Keto German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Caramel
This Keto German chocolate cake is an ultra-moist dark chocolate cake filled with a gooey coconut keto caramel filled with crunchy pecans and shredded coconut.
Bonus, the sides are covered with an extra smooth keto chocolate buttercream for a decadent keto gluten-free dessert for any occasion and celebration.
Baking lovers, this easy keto German chocolate cake recipe is for you!
If you love to challenge yourself with a keto baking recipe to fix your sweet tooth, this is another great keto cake to try.
Is Classic German Cake Keto-friendly?
No, a classic German cake recipe is not keto-friendly. It’s actually one of the highest-sugar cake recipes made of high-carb flour, sugar, and evaporated milk in the frosting.
Therefore, you can’t eat a slice of a classic German cake recipe that usually contains 40 grams of net carbs per slice.
However, you can make a delicious keto-friendly German cake using keto-friendly ingredients.
How To Make A Keto German Cake
It is easy to make a German chocolate keto cake at home.
First, measure all the ingredients needed for the keto chocolate cake and prepare two 9-inch round cake pans.
The ingredients you need to make the two-layer moist keto chocolate cake are a few ingredients better to bring at room temperature before you start.
- Almond flour – Use ultra-thin almond flour. Avoid using an almond meal if you can to avoid a gritty cake texture.
- Coconut flour – the combination of both keto flours creates an ultra-moist cake crumb. Don’t replace it with more almond flour, or the cake crumb won’t hold.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Erythritol or any keto crystal sweetener you love, like xylitol or monk fruit erythritol blend.
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Eggs – at room temperature. Yes, eggs are keto-friendly!
- Melted coconut oil
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Expresso powder
- Heavy cream or canned coconut cream for a dairy-free option. Both are keto-friendly. Make sure you shake the can before measuring.
Preparing The Cake Pans
The best is to grease your cake pans with coconut oil, then add a round piece of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan and grease again.
In fact, double greasing cake mold is the best way to prevent keto cakes from sticking to the pans.
They unmold easily without breaking or sticking to the bottom.
Making The Cake Batter
In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: eggs, almond milk, melted coconut oil, heavy cream, and vanilla.
In another large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together to combine the flours with sweeteners and avoid lumps.
Then, combine the wet with the dry ingredients until the cake batter is smooth and no lumps show.
Divide the batter evenly into the two prepared cake pans.
Baking The Cake Layers
Place both cake pans in the oven simultaneously, one in the center rack and one in the rack just under.
Bake both cake layers for 35-45 minutes, switching their places halfway to ensure each cake layer bake at the same speed.
Cooling Down The Layers
Insert a toothpick in the center of each cake to see if it comes out clean.
If so, remove the cakes from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
Keto Coconut Caramel Frosting
Once the cake layers are baked and cooling down, prepare the coconut caramel. To make a keto caramel for keto German cake frosting, you need:
- Heavy cream
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Brown erythritol
- Egg yolks
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Chopped pecans
- Xanthan gum
First, in a medium saucepan, whisk heavy cream, unsweetened almond milk, egg yolks, and erythritol together.
Then, add the butter and bring the saucepan over medium heat. Stir to melt butter, and then bring the mixture to a light boil. Keep stirring once in a while.
Sprinkle the xanthan gum and stir in the mixture.
Keep cooking and stirring until the mixture thickened – about 3-5 minutes. Don’t overboil, or you will split the caramel!
It will form two layers, the fat coming out on the sides, and you don’t want this to happen.
Finally, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, shredded coconut, and finely chopped pecans. Cool down in a large mixing bowl for 1 hour.
Keto Chocolate Frosting
This is optional, but if you like to frost the sides of your keto German cake, you can also prepare one batch of my keto chocolate frosting recipe.
Assembling The Cake
After 2 hours, your cake layers and frosting should be cold enough to assemble the keto cake.
First, place the first cake layer on a cake stand and top up with half the coconut frosting.
Spread the frosting all over the cake layer, leaving 0.2 inches free on their edge.
Then, top up with the second cake layer and add the remaining coconut caramel frosting. Spread all over the top and decorate with a few pecan halves.
Making It Ahead
You can prepare the cake layers the day before.
Store each cake layer on a cooling rack at room temperature and protect its top from dush with a piece of foil or clean towel.
The next day, prepare the coconut frosting for 1 hour before frosting the cake.
This keto German cake stores very well in a cake box in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Another option is to freeze the cake in a sealed container and thaw it the day before serving.
This keto chocolate is surprisingly low-in carbs, with only 4.2 grams of net carbs per slice.
Of course, it’s a decadent cake with a good amount of calories per slice, but it’s a really fulfilling cake.
It will bring you all the pleasure of eating cake while reaching your fat count without blowing your carbs.
So if you want a keto cake that impresses you for celebrating a birthday or Easter, this keto German cake is the one to try.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make A Simple Chocolate Cake With This Recipe?
Yes, you can make a single-layer cake, but I recommend instead making a Keto Chocolate Cake.
More Keto Cake Recipes
I love to bake keto cake all the time, and below I listed my favorite keto cake recipes for you to try.
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