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20 Super Tasty Keto Cake Recipes for Cravings

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A cake is pretty much a staple of every celebration. We have cake on our birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, the list goes on. We even have a cake just because.

The cake is so moist and delicious, but so full of carbs. Just one slice can throw you out of ketosis.

And we all know that it is hard to have just one. That’s where having keto versions of your favorite cakes come in handy.

These bloggers are reinventing cakes that you know and love. All that, so you can literally have your cake and eat it too.

In this article, I’m including the macros so that you can keep track of your carbs, fats, and proteins.

1. Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake


I love a British tea time routine, now that I live here. In fact, I drink tea all the time.

After all, a warm slice of cake and a cup of tea can get you through the mid-afternoon slump.

I also love sponge cakes. However, I’m not a fan of their carb content.

One slice of sponge cake easily provides 20 grams of net carbs. However, this reinvented Victoria sponge cake provides only 5.09 grams of net carbs per slice.

It also comes with a whopping 31.83 grams of fats, making it the perfect keto fat bomb. This cake is creamy, sweet and light. Great to have with your afternoon tea- or coffee.

To make this cake low carb, use almond flour instead of regular flour. You can get a pack of it here.

By using almond flour, you’re also increasing the protein content and fat content. And protein and fat keep you full, preventing you from over-indulging.

Also, this recipe requires a protein powder. This grass-fed organic whey protein will work quite well.

Plus, the raspberry filling is tart yet sweet. Thus, provides the perfect contrast.

Also, get a hand mixer. It’ll save your wrists! Here’s a low budget one I recommend.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 292
  • Fats: 31.83g
  • Net Carbs: 5.09g
  • Protein: 10.55g

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2. Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake


I love chocolate cake as I’m sure many of you do. After all, you can’t go wrong with anything chocolate right?

Yet, one slice of chocolate cake could easily put you at your daily carb limit. And as amazing as chocolate cake tastes, you can’t live on chocolate cake alone.

This sponge cake provides only 2 grams of net carbs per serving and a pretty decent amount of fats. So, you can easily incorporate it into your diet.

This cake is moist, creamy, and packed with chocolate flavor.

To make it low carb, you should use almond flour and coconut flour. I usually stock up on coconut flour here.

To bind the cake, use eggs, and this organic golden flaxseed meal.

Flaxseed meal is a great source of fiber and is also high in brain-boosting omega-3s. Finally, to add depth of flavor to the cake, use cocoa powder and espresso powder.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 196
  • Fats: 18g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 6g

3. Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake


I’m a fan of Granny Smith apples, sour cherries, and lemons. Having a bit of tang is refreshing for the taste buds.

So, if you love all things “tangy”, then you probably like lemon cake. However, as refreshing as a lemon cake is, it’s a big no-no on a ketogenic diet.

That is because one slice of lemon cake can easily provide over 10 grams of net carbs. This lemon cake has only 3 grams of net carbs per slice and contains a pretty large amount of fats.

The fats not only make this cake extra moist but make this cake pretty satiating as well. Plus the lemon flavor and lemon garnishes will remind you of summer.

To make the lemon cake “lemony”, you’ll need some lemon zest, lemon juice, and some budget-friendly yet lemon extract. Feel free to stock up on it here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 248
  • Fats: 23g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 6g

4. Tiramisu Made with Almond Flour

Tiramisu Made with Almond Flour


I love tiramisu. I was introduced to it years ago, and I’m still a big fan of it.

However, I’m not a fan of its net carbs. One slice can easily provide 40 grams of net carbs.

This tiramisu has only 5 grams of net carbs per serving. It is also high in fat and protein for a cake.

So, it is sure to keep you satiated.

This tiramisu is light and tastes just like your traditional tiramisu. The custard is also creamy and delicious.

To make the custard, you’ll need a bit of rum or brandy. If you’re avoiding alcohol, you can use rum extract flavoring like this one instead.

Do note that this cake is pretty high in calories, so you may want to practice portion control if you’re watching your calories.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 428
  • Fats: 42g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 14g

5. Gooey Chocolate Cake

Gooey Chocolate Cake


If you’re a fan of chocolate cake like I am, you’re going to love this twist on your traditional chocolate cake.

As I mentioned earlier, your traditional chocolate cake is pretty high in carbs. And man (or woman) cannot live on cake alone!

This cake has only 1.3 grams of net carbs per serving. Plus, it is pretty low in calories, so you can have seconds, or thirds if you wish.

This cake is very soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside. It’s like a cross between a pie and a cake…yum!

Plus, it’s extra-chocolatey. To make it sweet, use erythritol. It’s the healthiest sweetener out at the moment.

You can get a pack of it here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 125
  • Fats: 11.2g
  • Net Carbs: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3.6g

6. Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake


Birthdays can be tricky when it comes to being on a keto diet. Birthdays are all about the birthday cake, but your typical birthday cake is high in carbs.

