Keto Chocolate Cake Donuts

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Keto Chocolate Cake Donuts

19 ratings

I love how soft, moist and chocolatey these donuts are! They are full of rich chocolate flavor and great with a morning cup of coffee!

  • Net Carbs

    3.6 g

  • Fiber

    3 g

  • Total Carbs

    25.4 g

  • Protein

    7.5 g

  • Fats

    17.3 g

209 cals

Keto Chocolate Cake Donuts

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  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    1-¼ cup

  • Brown Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    Brown Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    ⅓ cup

  • Baking Powder

    Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon

  • 100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    100% Cocoa Special Dark by Hershey's

    3 tbsp

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Original Coconut Milk Unsweetened by Silk

    Original Coconut Milk Unsweetened by Silk

    2 tablespoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    2 large

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ⅛ tsp

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    ⅓ cup

  • Original Coconut Milk Unsweetened by Silk

    Original Coconut Milk Unsweetened by Silk

    2 tablespoon

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 7

25 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 F. Prepare a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a food processor, combine almond flour, sweetener, dark cocoa powder and baking powder together. Pulse to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add in the olive oil, milk, eggs, vanilla extract and ⅛ t kosher salt. Pulse to turn into a smooth batter.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Spoon and smooth batter evenly into the donut pan to make 6 donuts. Being careful not to overfill the pan so as they rise the dough will not close the center. You can wipe the centers of the donuts to keep them free of batter.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Allow donuts to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    In the meantime, prepare the glaze by combining the rest of the Swerve, 3 tablespoons of coconut milk, ¼ t vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and then set aside on the rack to dry. Keep donuts stored in an airtight container for up to one week.
    Step 7

Comments 22

  • FabulousRadish202839

    FabulousRadish202839 5 months ago

    Haven’t tried these yet but am sure they are delish! I will try lupin bean flour, maybe add some cinnamon, and sour cream. If I have cals and fat to spare — may experiment with a white cacao-ish icing. I don’t have donut pans either. Think I’ll shop for silicone ones. I do have silicone pan dulce pan that would work in the meantime. Great KETO-tastic day to all😎

    • Shewoff642

      Shewoff642 6 months ago

      Wow, wonderful 👍👍 I have to be gluten free, am diabetic and gone keto for awhile now. I was sooooo craving something chocolate and a little sweet. This is it. Followed the recipe and ended up with 5 tasty doughnuts. I can only have half of one at a time, but my goodness it's a great treat. Thanks again for your recipe! 😁

      • Vmathieson

        Vmathieson 2 years ago

        Came out so good. Based on reviews I added a tblsp of sour cream for moistness. I also added a tblsp of cocoa to the glaze.. I also only had almond milk, worked great and I cut the almond milk to 2 tblsp and was perfect

        • AGirlHasNoCarbs

          AGirlHasNoCarbs 3 years ago

          These are good, not extraordinarily moist which was mildly disappointing next time I will add a little bit of sour cream to fix that. Used almond milk instead of coconut. Doubled the recipe because I have a 12 donut tray. Filled them all and had enough to make 4 cupcakes. Put some lakanto milk chocolate chips in those. Then made a low carb chocolate glaze for the top instead of using the recipe glaze. Will make again. Good recipe.

          • AGirlHasNoCarbs

            AGirlHasNoCarbs 3 years ago

            Can I use almond milk instead of coconut milk?

            • Jenn-ifer

              Jenn-ifer 3 years ago

              You can, i have made them twice with almond milk and they were great

          • Eve

            Eve 3 years ago

            These donuts are fantastic!! I will definitely make some more. I followed the recipe to the letter, easy and fast.

            • Indyrupp

              Indyrupp 3 years ago

              These were fantastic! Made them with sunflower flour instead of almond 1:1 ratio. Came out great and even my kids loved them

              • Mummy Pig

                Mummy Pig 3 years ago

                Fantastic!! Made the “vanilla batter”, 5x the ingredients, then measured out 1 cup, and made chocolate donuts, another cup made pumpkin spice donuts, another cup made lemon donuts, etc, great for the whole family, delicious no matter how I flavored them.

                • MamaStacia

                  MamaStacia 4 years ago

                  These are AWESOME!! I didn't add icing because they are soooo good without it! Love, Love, Love making and eating these donuts!

                  • Mari

                    Mari 4 years ago

                    What if you don’t have a donut pan?

                    • Anonymous

                      Anonymous 4 years ago

                      I used a muffin tin this morning and it worked out fine. Have ordered a donut pan though. 😊

                  • Gin

                    Gin 4 years ago

                    Excellent recipe! Will definitely be adding these to my go to recipes!

                    • deega12868

                      deega12868 4 years ago

                      Just made these for the first time...YUM! I didn’t have the Swerve brown sugar so I just used the regulaR Swerve in both places, and I only had the regular and not dark cocoa - mixed it all by hand also, and they are still amazing! Thank you!

                      • TheParisBee

                        TheParisBee 4 years ago

                        Very good and easy, but is this 2 or 4 net carbs? The recipe shows 4 net carbs but when I log it, shows 2 net carbs...?

                        • Carcar

                          Carcar 3 years ago

                          1 doughnut shows 3.5. Net carbs when I log in 1 serving.

                        • Dimple D

                          Dimple D 4 years ago

                          Net carbs are the amount of carbohydrates a food contains after subtracting the fiber. Although it's generally accepted that the fiber in whole foods isn't digested and absorbed, not all experts on carb-restricted diets agree on this point. ... example: 5 grams of total carbs minus 2 grams of fiber = 3 grams of net carbs. Hope this helps 🙂

                      • Brooke

                        Brooke 4 years ago

                        These were soooo good. I’ve been on keto for a full week now without no chocolate or sweets and these definitely hit the spot. I sooo needed these. I’m good to go now with keto for a long while. Thank you 😘

                        • Cathtony99

                          Cathtony99 4 years ago

                          Delicious. Accidentally I left out the extra virgin olive oil and they came out good. At least it saves 30 calories. Easy to make.

                          • Lena1902

                            Lena1902 4 years ago

                            I didn't use the brown sugar. I use 1/4 c of xylitol instead and they came out great! I didn't have brown sugar and I don't like sweet too much but this totally hit the spot! Kids loves them too! I'll definitely make another batch!

                            • ponyboat

                              ponyboat 5 years ago

                              These are really incredible - they taste exactly like Dunkin chocolate glazed donuts!!

                              • lawgirlamy

                                lawgirlamy 5 years ago

                                Delicious, filling, and sweet. This was the first grain-like food I’ve had since starting keto and it truly satisfied the craving I had been having. So glad I stumbled upon this!