This almond flour chocolate cake is the best easy keto chocolate cake for birthday parties! You’ll love its moist texture and sweet chocolate almond butter frosting!
Keto chocolate cakes are the essential ingredient that makes living on a keto diet easier. Everyone loves chocolate, but most cake recipes are so full of sugar that low-carbers need to stay way clear of them. This recipe solves that problem, with a keto-friendly cake you can treat yourself without having to worry about your macros!
There are a few tricks to making a keto version of a chocolate cake.
Now let’s get into this specific recipe. This Almond Flour Chocolate Cake is an easy, gluten-free chocolate cake made of 9 simple keto ingredients, which means it’s not only keto-friendly but it’s also a diabetic-friendly chocolate cake!
The basic ingredients to make this easy moist chocolate cake are:
The key to creating a moist cake is to bake it at low temperature – 160C (325F) is the best – and on conventional mode. Also, I always recommend checking the baking quite often during the last 10 minutes.
You should remove the cake from the oven when a pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean but slightly moist and wet. This means that some moisture is still in the center to ensure the best texture.
Finally. always beat all the liquid ingredients on high speed with an electric mixer before incorporating it into the dry ingredients. Therefore, the cake is less dense and fluffier.
This is the best part of this almond flour chocolate cake. You will love the combination of creamy chocolate, almond buttercream, and moist keto chocolate cake. Of course, you can replace almond butter with peanut butter if desired but it will raise the carbs slightly! Read more about my chocolate almond butter frosting recipe here.
If you want to create a 2-layer keto chocolate cake as you see in my pictures, you will have to bake this recipe twice, one per layer. Also, make sure you bake each layer one at a time in your oven. You can actually bake the layers 24 to 48 hours before assembling your cake. In order to keep your layers moist, you can store them in a cake box or on a plate in the fridge wrapped with a piece of wrap.
First, make sure the cake layers are cold, at room temperature. This might mean you have to cool them for at least 3 hours or overnight before adding any frosting if you didn’t do them ahead of time. Then, I recommend using a turning table.
Place the first cake layer on the turning table, add 1/3 of the frosting in the middle of the cake, and using a spatula spread the frosting, from the middle to the side, while you turn the table at the same time.
Next, add the second cake layer and 1/3 of the frosting.
Proceed as before to spread the frosting all over the cake. Obviously, some of the frostings is going to leak out on the side of the cake but that’s ok. Spread the rest of the frosting on the side and keep turning the table while applying medium pressure with your spatula on the side of the cake.
Yes, you can store this chocolate cake in the fridge for up to 4 days. Always make sure the cake is in an airtight container or in a cake box to keep it moist and fresh.
If you’ve liked this recipe, you will love my other cake recipes
Don’t forget to share a picture of your cake with me on Instagram if you give this a try! I love to look at your creations.
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