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Sugar Free Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

Sugar Free Red Velvet Cake Recipe (Gluten-Free, Keto)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 194
An easy to make gluten free red velvet cake. It's made with low carb flours and topped with a keto friendly cream cheese frosting.
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  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup low carb sugar substitute
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup almond flour
  • cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt can be omitted if desired
  • ¼ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • red food coloring optional for red color



  • Grease 9-inch round cake pan with shortening and dust with cocoa.
  • Beat low carb sweetener into butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt).
  • Beat in half the dry mixture into wet mixture.
  • Then beat in half the sour cream (or yogurt), then the rest of the dry mixture, and then the rest of the sour cream.
  • Mix in red food coloring (you will need quite a bit for a red color, ¼ teaspoon of gel food dye works well).
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 min.
  • Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  • To make frosting, beat together cream cheese and butter until well combined.
  • Beat in sweetener until fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Spread frosting evenly over the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle on finely chopped pecans if desired for garnish.



Makes 1 single layer cake (12 slices). Recipe can be doubled for a two layer cake with slices made thinner.
Original recipe called for Carbquik which isn't gluten-free. If desired, ⅓ cup Carbquik can be used in place of the almond flour along with reducing baking powder to only ½ teaspoon.
The original recipe also called for about twice the sweetener so feel free to adjust the sweetener based on personal preference.
Beet powder is a natural red food dye that can be used in the cake. However, the carbs will need to be accounted for. I prefer to leave the dye out as it's only for looks and isn't essential to the recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 194 | Carbohydrates: 4.5g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 17.7g | Saturated Fat: 9.9g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 330mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.6g

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 2.5 g | % Carbs: 5.3 % | % Protein: 10.4 % | % Fat: 84.3 % | SmartPoints: 8
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    [calories] => 194
    [carbohydrates] => 4.5
    [protein] => 4.9
    [fat] => 17.7
    [saturated_fat] => 9.9
    [cholesterol] => 96
    [sodium] => 330
    [fiber] => 2
    [sugar] => 0.6

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