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Keto Key Lime Poke Cake

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I always wanted to make keto-friendly poke cake, especially after I tried this delicious recipe from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food a few months ago. I'm a huge fan of Carolyn's blog and admire her amazing baking skills. If you ever feel like there is no way to make sweet treats healthy and sugar-free, check out Carolyn's blog. In fact, she shared not just one but several poke cake variations, including strawberry shortcake and Boston cream pie!

In this low-carb key lime poke cake, I used my keto & paleo condensed milk to make the lime curd filling. It adds both sweetness and creamy texture. I used less sweeteners in the base and filling and skipped them altogether in the topping. I generally use a small amount of sweeteners but you can adjust the amount and add more if needed.

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Nutritional values (per serving):

5.5 grams 2.4 grams 10.5 grams 43.2 grams 26.9 grams 447 calories
Total Carbs7.9grams
Fiber2.4grams
Net Carbs5.5grams
Protein10.5grams
Fat43.2grams
of which Saturated26.9grams
Energy (calories)447kcal
Magnesium76mg (19%)
Potassium354mg (18%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (9%), fat (86%)

Ingredients (makes 12 servings):

Cake base:
Lime curd filling:
Cream topping:

Not all sweeteners are equal. While Erythritol is only 70% as sweet as sugar, Swerve is as sweet as sugar.

Instructions:

  1. Make the cake base. Preheat the oven to 160 C / 325 F. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper or use a silicon pan like this one. I used an 8-inch pan and ended up with 12 servings. If you use a 9-inch pan, you can cut the cake in up to 16 pieces.
    In a bowl, using a hand whisk, mix the wet ingredients for the cake base: eggs, egg whites, coconut oil, coconut milk, ...
    |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  2. ... and lime zest. Add a teaspoon of the lime zest to the cake base and keep the rest for the curd and topping. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  3. In another a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients for the cake base: almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, Erythritol, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Then pour in the wet ingredients for the cake base and mix until well combined. I used a mixer but you can use a hand whisk too. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is light golden and the cake base is set. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down on a cooling rack.
    I left mine bake for 2 minutes more than I should have and the top almost burnt. Make sure this doesn't happen to you and keep an eye on the cake. Gluten-free flours get burnt easily. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  5. Meanwhile, make the lime curd. Juice the limes. Place the egg yolks in a bowl.
    Don't waste the egg whites and use them in other recipes. You can find tips on how to use leftover egg whites in this post: Keto Lemon Curd. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  6. Mix the egg yolks with the lime juice and add a tablespoon of lime zest. Place the bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water and stir constantly; make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Keep stirring for 8-10 minutes or until the custard starts to thicken. Then take off the heat. Add the butter and mix until dissolved.
    If using matcha, spirulina or chlorella, mix it in the lemon juice before combining with the egg yolks. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  7. Add homemade Keto Condensed Milk and mix until well combined. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  8. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke several holes all over the cake base. Pour the curd all over the cake base until covered and the holes are filled. Place in the fridge to set for at least an hour. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  9. Make the cream topping. When the cake is ready, whip up the cream (or coconut milk) with Erythritol (optional) until you get firm peaks. Spread all over the cake ... |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake
  10. ... and sprinkle with freshly grated lime zest. Refrigerate for another hour before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake Enjoy! |Keto Key Lime Poke Cake

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Is there an option to avoid the egg white/whey protein or a substitute?

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yes, you can skip it or just use 1/4 more cup almond flour. The cake base will not rise as well as with protein powder but it will still be tasty Smile

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Have you ever considered selling baked goods such as those? I'm dying to try one but don't have the time or attentiveness to make one myself. Looks delicious

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Thank you Nate, I'll consider that! Smile)

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Wow, this looks fantastic!  I am going to try to adjust for a mug cake!
I prefer your single serving recipes because I have no willpower to resist eating that whole wonderful cake!

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Thank you Jill, I hope you like it! Smile You can try my mug cake recipe (skip the vanilla and use lime zest instead) and keep the curd separately in a jar and use it on top: ketodietapp.com/.../vanilla-keto-mug-cake

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Yummy the cake looks fantastic, can't wait until I make it, Thanks

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Thank you Deborah!

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Wow, that looks awesome Smile

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