Choose your next carb-friendly favorite from these 21 keto cakes so you can still indulge your sweet tooth!
Participating in a keto lifestyle may sound like you have to avoid sweets and desserts but with these 21 keto cakes, you can still enjoy “sweet” treats without worrying about your carb intake.
Most cakes can be made keto by switching out regular flour for almond or coconut flour, or a combination of low-carb flours.
They can also be made sugar-free by using alternative sweeteners like monk fruit, Stevia, or allulose.
It is also good to note that lots of store bought whipped creams are already low in carbs so you can top off your cakes with that without having to sacrifice flavor or carbs.
Add in some berries too for a touch of freshness and sweetness since berries are lower in carbs than many other fruits.
Try your hand at many of your favorite classic cakes like a Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, or even an Ice Cream Cake!
There are even some new options you might not have heard of like a Plum Upside Down Cake or an Earthquake Cake.
Let yourself enjoy your favorite cakes, since all of these 21 Keto Cakes are perfect for those on a low carb journey and their friends and family too!
(Always check the recipes and whether the carb counts are right for you.)
Coconut flour can give you the right consistency for your single serve dessert without having to sacrifice your carbs!
This recipe lets you have a bit of your favorite dessert, chocolate cake, in a single portion with an eye on the macronutrients that go into it so you can stay on track with your lifestyle!
Berries and strawberries are great options for fruit to top your mug cake off with.
Not only are these cupcakes keto friendly but they are also gluten and sugar free!
Almond and coconut flour are added in with a dash of lemon zest and lemon juice that adds a ton of flavor.
This moist lemon buttercream frosting also adds a ton of flavor without adding any sugar leaving it a sugar free recipe.
Whether you make this cake as a single layer or multi layer cake, everyone will be dying for a slice.
It takes only half an hour to prepare with a handful of common baking ingredients.
Strawberries are a low carb fruit and their flavors really shine through in this cake!
4. Carrot Cake
Fans of carrot cake will rejoice over the fact that they can enjoy their go-to dessert even while watching their carbs.
There is even a frosting you can make yourself with sugar-free sweeteners so people will doubt that this is keto because of how sweet it will be, without being overwhelmingly sweet.
This cake may be a little more advanced than some of the others on this list but it is so worth it when you get a bite of this heavenly dessert and realize it can be enjoyed guilt-free!
This is nice and airy with a spongy texture on the inside.
One special part of this is the fact that you can use store-bought whipped cream since lots of brands have low carbs per serving.
Just be sure to check the nutrients before adding it!
Challenge your friends to tell the difference in taste or texture between this and a full-carb cheesecake.
Chances are, they will struggle to tell the difference.
The crust is gluten free and the filling is sugar free with natural sweeteners!
There are few instances where a classic vanilla cake wouldn’t be a great choice, and especially a layered keto friendly cake.
Low carb sweetener, flours, and frosting are all used so you can get all the parts of a cake you love in a moist, stackable, and customizable dessert!
For some colorful decorations, go for an assortment of berries.
If you prefer some more texture, add in some chopped nuts!
If you are unfamiliar with earthquake cakes, picture a cheesecake, chocolate cake, pecans, and coconut all combined together into one delicious cake.
This is so good since it takes all of the best parts of the separate ingredients and puts them together into one low carb dessert.
It is well worth the effort of making a cheesecake and chocolate cake and combining them together with the other special additions.
Cakes absolutely do deserve to be enjoyed for breakfast and this cake especially is perfect for starting your day off on a sweet yet low carb note.
You get a moist and fluffy cake with a low carb count meaning you can have your cake and eat it too!
There are even some options for a flourless and vegan cake, or making a protein frosting or cream cheese frosting to top it all off with.
10. Almond Cake
You probably guessed what type of flour goes into this tasty cake: almond flour.
But with toasted slivered almonds on top and some almond extract added in, you get just the right amount of almond flavor without it becoming overwhelming.
