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Keto Almond Cake

Keto Almond Cake

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This Keto Almond Cake is so tasty! 

I was inspired by some simple almond cakes I've seen floating around Pinterest a few times. But I also wanted to make this cake my own.

So instead of a denser cake, this cake is light and fluffy and super soft! It's then got a lighter frosting as I am not much of a heavy buttercream frosting fan.

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This sugar free frosting is made up of mainly whipped cream along with some cream cheese whipped in to stabilize it.

Both the cake itself and the topping are lightly flavoured with almond extract. The cake is also made with almond flour for extra almond flavour! 

Finally, the cake is topped with slivered almonds, which you can toast if you'd like. 

This cake is the perfect dessert that's not too over the top in any way. Just simple, easy and delicious.

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Ingredients In Keto Almond Flour Cake

  • Almond Flour & Coconut Flour – I use the Kirkland Costco brand of almond flour (I buy it in bulk on Amazon or at Costco itself occasionally) and this brand of coconut flour for this recipe. As I’ve noted in many of my past recipes, the brand of almond and coconut flour can affect the final outcome of the recipe because absorbency can vary depending on how the flour has been processed.
  • Powdered Monkfruit Erythritol Sweetener – I use the SoNourished brand for both granular and powdered sweetener and love it! The powdered is the best option for no-bake goods and desserts where you want a very smooth final product. I also used the powdered in this recipe because it works great in baked goods but ALSO creates perfect frosting every time!
    Xanthan gum – This is used to create a batter more similar to that of white flour. It helps give the cake a chewier texture. You can also use cornstarch instead.
  • Arrowroot Starch – This can be substituted with cornstarch. It adds a lightness to the cupcakes and keeps them moist inside! It's become one of my new favourite ingredients
  • Vanilla Extract – You can use any you prefer, I tend to use pure vanilla but artificial or vanilla powder also work. I actually added vanilla powder to my frosting because I loved the flavour and little black specks it added!
  • Coconut Oil – melted butter can be substituted but I do find coconut oil to work best!

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Tools I Used To Make Keto Almond Cake

  • Nutritional Food Scale – This is totally optional but if you like my recipes, I now have a $5 guide available with all of the substitutions I use to create every recipe on my site. You can use this to convert old traditional recipes and create new keto recipes! You can purchase it here and/or read more if you are interested. 🙂 I appreciate your support so much guys!
  • Nutritional Food Scale – AKA my best friend. This little buddy has been with me for over 4 years and never fails. Perfect measurements and only needs the batteries replaced maybe once a year!
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula 
  • 9-inch (or 8-inch) cake pan
  • Whisk

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Tips For Making Keto Almond Cake With Whipped Cream Frosting

  • If you don't have arrowroot starch, you can also make this cake using cornstarch in place of it. If you don't have either, you can leave it out and add an extra 1 tbsp coconut flour. Just know that the donuts may not stay quite as moist in the center.
  • You don't have to use xanthan gum if you don't have it but I do highly recommend buying it when you can as it helps immensely with giving the donuts a chewier, more traditional texture.
  • Make sure all of your cake ingredients are at room temperature so you don't cause the coconut oil to harden again when mixing.
  • When making your whipped cream, place the bowl your are using to whip it in in the fridge or freezer before-hand to get cold. This helps the whipped cream thicken faster. Metal bowls work best for this.
  • This cake is best served at room temperature but kept chilled and covered when storing. 
  • To toast almonds for the top of this cake, simply spread the almonds out on a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 350*F oven for 2-4min or until toasted (watch closely).
  • If you don't have coconut oil, you can also use melted butter for this recipe.

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How To Store Keto Almond Cake

  • Store this cake covered in the fridge inside a cake container or saran-wrapped with toothpicks in the top to prevent the plastic from sticking to the cake.
  • You can also freeze this cake by slicing it into pieces and placing in an airtight container. Once frozen, place a piece of wax paper on top of the cake slices to prevent them from getting freezer burnt.

