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Low-Carb German Chocolate Cake (Keto, GF, Vegetarian)
May 28, 2020
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Sometimes you really just need to splurge on something decadent. This low-carb German chocolate cake is just the ticket. It’s only 18g net carbs, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and it tastes just like the real thing!

Full disclosure, I hacked a boxed mix to make this cake. I’m not about trying to figure out the prefect ratios of flowers to make a gluten-free low-carb cake from scratch when there is already a fabulous solution on the market!

I used the Chocolate Keto Cake Mix by Keto and Co. If you haven’t tried their stuff yet, you’re missing out. They have this awesome chocolate cake mix, a vanilla cake mix, frosting mix, and a brownie mix that are all dairy-free, gluten-free, and fantastic! I get them on Amazon and I’ve been really pleased with them. This mix made the perfect low-carb German chocolate cake. So good!

I made this cake for two different parties while I was testing the recipe and it was a hit at both. Folks had no idea it wasn’t a “real” German chocolate cake and the reviews were glowing.

Oh my goodness! Heather, it’s so moist!

and

Wow, this is healthy! It tastes like a regular cake!

I love it when folks are happy eating my healthier versions of sinful desserts like this one!

If you decide to try it, you have to come back and let me know how you liked it!

I think it would go really well slightly warmed and topped with a good quality vanilla ice cream.

Low-Carb German Chocolate Cake

Low-Carb German Chocolate Cake (Keto, GFDF, Vegetarian)

Sometimes you really just need to splurge on something decadent. This low-carb German chocolate cake is just the ticket. It's only 18g net carbs and tastes just like the real thing!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 Servings
Calories: 828kcal
Author: Heather Cooan

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:

Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting:

  • 1 Can Coconut Cream
  • 8 oz. Raw Honey
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Pecans Chopped
  • 2 Cups Shredded Coconut

Instructions

Chocolate Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease or line two 8’’ or 9’’ round cake pans.
  • Beat cake mixes, eggs, and bacon grease until smooth.
  • Let stand for 30 seconds and then mix in the apple cider vinegar.
  • Divide batter evenly between the two cake rounds.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before removing from the pan.

Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting:

  • In a large saucepan, mix together coconut milk, honey, egg yolks, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until sauce becomes thick. Remove from heat and mix in pecans and coconut flakes.
  • Allow frosting to cool to room temperature before frosting the cake. This step is super important, as it cools it will thicken.

Notes

Adjust carbohydrate and sugar content by reducing the amount of frosting you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 828kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg
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About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned functional nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, and is earning her Oncology Nutrition Consulting Certification. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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