Let them eat... Keto Cake!
So, you want a delicious piece of cake, but you don’t want to bring your body out of ketosis. Got it! I love cake, and I want to eat it, too.
That’s where my keto friendly cakes & desserts come in to save the day. Come with me to learn about ingredients, tips for baking, and some delicious keto friendly recipes to get your mouth-watering.
Key ingredients for a Keto Cake
Keto cakes utilize some healthy alternatives, here are some examples:
#1: Almond Flour or Coconut Flour
Almonds are a wonderful healthy fat that provide us with calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Plus, almond flour has a delicious sweet nutty flavour, perfect for baking.
Coconut flour contains medium-chain fatty acids, which is essential to keto well-being-but it does have a higher carb count. Plus, coconut flour has a similar texture to regular flour.
#2: Stevia, Erythritol, Xylitol and Monk Fruit
These are sugar alternatives that have great benefits. They have low calories, don’t spike your blood sugar levels and can be found in powdered sugar and granulated form.
They all have a different flavour profile, so I recommend trying them all to see which you like best.
#3: Butter and Coconut Oil
These are both packed with healthy fats. Grass-fed butter gets you needed omega-3 fatty acids, while coconut oil gets you the medium-chain fatty acids.
#4: Xanthan Gum
This is a low carb binder and stabilizer that is sugar-free and can be a key player in making your keto cake the best.
#5: Homemade Frosting
You are now up to what is probably the tastiest part. You can make keto cake toppings from cream, coconut cream, grass-fed butter or organic cream cheese. Just whip them together with your favourite sugar substitutes for a really simple but really delicious frosting!
Baking tips for Keto Cakes
If you’re new to baking and would like to give it a try, here are a few tips to get you started:
- Choose a keto cake recipe that has high ratings, photos, and positive comments.
- Use non-stick parchment paper in your pans.
- Whip it up well – getting air into the cake is key.
- Use a hand mixer to make mixing easier and ensure all ingredients are combined.
- Make sure your bowl is large enough, better to be too big then too small.
- Allow the oven to preheat at least 15 minutes before putting the keto cake in.
Kara's final thoughts
You can have the cake you want without the negative health impacts when you make it with quality, healthy ingredients.
I love living sugar free and low carb and I embrace the lifestyle – and that means getting to enjoy sweet treats on special occasions or just because they are fun to make. My keto friendly cake mixes are a great way to make any sweet you desire quickly and easily!