Keto Birthday Cake Donuts!
I wanted something fun for the case so once I figured out the chocolate cake donuts I went to work on a vanilla so I could have other options. You can literally just use vanilla extract and it would be a vanilla cake donut. Then you can coat it in cinnamon sugar, or glaze and peanuts. Can also add a different extract to the glaze and make it strawberry or raspberry, etc. I chose to make birthday cake because it is fun look and colorful for the case. But like I've said before I give you a base recipe and you can have fun with it!!!
This is a pretty simple recipe, the bulk of the "flour" is a vanilla whey protein isolate, I use Isopure brand because I know it works and it has no extra carbs. Other brands I know work in my baking recipes are keto chow and perfect keto but they both have some added carbs. You can also use any vanilla flavor you want, I have used salted caramel in a cake, which was delicious. If you really don't want to buy a vanilla protein you can just add some liquid vanilla stevia to the batter, maybe a teaspoon? This will make up for the lack of extra sweetness the vanilla protein powder has.
I used granular classic monkfruit/erythritol blend, you can use any sweetener that is a 1 for 1 with regular sugar. Like straight erythritol or another blend of some kind.
The other important ingredient in this recipe is whole psyllium husk. It makes the cake donut more dense and bread like, like a real cake donut. If you have ground psyllium husk use half the amount given in the recipe.
You can use any milk of your choosing for this recipe, it all depends on how you do keto/low carb. I like a macadamia nut milk but also used so delicious coconut milk with much success. I'm sure an almond, oat, cashew or flax would work as well. Even if you want to use a buttermilk or regular milk it will work, the carbs will just be higher. I make a buttermilk with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar added to it, you can use any vinegar you would like. But I found that buttermilk with the baking soda gives a nice rise and texture to our keto baked goods.
I have several glaze recipes on my channel, this is the simplest one and one I use most often. But if you want to try another one this is the link to the keto chocolate glazed donut video and blog - Video -https://youtu.be/D_JBkf9JvII Blog- https://www.ketoupgrade.info/post/keto-chocolate-cake-donuts
The sprinkles I made I also have an instructional video for and a blog post - Video- https://youtu.be/jX97ZVkuEdE Blog- https://www.ketoupgrade.info/post/keto-hot-fudge-sauce-and-sprinkles
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Keto/Low Carb Birthday Cake Donut Recipe
8 Tbs. Salted Butter (4oz, 112g) Softened
128 g/1/2 Cup + 3 Tbs. Classic Monkfruit/Erythritol Sweetener
2 Eggs (room temp.)
45 g/1/4 Cup + 2 Tbs. Coconut Flour
90 g/3 Scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate ( 2 Scoops )
10 g Whole Psyllium Husk (2 Tbs.)
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda (2 g)
1 tsp. Baking Powder (4 g)
1 tsp. Xanthan Gum (4 g)
1 tsp. Instant Espresso Powder (optional)
1/2 tsp. Salt (if using unsalted butter)
5.5 oz./1/2 Cup + 3 Tbs. Unsweetened Alternative Milk + 2 tsp. Vinegar
1 Tbs. Cake Batter Extract
3 Tbs. Keto sprinkle + more to decorate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep 12-14 donut molds with avocado oil spray, pull out eggs and make the buttermilk and add the cake batter extract to the "buttermilk"
Beat softened butter and sweetener together until light and fluffy, scraping down a few times to get everything evenly whipped up, should be pale in color when whipped
While that's whipping weigh/measure, sift and whisk all dry ingredients together
Once butter and sweetener are pale and fluffy add one egg at a time beating until well incorporated, scraping down several times
After both eggs are fully incorporated add a third of the dry ingredients, mix and scrap, then a third of the buttermilk, mix and scrap
Continue alternating dry and wet, scraping down to the bottom on the last addition and making sure everything is beat well, stir in the keto sprinkles
Place into a piping bag or a freezer bag with a large hole cut at the corner and pipe once around the molds 3/4 full, fill all the molds you can then bake for 15-18 minutes turning half way through to ensure even cooking
Let cool until you can touch them with your bare hands, pop them out onto a cooling rack to cool completely, then make the glaze if using. They will stay nice on the counter in a ziplock for about a week. Any longer and I would put them in the refrigerator.
Keto Donut Glaze Recipe
90 g/3/4 Cup Powdered Alternative Sweetener
2-4 Tbs. Unsweetened Alternative Milk
1/2 tsp. Cake Batter Extract
Sift, weigh/measure the powdered Sweetener
Add in the cake batter extract
Slowly add in alternative milk while whisking until a thick but pourable coating consistency is achieved
Dunk the cooled donuts, either just the top or the whole donut (may need more) and place the back on the cooling rack, top with keto sprinkles
Let sit at room temperature to harden, if too hot or humid in the house, you may need to pop in the refrigerator to harden completely
Macros for 1 donut
9 g Fat
22 g Total Carbs
3 g Fiber
18 g Sugar Alcohol
1 g Net Carbs
8 g Protein
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