Keto Chocolate Heart Shaped Cake

Keto Chocolate Heart Shaped Cake

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you want to make your special someone a HEALTHY, KETO cake that will make them say WOW, then you’ve come to the right place. Our keto chocolate cake is already amazing on its own, but we’re also going to teach you a simple trick to jazz up your cake to go the extra mile!

In this blog post, we’ll give you the recipe for the cake AND the frosting. We’ll also teach you a SUPER SIMPLE trick to make your cake into a heart. Make sure to read everything to be able to create an unforgettable cake!

KETO CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE:

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk , room temperature

  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 cups super-fine blanched almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened high-quality cocoa powder , (can also use cacao powder if preferred)

  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder , optional but highly recommended for extra richness – can also try to sub with unsweetened dark cocao powder or cacao powder if preferred

  • 2/3 cup powdered monk fruit sweetener , sifted (or your favorite confectioners’ style sweetener)

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 4 large eggs , room temperature, slightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil , can also use melted grass-fed butter

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:

  • 2/3 cup grass-fed unsalted butter OR ghee, softened

  • 3 cups powdered monk fruit sweetener , sifted (or your favorite confectioners’ style sweetener)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened high quality cocoa powder , sifted

  • 2/3 teaspoons pure vanilla bean paste or 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk , plus more as needed to thin out frosting to desired consistency

  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

FOR THE CAKE:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Lightly coat two 8-inch round cake pans or three 6-inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper rounds. Set aside.

  2. Add almond milk and apple cider vinegar to a large measuring cup. Set aside and allow to sit (and curdle) for 5 minutes while you mix the other ingredients.

  3. Meanwhile, in a separate large mixing bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine.

  4. Add the beaten eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pour in the curdled milk and mix until thoroughly combined.

  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two baking pans and bake in preheated oven for 18-25 minutes (rotating pan halfway through), or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do NOT overbake – the time will vary depending on your oven.

  6. Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pan (or at least 30 minutes) before removing from the pan or it may (will) fall apart. Remove the parchment paper liner. Cool completely before frosting.

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or a hand mixer on medium speed, beat the butter (or ghee) until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

    Switch the mixer to low then slowly add the powdered sweetener, followed by the cocoa powder. Continue mixing on low until combined. Add the vanilla, milk and salt and increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:

  1. Once the cake has completely cooled, assemble the cake by placing the bottom layer on a cake platter or cake stand. Spread a thin layer of chocolate buttercream frosting then add the top layer. Add the remainder of the frosting on the top and sides and decorate as desired with fresh berries.

    Cake will keep 3-5 days in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Yields:

One – 2-layer -8 inch cake OR One – 3 layer – 6 inch cake – OR One – 9 inch single layer cake

Serving size – 1 slice.

Nutritional information does not include frosting.

Macros for 1 slice with frosting is:

  • 310 Calories

  • 8 grams NET Carbs (12 grams TOTAL Carbs – 4 grams Fiber)

  • 6 grams Protein

  • 31 grams Fat

  • 1 gram Sugar

RICH DREAMY KETO CHOCOLATE FROSTING:

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • optional 2 oz melted chocolate

  • 8 oz cream cheese or vegan cream cheese

  • 1/4 cup butter (including vegan options such as Melt or Miyokos)

  • 1 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar, or erythritol for keto

  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 to 4 tbsp milk of choice

Let cream cheese and butter spread come to room temperature. Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer or stand mixer (or by hand, which won’t be as whipped and fluffy but still works). If too thick, very slowly add more milk of choice. If too thin, add additional powdered sugar. Cover and refrigerate leftover frosting for up to a week.

HOW TO MAKE A HEART SHAPED CAKE THE EASY WAY

Send us pictures of your chocolate cake! We’d love to see it. We hope to hear from you soon!

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