If you want to impress the one you love on Valentine’s day, you have to make this keto, sugar-free, gluten-free, delicious and decadent low carb red velvet cake!
On Valentine’s, there’s nothing better than a romantic dinner for a romance night that your soulmate will never forget. And to make this dinner even more unforgettable you can not forget to give him/her the best dessert he/she will eat. This Valentine cake is a sweet way to express your love for a special someone.
So, for this Valentine’s Day, as a dessert, I have this red velvet cake suggestion that is keto, sugar-free, gluten-free, and low carb. Valentine’s Day can be really hard when you are trying to stay on track with healthy eating. Just because you’re are on a diet that doesn´t mean that you have to stay away from sweets on this special day.
I have created this healthy and light Valentine’s Day red velvet heart-shaped cake, made with almond and coconut flour and stevia, as a sweetener. This cake is keto friendly.
I can guarantee you that it tastes amazing and it’s truly a decadent e sophisticated cake.
What do you need to make Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Keto Red Velvet Cake?
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Greek Yogurt
- Cocoa powder
- Stevia, or any low carb sweetener
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking powder
- Mascarpone Cheese
- Low Carb Powdered Sugar
- Heavy Cream
How to make Keto Red Velvet Heart-Shaped Cake?
I know that now you’re thinking “Oh my God, but how I’m going to make the heart shape? Easy, peasy. With this video that I made for you, you will see how to make it. In the end, you’re going to say that wasn’t so difficult as you thought… It’s a simple cake that is just perfect for Valentine’s Day. So for those of you who are scared or intimidated of making a homemade cake, I highly suggest this cake recipe for you. This cake recipe never fails…
For this cake, you will need two baking pans: one round 6-inch baking pan like this one, and one square baking pan, like this. If you don´t have a square baking pan, that’s no problem. Actually, I don´t have one too, and I use a rectangle. Then all you need to do is to cut the cake with a square shape, as you can see on the video.
When I make keto cakes, I always like to mix the wet and the dry ingredients separately. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry. The next step is to divide the batter into the baking pans. the cakes must cook in a preheated oven at 350ºF/175ªC for 30 minutes. After that, let cool the cakes on a wire rack.
How to form the Heart?
Cut the round cake in half. I used a 6″ round and a 6″ square cake. This technique will work with any size cakes as long as the diameter of the circle is the same as the length of the sides of the square.
Place half of the round cake beside the square cake so that the flat edge sits flush against one side of the square. Repeat with the other half.
The frosting will fill in the imperfections and it will connect the 3 pieces like magic!
The Mascarpone Frosting
This is my favorite frosting. I’ve made this frosting several times for cakes recipes posted on my blog. Mascarpone cheese, when whipped into a frosting, becomes elegant, light, almost heavenly in texture. One more thing that I love on mascarpone frosting is that it holds up nicely, even if you leave it out of the fridge for a couple of hours.
The only difference is that for Valentine’s Day Keto Red Velvet Heart-Shaped Cake I add red food coloring at the frosting.
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk the mascarpone cheese. Add low carb powdered sweetener, and vanilla. Gradually add the heavy cream. You can add more or less heavy cream, according to the desired consistency. Use immediately.
This cake is a typical red velvet, meaning it’s a light cocoa cake and the secret for my red velvet cake is the greek yogurt that mostly gives it a taste like a buttermilk cake. The butter-based tends to keep very well and will stay moist for days. Usually, I save all my cakes. It’s a lovely celebration cake.
Here you have a video that shows you every step of this Valentine’s Cake.
Isn’t this keto Valentine’s day heart cake precious? I’m completely in love with it!!
Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day full of love, hearts, and lots and lots of cake! Happy Valentine’s Day!!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
|Passive Time||40 minutes|
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup stevia or any low carb sweetener
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp red food coloring
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 cup low carb powdered sweetener
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
Keto Red Velvet Heart-Shaped Cake
- Preheat oven at 350ºF/180ºC. Line one round baking pan and one square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Start by adding the wet ingredients. Beat the eggs, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Combine well.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, erythritol and baking powder).
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, and finally add the red food coloring. Combine well.
- Divide the batter into the pans and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let it cool completely on a wire rack.
- Cut the circle cake in half evenly.
- Position the square cake so it looks like a diamond, then place each half of the circle cake on the two sides of the square cake.
- Place the mascarpone in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and start beating on medium speed. While beating, add the vanilla extract and the low carb powdered sugar. Scrape sides and continue beating until light and fluffy.
- With the mixer running on high speed, slowly add the heavy cream until the frosting becomes light and fluffy, about 1-3 minutes. DO NOT OVERMIX.
- Spread onto the Heart-Shaped Cake. Add sprinkles or whatever you want.
- If you don’t have one, use wax paper or parchment paper and place the cake where you plan to serve it.
- The frosting will fill in the imperfections and it will connect the 3 pieces like magic!
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 255 | Total Fat: 22 g 33 % | Saturated Fat: 12 g 59 % | Cholesterol: 164 mg 55 % | Sodium: 409 mg 17 % | Potassium: 82 mg 2 % | Total Carbohydrate: 7 g 2 % | Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11 % | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 6 g 12 %
I made this for my husband for Valentines Day and it was really delicious. I made a different butter cream frosting which turned out delicious also, so I would definitely make it again! Once you put it together it’s a pretty large cake.