Keto Death by Chocolate Cake

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Keto Death by Chocolate Cake

11 ratings

This cake will be one of the moistest cakes you have ever had thanks to the addition of extra strong coffee! It is deep in chocolate and then covered in a rich, chocolate ganache! The picture speaks for itself.

  • Net Carbs

    3.6 g

  • Fiber

    3.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    21.1 g

  • Protein

    6.1 g

  • Fats

    22.1 g

245 cals

Keto Death by Chocolate Cake

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  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    2 cup

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    1 cup

  • 100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    ½ cup

  • Baking Powder

    Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon

  • Butter


    ½ cup

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    2 large

  • Coffee


    ¾ cup

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    ⅓ cup

  • Chocolate Chips, Sugar Free

    Chocolate Chips, Sugar Free

    ⅓ cup, whole pieces - regular

Recipe Steps

steps 9

40 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 F. Combine all the dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In the meantime, melt the butter in a heat proof bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Add the vanilla.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add butter mixture to the dry mixture and slightly mix then add the eggs (mix slightly).
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add the coffee (the stronger the coffee the better!), do not add the coffee to the cake batter when it is too hot, but warm is ok.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Pour batter into a very well greased or sprayed with cooking spray 8” round cake pan.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean or the cake springs back to the touch. Allow the cake to cool completely before glazing it with ganache.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    To make the ganache, heat the cream in a heatproof liquid measuring cup until very hot in the microwave. For my microwave, this was 30 seconds and then another 15 seconds. Add the chocolate chips and allow it to sit in the hot cream for 1 minute.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Stir the chocolate until completely melted. If the chocolate is not completely melted, heat in the microwave in 5 second increments, stirring after each time.
    Step 8
  • Step 9

    Pour the warm glaze over the cooled cake and spread the ganache out to the edges of the cake to allow it to drip down the sides. You can place the cake on a cooling rack over a piece of parchment to allow the chocolate to drip down. Or use a plate if you don’t want to waste any chocolate.
    Step 9

Comments 28

  • MirthfulMacadamia364835

    MirthfulMacadamia364835 a year ago

    Please give metric measurements as well.

    • LavenderBlueDilly

      LavenderBlueDilly a year ago

      Metric is in gram weight right there in parentheses underneath each ingredient. 👍🏻

  • FavorableMacadamia154992

    FavorableMacadamia154992 a year ago

    Can you use regular swerve or stevia granular or does it have to be the powder version?

    • Craazybirdlady

      Craazybirdlady 2 years ago

      Looks delicious!

      • PropitiousKetone461936

        PropitiousKetone461936 2 years ago

        If I didn’t know this was keto I wouldn’t have guessed. Very good and kills the want for sweets. I did have to bake it 15 minutes longer.

        • PropitiousMacadamia184903

          PropitiousMacadamia184903 3 years ago

          This cake looks amazing if you can find all the proper ingredients. I really wish this app would consider that many members are not living in the US. I can’t find a lot of these special ingredients in Europe. I will have to fill a suitcase on my next trip back to the US and who knows when that will be, thanks to the pandemic that doesn’t seem to go away. 😕

          • Anna

            Anna 2 years ago

            Order from

          • FavorableAvocado269339

            FavorableAvocado269339 3 years ago

            I’m in NZ, and I understand what you are saying but there are a lot of similar products about, just takes a moment t to compare macros online, or order swerve from Amazon.

        • jjseabird

          jjseabird 3 years ago

          this is absolutely delicious! had to bake it 18 mins longer and it came out great...easy and kinda has the texture of a brownie. love this cake.

          • Maru

            Maru 3 years ago

            The 4 net carbs is just the cake without the cream???

            • CK

              CK 4 years ago

              Easy, fast, yummy cake! We don’t put the topping on it, a dab of whip cream instead!

