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Keto/Low Carb Vanilla Cake Recipe-GF/Nut Free

Updated: 7 days ago

This recipe developed after figuring out the most moist keto red velvet cupcake recipe ever. I realized it was much better than my previous cake recipes I have developed in the past. So I got to experimenting to find a more moist keto chocolate cupcake then a keto vanilla cupcake. I make them into cupcake for easy portion control and freezing but it can easily be made into 2-8inch cake rounds or a 9x13 pan. The best part is 1 cupcake is only 1 net carb!

Dairy Free Cupcake Recipe below also!

Keto Red Velvet Cupcake-

Keto Chocolate Cupcake-

The first ingredients in the recipe are fat and sweetener. I say fat cause I have made this recipe with avocado oil, coconut oil and softened butter and every recipe had came out beautifully. The sweetener I like to use in granular monkfruit/erythritol blend. Any 1:1 alternative erythritol sweetener will work in this recipe. Allulose blends are not a good option for certain baking because it makes bakedgoods hold moisture. You can use a tiny bit of allulose but the bulk of the sweetener needs to be erythritol. You can minus the sweetener quite a bit if you like desserts less sweet. I have experimented with just using just pure stevia to sweeten my pumpkin bread and it has worked but I have not gotten the right amount for adults correct, it was fine for my 8 month old though. I think with the less sweetener though the end product isn't as moist as with the bulk sweetener.

My preferred flours of choice are coconut flour and whey protein isolate. I have not experimented with it but the internet says you can use 3x the amount of almond flour in place of the coconut flour. I haven't found an equal replacement for the whey protein isolate yet. Some have had success swapping it for egg white protein powder in a few of my recipes but other recipes haven't worked. I haven't figured out an egg free version.

My whey protein isolate of choice is Isopure I always have the unflavored, creamy vanilla and dutch cocoa on hand for recipes. These are the only 0 carb flavored whey protein isolates I have found on Amazon. I have used perfect keto, keto chow and quest protein powders in baking and they have all worked, they just add some extra carbs to the final product.

For the liquid I make my own buttermilk using so delicious coconut milk and vinegar. You can use any milk you like but different milks my add carbs to the recipe. Heavy cream has 6-8g of carbs per 1 cup. You can use half heavy cream and half water to cut the carbs down for this recipe. But you can also use almond, oat, flax, cashew milk etc.

If you are making these in 2-8inch rounds they will take 20-26 minutes to bake depending on you oven. A 9x13 cake pan may take even a little bit longer than that. I used cupcake tins that are a little bit more batter than regular cupcake liners so mine took 18-20 minutes to bake. For regular cupcakes they only need to bake 15-18 minutes depending on you oven.

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Cupcake Tins in Video-

Cupcake Tins I bought cheaper-

Colored Portion Scoops -

Nordic Ware Half Sheet Pans-

Cooling Racks -

Wilton decorating tip set -

Cheap set I bought mostly for the cake wheel-

Wilton 8 inch Cake Pans -

Measuring spoons-

Restaurant 10 in Spatulas-

Restaurant 14 inch Spatula-

Icing Spatula Set-

Hand Mixer I love -

Kitchen Aide 5 qt. Mixer -

Mini Offset Spatula -

Lakanto Granular monkfruit/erythritol-

So nourished Granular monkfruit/erythritol-

Lakanto powdered monkfruit/erythritol-

Anthony's powdered monkfruit/erythritol -

So nourished powdered monkfruit/erythritol blend-

I buy whatever is cheapest...

Isopure Creamy Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate-

Isopure dutch cocoa whey protein isolate -

Isopure Unflavored whey protein isolate-

Coconut Flour - - I prefer great value organic coconut flour

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Keto Vanilla Cake Recipe

5oz./140g/1/2 Cup+2 Tbs.- Avocado Oil/Coconut Oil/Softened Butter

180g/2/3 Cup+1/4 Cup - Granular 1:1 Erythritol Sweetener Blend (Sweetener Video to explain why I use this sweetener- )

4 Eggs (Room Temp)

1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract

1- 1/4 Cups/10 oz. Keto Buttermilk-2 tsp Vinegar + Alternative milk of Choice to equal 1-1/4 Cups

120 g/approximately 1-1/2 Cups - Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate (Isopure Creamy Vanilla=0 Carbs)

75 g/approximately 1/2 Cups + 2 Tbs. - Coconut Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Xanthan Gum

1-1/2 tsp. Baking soda

2 tsp. Vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree and line 24 cupcake cavities with liners (foil outside liners recommended)

  2. Pull eggs, measure out and make the buttermilk, measure out oil/butter and granular sweetener into a stand mixer and whisk on medium, while that is going, weigh/measure, sift and whisk dry ingredients together, minus the baking soda

  3. Scrap down the oil/butter and sweetener a few times, you just want the sweetener dissolved some, add one egg at a time then scrape down and add the vanilla extract

  4. Once all combined, alternate the buttermilk and dry ingredients in 3 additions, scraping down in between each addition

  5. Measure out the baking soda into a bigger vessel than you think you will need and add the vinegar (it will bubble up) mix well then add to the batter and fold in making sure it is mixed well

  6. Portion out into 24 cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 of the way up (42g middle red scoop linked above) and bake for 16-19 minutes turning half way through to promote even cooking

  7. Let cool to the touch then move to a wire rack to cool completely while you make the desired frosting

Keto Buttercream Frosting Recipe-

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe-

Keto Whipped Ganache Frosting-

Macros: 1/24 no frosting

90 Calories

6 g Fat

10 g Total Carbs

1 g Fiber

8 g Sugar Alcohol

1 g Net Carbs

6 g Protein

Dairy Free Vanilla Cake Recipe

6oz./168g/3/4 Cup- Avocado Oil/Coconut Oil

120g/1/2 Cup+2 Tbs. - Granular 1:1 Erythritol Sweetener Blend (Sweetener Video to explain why I use this sweetener- )

4 Eggs (Room Temp)

1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup/4 oz. Keto Buttermilk-1 tsp Vinegar + Alternative milk of Choice to equal 1/2 Cup

30 g/1 Scoop Beef Protein Isolate

84 g/approximately 1/2 Cups + 3 1/2 Tbs. - Coconut Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Xanthan Gum

1-1/2 tsp. Baking soda

2 tsp. Vinegar

Makes 18 Regular Cupcakes

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