Black Forest Waffle Cake

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If you have a sweet tooth but are on a keto diet, there is no reason you can’t have cake! With this waffle cake recipe, you can enjoy all the flavors of a traditional black forest cake while restricting carbs and sugar. These popular keto waffles are made out of cream cheese and eggs and are called chaffles. This cake will be ready in 30 minutes!

Waffle Cake Ingredients

Cherry Whipped Cream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons cherry flavor extract
  • red or pink food coloring, optional

Black Forest Waffle Cake Directions

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Keto Black Forest Cake Recipe

a frosted cake topped with crushed cherries and chocolate

This keto black forest waffle cake recipe is an easy, keto-friendly way to enjoy a classic dessert. The best part is if you do not consider yourself a baker or use a cake mix, waffle cakes take half the time to make compared to a regular cake. That is because all you have to do is cook the layers of waffles in a waffle maker, which only takes a few minutes! To make these chocolate chaffle cake layers, you will need cream cheese, egg, and keto flour. We are making almond flour waffles in this recipe.  Since cherries are not considered keto-approved, we will be using a cherry whipped cream frosting to still get that delicious and iconic cherry flavoring for the keto black forest cake using a cherry flavor extract.

a small cake with pink frosting, shaved chocolate and cherries on top

What Are Chaffles?

Chaffles are keto waffle that are made primarily with cheese, almond flour, and eggs. To turn these chaffles into sweet and rich layers that are perfect for a waffle cake, we add cream cheese, vanilla, sugar-free chocolate baking chips, and a sugar-free sweetener. Each of these chocolate chaffle layers will then be stacked on top of each other to make a delicious cake.

Make sure you do not overcook your waffles since you will want a perfect spongy cake texture for the keto black forest cake. If you end up overcooking the chaffles, the base of your cake will be dry rather than cake-like.

I like to make waffles for waffle cakes in a small waffle iron. But you could use a larger one if that is all you have.

Black Forest Cake

A black forest cake is a traditional German chocolate cake that is called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in German, meaning Black Forest Cherry Torte. This cake is traditionally made with four layers of a chocolate sponge cake, cherries, and whipped cream.

Although the common misconception is that the cake was named after where it was created, The Black Forest mountain ranges in south-western Germany, but it actually takes its name from alcohol made from Black Forest sour cherries. This cherry-flavored alcohol is known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch and is traditionally included in the cake.

a thick layer of pink frosting on a cake

Are Cherries Keto?

Cherries are generally not keto approved considering they are high in both sugar and carbs. In just 1 cup of cherries, there are 19g of total carbs and 16.5 net carbs. These numbers are even higher if you are using a canned cherry filling, which is loaded with sugar. In this recipe, we will be using a cherry flavor extract to get the same cherry flavor that a traditional black forest cake would have.

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