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Keto Almond Cake Recipe

Serves: 8 slices

Ingredients:

Almond Cake

Frosting

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including; almond flourcoconut flourarrowroot starch, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt.almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch
  3. In a measuring cup or smaller bowl, add your cream and vinegar and give it a quick stir. Leave that while you complete the next step.heavy cream and white vinegar
  4. In another larger bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, sour cream, sweeteners, eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract until smooth.whisk eggs coconut oil vanilla extract
  5. Add the cream and vinegar mixture to the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk once more until smooth.eggs, heavy cream, coconut oil
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until a thick batter forms.almond flour cake batter
  7. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch cake pan (I use coconut flour to flour the sides).
  8. Scrape the batter into the pan and use your hands to help press it around to covered the bottom evenly. almond flour cake batter in pan
  9. Bake the cake for 23-28min or until a toothpick comes out almost completely clean and the top is lightly browned. 
  10. Let it cool completely while you make the frosting. 
  11. To make the frosting, beat the heavy cream until it starts to thicken. Add the sweetener and extracts and continue beating until soft peaks form.
  12. Beat the cream cheese in a small separate bowl just until fluffy and then add it to the whipped cream and continue beating everything together until it's thick and smooth. 
  13. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake evenly and top with toasted slivered almonds and enjoy your Keto Almond Cake! 

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Nutrition for 1/8th of cake: 337 calories | 33.1g fat | 3.5g NET carbs | 5.6g protein | 3.1g fiber

Store this cake covered in the fridge inside a cake container or saran-wrapped with toothpicks in the top to prevent the plastic from sticking to the cake. You can also freeze this cake by slicing it into pieces and placing in an airtight container. Once frozen, place a piece of wax paper on top of the cake slices to prevent them from getting freezer burnt. 

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Keto Almond Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: keto almond cake, keto almond flour recipe, keto cake
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

Almond Cake

Frosting

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including; almond flourcoconut flourarrowroot starch, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt.
  • In a measuring cup or smaller bowl, add your cream and vinegar and give it a quick stir. Leave that while you complete the next step.
  • In another larger bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, sour cream, sweeteners, eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract until smooth.
  • Add the cream and vinegar mixture to the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk once more until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until a thick batter forms.
  • Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch cake pan (I use coconut flour to flour the sides).
  • Scrape the batter into the pan and use your hands to help press it around to covered the bottom evenly.
  • Bake the cake for 23-28min or until a toothpick comes out almost completely clean and the top is lightly browned.
  • Let it cool completely while you make the frosting.
  • To make the frosting, beat the heavy cream until it starts to thicken. Add the sweetener and extracts and continue beating until soft peaks form.
  • Beat the cream cheese in a small separate bowl just until fluffy and then add it to the whipped cream and continue beating everything together until it's thick and smooth.
  • Spread the frosting over the top of the cake evenly and top with toasted slivered almonds and enjoy your Keto Almond Cake!

Notes

Ingredient Links

 

Tips

  • If you don't have arrowroot starch, you can also make this cake using cornstarch in place of it. If you don't have either, you can leave it out and add an extra 1 tbsp coconut flour. Just know that the donuts may not stay quite as moist in the center.
  • You don't have to use xanthan gum if you don't have it but I do highly recommend buying it when you can as it helps immensely with giving the donuts a chewier, more traditional texture.
  • Make sure all of your cake ingredients are at room temperature so you don't cause the coconut oil to harden again when mixing.
  • When making your whipped cream, place the bowl your are using to whip it in in the fridge or freezer before-hand to get cold. This helps the whipped cream thicken faster. Metal bowls work best for this.
  • This cake is best served at room temperature but kept chilled and covered when storing. 
  • To toast almonds for the top of this cake, simply spread the almonds out on a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 350*F oven for 2-4min or until toasted (watch closely).
  • If you don't have coconut oil, you can also use melted butter for this recipe.

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 33.1g | Fiber: 3.1g

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william

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

where is the sour cream in the batter?

Suzanne

Monday 21st of December 2020

In step 4, the recipe says to add sour cream. However, sour cream is not in the ingredient list. How much sour cream?

Helga Hamlin

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I have a question on the Keto Almond Cake. In step 4 it mentions to whisk together coconut oil, sour cream (wait there is no sour cream in the ingredients list?????). First I thought it might be the heavy cream mixed with the vinegar but that is added in step 5. If you could answer this I would appreciate it very much. I made the cake and added some sour cream on my own but I believe that is not correct or I used too much. Thank you.

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