12 Keto Cakes

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Cake is one of those foods that isn’t just a food. It’s also central to so many social occasions, from birthdays and weddings to graduations and fundraisers. It often happens that social occasions can pose a real challenge to staying on a keto diet, because food is part of our social and community rituals, and it’s important to participate even when you can’t always control the ingredients.

Thank goodness there are so many options for keto cakes, that provide all the delicious flavor and texture and sweetness of cake, without the unwanted sugars, carbohydrates, or artificial ingredients that are so often found in cake. Keto cakes keep your blood sugar stable and keep your body in ketosis. There are keto cakes for every need and occasion, and here are some of our favorite recipes.

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#1 Lemon Raspberry Mousse Cake

Northern Nester

This lemon raspberry mousse cake is not only delicious, but it’s beautiful as well, with the fresh flavors of springtime, and naturally sweetened. It’s perfect for parties or sharing with a loved one, and proves that keto cakes can be just as light and springy as traditional cakes. Garnished with fresh raspberries and mint, it’s a beauty.

#2 Keto Birthday Cake

The Hungry Elephant

This keto birthday cake is perfect for celebrants of all ages, and the festive sprinkles are made of unsweetened coconut flakes with food coloring. You could also explore making your own food coloring from turmeric, beets, and other colorful foods. This recipe also includes a delicious white chocolate frosting that would go on any cake or cupcake.

#3 Silky Keto Peanut Butter Pie

The Fiery Chef

This keto peanut butter pie is silky and decadent, and has just 7 carbs per slice. It’s creamy and sweet and nutty, and it’s the most popular keto dessert on the internet. Even better, it’s fairly simple to make, provided you have the patience to let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours before eating it.

#4 Keto Chocolate Sponge Cake

Aussie Keto Queen

Sometimes there is just no substitute for chocolate cake. This keto chocolate sponge cake is light and fluffy, full of rich, decadent chocolate flavor. Balancing coconut and almond flour prevents almond flavor from dominating the cake. Frosted with whipped cream and garnished with strawberries in elegant simplicity, or make a chocolate frosting for your favorite chocolate lover.

#5 Chocolatey Rustic Keto Skillet Cake


This rustic skillet cake is chocolatey and keto friendly, at just 5 grams of carbs per slice. Zevia cola in the cake and frosting adds sweetness and complexity, making this a unique keto cake. This cake needs to cool before icing, and the skillet will retain heat, so give yourself  time to cool it completely before frosting.

#6 Keto Chocolate Mug Cake


Sometimes you only want cake for one, and sometimes you need cake for one right now. This keto chocolate mug cake is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings without unwanted grains or carbs. Baking to perfection in the microwave, it uses ingredients your keto pantry probably already has, and you’re just five minutes away from cake.

#7 Sugar-free, Grain-free Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Low Carb Spark

A sugar-free, grain-free keto chocolate lava cake is everything a sweet tooth craves, and has only 4 grams of carbs per serving. This decadent cake doesn’t use any wheat flour, and doesn’t use any flour substitutes either, and can be made with just six ingredients in just twelve minutes. It’s the perfect last-minute dessert.

#8 Low-carb, Keto-friendly Dessert Pizza

Sugar Free Mom

Everyone loves pizza, and everyone especially loves dessert pizza. This dessert pizza is low carb and keto friendly, and not just perfect for the fourth of July, but is ideal throughout summer barbecue season. It’s simple, festive, delicious, and even easy to transport to parties and gatherings. It’s a party hit even for those who aren’t keto.

#9 Vanilla, Almond Rich Butter Cake

Healthy Sweet Eats

Butter cake is one of the classic essential American cakes, and it’s not just for parties. Butter cake is a central part of brunch, coffee breaks, family gatherings, and any time cake is needed. Perfectly rich, sweet, and fluffy, this lightly nutty butter cake has just 6 grams of carbs per slice, and is pure cake satisfaction.

#10 Keto Pound Cake

Low Carbs Meal

Pound cake is such an enduring classic that it has variations around the world. Pound cake is not only delicious by itself, but is also a key part of other desserts, including strawberry shortcakes, trifles, and other sweet treats. This keto pound cake has just 5 grams of carbs per serving, and is a versatile keto dessert option.

#11 Keto Strawberry Shortcake

Kasey Trenum

These beautiful little keto strawberry shortcakes can be whipped up in just 90 seconds, for a low-carb grain-free delicious treat any time you need it. These are also pretty enough for a party, in individual portions, with no guilt at all. You could also use any fresh seasonal berries you like, including raspberries or blueberries.

#12 1-minute Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Wicked Spatula

This keto chocolate mug cake whips up and cooks in just 1 minute in the microwave. It’s not just low carb, but the rich dark chocolate is also full of antioxidants and heart healthy. So this mug cake isn’t just a way to treat your taste buds, it’s a treat for your whole body. Indulge yourself without regrets.

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With cakes for everything from birthdays and parties, to cakes to indulge a late night sweet tooth, without adding unwanted grains or carbs, and without disrupting your blood sugar, these recipes show how a keto lifestyle can include cake in a healthy, festive way. Even better, with keto cakes you never have to worry about social occasions and entertaining, because you can make delicious desserts any time of year, and in no time at all.


I’m Rebekah and reside in Germany. I’ve been active my whole life but can’t say I have always been healthy when it comes to my food choices. After having issues with my thyroid and started gaining weight, I knew it was time to change what I put in my body. I decided to research the keto lifestyle and started to see major improvements.

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