Everyday Keto Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Everyday Keto Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

11 ratings

This chocolate cake is so rich and moist thanks to the addition of super strong brewed coffee. I add my coffee slightly cooled but still hot which is the trick to getting the almond flour hydrated and therefore moist after baking. The cooled cake is topped with extra fluffy cream cheese frosting!

  • Net Carbs

    5.1 g

  • Fiber

    3.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    37.3 g

  • Protein

    8.3 g

  • Fats

    30.3 g

340 cals

Everyday Keto Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

  • 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

    Butter

    ½ cup

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    2 large

  • Coffee

    Coffee

    ⅔ cup

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    8 ounce

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    1 cup

  • Almond Extract

    Almond Extract

    1 teaspoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    1 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 11

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 heatproof 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 really warm is ok.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Taking a piece of parchment paper, cut it into a square and fold it in half to make a triangle. Keep folding the triangle to make it a thin piece and then measure it against the round, greased cake pan by putting the tip in the center of the pan.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Cut it and then unfold it to form a circle and place it in the bottom of the pan and lightly spray paper with cooking spray.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Pour batter into a very well greased or sprayed with cooking spray 8” round cake pan.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    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 frosting it with cream cheese frosting.
    Step 8
  • Step 9

    Remove cake from pan by turning it upside down on a plate and remove parchment paper.
    Step 9
  • Step 10

    Beat room temperature cream cheese, ¾ cup Swerve icing sugar, almond extract and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Add 1 tablespoon cream and beat until well combined and fluffy.
    Step 10
  • Step 11

    Frost cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting. Keep cake stored in the fridge, but remove and allow to come to room temperature before serving!
    Step 11

Comments 14

  • RemarkableAvocado997147

    RemarkableAvocado997147 a year ago

    A little confused how is it 37 grams total in carbs but 5 net? Doesn’t that ruin our total carbs for the day? Cake is delicious but I am worried now, that I ruined my day with 1 slice

    • phyllisbcagle

      phyllisbcagle 2 months ago

      Sugar alcohols can be deducted like fiber is

    • Stephanie

      Stephanie 2 months ago

      On keto it’s the net carbs that are counted, not the total carbs.

  • Jjbene119

    Jjbene119 3 years ago

    Can I skip the coffee and add something else? More flour or chocolate...or nothing at all?

    • NanaT

      NanaT 4 years ago

      Mine took 40 minutes to cake but it was fabulous!

      • bartlettangelafa66

        bartlettangelafa66 4 years ago

        Cooking time for me was a little longer but tasted amazing

        • JanaLindstrom

          JanaLindstrom 4 years ago

          We loved this the first time around...I'm making it again.

          • Teamroth4

            Teamroth4 5 years ago

            The cake was very good! It was my first time using Swerve, and the icing ended up spicy 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don’t know how or what happened, but it was like someone added cayenne pepper! Has anyone experienced an odd reaction with cream cheese and Swerve? Or maybe the Swerve and almond extract?

            • MelBacc

              MelBacc 2 years ago

              To me, Swerve is cool like a peppermint patty, but I could see how that could feel hot.

            • Rae

              Rae 5 years ago

              Yes- I feel a hot taste on my tongue sometimes using Erythritol

            • recipewriter

              recipewriter 5 years ago

              Very strange! I hadn't not experienced that with all my use of Swerve. I hope the next time is a better experience!

          • Dhornbrook

            Dhornbrook 5 years ago

            Good taste!

            • Colleen1960

              Colleen1960 5 years ago

              What is T cream in picture 10 it says T cream.

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 5 years ago

                1 T means one tablespoon of cream