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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Cake – skip the prep and get it shipped!
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!)