Keto Chocolate Cake

4.89 from 18 votes

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Our keto chocolate cake is a low carb chocolate cake that will satisfy even the most severe chocolate addicts, including yours truly.

Trust me; I qualify to make such a statement.

I was rushed to the emergency room as a young boy for an unintentional chocolate overdose. True story.

A close up of a chocolate cake with a piece cut from it
This low carb chocolate cake is perfect for a keto birthday cake.

About this keto cake

You don’t have to be on a keto diet to swoon over this low carb cake.

At just 13 grams of carbs per serving it’s the ideal local carb chocolate cake for those who are trying to watch their carbohydrate intake.

Top view of keto cake with raspbrerries.
This keto cake uses quality no sugar added chocolate.

It may cost a bit more to find quality no sugar added chocolate, but some things are definitely worth it, such as this keto chocolate cake.

For a quick chocolate fix or for recipes that use low carb chocolate, we prefer ChocZero and Lily’s Sweets.

Turn Your Kitchen into a Keto Bakery

A piece of chocolate cake on a plate
With some planning, it’s easy to make your kitchen a keto bakery.

Just like any thought-out food plan, a keto diet takes some planning.

The above links for no sugar added chocolate and Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa are great starters for planning recipes that use keto chocolate.

Low carb chocolate cake ingredients

  • Almond Flour
  • Erythritol
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • Almond Milk
  • Cream Cheese
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

How to make it

Eggs and butter in a bowl of keto cake batter.
Baking hint: Eggs should be at room temperature for more even baking.

Like all cakes recipes from scratch, this low carb cake starts with the batter.

Use the highest quality ingredients you can find, including organic eggs from cage-free chickens and organically sourced butter from grass-fed cows.

Three layers of a chocolate cake, sitting on paper towels
Allow the cake to cool for a few hours before removing from the pan.

You will use three six-inch cake pan for this keto cake, and as you can see, cake batter can get a little sticky when it’s time to come out of the pan.

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to mask these imperfections by using a little extra filler, aka, frosting, when it’s time to finish the recipe. Don’t judge me.

one layer of chocolate keto cake with frosting.
Frosting can be your best friend when making a homemade cake.

Be sure and take a look at the video that Scott put together that will show you how to grease a cake pan.

Let these keto chocolate cake layers cool in the pan and then for best results, refrigerate them overnight. This will help prevent them from falling apart.

Adding heavy cream to a mixing bowl
The keto chocolate frosting goes together quickly.

This decadent keto chocolate frosting has a base of cream cheese and a couple of tablespoons of heavy whipping cream in it.

By now if your mouth isn’t watering, please have someone check for a pulse.

Two layers of chocolate cake with frosting
A layer of keto chocolate frosting holds this chocolate cake together.

We’re almost to the finish line for making this keto chocolate cake.

It’s just a  matter of stacking the cake layers and gluing them together with the frosting.

This is my kind of construction project!

A three-layer chcolate cake with berries on top
Garnish this keto chocolate with the adornments of your choice.

We garnish this chocolate keto cake with raspberries, but other choices include blackberries, blueberries, keto chocolate chips and on and on.

A fork of chocolate cake
Try this low carb chocolate cake recipe.

Feel free to adjust the portion sizes of this low carb chocolate cake, depending on your macro nutritional goals.

If you don’t want to mess with the different layers and effort involved in cake building, it’s easy to make this a recipe for keto chocolate cupcakes as well.

A tall chocolate cake topped with raspberriews
Keto Chocolate Cake

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Keto Chocolate Cake

4.89 from 18 votes
This low carb chocolate cake is ideal for a keto birthday cake and makes wonderful keto chocolate cupcakes as well. Recipe adapted from Hey Keto Mama.
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Yield: 16


For the Keto Cake

For the Keto Chocolate Frosting


For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Using a large bowl, combine the almond flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, and baking powder and stir until well mixed. Add the butter and vanilla and then crack open the eggs into the bowl, stirring until well combined. Add and stir in the almond milk.
  • Use three 6-inch round cake pans and apply a generous coat of butter or non-stick spray to each one, to prevent the cake batter from sticking. Evenly distribute the batter in each pan. If you don't have three pans, you can work in batches.
  • Bake each pan for 20-25 minutes, until the top of each cake layer springs back after being touched and/or a toothpick comes out clean after being inserted in the center.
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing from pan. Otherwise it will fall apart. For best results, after cooling, place each cake pan in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

For the Frosting

  • Use a large mixing bowls and combine all of the frosting ingredients. Whip the frosting ingredients together until fluffy.
  • Assemble the cake by placing the first layer on a clean work surface and spread about 1/3 frosting over the top. Repeat this process with the second and third layers, assebling them over the bottom layer.
  • Garnisih and drizzle with keto-friendly toppings of your choice.


Macro Breakdown:
  • Calories: 410
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Proteitn 9 grams
  • Fat 39 grams


Calories: 410kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 267mg, Potassium: 201mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 835IU, Calcium: 169mg, Iron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Keto
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this cake. Very moist and sturdy. Made it into a book cake for my birthday with whipped cream frosting on top. Came out delicious

    1. Thanks for the feedback on this keto cake, Melanie. And, happy belated birthday!

  2. 5 stars
    I love how it looks, and I bet I’m going to love the taste even more! The only problem is, I don’t see the temp it should be baked. Help?

  3. Your cake looks amazing, just a beautiful presentation!! Thank you for sharing on #omhgww last week to be featured this week! Pinned and shared on Instagram! Please stop by and share again!

  4. 5 stars
    I bet my family wouldn’t even know that this dessert fits my keto lifestyle! Loaded with chocolate goodness and perfect for any dieter!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never even thought about making a keto cake but this one looks delish! Now, I kinda want to hear more about your chocolate overdose story!!! But seriously – such a beautiful cake!