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22 Captivating Keto Cake Recipes

Louise | November 22

Sometimes you just gotta have cake! So whether you are looking for a breakfast idea or a fancy and decadent cake for a birthday celebration, this list of Keto cake recipes we’ve put together will cover all bases.

You will find everything you need here, from coffee cakes to an indulgent double mocha cake that is bound to impress even your non-keto friends.

Some of the recipes here include dairy, but most of those recipes also provide a dairy-free version for those of you who don’t tolerate heavy cream (use coconut cream) or butter (use ghee or coconut oil). So go ahead and treat yourself!

Here are just a few of the Keto cake recipes we’ve included:

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Captivating Keto Cake Recipes – Get Your Cheesecake On

Keto Cheesecake Tarts (Contains Dairy)

– The Healthy Foodie

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Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, coconut oil, eggs, ice cold water, pure vanilla extract, liquid stevia, cream cheese, erythritol, sour cream, blackberries, lemon zest and juice.

What an impressive dish this is! Made in individual servings, this would make a fabulous dessert for a celebratory dinner. The crust adds texture to the smooth center and the whole dish is set off by the addition of the blackberry compote, which is sweet and tart at the same time. The pastry could also be used for savory dishes like quiche – just omit the sweetener!

Easy Lemon Cheesecake – Low Carb & Keto (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

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Ingredients: lemon almond shortbread dough, full-fat cream cheese, erythritol sweetener, eggs, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest.

This cheesecake has a wonderful crunchy crust and a smooth filling and the lemon gives it such a fresh flavor! This would be wonderful taken as a dessert for a pot-luck dinner, or even as a dish to serve at a celebration. If you don’t eat dairy, you could garnish this with fresh or cooked berries or even with a sprig of mint to keep things really simple.

Keto Cheesecake (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

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Ingredients: almonds, stevia, cinnamon, salted butter, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon extract (optional), sour cream.

Here is a great recipe for a gluten-free cheesecake that, once it is cooked and cooled, can be frozen in slices for later. This is a baked cheesecake that is quite high once it is cooked and you will find that a thin slice will be filling enough and will chase away that sweet craving. Decorate with berries of your choice or just serve it plain!

Keto Cheesecake – New York Baked Cheesecake (Contains Dairy)

– Fat for Weight Loss

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, stevia, eggs, vanilla essence, lemon zest.

Cheesecake has been a popular dish for centuries, the earliest one dating back to the Ancient Greeks. However, the New York-style baked version came to life in the 19th century. If you like baked cheesecake then this recipe will surely become a favorite. You might find it difficult to wait till it cools properly, but it is worth it! The texture and flavor will improve as it cools.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: cream cheese, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, erythritol, unsweetened chocolate, water.

How simple is this dessert?! No baking, no messy crust crumbs and straightforward simple flavor – you can’t beat that! If you choose to top with ganache then that would be great for choccy lovers like me, but if you need to be more reserved in your diet you could top these with berries or whizz up a fruit puree to pour over it.

Captivating Keto Cake Recipes – Cakes To Impress

Double Mocha Cake

– Healthy Living How To

Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, Celtic sea salt, Swerve, eggs, pure coffee extract, coconut milk, water, coconut oil.

Wow! This delicious chocolate sponge cake with its rich mocha frosting would easily go down well as a birthday cake, or served to friends with a cup of coffee as a special treat. It is light yet indulgent and would satisfy the craving of any chocoholic! If you would rather not have the frosting flavored with coffee you can use vanilla extract instead.

Blueberry Coffee Cake (Primal)

– Holistically Engineered

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, Celtic sea salt, coconut oil or ghee, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, liquid stevia or desired sweetener, blueberries, almond flour, shredded unsweetened coconut.

If you, like me, searched this recipe for the coffee, don’t be fooled! Coffee cake can simply be a cake made to be eaten with a cup of coffee! This is a light sponge cake studded with amazing blueberries, which can be enjoyed at any time of day, even for breakfast. It has a light crumb topping and the fruit gives you bursts of juice when you bite into it. Yum!

