keto cake recipe

Cake! Who doesn’t love cake? Weddings.  Birthdays. Anniversaries.  Cakes have been in the center of life celebrations for centuries.  The word “cake” is of Viking origin and derived from the word ‘kaka”.  Ancient Greeks would bake cakes using flour, eggs, milk and honey.  Romans baked cakes on a pastry base and called “placentas”.  Interesting.

Cakes have been around a while but so have the white flour and sugar in most traditional recipes.  And that doesn’t include the frosting.

What is a Keto eater to do?

Make it keto.

It’s not that difficult to make a keto-friendly cake.  Here are five keto cake recipes that will have will allow you to have your “kaka” or “placenta” and eat it too!

The Ultimate Keto Carrot Cake

keto cake recipes

I found this delicious keto carrot cake at Fittoserve Group.  The website owner, Hilda Solares, was led to keto during a healing journey from Guillan Barre Syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica.  Hilda had been tossing around the idea of transforming an old carrot cake recipe into a low carb option and created this gem.  Her recipe may be a little bit higher in carbs but can be safely added to a keto diet when monitoring daily carb intake and macros.  The cream cheese frosting uses full fat cream cheese, unsalted butter, heavy whipping cream, and a sugar substitute.  Hilda recommends Swerve.  Thank you, Hilda!  See the recipe.

Keto Vanilla Pound Cake

keto pound cake recipe

Pound Cake is really easy to make and very simple to make keto-friendly.  There are a lot of keto pound cake recipes out there.  You’ll love this one I found at Hey Keto Mama.  Sam is the website owner and started keto as part of a spiritual transformation and the desire to improve her physical health.  Sam reminds us that an entire traditional pound cake has a whopping 450 grams of carbs?  For some of us, that is enough carbs for three weeks! Sam’s keto-friendly pound cake has 239 calories and 5.23 net carbs per slice.  Thank you, Sam!  See the recipe.

Keto Red Velvet Cake

keto red velvet cake

I found this gem at Certainly Keto, a blog run by April and Michael who are on a mission to spread the word about the wonders of keto eating.   Just after one year eating keto, April lost 75 pounds and Michael lost 45 pounds.  A couple for over 25 years, they claim to be healthier than ever. The love of baking and learning new ways of cooking led them to create this scrumptious keto-friendly red velvet cake recipe.  Thanks, April and Michael!  I can’t wait to try it.  See the recipe.

Keto Coffee Cake

Grab your bulletproof coffee and bring breakfast back with a slice of this Keto Coffee Cake!  Sarah at Real Balanced created this keto-licious recipe made of wholesome ingredients.  Sarah follows a ketogenic diet that is paleo/primal-compliant that cured her sleep and GI problems.  Sweetened with monk fruit, the coffee cake is made with coconut flour and is entirely nut free so it’s great if you have a nut allergy.  Thank you, Sarah!  See the recipe.

Keto Chocolate Cakeskip the prep and get it shipped!

keto chocolate cake

Yes!  We are not kidding.  Skip the prep and get your keto-friendly cake shipped right to your home.  Thank you, Unrefined Bakery, for creating a nice selection of keto-friendly desserts.  Their Chocolate Cake with Keto Chocolate Unbuttercream filling/icing makes the ultimate keto treat.  We will say it again.  Get this shipped directly to your home!  Unrefined Bakery can be a huge help during holidays or special events when you are trying to feed a mixed crowd of keto and non-keto eaters.  See all their keto desserts at Unrefined Bakery.  (there’s also keto pumpkin pie and other goodies!)



keto crab recipe

I live in Maryland where blue crabs and crab cakes are a staple.  I learned to eat blue crabs at a very early age.  Knowing how to strip the shell of a blue crab and eat the succulent meat inside in under 5 minutes was a childhood ritual.  On hot summer days, my father used to drive us down to the DC Wharf to grab a bushel of live blue crabs.  We would bring the crabs home and steam them in beer.  My father would occasionally let a few crabs crawl on the floor to scare the cat. Great memories!

In Maryland, blue crabs are typically in season from May until October.  When they are out of season, I grab some fresh lump crab meat at my local grocery store and fry up some crab cakes.  I use a very simple “lazy keto” recipe to create a high fat, low carb keto meal that can be enjoyed in less than 20 minutes.

The internal temperature of a cooked crab cake should be 155 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.


One large organic egg

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 of Old Bay seasoning

1 pound of fresh lump crab meat

1 cup of crushed Whisps cheese crisps or pork rinds (optional)

Mix everything in a bowl, shape the mixture in mini crab cakes and fry them on each side for 6-8 minutes.

The internal temperature of a cooked crab cake should be 155 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

Crab meat is naturally low in fat and carbs.  To add a bit of fat back in, fry the mini crab cakes in uncured bacon grease or garlic flavored olive oil.  Very tasty!

ketogenic portobello mushroom burger topped with cheddar cheese

It doesn’t get any simpler or yummier than this.  Fry up a grass-fed ground beef patty, melt your favorite cheese on top and serve in between two portobello mushroom tops.  You’ll never miss the bun!

keto salads

I love easy, lazy keto and my spinach and bacon salad is my go to.  Just toss fresh baby spinach with crumbled up pieces of bacon.  Top with your favorite high fat, low carb dressing ( I love Dress it Up Dressing) and you’re done!  If you are extra hungry or need more fat, toss in a double serving of bacon or grass-feed beef strips.  Simple.

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