Blueberry Keto Cake

by Jo Kenny

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Creating a dessert that tastes great but without any of the indulgence is tricky. But I did it! It took a lot of testing, but I have finally created a delicious low carb cake recipe that will happily satisfy any sugar craving! This recipe is far lighter in calories, carbs and sugar than regular cake but it’s filling and incredibly tasty. Read on to see my perfect keto cake recipe!

Blueberry and dark chocolate keto cake

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This recipe is a delicious and convincing cake alternative, despite being:

  • Low carb
  • Gluten free
  • Free from added sugar
  • Free from artificial sweeteners.

Amazing right?! This keto cake is filled with blueberries and dark chocolate, which despite tasting sweet contain a surprisingly low amount of sugar. The blueberries add a natural burst of sweetness whilst the dark chocolate gives a lovely hit of decadence. Just be sure to use dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids; anything above this will contain too much sugar and begin to build carbs back into your cake. Personally I love dark chocolate between 70-85% cocoa solids. If you’re brave try 90%, although I find it just too bitter! We are after all trying to create something tasty so let’s not punish ourselves… that’s not what food is about!

easy keto cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 120g ground almonds
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 100g blueberries
  • 50g dark chocolate chips (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

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Method

Start by pre heating your oven to 200c. Prepare your loaf pan by lining with some greaseproof paper.

In a bowl add the ground almonds, eggs, olive oil, vanilla and baking powder. Whisk together. Because there is no flour, this recipe has less raising agents than a regular cake, so whisk for a couple of minutes to get lots of air into the mixture. This will give your cake a nice fluffy texture.

Next add in the blueberries and chocolate chips, but keep a small amount of each aside to decorate the top of your cake. Fold the blueberries and chocolate in with a wooden spoon, being careful not to knock out too much of the air that you’ve worked in.

Pour the keto cake batter into your loaf pan, and sprinkle the top with the blueberries and dark chocolate chips that you set aside.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. The keto cake will rise a little and turn a shiny golden brown on top. You can use a skewer to prick the middle of the cake and check that it is baked: if the skewer comes out clean then it’s done.

Recipe Overview

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4.60 from 5 votes

Keto Cake with Blueberries and Dark Chocolate

A delicious low carb and gluten free cake for satisfying a sweet tooth!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: keto, keto cake, low carb, low carb cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 180kcal
Cost: £5

Equipment

  • Weighing scales
  • Bowl
  • Electric whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • 1lb loaf pan
  • Greaseproof paper

Ingredients

  • 120 g Ground almonds
  • 4 eggs, medium
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 100 g Blueberries
  • 50 g Dark chocolate (at least 70%)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Pre heat your oven to 200c and line your load pan with greaseproof paper.
  • In a bowl add the ground almonds, eggs, olive oil, baking powder and vanilla. Whisk until combined and lots of air has been drawn into the batter.
  • Keep a small amount of the blueberries and chocolate to one side for topping the cake, and pour the rest into the batter, folding carefully with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the top with your remaining blueberries and chocolate.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the cake has risen a little and the top has turned shiny and golden brown.

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I hope that you love this keto cake recipe just as much as I do! It happens to be one of the most popular recipes on Girl Eats World. Why not give one of my other low carb recipes a try?

How many carbs are in keto cake?

A slice of my keto cake contains:

  • 4g carbs
  • 180 calories

So as you can see it is a much lighter option for a sweet treat when you fancy some baked goods. Regular cake is easily triple the calories in one slice, and of course packed with sugar. Now of course I’ve got nothing against a sweet treat (I love food in all of its glorious forms!) but if you’re looking to cut down on sugar in your lifestyle, then my keto cake is a great alternative option.

Is it keto cake gluten free?

It is indeed! There is no wheat in the recipe making it suitable for coeliacs.

Storage recommendations

Cake in general is best enjoyed at room temperature, and this cake will happily keep on a countertop for two or three days in an air tight container (providing it isn’t very warm weather). As the sugar content is low it is best to pop it in the fridge if you are planning to keep for a week. I have to say I really enjoy this cake chilled as well – the chocolate chips give a lovely crunch!

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70 comments

Alex November 13, 2019 - 12:54 am

5 stars
Make this on a regular basis when trying to lower my carb intake. It’s a wonderful stand-in for normal cake. Highly recommended.

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CeeCee July 19, 2020 - 11:13 am

4 stars
Thank you for posting this recipe – I made the cake (with blackcurrants instead of blueberries) and I loved it. I put a cream cheese frosting on it – with a tablespoon of maple syrup in it as sweetness, so I guess that bit’s not low-carb…however it divides up as a tiny amount per slice. My family (not low-carbers) really enjoyed this cake.
My only issue was that all the berries and choc chips sank to the bottom in the baking. Any tips on how I could avoid that happening next time? (It was still delicious and I will be making it regularly.) Thanks so much.

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Stefan March 21, 2021 - 5:18 pm

5 stars
This is a great recipe for those that don’t like adding artificial sweeteners to their keto baking!

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Jo March 30, 2021 - 4:42 pm

I’m not a fan of artificial anything – natural flavours are best! Thanks for your lovely feedback.

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Christy May 2, 2021 - 9:06 am

4 stars
The loaf turned overall good. My blueberries and dark chocolate also sank to the bottom. Might need to add more dry ingredients.

Taste is a bit eggy. But will give it a bit of time and as another comment mentioned it was better the next day.

We added 30 g of artificial sugar just for a little sweetness and substituted the olive oil for coconut oil.

Not sure what some of the other comments are about the flavor is fine, texture is fine. I think for those expecting a sweet treat or are not accustomed to Keto baking needs to stick to what they know.

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Sarah B June 9, 2021 - 1:32 pm

5 stars
This is perfect for a guilt-free keto treat. It’s not as sweet as a normal sugar-laden cake, and if you’re not fond of using artificial sweeteners, this really is very enjoyable.

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Jan mcdade July 21, 2023 - 5:18 pm

I’ve just put mine in the air fryer I’m hoping I have got the cooking times sussed OK, 25 mins 180 fan on 2.?? Am keeping my eye on it though.i used to make this with sweetener in and butter,will be interesting which one I will prefer. Obviously this one is more healthy.

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Lynne February 3, 2024 - 6:10 pm

Just discovered this web site, having been diagnosed with type II Diabetes. I want to do the blueberry & chocolate loaf. Can I use the recipe amount of FROZEN blueberries, once thawed?

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Jo Kenny April 5, 2024 - 10:04 am

Absolutely!

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