Keto Chocolate Cake

Embarking on a keto journey doesn’t mean bidding farewell to your favorite sweet treats. In fact, with just a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes of your time, you can craft a delectable keto chocolate cake that’s moist, fluffy, and generously frosted. This scrumptious creation will make your taste buds dance, and leave you questioning if you’re even on a diet.

This easy, no-fuss recipe deserves a spot in your keto cookbook, as its incredible taste and texture will convince any dessert lover to dive into a guilt-free indulgence. Not only will this cake satisfy your sweet tooth, it’s also a fantastic way to celebrate special occasions or simply treat yourself after a long day.

Key Takeaways

  • Create a moist and fluffy keto chocolate cake in under 30 minutes
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a keto-friendly dessert
  • Enjoy guilt-free indulgence for special occasions and everyday treats

The Ultimate Keto Chocolate Cake

In the realm of keto desserts, we’re truly enthusiastic fans. As you navigate your low-carb lifestyle, indulging in sweets now and then can be a delight. You might find yourself making a variety of treats, like chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, or even frosty ice cream.

And of course, we can’t overlook those go-to favorites that everyone seems to crave: both keto cheesecake and keto peanut butter cookies. For those special occasions or when you simply crave a scrumptious classic, a keto chocolate cake is your go-to choice!

Can You Enjoy Cake on a Keto Diet?

Yes, you can include cake in your keto diet, as long as you use low carb ingredients. By replacing sugar with sugar substitutes and opting for low carb flours, you can craft a cake that looks and tastes just like any other.

This keto-friendly chocolate cake recipe quickly becomes a go-to for several reasons:

  • Fewer than 8 ingredients required – The frosting is optional, but the cake is so delicious, it doesn’t even need it!
  • Ready in under 30 minutes – Surprisingly, this layer cake doesn’t take long to cook; 30 minutes tops.
  • Minimal preparation needed – Simply mix the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients, and you’re done! It’s so easy, even a child could do it.
  • Transform into cupcakes – Concerned about portion control or want a shorter cooking time? Transform this recipe into delightful cupcakes!

The real reason you’ll love this chocolate cake, though, is its incredible taste and texture. It’s moist, fluffy, and has a tender crumb that leaves you wanting more. The chocolate flavor shines throughout, and it’s hard to resist having a second slice! Enjoy this tasty cake while staying on track with your keto lifestyle.

Essential Items for the Recipe

To create a splendid dessert, you will only need a simple list of ingredients. Most likely, you already have them if you’ve tried low carb dessert recipes before. Gather the following items:

  • Blanched almond flour – This type of almond flour is important for keeping the cake light and airy. Avoid using almond meal, as it will result in a heavy and dense cake.
  • Cocoa powder – Choose a high-quality cocoa powder and sift it beforehand if it contains clumps. For a more intense flavor, opt for dark cocoa powder.
  • Allulose – This keto granulated sweetener dissolves just like sugar. Erythritol and monk fruit sweetener can also work.
  • Baking powder – Helps the cake rise and become light.
  • Salt – Brings out the sweetness in the cake.
  • Eggs – Ensure that the eggs are at room temperature so they won’t cool down the butter when mixed together.
  • Butter – Opt for unsalted butter at room temperature, not melted.
  • Vanilla extract – A necessary addition for any delicious cake recipe.
  • Frosting – Don’t forget some keto frosting to top off your chocolate cake!

How to Prepare a Keto-Friendly Chocolate Cake

Step 1: Blend the Liquid Ingredients

Combine the eggs, butter, and vanilla extract until the mixture becomes smooth. You can mix by hand or use a hand mixer, whichever you prefer.

Step 2: Create the Cake Mixture

Now, introduce the dry components into the bowl and blend until you have a thick cake mixture. Be mindful not to over-mix, as it may result in a gummy texture.

Step 3: Cook the Cake

First, grease two 9-inch cake pans. Then, distribute the cake mixture evenly between the pans and use a spatula to level the top. Bake the cakes at 27-30 minutes, checking with a skewer to ensure it comes out clean. Begin checking around the 27-minute mark and continue at one-minute intervals until done.

Step 4: Apply the Frosting

Once the cakes have cooled, generously spread keto-friendly frosting between the two layers and on the exterior. Allow the cake to set for at least 30 minutes prior to cutting and serving.

Handpicked Advice for an Exceptional Recipe

To create the most delicious recipe, follow these suggestions:

  • Keep an eye on the baking time and don’t overdo it. The cake will still cook while cooling, so start checking at 27 minutes.
  • Sift almond flour and cocoa powder to avoid clumps for a smoother texture.
  • If salted butter is all you have, feel free to use it, just leave out the additional salt in the batter.

Remember these tips, and you’re on your way to a delectable treat!

Guiding Your Storage Steps

For refrigerated storage, simply cover your remaining cake and keep it in the fridge for a maximum of 2 weeks. If you prefer to freeze your keto cake, place it in a freezer-friendly container, where it can last up to 6 months.

More Keto Cake Recipes to Explore

  • Red velvet cake
  • Lemon cake
  • Coconut cake
  • Coconut flour cake
  • Almond flour cake

Keto Chocolate Cake

Decedent and delicious
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 185 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup allulose granulated
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups keto-friendly frosting


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/350F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing them and placing a circular layer of parchment paper at the bottom.
  • Whisk together eggs and softened butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Gradually add almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and allulose. Stir until just combined.
  • Evenly divide the cake batter between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 27-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely in the pans before adding the keto-friendly frosting.


Storing the cake: Keep leftover cake in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
Freezing the cake: Place the cake in a freezer-friendly container and store it for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 185kcal
Keyword keto chocolate cake, keto desserts
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some tasty low carb cake options?

  • Almond flour chocolate cake
  • Coconut flour chocolate cake
  • Chocolate mug cake
  • Chocolate avocado cake
  • Chocolate hazelnut torte

How do I create keto-friendly chocolate frosting?


  • 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered erythritol


  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter together in a saucepan over low heat. Stir often to prevent burning.
  2. Add the heavy cream and cocoa powder, stirring until smooth.
  3. Remove from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  4. Stir in the powdered erythritol until the frosting reaches the desired consistency.

What is an easy recipe for a low carb chocolate cake?


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup powdered erythritol
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and erythritol.
  4. Mix in the eggs, almond milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing the top.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan before removing and frosting.

Where can I find a keto chocolate cake near me?

To locate a keto-friendly chocolate cake in your area, try browsing online for local bakeries or dessert cafes that specialize in low carb or sugar-free options. Alternatively, you can check your grocery store’s bakery section for keto cake mixes.

What are some suggestions for making a keto birthday cake?

  • Choose sugar-free decorations, such as edible flowers or fresh berries.
  • Prepare a keto-friendly frosting, like the one described previously.
  • Make individual-serving cakes or cupcakes to maintain portion control.
  • Experiment with different flavors, like adding sugar-free hazelnut spread for a twist.
  • Consider using a bundt or specialty cake pan for a unique shape.

How do I select the right keto cake mix?

When looking for a keto-friendly chocolate cake mix, consider the following:

  • The total carbohydrate and sugar content per serving.
  • The type of sweetener used (e.g. erythritol, stevia, allulose).
  • The inclusion of quality ingredients, such as almond or coconut flour.
  • Reviews from other customers who have tried the mix.
  • The brand’s reputation and commitment to low carb or keto diets.
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