This is an irresistible treat that you can share with your non-keto friends and family too!
This buttery cake features all of your favorite parts of the classic including fresh pineapple and a cherry on top!
However, it leaves out the traditional flour, instead replacing it with almond flour so you can enjoy this treat without worrying about your carbs.
You can also add in vanilla protein powder for extra flavor and a boost of protein to your dessert.
Not only is this cake keto, but it is also gluten and grain free!
The cinnamon filling and cream cheese glaze are to die for and you won’t believe that it is all homemade!
This cake also takes tons of work out of the preparation since you only have about five steps to get this ready to be enjoyed.
13. Red Velvet Cake
No red velvet cake is complete without cream cheese frosting and fortunately, both this cake and the frosting for it are sugar free!
Compared to a chocolate cake, this has a more mild cocoa flavor with hints of vanilla shining through, and of course the cream cheese frosting.
This is also perfectly moist and rich making it a delectable treat for everyone to enjoy together.
With the right keto sweetener, you can easily turn a coffee cake into a keto coffee cake.
If the flavor is lacking a bit for your taste, there are tips included to help it shine stronger.
Make sure to serve this alongside a fresh cup of coffee for a delicious morning treat.
One of the biggest wins of this cake is not the fact that it is both paleo and keto friendly, but the fact that it takes so little effort for a comforting dessert for yourself.
It is really hard to mess up this fool-proof recipe since all you do is lay your frozen blueberries, top it off with cake mix, pour some butter on top, and let it bake!
This can also be made dairy-free by switching out the butter with melted coconut oil.
This spongy swiss roll cake features tons of fresh berries and whipped cream making it a perfect way for carb watchers to enjoy their dessert!
You can even lower the carb count more by leaving some of the berries out.
Have you ever heard of a plum upside down cake?
It is similar to a pineapple upside down cake but with less carbs and the ability to be paleo friendly, too.
With some low carb ice cream of whipped cream, you get all of the best parts of dessert in one guilt-free treat.
There is nothing quite like taking a scoop out of your cake and seeing melted chocolate ooze out.
This cake is so rich and chocolatey you will find it hard to believe that it is keto friendly.
This can even be made in a microwave meaning you can get to digging in much quicker!
19. Ice Cream Cake
This cake has everything you could want!
It is grain and gluten free with a low carb count and no churn ice cream layer included.
Crumbled keto chocolate cake makes up the crust and topping of your ice cream cake with sugar free vanilla ice cream layered in between.
The strawberry flavor of this keto cake really shines through from the strawberry puree and the chopped strawberries used in the recipe.
The mousse that tops it all off is incredibly soft and airy making it such a great complement to the tender cake.
Even if you are a beginner baker, this is a cake you can prepare to impress everyone/
21. Chocolate Cake
Make this for your friends who don’t follow the keto diet and they will beg you for the recipe!
It is not just good as a keto cake, but as a cake in general.
After all, can we ever go wrong with a classic chocolate cake that is low in carbs?
Whoever says that you are unable to enjoy cakes while on a keto diet needs to taste a slice of these delicious keto cakes.
You absolutely can enjoy your favorite desserts without worrying about counting the carbs or taking your body out of ketosis!
- Chocolate Mug Cake
- Lemon Cupcakes With Blueberries
- Strawberry Cake
- Carrot Cake
- Angel Food Cake
- Layered Vanilla Cake
- Earthquake Cake
- Blueberry Breakfast Cake
- Almond Cake
- Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
- Cinnamon Roll Cake
- Red Velvet Cake
- Sour Cream Coffee Cake
- Blueberry Dump Cake
- Berries & Cream Cake
- Plum Upside Down Cake
- Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
- Ice Cream Cake
- Strawberry Mousse Cake
- Chocolate Cake
- Sometimes you just need dessert. These Keto Cakes hit the spot!
- Pull up this list when you are looking for a better-for-you option.
- Make a great keto cake to share and enjoy!