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Friday 7 June 2019

Chocolate Birthday Cake : Keto and Low Carb Friendly

A good keto/low carb diet (lifestyle) is about healthy whole foods, but now and then life calls for something special. Birthday cake is one. While not everyone who goes keto/low carb chooses to bake traditional treats, some do. And for those who do, it’s nice to have a lower carb version to enjoy. Take this cake, the recipe uses 'Swerve' in place of sugar. If you tolerate sugar alcohols well, Swerve can be used for keto/low carb friendly baking …

Happy Birthday to you! If you are looking for a low carb birthday cake, how about this chocolate flavoured one? However, if you'd prefer a vanilla one, or perhaps a watermelon one, or even a Chocolate one with peanut buttercream, then please use the link near the end of this post*
Serves Eight
3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
40 g chopped 90% Chocolate
¼ cup Almond Butter
2.5 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp. Coconut Milk
3 Eggs, separated
1 cup Almond Flour
½ cup Cacao Powder
7 Tbsp. Swerve
1 tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt 
¾ cup Unsalted Butter, softened but not melted
¾ cup Powdered Swerve
½ tsp. Vanilla
2.5 Tbsp. Cacao Powder
1-2 Tbsp. Shredded Coconut (optional) 
Per slice:
Net Carbs: 6 g Fat: 33 g Protein: 7 g 

Need help with weight/measurement conversion: 
This guide may be helpful, see here 
Step-by-Step Instructions:
Can be seen here

Almond flour is by far the most nutritious flour of all nut flours. When prepared from almonds with skin, it is coarse in nature. However, most people prefer to use flour made with blanched almonds which can be ground to a fine texture perfect for baking. This makes it very popular for those following a low carb and gluten free diet. 

A one ounce serving of almond flour contains about 170 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 15 grams of fat. The majority of the fat heart healthy monounsaturated fats. Only a gram or less comes from saturated fats. The extra benefit of almond flour is it is cholesterol free. This serving of almond flour also contains around 3 grams of fibre. 

Almond flour is an excellent source of vitamin E. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells and boosts immune system functions. In just one quarter cup you can get upwards of 40 percent of your daily value. Almond flour is also a good source of B vitamins riboflavin and niacin. 

If you have mineral deficiencies, almond flour may be able to combat that. Almond flour is full of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, and zinc. In a one quarter cup serving you can get about 7 percent of your recommended calcium intake. Although 7% may not seem like a large number, you’d be surprised as to how much calcium is really in almond flour. Cup for cup, almond flour almost supersedes milk for calcium content! Almond flour is also a great source of iron, containing approximately 14% of the recommended daily allowance. 

Almonds have also been proven to aid in heart health. This study concluded that substituting low carb almonds for high carb foods is a simple strategy for preventing heart disease. 

If you are looking for a grain–free and gluten-free baking product look no further than almond flour. It is nutrient dense and is great for baking breads, muffins, and cookies. The fibre and protein contents will help curb appetite which will also aid in weight management. Plus, almond flour is delicious and will help make your baked foods taste that much better. Give it a shot. In such small quantities almond flour nutrition certainly packs a punch!
The above from article here

*Please see more Happy Birthday / Celebration Cake low carb recipes here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these 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.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

I love chocolate cake.

Elephant's Child said...

It does sound good. If you or yours are the ones having a birthday celebration I hope it is very, very happy.

Valerie-Jael said...

I will remember this one, I love chocolate cake. Who doesn't? Valerie

DUTA said...

The sight of this chocolate cake makes my mouth water. This cake will make any birthday more than happy.

CJ Kennedy said...

You had me at chocolate. I was so happy to find Swerve made a powdered sugar so you can still have frosting/icing on cake.

Tom said...

...looks good!

Margaret D said...

Looks good and i bet it tastes wonderful. Thank goodness I've just finished dinner (evening)

Catarina said...

I would love to have a slice of this cake right now!
Great idea.

mxtodis123 said...

Chocolate. My favorite.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love chocolate cake and am particularly fond of buttercream icing. Nice recipe and I didn't need to convert it either (grin)!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This sounds decadent. I was gluten free for a couple of years trying to figure out my complicated stomach. The almond flour was so great when making gluten free goodies. I love that it has added benefits over regular flours.

Christine said...

Chocolate cake is my favourite!

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW...this is for me!!
Anything chocolate...and I am totally conquered!😉
Oh thank you so much for this...😊😊

Hugs xxx

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Looks delicious indeed! Enjoy and have a great weekend!!!

Jordi López Pérez said...

Tiene pinta de estar muy esponjoso. probaremos.
Un abrazo.

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious. You had me with chocolate...

kathyinozarks said...

this one sounds like a good recipe-may try it thanks much

Snowbird said...

That does does

It's me said...

This is so me....choclate cake....mmmmmmm...happy weekend love Ria 💕🌺🌸

William Kendall said...

It does look good.

José Ramón said...

Gracias por esta nueva aportación que tenga un hermoso fin de semana Saludos

happyone said...

That sure looks good - I LOVE chocolate cake!!

The Liberty Belle said...

Now this just looks good. I've never baked with almond flour before this recipe (that you were kind enough to share) makes me want to try. Thanks!

Martha said...

You had me at the picture! HAHA

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I love chocolate cake - I am copying that recipe.

eileeninmd said...


If I was eating cake, this one would be a favorite. It looks delicious.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day and weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh looks so delicious ~ Yum!

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

Bob Bushell said...

What a beauty, ummmmmm, a birthday cake made of chocolate and the ingredients therefore.

baili said...

oh looks absolutely yummy :)))
must try it sometime