Keto Christmas Tree Cakes

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A homemade, low carb version of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, featuring a sweet sugar free swiss meringue filling in between keto cake layers and finished with a white chocolate candy coating and sprinkles.

With layers of spongy keto cake surrounding a light, cream filling, it’s easy to enjoy a childhood favorite with these Keto Christmas Tree Cakes recipe. Like I did with my low carb oatmeal crème pies, I took a Little Debbie snack cake recipe and turned it keto!

A white Christmas tree cake standing next to a white cake cut in half showing the layers of spongy white cake and creamy meringue buttercream frosting.

I remember these cherished cakes from my childhood, like it was yesterday. Let’s go back to December 1990.

The school cafeteria buzzes with the usual chatter as my best friend Rachelle opens her brown paper lunch bag to pull out the crown jewel of her midday feast: a Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake. Like a beacon of Christmas magic, the chatter at the table stops as we dart our hungry eyes to the tiny cake shaped like a festive tree. My eyes widen as my friend unveils this seasonal treasure and sinks her teeth into the soft, tender cake. For a brief moment, I envied her.

Rachelle always had a Little Debbie snack cake in her lunch bag. My mom always told me they contained too much sugar. It wasn’t until 20 years later that I realized she was right. Each Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake contains 32 g carbohydrates!

With this keto cake recipe, I no longer have to miss out on this classic snack cake. It’s easy to make your own Keto Christmas Tree cake using a boxed keto cake mix, sugar free Swiss meringue buttercream frosting and melted white chocolate. And this keto cake is only 3 g carbs!

Macros for this recipe were calculated based on the brands of ingredients used in the recipe card and reflect only half of the cake used since roughly half of the cake is discarded. 




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Keto Cake Ingredients

Sugar Free Swiss Meringue Buttercream Ingredients

Candy Coating Ingredients

Keto Christmas Tree Cakes Directions

  • Keto Christmas Tree Cakes
  • A hand holding onto the a small snack cake shaped like a Christmas tree over a plate with another cake that is cut in half to show the inside layers of white cake and creamy middle filling.

    Boxed keto cake mix

    To make these sugar free Christmas cakes, the easiest way is to make a keto cake using boxed cake mix. You can make a cake from scratch if you didn’t want to use the boxed mix; however, I find that many of these keto boxed cakes taste just as good if not better than a homemade cake.

    The brand I recommend in this recipe is King Arthur Keto Cake Mix. I order mine from Amazon and some stores carry it as well. Here are some other low carb cake mixes that I recommend if you can’t find the King Arthur brand.


    Two white cakes in the shape of trees on a baking sheet with green sprinkles scattered around.

    What to do with leftover keto cake

    Since we are punching out pieces of cake from cookie cutters, you will be left with chunks of cake that won’t be used for this recipe. Depending on how many trees you cut out, there might be up to half of the cake leftover.

    One of the best ways to use up leftover keto cake is to make cake pops. Simply mix the cake with a little bit of frosting, roll into balls, insert a cake pop stick and freeze to harden. Then coat in melted chocolate.

    Storage information

    To keep the chocolate coating from melting, it’s best to store the finished keto snack cakes in the refrigerator. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days. Or store them in an air tight container in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. 

    Since this is a keto recipe and we aren’t using candy melts for the coating, room temperature storage isn’t recommended since the chocolate starts to get too soft at room temperature.

    Keto Christmas Tree Cakes: FAQS

    How can I make sugar-free green sprinkles?

    Using granulated sugar-free sweetener, add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 tablespoon the granulated sweetener. Mix until granules are dyed green.

    Can I use this recipe to make the Chocolate Christmas Tree Cakes?

    Yes! You can make chocolate keto Christmas tree cakes by using chocolate keto cake mix instead. To make sugar-free chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream, add 5 oz of melted chocolate to the finished frosting. Use dark or milk keto chocolate to coat the cakes.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Christmas Tree Cakes

    Servings: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 231
    Fat 21.3g
    Protein 2.6g
    Total Carbs 10.4g
    Net Carbs 3.8g

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    1 Comment

    1. You just made my wife very happy with this recipe. As we were watching my first thought was about cake pops for the scraps. Then I thought I could make fool or trifle to use the egg yolks. Even putting the cake bits in your keto ice cream. Thanks.

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