This chocolate keto poke cake is soft, moist, fluffy and so decadent. Whether you’re on a sugar-free diet or not, you’ll love our rich chocolate keto dessert recipe.
easy ketopoki cake dessert
Imagine homemade fluffy triple chocolate cake filled with hot fudge sauce and covered with rich chocolate frosting.
A chocolate cake for chocolate lovers.
Are you still on the ketogenic diet? Feel free to use regular sugar and chocolate syrup in your recipes. Anyway, this flourless chocolate cake is really good!
Also try this keto cheesecake
Sugar free poke cake flavor
Mocha cake: Substitute an equal amount of freshly brewed coffee or espresso for water. Alternatively, add half a teaspoon of instant coffee granules to the mix.
Nutella poke cake: Use this homemade Nutella recipe or your favorite store-bought chocolate hazelnut spread in place of chocolate frosting.
Chocolate peppermint: Mix half a teaspoon of pure peppermint extract into the dough, then smooth it into the cake tin.
Orange chocolate: Add 1-2 orange peels to the dough before mixing. You can also add a few drops of orange extract if you want a stronger orange flavor.
coconut: Top the poke cake with coconut frosting or coconut whipped cream.
Watch the keto poke cake recipe video above.
Chocolate Keto Poke Cake Recipe Ingredients
Chocolate cake requires cocoa powder, baking powder, almond meal or flour, water or milk of your choice, salt, pure vanilla extract, sweetener, eggs or vegan eggs, and homemade or packaged chocolate syrup.
Use unsweetened cocoa powder for the first four scoops of cocoa. An additional 2 tablespoons can be either regular cocoa powder or Dutch cocoa powder for a deeper flavor.
If you prefer a traditional cake made with wheat flour instead of almond flour, then this super fluffy vegan chocolate cake is for you.
Do not use coconut flour instead of almond flour as it will make the cake very dry. This recipe will most likely not work with flours other than almonds.
To make a vegan keto poke cake, use flaxseed eggs and water or dairy-free milk. Some boxed egg replacers may also work, but I haven’t tried them here yet.
Try topping your cake with keto ice cream
how to make keto dessert
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a round or square 8-inch baking pan. Place a cooking sheet on the bottom of the pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients except chocolate syrup. Spread the chocolate keto poke cake batter into the prepared mold.
If necessary, smooth the top with a new parchment paper. Bake the cake on the center rack of the oven for 16 minutes four times. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and when it’s almost clean, it’s done.
Remove from oven and let cool completely. Then pierce the cake with a toothpick, fork, or chopstick. Pour the chocolate syrup evenly into the holes. Let it soak into the chocolate cake. Please defrost if you like and enjoy.
This recipe was adapted from my keto cakes and keto cupcakes.
What about chocolate frosting?
When it comes to frosting, there are no limits. You can use store-bought or homemade chocolate, vanilla, or cream cheese frosting.
Or leave the keto poke cake unclouded and serve with powdered erythritol and sliced strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries to hide the holes.
I used chocolate cream cheese frosting for the cake pictured.
- 1 1/2 cup almond meal or almond flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder or extra regular
- 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup water or milk of your choice
- 1/3 cup granular erythritol or plain sugar
- 3 eggs or flax eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup regularly or keto chocolate syrup
Preheat oven to 350°F. 8 inch pot, with parchment on the bottom. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients well except syrup. Spread in a pan. Smooth out with a second parchment sheet if necessary. Bake on center rack for 16 minutes (some ovens require longer baking time, so continue baking until set if necessary). Let cool completely. Poke holes in the cooled cake with a toothpick, chopsticks, or fork. (Watch the video above for instructions.) Pour the syrup evenly over the top and let it soak into the cake. Frost as desired using your favorite frosting, or one of his from the options mentioned earlier in this article.View nutritional information
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