This cake has only 4 grams of net carbs per serving, making it perfect for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Plus, it looks like a traditional birthday cake. It is yellow and fluffy on the inside, with some decadent chocolate frosting on the outside.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 391
  • Fats: 38g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 9g

7. Birthday Mug Cake in Minutes

Birthday Mug Cake in Minutes


I’m a big fan of mug cakes. You just have enough cake for one person and don’t have tempting leftovers to worry about.

This mug cake is not only low in carbs and calories but high in fat. So, you can eat your cake without feeling guilty.

This cake is nice and moist and will remind you of a sponge cake. Plus, it’s also tasty.

The best part thing I love about this recipe is that it takes only 7 minutes to make from start to finish. Now, that’s my kind of cake!

That’s exactly how a quick keto dessert looks like!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 132
  • Fats: 11.1g
  • Net Carbs: 4.1g
  • Protein: 5.2g

8. Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake


I love carrot cake, and I love cheesecake. So, what can be better than a combination of the two?

This cake has only 4 grams of net carbs per serving. It is also high in fats too, making it extremely satiating.

This cake looks as amazing as it tastes. The moist cheesecake is topped with creamy cheesecake and garnished with chopped pecans.

I like that cake wizard Sabra of this Mom’s Menu, also has instructions on how to make it in your Instant Pot. How about that for versatility!

Now, if you don’t have an instant pot, here’s the one I own. The instant pot has changed my life and it’ll definitely change yours.

So, if you want to look like a cake genius, definitely serve this cake at your next dinner party.

Also, if you are a fan of cheesecakes, check out these ketogenic cheesecake recipes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 303
  • Fats: 28g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 7g

9. Creamy Coconut Cake

Creamy Coconut Cake


Your typical coconut cake is packed with carbs. However, this coconut cake has only 3 grams of net carbs per serving and a whopping 30 grams of fat, making it your go-to ketogenic fat bomb.

This cake is creamy, moist and packed with coconut flavor as it uses coconut flour and shredded coconut. Make sure you go for unsweetened shredded coconut.

Now Real Food makes exactly that and you can find it here. Also, if you continue baking desserts, whether it’s pancakes or your favorite comfort foods, make sure you stock up on raw, organic coconut flour here.

Don’t forget, coconuts are not only yummy, but also nutritious.

Besides being high in fat, coconuts also contain a lot of manganese, which is needed for healthy bones.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 322
  • Fats: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 5g

10. Caramel Cake

Caramel Cake


Vanilla cake is another classic cake, right along with chocolate. It forms the base for many anniversary cakes including birthdays and weddings.

But sometimes, it just gets plain boring. This caramel cake is anything but boring.

It is a vanilla cake glazed with caramel. And the cherry on the top of the cake is that it contains only 4.2 grams of net carbs per serving.

The glaze is super easy to make and only takes 15 minutes to make. You’ll want to make extra to put on some low carb ice cream.

Now, to make the cake rise, you should use unflavoured whey protein powder. Here is the one I recommend.

And talking about cherries on top of the cake, you can top it with some strawberries to add some freshness and color.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 388
  • Fats: 34.9g
  • Net Carbs: 4.2g
  • Protein: 9.5g

11. Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake


Sometimes, when the company’s coming, you want to serve a fancy dessert. This cake is sure to please.

It is light, tangy, and sweet. Best of all contains only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

It also contains poppy seeds, which are highly nutritious. Just one tablespoon provides 29% of your daily manganese needs and 13% of your daily calcium needs.

Plus, if you’re a fan of all things tangy like I am, you’ll love the lemon glaze. To make it, simply combine some lemon juice and Swerve confectioner’s sweetener.

Best of all, this cake makes 16 servings. So you may have leftovers if your guests don’t gobble it all up. Serve it for breakfast the next day with some keto bulletproof coffee.

Check out some of these keto breakfast ideas!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 250
  • Fats: 21g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

12. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream Icing


Now, I’m a big fan of eating cake, but making a cake can be difficult. And the clean-up at the end isn’t fun either.

If you’re looking for a cake that’s easy to make and uses only one bowl, then you’ve got to try this cake.

It’s chocolatey- and who doesn’t love chocolate? Plus, the whipped cream icing is creamy and sweet.

Plus, each serving contains only 5 grams of net carbs and a whopping 33 grams of net carbs, making it a delightful way to get in your fats.

Now, be sure to use a stand mixer to get out the clumps. The last thing you want is clumps in your batter.

Here is a good quality electric stand mixer that won’t empty your wallet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 358
  • Fats: 33g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 8g

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cake


Now, if you don’t know what dirt cake is, it’s not what it sounds like. Actually, it’s a cake that combines pudding, sandwich cookies, and everything nice.

Now, with ingredients like that, your traditional dirt cake is high in carbs. And it is!

One slice of dirt cake can easily cost you upwards of 30 grams of net carbs. However, this cake has only 5 grams of net carbs per serving.

The secret to it being low carb is that we’re making everything from scratch. No sugar-laden packaged Oreo cookies or pudding here.

This cake has a layer of peanut butter, followed by a layer of chocolate pudding and is topped with a chocolatey crust.

This cake is as divine to eat as it is to look at. It is creamy in the middle, and crumbly on the top-an excellent combination.

