I adore easy recipes, and it couldn’t get much easier than this Keto Chocolate Chip Snack Cake recipe.
And if you’re doing any Keto baking, you likely already have the ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator.
But the best part is that this is perfect for sharing. (Or you can enjoy this light cake yourself! I won’t tell anyone.)
How did you make this keto?
Traditional snack cake recipes are usually made with flour, refined sugar, and sugar-filled chocolate, and they’re definitely not keto-friendly.
However, with a few easy Keto alternatives, I was able to make this recipe that’s low in carbs but still as tasty as traditional snack cakes.
First, instead of traditional flour, I used almond flour instead. Almond flour is simply almonds that are boiled to remove their husk and processed into a fine powder.
However, you have to be careful when baking with almond flour as it can sometimes start to turn brown very quickly.
When I first started baking with almond flour, I thought my recipes were done because they were brown on the top only to slice to find that they were still undercooked on the inside.
Therefore, it is best to start checking the snack cake about 15 minutes after baking time to ensure that it does not turn brown too quickly. If so, simply tent a piece of aluminum foil over the bowl and continue baking.
To check if your snack cake is done, simply insert a toothpick or cake tester into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the snack cake is done. If the dough or wet crumbs stick, then you need to continue baking a snack cake.
However, baked goods that use almond flour tend to be slightly gummy when warm. Therefore, it is always best to let the snack cake cool completely for the best texture
Please be aware that you cannot easily substitute coconut flour for 4 types of almonds. If you have a package of coconut flour in your fridge and you don’t know what to do with it, check it out 28 Creative Keto Desserts Made With Coconut Flour.
The next keto-friendly substitution I made was using granules erythritol Instead of processed sugar.
I love using erythritol in keto bread because it doesn’t tend to have any of the weird aftertaste that some other low-carb sweeteners do. Many non-keto friends and family have even tried my keto desserts and had no idea I used erythritol in place of processed sugar!
In addition, erythritol is easier to find in grocery stores. Therefore, you likely won’t have to spend hours going from store to store trying to find it. And of course, there are plenty of erythritol options online, too.
Another keto-friendly alternative is to use 100% dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
If you are not sure what 100% dark chocolate is, it is just chocolate without any sugar added to it. It gives you all the flavor of chocolate but without the carbs of sugar.
If you can’t find 100% dark chocolate chips, simply cut a 100% dark chocolate bar into chip-sized pieces.
But if you are worried that the chocolate will not be sweet enough, you can always add more erythritol to the recipe. Or you can use keto chocolate chips sweetened with erythritol, if you prefer.
And if you’re hungry for more almond flour recipes, be sure to check it out 26 delicious keto desserts made from almond flour.
With just one bowl and a handful of ingredients, you can make this Keto Chocolate Chip Snack Cake recipe in minutes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease the ramekin with coconut oil and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk ingredients until combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared bowl.
- Place the ramekin in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until fully cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Check the cake after 15 minutes and cover with aluminum foil for the remaining cooking time if the surface of the loaf turns brown too quickly.)
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing the crab cake. Let it cool completely before serving.
All nutritional data is estimated based on the amounts of each serving.
Net Carbs: 4 grams
- Calories: 298
- sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 23 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9 grams
- the basic: 5 grams
- protein: 12 grams