Keto blueberry cake is one of the most popular desserts among keto dieters. It’s fluffy, moist, and definitely tasty! Made with almond flour and other low-carb ingredients, this delicious cake will satisfy your sweet cravings without worrying about your keto diet.
Of course, it also has blueberries, which is one of the best fruits to eat on keto. With only 9 grams of net carbs per 1/2-cup, adding blueberries into your daily diet should be safe. And one slice of this delicious keto blueberry cake will only set you back by 3.1g net carbs.
Health Benefits of Blueberries
Blueberries are renowned for their numerous health benefits because they are so high in antioxidants. These are compounds that are made in the body and found in food that counteract free radicals that damage our cells and lead to disease.
Because of this cake’s popularity, you will find several versions of the keto blueberry cake recipes out there. But this recipe, created by Kalie Stephan, aka The Hungry Elephant, is one of the easiest recipes that you can follow.
Cake Batter Flavoring
Kalie uses some cake batter flavoring in this recipe which is optional as well as vanilla flavoring. According to cake batter flavoring manufacturers it gives your cakes a bakery cake flavor.
I had not come across this sort of flavoring before so did a bit of research into it. Olive Nations list their cake batter flavoring ingredients as “Natural and artificial flavors, water, propylene glycol, xanthan gum, titanium dioxide, citric acid”.
Another company lists the ingredients as “Alcohol, propylene glycol, water, artificial and natural flavors, glycerin”. I wonder what the artificial flavors are?
Related reading: Should you Avoid Food Additives On a Low Carb Diet?
Propylene glycol is a synthetic food additive that belongs to the same chemical group as alcohol. Titanium Dioxide is a natural mineral that’s often used to color food. I expect in the case of cake batter flavoring it may make it a golden yellow color.
Personally I would not use this as I prefer to use natural ingredients. Why would you want your cake to taste like a bakery cake anyway? Home made tastes are always best I think.
If you want to ring the changes with blueberry recipes then why not try these Keto Blueberry Muffins or this Keto Blueberry Cheesecake. These Low Carb Blueberry Scones are delicious with a cup of coffee or tea.
You can always get your dose of blueberries in a morning smoothie with this Keto Green Smoothie Recipe with Blueberries and Avocado. So very healthy!
I’ve tweaked the ingredients from the original to include organic and pastured ingredients. If you are following a low carb or keto diet for health reasons then it makes sense to use the healthiest ingredients you can get.
Blueberries don’t make EWG’s dirty dozen for foods with the most pesticide residues but they are 17th on the list so it still makes it worthwhile to seek out organic produce if you can.
Keto Blueberry Cake
Makes approximately 12 slices
- 2 cups or 200 grams almond flour
- ½ cup or 50 grams organic blueberries
- ⅓ cup or 67 grams sugar substitute
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp melted organic/pastured butter
- 1 tsp natural vanilla
- 2 organic/pastured eggs
- 4 tbsp organic sour cream
- ½ tsp. cake batter flavoring (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan by lining with unbleached parchment paper or ready made liner.
2. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then stir in the wet ingredients omitting the blueberries.
3. Add the blueberries when the batter is fully mixed.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin.
4. Put into the oven and bake for about 45 – 50 minutes until golden brown on top.
5. Let the cake cool completely before cutting into slices and serving. Enjoy!
Here’s Kalie’s video demo of how to prepare this delicious keto blueberry cake.