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Keto Red Velvet Cake

Certainly Keto
This is a delicious keto-friendly classic red velvet cake that is rich and dense, topped off with cream cheese frosting.
4.67 from 6 votes
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pieces
Calories 357 kcal


8 inch Round Cake Pans
Hand Mixer
Cake Stand and Cake Knife


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup erythritol powdered or sweeten to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 oz red food coloring you can add more food coloring if it is not red enough for you
  • Add ½ Tbsp. coconut flour for every additional oz of food coloring you add.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp. red velvet emulsion this does not add much color but it does add to the taste (optional)

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp erythritol powdered or to taste


  • Cake Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease two 8 inch round cake pans, set aside.
  • Cream together butter and erythritol until smooth.
  • Add eggs, sour cream, and apple cider vinegar. Blend until well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together with a fork or whisk, almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa, and baking soda until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients a little at a time to wet ingredients with a hand mixer until blended.
  • Add vanilla and red food coloring or emulsion until the color is uniform throughout cake mix.
  • Pour half of the cake batter into each of the cake pans evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before removing from pans.
  • Remove from pans.
  • Frosting Instructions:
  • In a medium size bowl cream together cream cheese and butter.
  • In a separate bowl beat heavy cream until it is whipped cream.
  • Add whipped cream to cream cheese mixture, add erythritol.
  • Beat all together until smooth and fluffy.
  • Frost cake with cream cheese frosting when the cake is completely cooled.
  • Store the frosted cake in the refrigerator.


We powder our own erythritol with a coffee grinder.
Nutrition includes the frosting in this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Red Velvet Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g 51%
Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Fiber 3g 13%
Sugar 2g 2%
Protein 8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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