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Keto Oreo Dirt Cake

 

This keto oreo cake is a delicious, low-carb alternative to traditional dirt cake recipes. It’s perfect for anyone on a keto diet or people who are looking for a sugar-free dessert option.

This cake is made with a layer of chocolate “oreo” keto cookie crumbs, and chocolate cheesecake, followed by a layer of Oreo cookie crumbs, It’s simple to make and only requires a few ingredients.

In fact, the only baking required in this keto dessert will be for the keto Oreo cookie crumbs made with a combination of black cocoa, sugar-free sweetener, almond flour, and melted butter. 

I have a keto ice cream cake recipe that has a similar flavor profile that you might also want to try.

 

 

Keto Oreo Dirt Cake

Keto Oreo dirt cake Pinterest pin

Keto Oreo dirt cake Pinterest pin

If you’re following a keto diet, you know that carbs can be a tricky thing to work around. But, with a little creativity, you can still enjoy all of your favorite desserts.

This low-carb oreo cake is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a low-carb, high-fat dessert option since all the ingredients are keto-friendly.

With only 4 net carbs per serving, it’s one that will fit your keto macros without the worry of sugar spikes.

The recipe takes minutes to prepare not counting the chill time. Making it a great dish to take to your next potluck or bbq invite.

What Is Dirt Cake Made Of?

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Dirt cake is an American classic dessert that features layers of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos) and a creamy filling.

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It’s a rich-tasting dessert that gets its name from the dark chocolate cookies resembling dirt when crushed.

Often it’s decorated with gummy worms as a fun topping. It’s a popular dirt-themed dessert with kids and adults and super easy to make.

There are many variations of this dessert. You may know it as cup of dirt, or Oreo dirt pudding. Frankly, all are flat-out delicious but loaded with sugar. 

Thankfully, I was able to recreate the flavor of a traditional dirt cake without the worry of consuming too many carbs. 

This low-carb dirt cake is one you’ll want to include the kiddos in the kitchen to help you prepare. I even added sugar-free gummy worms just to amp up the fun!

Ingredients Needed To Make A Keto-Friendly Oreo Dirt Cake

Ingredients for a low carb dirt cake recipe

Ingredients for a low-carb dirt cake recipe

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Keto Oreo Crumbs

Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • Full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • Cold heavy whipping cream
  • Black dutch cocoa powder
  • Granulated sugar substitute
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
sugar-free oreo dirt cake served

sugar-free oreo dirt cake served

Sugar-free Gummy Worms (Optional)

How To Make Keto Dirt Cake

Oreo Keto Crumbs

keto Oreo cookie crumbs process pictures

keto Oreo cookie crumbs process pictures

To make the chocolate crumbs you’ll need to combine in a medium-sized bowl the almond flour, sugar-substitute, black cocoa powder, and salt.
 
To this dry mixture add the melted butter and vanilla and mix well. Note that the texture will be crumbly yet moist. Next, in a preheated 350-degree oven you’ll spread the cookie crumbs evenly onto a large baking sheet.
 
Then bake the cookie crumb mixture for about 15-20 minutes. Allow the crumbs to cool completely before crumbling the mixture further. Then set the crumbs aside to use as the bottom and top layers.

Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

keto oreo dirt cake process pictures

keto Oreo dirt cake process pictures

Making the no-bake chocolate cheesecake layer is quite easy. Using an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl or a stand-up mixer, beat the softened cream cheese on high and then lower the speed to medium and add the sugar substitute, cocoa powder.
 
Next, slowly add the heavy cream and vanilla and process until the mixture is well incorporated and grows in volume.

Assembling The Keto Oreo Dirt Cake

I kept things simple by using an 11 X 7-inch pyrex but this can also be made in small 4-ounce mason jars or even a trifle dish and just repeat the layers.
 
You’ll use half the chocolate cookie crumbs as the bottom layer then add the chocolate cheesecake fluff layer over the top of the cookie crumbs.
 
Then top with the remaining cookie crumbs If adding the sugar-free gummy worms add them to the final top “dirt” layer. For a firmer texture freeze the dirt cake for about an hour before serving.

What Is Black Cocoa Powder?

black cocoa powder combined with almond flour and sugar substitute for keto oreo cookie crumbs

black cocoa powder combined with almond flour and sugar substitute for keto Oreo cookie crumbs

 

If you have never worked with black cocoa powder and wondering what it is, it is an ultra-Dutch-processed cocoa powder that has been treated with an alkaline solution to remove its acidity. 

Black cocoa powder and dark cocoa powder are not the same. Black cocoa powder has a non-bitter taste thanks to the extra alkalized treatment it undergoes. 

It tastes different from regular cocoa powder. It has a much bolder chocolate flavor, but the Dutch process prevents it from being bitter. 

Oreo cookies get their distinct deep chocolate flavor because it uses black cocoa powder. Although you could use dark cocoa powder it just will not have the same flavor that mimics Oreo cookies so well. 

Best Sugar-Substitutes For Sugar-Free Dirt Cake

As far as choosing your sweetener, my top choice is a monk fruit/erythritol blend. My personal favorite is Lakanto’s brand.

But you can also use Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute.  You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure.

However, if using Pyure you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice.  I will also add that I personally find that chocolate tends to intensify the aftertaste of stevia.

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda or a generic brand of the same. It will work with great success.

I know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar.

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keto Oreo dirt cake in rectangle glass container with sugar-free worms on top

Keto Oreo Dirt Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This keto oreo dirt cake is a delicious, low-carb alternative to traditional dirt cake recipes. It mimics the flavor of the classic Oreo creamy dessert without the worry of too many carbs or gluten. It's a low-carb dirt cake that is easy and fun to make.

Ingredients

Keto Oreo Crumbs

Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 ounces of full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups of cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of black dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 of teaspoon of salt

Sugar-free Gummy Worms

Instructions

Oreo Keto Crumbs

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine the almond flour, sugar-substitute, black cocoa powder, and salt. To this dry mixture add the melted butter and vanilla and mix well. The texture will be crumbly.
  2. Next, in a preheated 350-degree oven spread the cookie crumbs evenly onto a large baking sheet. Bake the cookie crumb mixture for about 15-20 minutes. Allow the crumbs to cool completely before crumbling the mixture further. Then set the crumbs aside. Note that the mixture will still be a little damp, this is fine and will not affect the outcome.

Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  1. Using an electric mixer and a large mixing bowl or a stand-up mixer, beat the softened cream cheese on high and then lower the speed to medium and add the sugar substitute, cocoa powder. Next, slowly add the heavy cream and vanilla and process until the mixture is well incorporated and grows in volume.

Assembling The Keto Oreo Dirt Cake

  1. In an 11 X 7-inch pyrex or metal dish add half of the cookie crumbs to the bottom of the dish.
  2. Next, add the chocolate cheesecake fluff layer over the top of the cookie crumbs then top with the remaining cookie crumbs being sure to cover the entire surface of the cake.
  3. If adding the sugar-free gummy worms add them to the final top layer of cookie crumbs.
  4. For a firmer texture freeze the dirt cake for 1 hour before serving.
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks


Notes

I kept things simple by using an 11 X 7-inch pyrex but this can also be made in small 4-ounce mason jars or even a trifle dish and just repeat the layers.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 5.3gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 7g

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