When I started the keto diet, one of the first recipes I tried was this easy keto red velvet cake. It came out amazing, and friends and family loved it too.
Today, I am going to share this red velvet keto cake recipe with you, so you can make it at home and enjoy it as well.
Your friends and family won’t believe that this tasty and good-looking cake is low in carbs.
Why You Should Try This Recipe
This red velvet cake with almond flour looks really good. At first, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually keto-friendly. But it is! And it’s really delicious.
The recipe is very easy to make, and you can surprise your friends and family with this beautiful and tasty cake in less than an hour.
We also use easy to find ingredients, so you shouldn’t have any trouble making this cake. Let us know how it turns out for you!
👨🍳 Low Carb Red Velvet Cake Ingredients
For The Cake
3/4 cup Butter
3 cups Almond Flour
1 1/2 cups Monk Fruit Sweetener
1 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Plain Almond Milk
1 teaspoon White Vinegar
2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 tablespoons Beet Root Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
For The Frosting
3 1/2 cups Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup Pecans
🍰 How To Make Keto Red Velvet Cake
This low carb red velvet cake is so fun and easy to make. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Mixing The Butter
Mix the butter and monk fruit sweetener. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I am using a mixer to make sure everything is well mixed.
Step 2: Adding More Ingredients
Add the eggs and beat them. Then, add the vanilla extract, sour cream, almond milk, and vinegar. Beat all the ingredients together until you have a frothy and runny batter.
Step 3: Almond Flour And Cocoa Powder
Beat in almond flour as well as cocoa powder and baking soda until well combined.
Step 4: Adding Coloring
Add beet root powder to create a red hue. Or use different red coloring.
Step 5: Baking
Now it’s time to bake. Divide the cake contents between two pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let the cakes cool before removing them from the pan.
Step 6: Frosting
Frosting the cake is pretty easy if you have the right tools. If you don’t, then it might be a bit challenging. An icing spatula will do the trick.
Top the first layer of the cake with 3/4 cups of frosting. Then, place the second layer and spread another 3/4 cups of frosting.
After that, slather 1 1/2 cups of frosting on the sides, and you are ready! You can add your favorite nuts on top. Enjoy!
Red Velvet Cake History
Traditionally, red velvet cake is a chocolate layer cake that gets its red color from non-Dutched, anthocyanin-rich cocoa, with no food coloring added.
Most recipes for red velvet cake include buttermilk, butter, cocoa, vinegar, and flour. Some people also add beetroot or red food coloring to get a deeper red color.
Since this cake contains flour, it’s not keto friendly. It’s very high in carbs. A piece of this cake can easily kick you out of ketosis.
But don’t worry. Even on a keto diet, you can still enjoy the flavors of red velvet cake with this keto red velvet cake recipe.
Is This Recipe Really Keto Friendly?
When I was eating carbs and junk food, red velvet cake was one of my favorite desserts.
On keto, I thought I’d have to give up this delicious indulgence, but luckily there are keto red velvet cake recipes like this one that help me stick to my healthy eating habits while still enjoying a sweet treat.
Instead of wheat flour, we are using almond flour. It’s much lower in carbs and tastes good. I can’t say that this red velvet keto cake is exactly like the kind made with regular flour, but it’s very close.
Can You Freeze This Cake?
So, you followed my low carb red velvet cake recipe and now the cake is ready. You ate your fair share of cake slices, but what about the rest? Can you really freeze this cake, or will it turn into a disaster?
The answer is- yes. This keto friendly red velvet cake can be frozen. The texutre might change a bit, but nothing too drastic. Just make sure to wrap it tightly to avoid freezer burn.
Using The Monk Fruit Sweetener
The Monk fruit extract is widely used as a sugar substitute in many keto and sugar-free recipes.
It is a zero-calorie sweetener that tastes good and is easy to use in baking and cooking.
Is it healthy? the truth is, no sweetener is completely healthy. They are all processed in some way.
But, many will argue that when consumed in moderation, Monk fruit is a healthier option than other sugar substitutes.
You will have a difficult time finding keto dessert recipes that do not use any sweeteners. In the long run, I think that moderation is key. A keto desert here and there is not going to cause you any harm.
Tips And Ideas
Add Roasted Pecans On Top
On KetoAndEat, we posted this keto roasted pecans recipe and it became really popular. They are so crispy and tasty. You can add them on top of your red velvet low carb cake, and it will be amazing.
For The Cake
- 3/7 cup Butter
- 3 cups Almond Flour
- 1 1/2 cups Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 cup Plain Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 2 teaspoons Baking soda
- 2 tablespoons Beet Root Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Beet Root Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
For The Frosting
- 3 1/2 cups Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 cup Pecans
- Mix the butter and monk fruit sweetener, and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I prefer to use a mixer.
- Add the eggs and beat them. Then, add the vanilla extract, sour cream, almond milk, and vinegar. Beat all the ingredients together until you have a frothy and runny batter.
- Beat in almond flour, cocoa powder and baking soda together.
- Add beet root powder to create a red hue.
- Divide the cake contents between two pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Top the first layer of the cake with 3/4 cups of frosting. Then, place the second layer and spread another 3/4 cups of frosting. Slather 1 1/2 cups of frosting on the sides. Enjoy!
Comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe.