Healthy Marble Cake (Keto)
This keto marble cake is a moist almond flour pound cake with chocolate and vanilla layers.
Plus, it’s a healthy marble cake for you with no sugar, no gluten, no dairy, and only 3.8 grams of net carbs per slice!
What’s A Marble Cake?
A Marble Cake is a classic pound cake recipe made with alternating and swirling layers of vanilla cake and chocolate cake.
This Keto Marble Cake is a low-carb version of the classic marble pound cake recipe.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This Keto Marble Cake is delicious and tastes amazing, but it’s also:
How To Make A Marble Cake
A marble cake is a chocolate and vanilla layer cake. Therefore, you need two batters to create a marble cake, one with vanilla flavor and one with chocolate flavor.
The easiest way to make a marble cake is to first make a large vanilla batter. Then, separate a part of the vanilla batter in a different bowl and flavor it with cocoa powder.
Making a moist marble cake requires using oil in the recipe – not butter! That makes a whole lot of difference giving the most delicious moist texture to the almond flour pound cake.
The best healthy oils to use in this recipe are melted coconut oil, avocado oil, or almond oil.
Of course, if you want to use coconut oil, make sure you melt it first and cool it down before adding it to the batter.
In fact, hot oil can cook your eggs and create lumps in the batter.
A marble cake is basically a pound cake, with two layers with different flavors. The trick to making this easy marble cake is to use all ingredients at room temperature.
Let’s see what you need to make a healthy marble cake keto and gluten-free.
- Almond flour – fine, not almond meal. Almond Flour is one of the best keto-friendly flours.
- Coconut flour – Coconut flour is made from ground dried coconut flesh. It’s a keto flour rich in fiber and nutrients.
- Eggs at room temperature. You can take an egg out of the fridge for up to 2 hours without any risk, but it takes less than 30 minutes for them to reach room temperature.
- Sugar-free crystal sweetener – erythritol, xylitol, or a combo of Monkfruit/erythritol. Check out my keto sweetener converter to convert from one sweetener to another.
- Oil – avocado, almond, or coconut oil, melted at room temperature. Note: vegetable oils are not keto-friendly so don’t use these oils.
- Vanilla Extract – for the taste.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – it’s essential to make sure the cocoa powder doesn’t contain added sugar.
- Coconut cream or heavy cream at room temperature.
You can store this marble cake in an airtight cake box in the pantry for up to 3 days, or freeze cake slices in individual boxes for up to 3 months.
Defrost the marble cake slices the day before, can be rewarmed in a toaster or oven if desired.
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