Keto Tiramisu

– The Nourished Caveman

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Ingredients: eggs, Xylitol or Swerve, coconut flour, whey protein, lemon zest, eggs, creme fraiche or coconut cream, organic coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder, marsala wine or dark rum (optional).

Tiramisu is traditionally an Italian dessert made with sponge fingers and rich with coffee flavor, and if you have tried it I can recommend this one. It gives you a luxurious and appealing dessert that would grace any dinner table for a celebration or dinner party. Please leave this in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving as this helps the flavors to meld together.

Keto Chocolate Cake Bars

– My PCOS Kitchen

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Ingredients: strawberries, coconut cream, stevia, dark chocolate chips stevia sweetened (optional), almond flour, unsweetened cacao powder, coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, coconut oil, eggs, erythritol, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar.

Psyllium husk powder can be very useful in gluten-free baking as it acts as a binding agent and holds the ingredients together. In this cake, it makes the texture springy and not as crumbly as other gluten-free recipes. This is a lovely rich cake which can be used as a breakfast bar or served to friends decorated with fruit or whipped coconut cream.

Brownie Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Cacao Nibs

– Slim Palate

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Ingredients: almond flour, cacao powder, coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, liquid stevia, almond milk, butter, dark chocolate, cacao nibs.

This recipe does involve dairy, but if you can tolerate this you won’t be sorry! Here is a dense, rich and deeply chocolatey cake that would easily make a great birthday treat for someone. The buttercream frosting adds something really special to the flavor and is a smooth and creamy texture in contrast to the brownie-like base.

Tres Leches Keto Cake

– The Nourished Caveman

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Ingredients: eggs, swerve, vanilla extract, coconut flour, butter, creme fraiche or coconut cream, heavy whipping cream or whipped coconut cream.

Tres Leches cake is a sponge that is soaked in creamy sauce and left to absorb the liquid, hence the reason for poking holes in the top of the sponge. It ends up slightly denser than a sponge but should not be soggy. This recipe would be perfect for a birthday or Christening cake and would make a very impressive gift for a hostess. Beautiful!

Low Carb Angel Food Cake

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: egg whites, cream of tartar, salt, strawberry protein powder, Swerve confectioners’ sweetener, strawberry extract, cream cheese or coconut cream, unsweetened almond milk.

Angel Food Cake is designed to be butter-free and uses egg whites to form the light and delicate texture. It can be cooked in one cake tin like is shown here, but you can also turn this mixture into cupcakes by splitting the mixture into smaller molds. It rises well and holds its height better if you invert the cake during cooling. Top with fresh berries or strawberry compote for an added flavor.

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Captivating Keto Cake Recipes – Cakes, Cakes, And More Cakes

Low Carb Chocolate Cake

– Low Carb Yum

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Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, swerve, monk fruit powder, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, zucchini.

If you are a little surprised that there is zucchini involved in this chocolate cake then let me reassure you – you won’t even notice! The zucchini is just there to give the cake its moistness and does not affect the flavor. Friends and family will never believe this wonderful cake is low-carb and one of the great things about it is that you can freeze any leftovers!

Sponge Cake

– DJ Foodie

Ingredients: eggs, lemon juice, coconut flour, Swerve, vanilla extract, salt.

Here is a great recipe for a basic low-carb sponge that you can dress up in whatever way takes your fancy! Have it as it is with a cup of coffee, use it as a base for a trifle or chop it up and use it as a light base for tiramisu – the ideas are endless, so just have fun with it and try out different toppings, flavors and uses.

Coconut Mocha Loco Coffee Cake

– Beauty and the Foodie

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Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder or cacao powder, Stevia, cinnamon, eggs, unsweetened almond or coconut milk, raw unsweetened coconut butter melted (optional), coconut oil or butter melted, coffee extract, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, almond flour or meal, coconut flour, cinnamon, unsweetened coconut flakes, sugar free chocolate chips (optional).

