl and then beat until smooth.
    9. Once the cake layers have been cooled and the frosting has been made, cover the first layer with ¼ of the batter. Repeat layers and cover the cake completely with the frosting.
    10. Decorate with chocolate chips and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    11. Lastly, slice this delicious keto chocolate cake  and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 slices Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 42.6gSaturated Fat: 24.8gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 6.1gNet Carbohydrates: 3.4gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 0.3gProtein: 7.1g

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