Classic Yellow Keto Birthday Cake with Chocolate Icing – sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low carb, THM S
Happy birthday to me! I’m 35 today. I’m sure I will eventually regret disclosing how old I am publicly but I’m not there yet. Also, happy 8th birthday to my oldest daughter!
That’s right, I share a birthday with one of my babies. When I found out I was due with my second child near my birthday I really hoped I wouldn’t have her on the same day. I wanted her to have her own day.
It turned out that it didn’t really matter because it has basically become her day anyway. If my husband and I go out to celebrate my birthday we always celebrate before or after because I don’t think it would be fair to leave her with a babysitter on her birthday. I’m looking forward to celebrating with her someday with a girls’ lunch out and shopping at the mall but we aren’t quite there yet.
My birth with my birthday baby was long. My water broke on a Friday night and she wasn’t born until Sunday afternoon. After having her I was starving but by the time we transferred to the postpartum room the cafeteria was mostly closed. I remembered that there was a piece of hospital chocolate cake on my lunch tray that I didn’t eat because, ya know, I was too busy having a baby. I asked my husband for my cake. He looked at me wide-eyed and admitted he threw it out when he brought my stuff to the new room. I had just given birth, after many, many hours, on my birthday, and he threw out my pathetic piece of hospital birthday cake. It’s funny now but I may have cried then.
I decided to use Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt when making my birthday cake this year. My husband is a good cook but doesn’t bake much so I tend to just make my own desserts. Including my birthday cake.
Nancy’s yogurt is excellent in smoothies, parfaits, savory dishes, and baked goods. I love baking with yogurt because it increases the moistness of the cake and balances out the sweetness. Nancy’s Yogurt is made with fresh organic whole milk from local family farms. It is creamy, rich and free of cane sugars and thickeners. I really like when I can understand the ingredients on nutrition labels. This is one with only simple ingredients and no ‘bad for you’ additives. Nancy’s was the first company to add live cultures to their yogurt 50 years ago.
There is something special about layer cakes. And the more layers the better. A three-layer cake just seems fancier than a two-layer cake. And a four-layer cake beats them all. Since I have four round cake pans I decided to go fancy and make myself and my daughter a four-layer keto birthday cake. If you prefer you can make this a two or three layer cake, just adjust the baking time accordingly.
Yellow Cake Ingredients:
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup Gentle Sweet (or my sweetener blend)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Chocolate Icing Ingredients:
1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup Gentle Sweet (or my sweetener blend), finely ground
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
4 tbsp half and half
Sugar free chocolate chips, to garnish, if desired
I hope you love this Classic Yellow Keto Birthday Cake with Chocolate Icing!
If it’s your birthday Happy Birthday from me!
This is the best birthday dessert ever. My Classic Yellow Birthday Cake with Chocolate Icing is so rich and decadent no one will know it's keto low carb or THM friendly!
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a bowl with an electric mixer cream the butter and sweetener until light and fluffy. Add the yogurt and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each. Stir in the flours, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined. Divide batter between 4 round cake pans lined with parchment paper and cooking spray.
- Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes until the cake springs back when lightly pressed with your finger and the edges are golden. Cool completely.
- Icing Instructions: Beat the butter and sweetener until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and half and half. Beat until smooth. Add the yogurt. Use to ice the cooled cake.