Best of all, it’s a no-bake dessert. Now, you can’t get any better than this!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 335
  • Fats: 32g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 8g

14. Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake


Now, spoiler alert if you don’t know what this cake is… it’s NOT an Italian cake! It’s actually a cream cake from the Deep South.

It has layers of yummy vanilla mixed with chopped pecans and shredded coconut.

Topped with a creamy vanilla frosting, and garnished with shredded coconut and chopped pecans. It’s nutty and decadent- sure to delight your taste buds.

And you know how I like having nutritious ingredients in my cakes! Pecans are a powerhouse of nutrition and taste.

Just one ounce of pecans provides 64% of your manganese needs. They are also an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Now, this cake does take some time to make but is well worth the effort as it makes 16 servings. To make this cake even more impressive, be sure to get your cake plating right.

Here is the one I love. Also, make sure the shredded coconut you use is unsweetened one like here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 335
  • Fats: 30.1g
  • Net Carbs: 3.3g
  • Protein: 5.8g

15. Low Carb Orange and Almond Cake

Low Carb Orange and Almond Cake


I love eating oranges, but sometimes they get old because I’ve forgotten about them. If you’re looking for a way to use your old oranges, you’ve got to try this recipe.

This orange, vanilla and almond cake is light and moist and tastes fabulous. And the best part is that it only contains 0.8 grams of net carbs.

To make this cake, we’re actually using boiled oranges, pit and all. In spite of what you think, this does not make the cake bitter.

Since one slice of cake contains only 128 calories, it’s great if you’re watching your calories. If not, feel free to serve it with some nice plain Greek yogurt.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 128
  • Fats: 8.3g
  • Net Carbs: 0.8g
  • Protein: 4.3g

16. Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake


Weekends are the perfect time to laze around. And have breakfast … or brunch.

Everyone loves bacon and eggs on the weekends, but cake is a definite winner in my book.

And this coffee cake is a definite keeper. It goes great in the morning with your morning coffee.

It’s moist and has a not one, but two cinnamon crumb layers. One is on top, and one in the middle, providing a nice contrast to the moist inner layers.

This cake is not only delicious but good for you. It provides 45.6 grams of fat per serving, sure to keep you in ketosis.

Now to make this cake extra moist and rich, we’re using sour cream.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 473
  • Fats: 45.6g
  • Net Carbs: 2.6g
  • Protein: 11g

17. Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake


Now, if you’re watching your calories, this coffee cake is a great option. It doesn’t contain as much fat as the one above; however, it contains about 200 fewer calories.

It’s also equally as delicious. It’s moist on the inside, and nutty and crunchy on the outside, thanks to the pecans.

To add another dimension of flavor, use nutmeg as well as some cinnamon.

So grab some coffee (or tea), and have a slice of cake.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 283
  • Fats: 28.5g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 5.9g

18. Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake


As I mentioned earlier, I’m a big fan of mug cakes. They’re super easy to make and take only minutes to prepare.

With fall in the air, now is definitely the time to spice things up … with pumpkin spice mug cake.

This cake is pumpkin and spice and everything nice. And, it only contains 0.5 grams of net carbs per serving.

This cake is spicy and sweet due to the spices. You’ll need vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some pumpkin pie spice like this.

To make this cake, put a whisked egg and melted butter in a mug, along with the rest of your ingredients. Microwave for 90 seconds (yes, only 90 seconds!) and you’ve got a nice cake to warm up your stomach.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 288
  • Fats: 25.8g
  • Net Carbs: 0.5g
  • Protein: 11g

19. Keto Lava Cake

Keto Lava Cake


Are you looking for something ooey, gooey, chocolatey, and yummy? Then, you’ve got to try this lava cake!

This mini lava cake is heavenly and contains only 173 calories; perfect if you’re watching your calories.

Plus, the recipe is customizable to make even just 1 serving, even better for portion control. After, when you’re watching your calories, who wants a large cake lying around?

And the cherry on the top of the cake is that this cake actually contains no flour. So, it’s perfect if you’re avoiding flour.

Make sure you’re using erythritol for this one. This is the brand I recommend.

Definitely a keto comfort food you want to make!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 173
  • Fats: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 8g

20. Keto Tres Leches Cake

Keto Tres Leches Cake


Now, if you don’t know, a Tres Leches Cake is a type of sponge cake that is soaked in three types of milk. Milk is a no-no on a keto diet, but with this cake, we’ve got you covered.

Now, your typical Tres Leches Cake could easily net you 25 grams of net carbs per serving. However, with the cake, it’s only 2.7 grams of net carbs.

This cake is yummy and creamy thanks to the cream. By using condensed cream instead of condensed milk, you’re also reducing the carbs.

Now, making the condensed cream is super easy and you only need 4 ingredients: Swerve, butter, vanilla extract, and some heavy cream.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 264
  • Fats: 26.4g
  • Net Carbs: 2.7g
  • Protein: 4.9g


Are you going to try any of these cakes? Let me know in the comment section which one is your favorite!