If you enjoy the flavor of coffee then this cake could be a favorite in your house! It is a deliciously rich cake with a coconut topping that would look even more impressive decorated with the chocolate chips, especially if you make this for a special occasion! This cake is also gluten-free, so would be a great gift for someone with gluten intolerance.

Egg and Grain Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

– Grass Fed Girl

Ingredients: unsweetened applesauce, chia seeds, coconut flour, baking soda, fine sea salt, coconut oil, stevia extract powder, lemon juice, blueberries.

Do you suffer from egg allergies? Don’t let that spoil your choice of things to eat for breakfast – this wonderful blueberry cake makes a fresh-tasting and filling breakfast solution that will keep you going till lunch. In this recipe, the moisture comes from mixing applesauce and chia seeds to form a gel so your cake won’t be too dry.

Easy Keto Chocolate Snack Cake – Low Carb

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

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Ingredients: butter, granulated erythritol sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract, superfine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, xanthan gum, unsweetened premium cocoa powder, unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

This chocolate cake has a denser texture than sponge cakes, yet it has lightness to the flavor of chocolate and vanilla that makes it perfect for a snack or as a lighter breakfast. The mixture for this cake is created entirely in a blender so your preparation time is only minutes! Not only that, but the cake will keep in an airtight container for a few days so you will have breakfast ready in seconds.

3 Minute Lemon Poke Cake

– Beauty and The Foodie

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Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener of choice, unflavored gelatin powder, baking powder, sea salt, butter or coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon extract, egg, heavy cream, or coconut cream.

If you come from the UK you will recognize this cake as lemon drizzle cake, poked with holes to allow the lemon topping to soak into the sponge. MMM! As this recipe gives you little mini cakes, they would be a fantastic idea for a kids’ party or to put in your lunchbox for a special afternoon treat. You could even let the kids do the hole-poking if you are brave!

Chocolate Espresso Cake

– And Here We Are

Ingredients: dark chocolate, espresso, butter, eggs, xylitol, baking powder, cocoa powder, almond flour.

Let’s face it – sometimes you just need that chocolate hit and nothing else will do! So here is a great recipe for a rich and indulgent chocolate and coffee cake to enjoy at any time that craving hits you. Simply dusting it with cocoa powder gives this cake a more sophisticated appearance and would be an impressive cake to serve for afternoon guests.

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Captivating Keto Cake Recipes – Cakes In A Cup

Chocolate Cupcake

– Holistically Engineered

Ingredients: coconut flour, organic cocoa powder, eggs, coconut oil, Swerve, baking soda, lemon juice, Celtic sea salt, full-fat coconut milk cream, powdered sweetener, vanilla extract, ripe avocados, organic cocoa powder, coconut oil.

Now be honest – who doesn’t like chocolate cupcakes! These little bundles of deliciousness look as good as they taste and would make great cakes to serve at a birthday celebration, a kid’s party, or just if you fancy one! If you choose to use the filling, you get an extra creamy vanilla center that makes these even more satisfying.

Frosted Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

– Beauty and the Foodie

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Ingredients: coconut flour, sweetener of choice, baking soda, butter or ghee or coconut oil, cocoa powder or cacao powder, water, eggs, unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, raspberries, coconut cream, lemon juice.

These stunning little cupcakes have a wonderful fudgey texture to the base with occasional hits of raspberry, and are so tasty that you won’t fail to impress the family when you make these. They have a rich flavor and are set off really well by the frosting and the extra raspberry on the top. These will really have your mouth watering even before you bite in!

Strawberry Mug Cake (Low Carb and Gluten-Free)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

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Ingredients: butter, granulated sugar substitute, almond flour, coconut flour, egg, pureed strawberries, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, heavy whipping cream, pureed strawberries, granulated sugar substitute.

These mug cakes are so quick and easy that you could rustle some up in a matter of minutes! You can either use mugs or paper cases to cook them in and it doesn’t even matter if they turn out a bit on the ‘rustic’ side because you are going to top them with a dollop of cream topping and a slice of strawberry! Perfect for a party or as a gift for a friend!