Keto Strawberry Cake

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A spongy, tender keto strawberry cake made from FRESH strawberries and topped with a creamy strawberry frosting.

Pretty in pink, this keto cake is bursting with strawberry flavor. That’s because it uses fresh strawberries in both the cake and the cream cheese frosting.

Homemade cakes from scratch (my like the favorited carrot cake or keto strawberry shortcake) doesn’t take a ton of effort like you might think. You basically dump in the gluten free flours, sugar free sweeteners, strawberry puree and a few other ingredients. Mix and bake!

a bite taken out of a slice of pink cake on a plate

Serve your keto strawberry cake with a scoop of homemade ice cream or more strawberries (even better if they are in season). This fresh, moist cake makes for a delightful summertime treat but you can enjoy it anytime of year, especially if strawberry flavor is your favorite dessert!

 

How to make keto strawberry cake

  1. Roast fresh strawberries in the oven with sugar free sweetener and a pinch of salt.
  2. Puree roasted strawberries in a food processer.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredientsalmond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt.
  4. Cream together wet ingredients – whip the butter until fluffy, Add in sweetener, eggs, ¼ cup reserved strawberry puree and vanilla.
  5. Complete the cake batter by combining dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  6. Bake the cake.
  7. Make a creamy strawberry cream cheese frosting to adorn the finished low carb cake!

a slice of pink cake on a white plate with fresh strawberries next to it and a full sheet cake behind

Key ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries – Ideally fresh is better since it has the most flavor (especially when strawberries are in season). Frozen strawberries could be used as long as you thaw them first.
  • Keto flours – Almond flour and coconut flour are two of my favorite keto flours to use for baking. The combination of the two gives a texture and flavor similar to all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar free sweetener – Use your favorite sugar free sweetener as long as it measures cup for cup with real sugar. Erythritol and monk fruit blended sweeteners like Lakanto work well. Truvia Sweet Complete is another favorite – it uses erythritol, chicory root fiber and stevia. Alluose sweetener can be used; however, it’s not as sweet as some of the other sugar free sweeteners, so you may need to add more.
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Roasted Strawberries Ingredients

  • 5 large strawberries, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar free sweetener
  • Pinch salt
  • red food coloring, optional

Keto Strawberry Cake Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar free sweetener
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Strawberry Frosting Ingredients

Keto Strawberry Cake Directions

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Fresh strawberry sauce

No need to add artificial strawberry flavorings to a keto cake. Leave the bottled strawberry syrups and strawberry extracts behind. Instead get fresh, natural strawberry flavor for you cake by using real strawberries.

Roasting fresh strawberries with sweetener and salt, helps to release and enhance their natural flavor.

Simply puree the strawberries and their juices in a mini food processer or blender until smooth.

Frosting options

Beside making the cream cheese strawberry frosting suggested in this keto cake recipe, try some of these other low carb frosting options for your cake.

a strawberry cake topped with a pink strawberry frosting decorated with strawberries

Storage information

Short on time? You can make this delicious keto strawberry cake recipe in stages. There are some stopping points in the recipe where you can store it in the refrigerator to complete later.

Strawberry puree

  • Store finished strawberry mixture in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days until ready to use.

Strawberry cake

  • Bake the sugar free cake first, wrap tightly in plastic wrap in order to prevent the cake from drying out. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze the cake for up to 1 month. If freezing, store wrapped cake in a freezer safe bag.

Frosting

  • The cream cheese frosting can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Keto Strawberry Cake: FAQS

Can I use all almond flour for this keto strawberry cake?

If you wanted to use only almond flour to make this low carb cake recipe, then use 2 3/4 cup of almond flour.

I am allergic to nuts. What I can use in place of almond flour?

Sunflower seed flour is a perfect substitute for almond flour since it measures cup for cup with almond flour and is nut free.

Can I omit the cream cheese in the frosting?

Yes! If you don't want to make a keto cream cheese frosting, just make a strawberry buttercream frosting. Use 1 1/2 to 1 cup of softened butter to make the frosting.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Strawberry Cake

Servings: 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories 432
Fat 41.1g
Protein 9.2g
Total Carbs 8.1g
Net Carbs 4.7g

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