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Keto Gingerbread Cake

 

Enjoy a deliciously easy and tasty keto gingerbread cake. It’s a keto snack cake that has all its familiar warm spices we can’t get enough of during the fall and winter months.

It’s perfect as a quick breakfast, snack, or keto dessert you’ll be proud to serve during the end of the year holidays. 

It’s so easy to make that you should enjoy this sugar-free gingerbread cake all year long.  Yup, it’s great any time of day and year!

If you’re a fan of all things gingerbread, then by all means also check out my recipe for keto gingerbread cookies and my keto gingerbread loaf, also loaded with flavor. 

 

 

 

Keto Gingerbread Cake

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Keto gingerbread snack cake

You’re not only going to love the taste of this keto-friendly gingerbread cake but the aroma of it baking will put everyone in an instant festive mood. It’s also super easy to make during the busy end-of-year holidays.

Plan on having this classic dessert turned keto on your holiday table to help keep you in ketosis during this tempting time of year. 

Ingredients Needed For An Easy Keto Gingerbread Cake

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keto gingerbread cake being spread into a rectangle container

Keto gingerbread cake being spread into a rectangle container

Note the following are the ingredients needed to make this recipe. The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.

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Keto gingerbread snack cake sliced on a wood board

How to Make A Keto Gingerbread Snack Cake

You’ll notice in my list of ingredients that I add a tablespoon of molasses. It’s a small amount of molasses that spread out into the 15 servings this recipe makes still keeps it at 4.1 net carbs per slice.

However, if you still feel it’s not something you want to add to your cake, I found a delicious hack to ensure you get all the flavor of molasses. You can use molasses extract to give it the extra boost of flavor. You can also use maple extract with great success. 

I also added a small amount of cocoa powder to give the cake its classic, rich depth of color, important since very little molasses is used in the recipe.

You’ll start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and greasing well with unsalted butter a 7 X 11-inch baking pan.

Then in a medium bowl, whisk together the measured and sifted almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sugar substitute, baking powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder, and salt until well combined. 

Next in another large bowl combine the cooled melted butter, eggs, heavy cream, vanilla extract, molasses extract if adding, and molasses all using an electric mixer set to medium speed. 

Once the wet batter is combined add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients by spoonfuls and mix until fully incorporated.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the cake is baked through and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool completely before dusting it with the sugar-free confectioner’s sugar substitute.

Best Sweeteners for Sugar-Free Gingerbread Cake

I have several options when it comes to which sweetener you can use in this sugar-free keto gingerbread loaf I am quite partial to Lakanto Granulated White Monk Fruit.

Lakanto Monk Fruit is my favorite since the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and because the flavor fools your taste buds like nothing else I’ve found in the market.  

You could also opt to use a brown sugar substitute in this recipe for more depth of flavor.

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve granulated white sugar and  Swerve brown sugar which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure if you prefer to use a stevia-based sweetener. 

Do note, that Pyure is your pick make sure you reduce the amount called for in the recipe by half since it’s a much sweeter option.

If you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with good success. know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar. 

When it comes to keto dusting of powdered sugar for this cake you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones. 

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Keto Gingerbread Cake

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This keto gingerbread cake is loaded with warm spices and makes the perfect snack cake during the holidays. A simple gingerbread dessert the whole family will love!

Ingredients

Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease well with unsalted butter a 7 X 11-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sugar substitute, baking powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder, and salt until well combined. Set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cooled melted butter, eggs, heavy cream, vanilla extract, maple extract, and molasses using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients by spoonfuls and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the cake is baked through and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool completely before dusting it with the sugar-free confectioner's sugar substitute.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

You can also bake this cake in a 9-inch square pan for a slightly taller snack cake. The baking time will be about the same.

You could also opt to use a brown sugar substitute in this recipe for more depth of flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 6.7gNet Carbohydrates: 4.1gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 4.6g

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