Can I eat cake on keto?

In this article, we are going to discuss and answer the question “Can I eat cake on keto?”. I will also discuss the nutritional information of cake and some recipe alternatives that are keto-friendly and sweet. I will also discuss the 3 high carbs ingredients in cake and some replacements.

Can I eat cake on keto?

No, you can not eat cake on a keto diet. Cakes are packed with carbs like flour and sugar which makes them non keto friendly. The good news is that there are hundreds of keto friendly cake recipes there to try out.

What is the nutritional information in a chocolate cake?

Chocolate cake is packed with calories and carbs. One piece weighing 95 grams contains 352 calories, 5.04 grams of protein,50.7 grams of carbs, total fat 14.3 grams, and dietary fiber 1.52 grams.

What happens to extra sugar that is consumed?

Any excess sugar will be stored for later usage. Sugar will be transformed into glycogen and stored in the liver. When the body needs energy, the protein enzyme breaks down the glycogen and gets the glucose for energy when needed. 

Everyone has stored glycogen in their liver. When you eat baked goods that are filled with carbs and sugar, the excess will be transformed and stored as glycogen. 

What alternatives can I have for cake?

Since cake is out of the question, it does not mean you can not have something sweet that is low in carbs and indulging. 

Low Carb Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake Treats

This recipe requires no oven usage. This recipe needs cream cheese, strawberries, and lemon extract. It is low in carbs and rich in creaminess. You can find the recipe here.

Orange cake balls

This recipe is easy, requires no bake and is low in carbs. You need almond butter, coconut flour, orange zest, sweetner and orange juice which you can replace by orange extract to lower the carbs even more. You can find the recipe here.

Lemon bars

This recipe is low in carbs, with only 4 grams of net carbs. You will need butter, almond butter, lemons , sweetener ,and eggs.You can find the recipe here.

Peanut butter chocolate bars

If you are craving some Reese’s peanut butter cups, you can definitely go for this low carb alternative. You will need almond flour, peanut butter, vanilla, butter and some sugar-free chocolate chips. You can find the recipe here.

Cheesecake fat bomb

This recipe needs only three ingredients. You need cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar free chocolate chips and a sweetner.

Keto doughnuts 

These donuts are keto friendly and can be used as your favorite dessert. They are cinnamon flavored doughnuts that replace flour with almond flour. You can find the recipe here.

What are the high carbs ingredients in cakes?

Cakes are known to be packed with calories and sugar. Not all ingredients are high carbs, only some of them are. Some of these ingredients include: flour, sugar, and the frosting.

Flour

 Flour is one of the main ingredients that is used in making cakes. There are many kinds of flour that can be used to make a cake, some of which afe all purpose flour, whole wheat flour.

White whole Wheat flour, pastry flour, cake flour, bread flour, self-rising flour, and vital wheat gluten flour. All of these flours have a different purpose which you can check here. 100 grams of all-purpose flour contains 76.67 grams of carbs.

You can replace it with almond flour, coconut flour, flaxseed  meal, chickpea flour, and chia seed flour. 

Sugar 

Cakes contain sugar in them as well. Sugar is purely simple carbs, meaning it only contains carbs. In 100 grams of sugar, it contains 100 grams of carbs, the same amount. 

Sugar causes inflammation in the body. It also increases the weight with extra consumption. Sugar spikes the blood sugar for it has a high glycemic index.

You can sugar with sweeteners. Sweeteners make great alternatives to sugar. It contains the sweetness minus the carbs. You can add sweetness to your favorite dessert and stay on keto. 

The six most common sweeteners that are used are the following: saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), sucralose, neotame, and advantame. These are FDA approved as safe for consumption.

Frosting

Most frosting contains sugar in them. You can switch the sugar with sweeteners to lower the carbs content. You can make three different frosting and pick your favorite flavor, chocolate, cream cheese, and vanilla. You can find it here.

Conclusion 

In this article, we discussed and answered the question “Can I eat cake on keto?”.I also discussed the nutritional information of cake and some recipe alternatives that are keto-friendly and sweet. I also discussed the 3 high carbs ingredients in cake and some replacements.

References 

https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172697/nutrients
https://www.fda.gov/food/food-additives-petitions/high-intensity-sweeteners
https://greatist.com/eat/keto-desserts
https://deliciouslyguiltfree.com/blogs/news/dessert-on-keto-can-you-eat-cake-on-keto
https://tasty.co/amp/article/jesseszewczyk/low-carb-keto-dessert-recipes