              • sherwoga

                sherwoga 4 years ago

                This is the 2nd recipe I've seen here in the Carb Manager recipes where 1 c of Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve is indicated parenthetically to be equal to 240 g. The other recipe is for Keto Cheesecake Swirl Brownies. I prefer to weigh solids, especially anything that can be "packed" into the measuring cup, so for the brownies I appreciated having the weight listed. The first time I made the brownies I observed trying to weigh 240 grams that I was taking a lot more than 1 cup of this product. Since then I have 1) measured by volume and then weighed only 158 grams (I intentionally packed the measuring cup) 2) Checked at to find that the manufacturer claims 1 cup of this product weighs only 125 g. My weight measurement of 1 cup of product occurred in my second attempt to make the brownies. Those brownies were better than the first batch using the smaller amount of Swerve. I plan to try this cake recipe now using only 125 grams of Swerve. I am asking that your investigate my claims here and if you find them to be true, please correct the parenthetical indication of the weight of 1 cup of Swerve in your list of ingredients.

                • Darlokee

                  Darlokee 2 years ago

                  Thank you, I also measure grams and that is a huge difference.

              • Tammie

                Tammie 5 years ago

                I'm new to the Keto thing & I'm confused😣 What is "The ultimate Icing sugar replacement by swerve"????? I've seen this in a couple recipes

                • Peggy

                  Peggy 2 years ago

                  You can also find it @ Walmart in the baking isle with the sugar.

                • AmazingKetone594780

                  AmazingKetone594780 3 years ago

                  You can also get it on Amazon.

                • CK

                  CK 4 years ago

                  Sugar replacement. This Swerve Is like powdered sugar, they also have a brown sugar replacement. You can find them in the baking isle by the sugars.

              • Dbb2018

                Dbb2018 5 years ago

                This was a good recipe. The foundation's texture is good. I ended up putting 1/2c of sour cream in to the mixture. I cooked the foundation and set it aside, then repeated the recipe for another layer. While I let the cake cool, I made two batches of the ganache, but instead of warming the cream I whipped it lightly then added the chocolate. I folded the two together until it was a light frothy mixture. I then put a layer of the ganache over the first layer, then added the second layer, pouring the remaining mixture over the top. I then whipped heavy cream and Monkfruit sugar (I halved the recipe to cut down on the carbs) and put it in the frig to stiffen. I then served the cake with the whipped cream on the side. *** CORRECTION TO RECIPE Sugar is considered a WET ingredient. When you add sweetener, it needs to be added with the eggs and coffee, not with the dry items. This prevents the cake from becoming heavy and chewy. Instead you get a lighter, fluffier cake.

                • Selene MoonFae

                  Selene MoonFae 4 years ago

                  I wish I had read this before making time I'll have to remember this.

                • Linda

                  Linda 5 years ago

                  Thanks for the tip on sugar being a wet ingredient! It makes so much sense!

              • Caffinatedwithkids

                Caffinatedwithkids 5 years ago

                Can you make this cake and icing ahead of time? I want to make it a day before for my kids birthday. Will the icing hold up?

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  Cake can definitely be made ahead of time! Just wrap well in plastic wrap after it's cooled. The icing I would do day of as it goes on warm so it's spreadable! You could made icing ahead of time, chill it and then whip it instead! That would hold up prior. Enjoy it!

              • Daniduvall

                Daniduvall 5 years ago

                According to my calculations: Swerve (1C) = 192 net carbs Almond Flour (2C) = 48 net carbs Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa (1/2C) = 48 net carbs 2 eggs = 1 net carb Baking Powder (1 tsp) = 1.3 net carbs Sugar free choc chips (1/3C) = 10 net carbs TOTAL NET CARBS= 300.3 Per slice (above total divided by 12) = 25.02

                • Messercm

                  Messercm 5 years ago

                  Net carbs are total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols. You are calculating total carbs

              • Daniduvall

                Daniduvall 5 years ago

                How did you calculate the net carbs? I looked up the Swerve and it has 4g Net carbs per Tsp. The recipe calls for 1 CUP (48tsps). That alone is 192 carbs and divided into 12 equals 16 carbs per slice even if NONE of the other ingredients had carbs (which they do). What am I missing here? Or is this whole thing just a scam?

                • Messercm

                  Messercm 5 years ago

                  My swerve is 4g carbs MINUS the sugar alcohol is 0g carbs. That's how you would figure that. Same as if it had fiber.

              • 68 Goala

                68 Goala 5 years ago

                Really, Really good. I used Stevia-sweetened chocolate chips for the ganache. Moist and the right amount of sweet. Will make this again and again!

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  I'm so glad!! I loved it too.