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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


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


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.


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


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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