Our favorite keto chocolate cake recipe that's intensely rich, moist with a light and tender crumb. Perfect for birthdays, parties or any time you're craving a decadent dessert that's also gluten free & low carb.
Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Lightly coat two 8-inch round cake pans or three 6-inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper rounds. Set aside.
Add almond milk and apple cider vinegar to a large measuring cup. Set aside and allow to sit (and curdle) for 5 minutes while you mix the other ingredients.
Meanwhile, in a separate large mixing bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine.
Add the beaten eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pour in the curdled milk and mix until thoroughly combined.
Divide the batter evenly between the two baking pans and bake in preheated oven for 18-25 minutes (rotating pan halfway through), or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do NOT overbake - the time will vary depending on your oven.
Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pan (or at least 30 minutes) before removing from the pan or it may (will) fall apart. Remove the parchment paper liner. Cool completely before frosting.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or a hand mixer on medium speed, beat the butter (or ghee) until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
Switch the mixer to low then slowly add the powdered sweetener, followed by the cocoa powder. Continue mixing on low until combined. Add the vanilla, milk and salt and increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Taste and adjust sweetener and / or milk to preferred consistency and sweetness preferred.
Once the cake has completely cooled, assemble the cake by placing the bottom layer on a cake platter or cake stand. Spread a thin layer of chocolate buttercream frosting then add the top layer. Add the remainder of the frosting on the top and sides and decorate as desired with fresh berries.
Cake will keep 3-5 days in refrigerator.
One - 2-layer -8 inch cake OR One - 3 layer - 6 inch cake - OR One - 9 inch single layer cake
Serving size - 1 slice.
Nutritional information does not include frosting.
Macros for 1 slice with frosting is: