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Keto Chocolate Cake Recipe is a chocolate lovers dream. Enjoy decadent chocolate cake that is keto friendly for an amazing treat without guilt. 

If you are following the Keto diet, then this Easy Keto Recipe is for you. This is the best keto chocolate cake recipe as it loaded with chocolate flavor, gluten free and is easy to make.

Make this low carb chocolate cake for a crowd pleasing dessert. We have even made this for a Keto Birthday Cake. Another favorite is this Keto Peanut Butter Pie Recipe and Keto Edible Cookie Dough. Creamy texture and the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

What is a Keto Cake Recipe Made of?

It is hard to believe that this decadent cake that is so beautiful and chocolaty cake is actually Keto. The key to the Keto Chocolate Cake is the almond flour and the sugar that is used.

You will be amazed that this chocolate fits into the Keto lifestyle and being low carb.


  • Almond Flour
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Dutch Cocoa
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Cream
  • Eggs
  • Granulated Erythritol, Regular Sugar, or monk fruit sweetener
  • Pure Vanilla Extract

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Variation Ideas

  • Powdered Sugar – If you prefer to not frost the cake, you can dust the top with keto friendly powdered sugar and top with fruit.
  • Chocolate Chips – Mix in sugar free chocolate chips to the batter. We love the extra chocolate it gives the cake.
  • Add in Chopped Nuts – We love mixing in unsalted pecans for an extra crunch to this recipe.
  • Dairy Free Option – If you prefer, you can use coconut oil instead of butter. You can even get buttery flavor coconut oil.
  • Coconut Milk – You can use coconut milk instead of cream for a good substitution.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Prepare Oven and Pan – Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 inch pan.
  • Step 2 – Mix together ingredients – Stir dry ingredients together very well, then mix in the wet ingredients in a bowl. If you use baking soda instead of baking powder, add in a 2 more teaspoons.
  • Step 3 – Add in Vanilla Extract – After mixing together ingredients, add in vanilla extract.
  • Step 4 – Add cake layer batter to prepared pan – If needed, use a sheet of parchment to smooth down.
  • Step 5 – Bake Cake – Bake 14 minutes on the center rack.
  • Step 6 – Cool then frost cake – Let cool completely before frosting.
  • Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – You can top with fresh fruit and enjoy. Slice cake in narrow pieces since the cake is rich in flavor.

Recipe Tips

  • Double the Recipe – This recipe is for one layer. If you want a layer cake like in the pictures, double the recipe to get 2 layers.
  • Grease the Pan – Make sure to grease the 8-inch pans and line with parchment paper. I even grease the parchment paper to make sure the cake doesn’t stick.
  • Don’t Overbake – When baking your cake, make sure not over bake. Insert toothpick in the center of cake. When it comes out clean the cake is done.
  • Cool Completely – Before frosting cake, make sure to let it cool completely.

Can you use Cocoa on Keto?

Yes, you can use cocoa within the Keto Diet. Cocoa Powder is low in carbs and a great way to add this chocolate ingredient to your favorite dessert.

Make sure to always check the label to ensure that it is sugar free and unsweetened.

Keto Chocolate Frosting is a Must

This is optional but what is cake without frosting!? You definitely want to make this tasty keto chocolate frosting recipe.

It is so rich and decadent that even your non keto family members will love it. It really is so simple to make, tastes amazing and low in net carbs.

Also, you certainly can use a hand mixer but we love our stand mixer. It gets a ton of use and to this day is such a good investment. 

We bake a lot so it is so handy and we love our mixer. It will really help to make the cake and frosting even easier.

Keto Frosting Ideas

  • Make enough cake frosting – Since this cake is very decadent and rich in flavor and we love icing, we usually try to make enough to cover the side and a little on the top.
  • Icing Spatula – To evenly spread the frosting on the cake, use a icing spatula. It helps to prevent sticking and it just makes it easier to spread.
  • Place your cake on a Cake Stand – We love placing the chocolate cake on a cake stand. It is great for ease of frosting the cake and it makes for a beautiful presentation of the cake.
  • Frosting the Cake – If you are doing a double layer cake, place the bottom layer on the cake pan and frost the top. Then place the top layer on the cake and frost the top. Then finish with frosting the sides.

Can you use Regular Sugar?

You can use regular sugar for this cake, but it would be higher in carbs and would not follow the Keto Diet.

Powder Erythritol is a good substitution for sugar and it can be replaced with same amounts in most recipe. It also doesn’t give that bitter after taste that a lot of sugar substitutes do.

When selecting a keto sweetener, make sure to check ingredients to make sure it stays within your low carb diet. It could change the net carb count if the sweetener contains any added ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Coconut Flour instead of Almond Flour?

We do not recommend using coconut flour instead of Almond Flour. It would require you to change several of the ingredients because Coconut Flour is so absorbent.

Is Almond Meal okay to use?

When preparing this cake, it best to stick with ground almond flour. Almond Flour makes the cake moist and fluffy. Almond Meal is just not a good substitute for almond flour for this recipe.

How to Store Leftovers

This Keto Chocolate Cake is great stored at room temperature. You can also place in the refrigerator covered. The cake will stay good for up to 3-4 days.

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Keto Chocolate Cake

4.80 from 5 votes
Keto chocolate cake recipe is a chocolate lovers dream. Enjoy decadent chocolate cake that is keto friendly for an amazing treat without guilt. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 188



  • This is for one layer – double the recipe if you want a two layer cake.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease an 8 inch pan.
  • Stir all ingredients together very well, then spread into the pan.
  • If needed, use a sheet of parchment to smooth down. Bake 14 minutes on the center rack.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 188kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 8g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 279mg, Potassium 92mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 235IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 124mg, Iron 2mg

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