CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE – KETO

A sheet cake is a thin chocolate cake baked in a large 10×15 sheet pan. The cake is soft and light since the batter is thin. I have made this cake with my low carb recipe, it is completely keto friendly and it is a chocolate lovers’ cake. It is rich, fudgy and satisfies your chocolate craving.

This keto cake can be baked in a small 8×8 or 5×7 baking dish. You can also make them as 5-6 cup cakes if you like. It is easy to make and you do not need an electric mixer for this.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

1 cup blanched almond flour

1 tablespoon of coconut flour

1/3 cup healthy sweetener (stevia or erythrytol)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/4 cup of water

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 large egg white

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

FOR THE FROSTING

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 1/2 tablespoons of heavy cream

9-10 tablespoons of powdered healthy sweetener

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

1/4 cup pecans or walnuts broken to pieces

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking dish with parchment paper or lightly butter the surface.

In a medium mixing bowl place the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking soda and salt and stir them together.

In a small saucepan heat the butter water and cocoa powder over medium low heat, constantly stirring till the butter is completely melted and the mixture comes to a light simmer. Remove from heat and pour over the flour mixture in the bowl stirring till well mixed.

Now add the heavy cream, egg white, vanilla and cinnamon to this mixture. Now pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and place it in the preheated oven and bake it for 25 – 30 minutes or till a toothpick test comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and start making the frosting.

Now take a small saucepan and melt the butter over low heat, add the cocoa powder and the heavy cream and stir till the mixture begins to simmer.

Once the mixture starts to simmer, remove from heat and add the powdered sugar a little at a time and whisk well, add the cinnamon and vanilla and continue to whisk till you get a smooth frosting. Then stir in the nuts.

Pour the hot frosting over the hot cake immediately.

Allow the cake to cool and then slice it and enjoy!

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