Keto Ice Cream Cake

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This homemade keto ice cream cake has layers of fluffy low carb cake, sugar free ice cream and creamy whipped topping. It's the ultimate celebration cake!

This keto cake is the best way to celebrate any special occasion. Instead of looking for a sugar free birthday cake or ice cream, why not combine the two and make a decadent ice cream cake!

a bite out of a slice of ice cream cake with a fork to the side

With both homemade layers and store-bought layers, this cake is simple but still impressive.  The keto cake and ice cream are store-bought while the mocha whipped topping is made fresh. Although you could make your own keto chocolate ice cream if you really want to go all out!

This keto ice cream cake has layers of fluffy sugar free cake, keto chocolate ice cream and a creamy whipped topping with a special raw cacao powder twist that gives incredible flavor.

Instead of ordinary cocoa powder, I partnered with Earth Echo and used two scoops of Cacao Bliss for this recipe.

a sliced ice cream cake next to a bag of Cacao Bliss cocoa powder

Cacao Bliss is a raw cacao powder blended with superfoods. It contains cinnamon (to help regulate sugars and for gut support), turmeric (for inflammation), black pepper (to increase the bioavailability of the turmeric), himalayan salt (for balancing pH levels), lucuma (to help with the body’s repair mechanisms), coconut nectar (a prebiotic for gut health).

It gives a unique flavor to the chocolate whipped topping that tastes better than regular cocoa powder. If you want to try Cacao Bliss, use my code KETOFOCUS to save 15% off your order.

How to make keto ice cream cake

  1. Make your favorite low carb cake. I prefer to use boxed keto cake mix to prepare the cake. This is a quick, easy way to get a delicious cake with minimal effort.
  2. Make a chocolate whipped cream.
  3. Layer your cake with slices of keto cake, ice cream and whipped topping. Repeat the layers until the cake is used up.
  4. Freeze overnight.

a slice of ice cream cake laying in front of a whole cake with a strawberry near by

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Keto Ice Cream Cake Ingredients

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a slice of ice cream cake fallen to the front of the whole cake and topped with strawberries

Keto cake mixes

Instead of making a cake from scratch, I find it easier to use a boxed or package cake mix. Luckily, there are many companies coming out with keto cake mix. Several are gluten free and use fairly clean ingredients. Here are some of my favorites.

  • King Arthur – 2 g net carbs per serving; gluten free; sweetened with stevia
  • Duncan Hines – 4 g net carbs per serving; gluten free; sweetened with allulose and stevia
  • Good Dees – 2 g net carbs per serving; gluten free; sweetened with erythritol and stevia
  • Keto and Co – 1.8g net carbs per serving; gluten free; sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit
a sliced cake on a dish showing layers of cake and ice cream and covered in a light chocolate frosting

Sugar free ice cream

If I had a choice, I would use homemade ice cream in this keto ice cream cake recipe; however, I don’t always have the time. Instead, use store-bought ice cream! Here are some of my favorites:

  • Rebel Ice Cream – Usually around 3-6 g net carbs per pint!
  • Keto Pint – Around 3 g net carbs per serving
  • Nick’s – Usually around 7 – 9 g net carbs per serving


Storage information

Store this keto ice cream cake in the freezer.

When you go to serve it, you can thaw it a bit at room temperature for about 5 minutes to make it easier to slice. It will stay intact at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes before it starts to melt.

Keto Ice Cream Cake: FAQS

What is ice cream cake made of?

Generally, ice cream cake is made of layers of cake, ice cream and whipped cream. Sometimes other ingredients can be added like fudge or caramel.

Do you freeze ice cream cake?

Unless you want it to melt, ice cream cake should be stored in the freezer.

How long can ice cream cake sit out?

Ice cream cake should stay frozen if possible but it can stay out at room temperature for around 10-20 minutes.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Ice Cream Cake

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 401
Fat 31.3g
Protein 6g
Total Carbs 19.5g
Net Carbs 5g

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