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Little low carb birthday cake for a small celebration – Step by step

This little low carb birthday cake is perfect for a small, intimate celebration for friends on keto and low carb lifestyle. With step by step recipe!

Picture of a little low carb birthday cake

I have a small cake tin that was never used. Since I have a large family and have to cook and bake huge amount of food and cakes, I always use huge pots and trays. Some time ago I have bought one cute little 17 cm (6-7 inch) cake tray and it was sitting somewhere in my kitchen cabinet, alone, betrayed and never used. I just wanted to use it at least once. And, it was my lucky day, because what I made was so delicious that I wanted to write about and publish immediately! OMG, I wish my little low carb birthday cake was a big low carb birthday cake! 😀

Picture of a little girl with a slice of low carb birthday cake Perfect low carb cake for a small celebration!

Cake came out perfectly and I’ve published it on my Instagram, but still didn’t know how to call this little cake miracle. Suddenly, one nice person left a comment – oh, I need this recipe for my boys birthday! 🎂 That’s how I named this cake! Little low carb birthday cake for a small celebration. Cake is actually for a small company of 4 people. If you would like to make it for a big celebration, use ingredients for this small cake x 4! You will get 4 big cake layers and don’t forget to make cream amount 4 times bigger! You will enjoy this cake! I think this is one of the tastiest low carb cakes I’ve ever tried! And believe me, I ate so many cakes in my life in few continents and hundreds of countries all around the world in the best restaurants and patisseries.

If you don’t feel confident in your math, I promise I will make another post with a large version of this little low carb birthday cake. Until then I recommend you to make my Keto Schwarzwald Black Forest Cake. It’s delicious and it was my most popular recipe in 2018! Many people on keto and low carb lifestyle choose that cake for their special moments, like Christmas dinner, birthdays and other celebrations.

Ingredients for a little low carb birthday cake

For the bottom layer*

2 egg whites

1 TBS coconut flour

2 egg yolks

40 g (1/4 cup) butter softened on a room temperature

1/4 cup swerve or erythritol

50g dark chocolate 🍫

Pinch of salt

1 TBS coconut oil

*Quantity is for the bottom layer that should be cut in half to form 2 layers or you can bake 2 layers separately. It is for the 17 cm or 7 inch cake tin.

Ingredients for the frosting cream

1 cup (250 g) mascarpone

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla essence

5 – 10 drops of stevia or another powdered low carb sweeter of your choice, like swerve or  erythritol

Procedure to make a bottom layer*

*You can make 1 bottom layer from the listed ingredients and when baked cut it in half or you can divide the mixture and bake two layers separately.

Mix egg whites until peaks formed.

Picture of meringue

In a separate bowl mix egg yolks, butter and sweetener.

Picture of a yellow mixture

Melt chocolate with a pinch of salt and a coconut oil in a double boiler or in a microwave.

Picture of melted chocolate

Pour melted chocolate in a yellow mixture and combine it well to get chocolate mixture.

Picture of pouring a chocolate in a yellow mixture

Very gently combine chocolate mixture with a coconut flour and a mixture made of egg whites.

Put the mixture in a small cake try and bake on 180C (356F) for 15 minutes or until baked.

Here is how the mixture should looks like before baking.⬇️

And baked ⬇️

Picture of a baked bottom layer of the low carb birthday cake

When baked set it to completely cool and then cut it in half. it has to be completely cold before cutting. If you are not confident in your cutting skills, bake 2 layers separately.

Picture of a cutting a bottom layer of a cake

Preparation of the cake frosting

Mix all ingredients together. Don’t over mixing!

Picture of the mascarpone frosting for a low carb birthday cake

Put half of the frosting on the first layer. Half put on the top. I recommend you to use an icing bag for the top because it will look like from a professional pastry shop, only with much better taste! I have one washable icing bag and using it for many years. On below photo you can see what was the top I was using.

Picture of a little low carb birthday cake

On top you can put fresh berries like raspberries, but strawberries and blueberries would be also good.

Cool the cake properly before serving.

Enjoy this delicious cake and share it with others! If you make it, I will appreciate if you share this link with your friends and publish it in Instagram with #familyonketo hashtag.

Picture of a little low carb birthday cake

Little low carb birthday cake for a small celebration

Print Recipe
Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 1h

Ingredients

  • For the bottom layer*

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 TBS coconut flour

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) butter softened on a room temperature

  • 1/4 cup swerve or erythritol

  • 50g dark chocolate 🍫

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 TBS coconut oil

  • *Quantity is for the bottom layer that should be cut in half to form 2 layers or you can bake 2 layers separately. It is for the 17 cm or 7 inch cake tin.

  • Ingredients for the frosting cream

  • 1 cup (250 g) mascarpone

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 5 - 10 drops of stevia or another powdered low carb sweeter of your choice, like swerve or  erythritol

Instructions

1

Procedure to make a bottom layer*

2

*You can make 1 bottom layer from the listed ingredients and when baked cut it in half or you can divide the mixture and bake two layers separately.

3

Mix egg whites until peaks formed.

4

In a separate bowl mix egg yolks, butter and sweetener.

5

Melt chocolate with a pinch of salt and a coconut oil in a double boiler or in a microwave.

6

Pour melted chocolate in a yellow mixture and combine it well to get chocolate mixture.

7

Very gently combine chocolate mixture with a coconut flour and a mixture made of egg whites.

8

Put the mixture in a small cake try and bake on 180C (356F) for 15 minutes or until baked.

9

When baked set it to completely cool and then cut it in half. If you are not confident in your cutting skills, bake 2 layers separately.

10

Preparation of the cake frosting

11

Mix all ingredients together. Don't over mixing!

12

Put half of the frosting on the first layer. Half put on the top.

13

Put some raspberries or other berries on top.

14

Cool the cake properly before serving.

15

Enjoy this delicious cake!

Notes

Whole cake gives 4 servings. Nutrition facts per 1 serving: Cal 310, Fat 30g, NET Carbs 3.9g, Protein 5.1. This is for your orientation only, please, calculate your own nutritional facts according to ingredients you will use.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Ann
    February 3, 2019 at 4:30 am

    You left out instructions for the egg whites. Do you fold them in after combing yolks and chocolate?

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      February 3, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Dear Ann, thank you for your comment, I just edited this part, I skipped it somehow. So, egg whites and coconut flour should be gently mixed in the mixture of yolks and chocolate. Thank you once more for this comment! ❤️

  • Reply
    Erika
    February 3, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Maybe I’m missing something but I’m pretty sure that you skipped thesteps of when to incorporate the flour and egg whites.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      February 3, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Dear Erika, thank you so much for being so thoughtful and telling me this. Yes, I skipped that step but now is edited. Thanks once more! ❤️

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