The Best Peanut Butter Keto-Friendly Chocolate Layer Cake 2021

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The Best Peanut Butter Keto-Friendly Chocolate Layer Cake 2021

It's hard to believe these rich, moist, chocolate peanut butter layer cakes only contain 4.2 net carbs. Made with almond flour and a cream cheese peanut butter frosting, this low carb delight is a perfect finish to your Christmas meal or Birthdays.

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Ingredients to Keto-Friendly Cake

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp unflavoured whey protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tbsp whipping cream

Keto-Friendly Chocolate Ganache

  • 3 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • Additional cream if necessary

Instructions Keto/Paleo/ Cake

  • Preheat countertop induction oven (or a conventional oven) to 325F and grease 2 (two) 4-inch ramekins or mini cake pans well.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, protein powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Whisk in butter, egg, and vanilla extract. If your batter is too thick to spread, whisk in a tablespoon of water.

Divide between prepared baking dishes and bake 10 minutes for the Countertop Induction Oven or 12 to 15 minutes for a conventional oven. Let cool in pans. If your cake layers have domes, slice the tops off to make them flat and even.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter until well combined.
  • Beat in the sweetener and vanilla extract.
  • Then beat in the cream, 1 tbsp at a time, until a spreadable consistency is achieved.

Place one layer of the cake on a plate and spread with about 1/3 of the frosting. Add the second layer and spread the top with another 1/3 of the frosting. Spread the remaining frosting over the sides of the cake. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Keto-Friendly Chocolate Ganache

In a small bowl, heat the whipping cream until quite hot (you can do this in the microwave or you can heat the cream in a small's such a small amount, watch carefully!).

Add the chocolate and sweetener and let sit a few minutes to melt, then whisk until smooth. If your ganache is very thick, add about 2 tsp more cream and whisk until it is pourable. Pour over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.


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