Keto Pound Cake

I know I’ve been away for a while but the wheels have still been turning. It’s been crazy busy and I’m trying to get back to posting frequently. So, upon my return to the blog, I bring you keto pounds cake. Yes, you heard it. You can whip this up in a jiffy (45 min max) and dress it with your favorite keto toppings like whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, cream cheese or even peanut butter. Hope you enjoy a much a I do!

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup Keto approved sweetener
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp salt (remove if you use salted butter)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4tbs softened butter
  • 4tbs softened cream cheese(1/2 block)
  • 1tsp vanilla

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, add your softened butter and keto sweetener. Whip until light and fluffy

Once your sweetener and butter is light and fluffy, add your cream cheese. Beat until it’s nice and whipped. It should resemble cream cheese icing.

Add your vanilla and start adding 1 egg at a time. Do not add them all at once. Incorporate 1 after each gets beaten into the batter.

After you incorporated all of your eggs, add your baking powder and almond flour. Mix together until your batter is nice and smooth.

Here’s where you have a decision to make. You can either use a loaf pan, cupcake pan or mini loafs as I have. I suggest this option because the serving is perfect for 1! Take a spoon/ladle and seperare evenly among the 8 mini loafs. Ensure you spray with oil prior. I used avocado oil and they never stick.

In your pre-heated 350 degree oven, bake until golden brown. This should be right around 30 minutes. If they are jiggly, add some time. You can use the toothpick test too. Should pull out clean when inserted into the middle of the loaf. Pull out and enjoy!

Keto Chocolate Sheet Cake

This is real deal here. You cannot tell a difference between the Keto version and the non. In fact, I believe the Keto version is better. You decide for yourself, whip you up a batch and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

Cake Mix:

  • 2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 3/4 Cups of Keto sweetener of choice (we use Lakanto Classic in the 3 lb bag on Amazon —> https://amzn.to/35P958w)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 unflavored Isopure whey protein powder; I order mine on Amazon here because I haven’t found in stores –>https://amzn.to/35NPANB
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (8 tbs)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 coca powder (unsweetened)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water (needed a 2nd time)

Icing/Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup coca powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cup powdered Keto sweetener; (we use this on Amazon —> https://amzn.to/3caTyB3)
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum (yes, you will need this) you can find here —>https://amzn.to/3628Yqn
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Cake Instructions:

Pre-heat your oven to 325 and grease a 10 x 15 sheet pan really good. In a bowl, add the almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, protein powder, baking powder and salt and whisk together and set to the side.

On your stove-top in a medium sized saucepan, combine the butter, water and coca powder. Heat on medium stirring these ingredients until melted. Bring them to a boil now then remove from the heat.

In your dry mix bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, HWC and 1/4 cup of water, and hot wet ingredients and mix until it’s all combined real well.

Spread this mixture evenly in your greased sheet pan. Bake 15-25 minutes until it passes the toothpick test. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.

While your cake is cooking, let’s make the frosting. In another saucepan, add butter, coca powder, cream and water. Bring these ingredients to a simmer, continuing to stir until it’s smooth. At this point, stir in the vanilla, add your powdered sweetener, 1/2 a cup at a time, whisking really good so it will dissolve the clumps. Finally, add in the Xanthan gum and whisk it in as well. Put your pecans in and stir them in.

Once your sheet cake has cooled, pour the icing/frosting over the cake and spread with a spatula. Make sure it’s nice and even over the entire surface of the cake.

Guru PB&J Cookie Bars

Got a sweet tooth? Try this super simple recipe out. It mirrors peanut butter and jelly. In fact, it tastes exactly like it. It’s one of those simple delish recipes that you just throw all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix and done! Let’s see how this goes:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 1 cup keto approved sweetener (I use this from Amazon in a 3 lb bag –>>> https://amzn.to/2FFxpPe
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter… I used chunky but smooth will be ok as well
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Keto approved chocolate chips —->>>https://amzn.to/35Bv56L
  • 6-8 medium strawberries, diced

Instructions:

In your mixing bowl, put all of your ingredients except your chocolate chips and strawberries. Mix well for about 2 minutes.

After you batter is mixed, add in your chocolate chips and diced strawberries and fold them in.

Spray a small cookie pan and dump your mixture in the middle. Spread it out evenly across the entire pan. Make sure it’s nice and even so it cooks well.

Place in your pre-heated oven and cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Mixture is done when it’s firm but not crunchy. Of course, you will have to play with time in your oven. And if you want to take it longer and make crunchy, that’s ok too. Once finished cooking, let cool on counter, slice and serve. Enjoy!!

Keto no bake strawberry cheesecake

Do you have 15 minutes to spare? Then you can whip up this great dessert in a jiffy. Tastes just like cheesecake without all the work of baking in the oven. Add your favorite Keto approved berry or berries and some Keto approved baking chocolate chips and you have a winner!

Ingredients (approx 8 servings):

  • 1 block (8 oz) softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup classic monkfruit sweetener, or Keto sweetener of choice. I use this from Amazon –> https://amzn.to/30XCeeQ
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (I used dairy free)
  • 6 medium strawberries, diced
  • 40 g of Lilys chocolate chips. You can find them here –> https://amzn.to/3gZtbQ0
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

Place your softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Whip with a hand mixer until loosened.

Once you have whipped your cream cheese, add your heavy whipping cream, monkfruit sweetener and vanilla and whip on low/medium until it forms nice fluffy peaks.

Add your strawberries and chocolate chips and fold them in. Do not use the mixer as this will beat your strawberries and chocolate chips to death.

Transfer your mixture to a container and place in the fridge for a few hours to firm up. It’s good right out of the bowl but it’s even better when you let it set-up. Enjoy. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add/remove items. Just remember, keep it keto!