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Friday, 10 July 2020

Victoria Sponge Cake : Low Carb : Keto

Who can resist this easy, low carb, keto Victoria sponge cake. It is made of two sponge cakes that sandwich homemade whipped cream and sugar-free strawberry jam. It is a classic, British dessert that is perfect for afternoon tea!

Sponge Cakes
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup granulated sweetener (Swerve/Monkfruit/Erythritol)
3 eggs room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp sugar-free strawberry jam
1/2 cup heavy (double) cream
2 tbsp granulated sweetener (Swerve/Monkfruit/Erythritol)
Optional: powdered sweetener (confectioners) for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 
350ºF. 180ºC. Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 8” cake pans.
2. Using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sweetener together, until pale and slightly fluffy (about 1 minute).
3. Add the eggs, one at a time. Then add the vanilla.
4. Mix the almond flour and baking powder together, then fold it into the wet ingredients.
5. Divide the mixture into the prepared cake tins.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cakes spring backs when touched. Check them at the 20-minute mark.
7. Allow them to cool in their tins for 10 minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
8. When it’s cooled down, beat the cream and sweetener together, until thick.
9. To assemble the cake, place one cake upside down and spread a layer of Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam onto it. Spread a layer of whipped cream on top. Then top with the second cake (top side up).

10. Dust with powdered sweetener for the finishing touch!
You can see a sugar-free strawberry jam recipe here 
Need help with weight/measurement conversion
please see here
Nutrition Facts:
Servings: 8
Fat : 18.6g Carbohydrate : 3.6g Fibre : 1g Net Carbs : 2.6g Protein : 3.6g
Original recipe idea
… and more can be seen here

Low Carb and Keto sweeteners
Want to know more about sweeteners; this article at Diet Doctor site is helpful, find it here

Low Carb Flours
The above recipe uses 'low carb flour' and if you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here

Dear reader 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. 

All the best Jan


sandy said...

ahh, I'm first to comment so do I get the first piece? it looks delicious.

Tom said...

...this looks sweet!

eileeninmd said...

Looks delicious, I wish I had some for my dessert today!
Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

Catarina said...

Love sponge cake.
I will have to buy almond flour to make it...

DVArtist said...

This looks so good. said...

I could just eat a piece of that

CraveCute said...

It looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I've been trying a few Keto recipes and at least getting my husband to eat a few low carb meals! Thx a bunch! Diane

Valerie-Jael said...

I want some, please! Valerie

L said...

This sounds lovely, a perfect celebration cake! Thank you so much for posting this treat!

Christine said...

This makes me hungry!

Elephant's Child said...

As soon as I see Victoria Sponge I think of Mary Berry. I hope that she would approve this variation to the theme as well.

Louca por porcelana said...


Chatty Crone said...

I would love a piece!

happyone said...


Rose said...

This looks sooooo good.

CJ Kennedy said...

Oh, this cake was always featured in the Great British Baking Show

Margaret D said...

That does look ever so delicious.

peppylady (Dora) said...

sponge cake it been ages since I done one, or had a piece.

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
Wow! It looks delicious! I would like a piece of that!
Have a lovely weekend! Take care!

baili said...

Oh this looks so tempting :)

thank you dear Jan for wonderful recipe
more blessings to your lovely world!

Ella said...

Looks very delicious!
Thank you for sharing!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous post full of awesome delish and tempting goodies.. ♥

JFM said...

This definitely looks too good to eat!
It is a work of art yummy 🍰

mamasmercantile said...

Looks very tasty.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I want a slice right now! I'll be copying this yummy recipe to make later. Thank you!

My name is Erika. said...

I love Victoria sponge even though the only way to get them here is to make them yourself. Nice to see an alternative version. 👍

Debbie said...

YuM!! strawberries and summer, they go well together!!

Rain said...

Oh boy that sponge cake looks so delicious!!!

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks delicious.

Sue said...

Ooh delicious, I love Victoria sandwich. Have a great week, Sue xx

Conniecrafter said...

The first time I had ever had jam in my cake was in England, my daughters friend had a birthday party, this just brought back a lot of memories :)

Divers and Sundry said...

Looks tasty! I've never had one, much less made one :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks delicious and perfect with the strawberry and cream filling.