Four Cake Recipes You’ll Go Nuts For

Today is National Hazelnut Cake Day. There seems to be no origin to this holiday. But we don’t need a reason to celebrate nut-filled cakes.

In dozens of blogs, we have written about our love for nuts. They are so healthy! They are quite high in calories, so you do have to watch your serving size. The fat in nuts is healthy, but it also adds up.

Low-carb baking can often be very high in fat. We often replace carbs with fat. When you add in nuts, it can skyrocket. For people following a keto diet, that might be fine. For people trying to eat a well-balanced diet, it might not be possible to enjoy the final baked treats.

With that in mind, we are sharing four delicious nut cake recipes that are low in carbs and not outrageously high in fat. These delicious cakes will keep you and your family happy and satisfied! They are great alternatives to many recipes packed with carbs and fat.

Sugar-free, Low-carb Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


This recipe makes a soft, spongy nutty chocolate cake. And it only uses four ingredients! We love that it’s a single-layer cake you can enjoy with coffee in the afternoon. But if you would like to, you can bake the batter in a rectangular pan, cut it in half and fill it with a low-carb frosting! You have to beat the egg white well for this cake as it has no leavening agents to help it; the egg whites will be where all the height comes from. A serving has 96 calories, three grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and eight grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Keto Cinnamon Pecan Crumb Cake


Crumb cake is perfect any time of the day. It’s one of the few cakes people don’t raise an eyebrow at if you eat it for breakfast. You can also have it for brunch, a snack with coffee or as dessert. It really is an anytime cake that everyone loves. This version is easy to make, and the crumb topping is filled with pecans! Those two facts make it even better than most versions. A serving has 236 calories, seven grams of carbs, four grams of fiber and 21 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Low-carb Carrot Cake


Carrot cake is usually deceptively unhealthy. You think it must be good for you because it’s filled with carrots, nuts and raisins. However, it is a calorie- and sugar-dense treat wrapped in a fat-rich frosting. While this one keeps the frosting, it lightens it up a little. It cuts the carbs by using alternative sweeteners and coconut flour. And the raisins are gone — dried fruit has a lot of sugar. This version of the cake uses pecans as the nut of choice, and there are still plenty of them in the batter! A serving has 220 calories, 10 grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and 16 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Apple-walnut Coffee Cake


Anyone who follows a low-carb diet knows that low-carb apple baked goods are among the rarest things to find. Most of the time, the recipe will actually be for something that is “mock apple” and will use an alternative to the fruit. Or it will use extracts and spice blends so that you think you ate an apple treat when there was no apple at all. This recipe actually delivers and uses a Granny Smith apple. If you have been missing apples in your cakes, this is the one you have been waiting for, as it is filled with big apple and walnut flavors. A serving has 236 calories, 11 grams of carbs, four grams of fiber and 20 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

With all these options, you’re sure to find a cake you’ll go nuts for!  

Banner image: Merve Aydın via Unsplash

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