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Monday 22 October 2018

Red Velvet Cake : A Lower Carb Recipe

Did you know that Buckingham Palace recently celebrated Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank with a red velvet and chocolate cake which was inspired by the rich colours of autumn... 

I'm sure it was delicious, and I've no idea of the number of carbs per slice, but if you are looking for a lower carb cake treat, then this recipe suggestion from Ewelina at Diabetic Good Baking Blog may be just what you want!

Her version of this red velvet cake is moist, rich, with a little hint of saltiness. It tastes at its best the next day, so plan your baking ahead … One slice (1/12th of the cake) is 6.7g carbs.

225 g ground almond
6 eggs, separated
100 g xylitol (powdered) low carb sweetener
100g butter
1 tbsp. Cocoa powder
2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of cream of tartar
2 tsp. red food colouring
About 360 g full fat Philadelphia soft cheese ( 2 packets)
100g butter
70 g Xylitol, powdered (or to taste)

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

1. All the ingredients should be at room temperature
2. Prepare two round baking trays (about 20 cm diameter). Line it with baking paper and grease the sides with butter. Preheat oven to 180C. 350F. Gas Mark 4
3. Sift ground almond, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a bowl. For sifting ground almond try using a colander as a it’s rather difficult to do it with a standard sieve.
4. In a separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat eggs yolks with butter until yellow and fluffy. Add xylitol, food colouring and vanilla extract and mix all together well.
5. In a large bowl whip egg whites with cream of tartar
6. Add 1/3 of whipped egg whites to the eggy mixture and using spatula fold it in as gently and slow as possible. Fold the whole mixture into remaining egg whites and again, fold it in as gently as possible.
7. Add half of mixed ground almond and fold it in gently. Add remaining flour and repeat folding in.
8. Pour the batter into the cake tins and bake for about 20 mins. Check with a skewer if the cake is baked (the skewer should come out clean). Let it cool down.
Briefly beat together cheese with butter. Add xylitol and vanilla extract. 
Cake assembly: 
Use about ¼ of the frosting to sandwich the cake together and swirl the rest over the whole cake. You can decorate it with some crumbles you cut from the top of the cake or use a little desiccated coconut. 
For help with weight, measurement conversion:
please see here

Cut a slice and enjoy …

Dear readers, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

You may wish to read 'Introduction to low-carb for beginners' post here

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...something that I've never had.

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks delicious!!!Hugs!

Jenn Jilks said...

Well, I had a blood test: no dairy or wheat or eggs for me! sigh.

riitta k said...

Looks as delicious as its name!

mxtodis123 said...

Red Velvet is one of my favorite cakes. Thanks for this recipe.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great, thanks for sharing. Valerie

Christine said...

That does look so good!

Dianna said...

This looks and sounds really good. My hubby really likes Red Velvet cake so I may just give this recipe a try...thank you for sharing the recipe!

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
Wow!!I love red velvet cake! So delicious!
Great recipe! Have a lovely week!

NatureFootstep said...

cool :)

Debbie said...

i really love red velvet...i make and eat cupcakes so i don't eat too much!!! this looks really good!!!

Amanda Peters said...

Just popped over to see what you have been doing, the cake looks lovely...
Amanda xx

Sue said...

This is my very favourite cake - added to my meal planner so thanks so much xx

Ela said...

Yummmm ! It looks like delicious !!!

Elephant's Child said...

I does sound and look good. And lucious. And probably hard to limit to one slice.

Benita said...

This looks fabulous! Red Velvet Cake is one of my favs but I don't eat it that often because it is so high in calories and so rich-tasting. I like this alternative recipe...thank you for sharing! Have a great one! Love and hugs

Catarina said...

I love red velvet cake! I am sure the low carb one is delicious as well.

William Kendall said...

Very tasty!

happyone said...

Oh my this is my favorite cake. It looks wonderfully delicious.

Martha said...

So tasty!

RO said...

I'm eating a slice of that right now!(lol) Hugs...RO

Jo said...

It looks delicious.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks delicious

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Always looking for low carb cakes Jan, this looks a treat!

Stephanie said...

This cake looks ever so delicious! My husband loves red velvet cake so I will have to make this for him sometime.

Hugs to you, dear Jan!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
That's looking so very well. Hmmmm...!!!

Greetings, Marco

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

sandy said...

wow - looks delicious and i'm saving off the recipe, thanks.

baili said...

Oh this looks sooooo appealing and yummy Jan!

never tried this one before

carol l mckenna said...

Oh boy! Red Velvet Cake ~ always delish!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa said...

I hadn't tried RVC until very recently, glad I did though!
Lisa x