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Servings: 16

Sugar-Free, Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Sugar-Free, Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Cake recipe that makes a soft and nutty, chocolatey cake that tastes amazing and requires just four simple ingredients.
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  • 5 eggs
  • 2 oz Stevia sweetened dark chocolate — melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups ground hazelnuts — hazelnut meal or hazelnut flour
  • 1/2 cup Swerve powdered low-carb sweetener
  • berries for garnishing
  • keto chocolate mousse for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of a 8-inch round pan with removable bottom with parchment paper. Spray the walls and bottom with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. If you are making your own hazelnut flour place hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse 7-10 times until finely ground. Be careful not to make nut butter.

  3. On the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment beat the egg yolks and sweetener at medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until pale and thick. Carefully and slowly add in the melted chocolate and beat to combine.

  4. Fold in the ground hazelnuts. Set aside.

  5. Beat egg withes until stiff peaks (4-5 minutes at medium-high speed).

  6. Fold the egg whites into the nut mixture.

  7. Pour batter into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top is set and toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

  8. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan. Let it cool completely on a wire rack.

  9. At this point you can either garnish with berries and frosting or slice through the middle into two thin cake layers and add frosting in between them.

Recipe Notes

Carbs listed in the nutritional information are TOTAL CARBS.
Berries and mousse not included in the nutritional info.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate hazelnut cake,, low-carb chocolate cake

Nutrition Information

Calories: 96, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 44mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 75%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 23%, Iron: 1.1%