Mini Pumpkin Keto Cakes

One of the advantages to being a baker and a macro counting fitness fanatic is that I often find ways to make the sweet treats we love into something that fits our diets.  This morning I was starting our meal prep, and realized I had a cup of pumpkin in the fridge from a few days ago.  Pumpkin doesn’t really last long once you open the can.  So I was trying to think, how could I use this?  And this was the result…  Mini Pumpkin Keto Cakes!

Ingredients:

1 Cup Pumpkin

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

1/4 Cup Coconut Flour

4 Large Eggs

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/8 Tsp Nutmeg

1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 Cup Swerve Sweetener

1 Scoop of Gold Standard Vanilla Whey Protein

Pre-heat oven to 350, and spray a 9×9 or 9×13 baking pan.  Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet ingredients in another.  (If Coconut oil is solid, melt it to a liquid state.)  Add the wet ingredients into the dry.  Mix thoroughly.  Transfer the batter into your greased baking pan.  Place in oven for 30-40min.  Toothpick to test!

Remove from oven and let cool.  Cut the cake into squares and enjoy! (Optional Frosting Below)

Makes 12 servings: Macros without frosting: 133 Calories per Serving, 11.4g Fat, 4.5g Carbs, 2.3g Fiber, 2.2g Net Carbs, 4.4g Protein

Optional Frosting for Keto Cakes: Now depending on the caloric intake, some keto-dieters may opt for no frosting.  The cake is delicious both ways!  Here is the optional frosting recipe:

3 Tbsp of Butter

1 Tbsp Heavy Cream

1/4 Cup Swerve Confectioners

Combine ingredients for the icing in a bowl and mix with a mixer until well combined.  If the icing is too soft add an additional Tbsp of swerve to thicken.  (Other thickening agents can be used as well – if you prefer)

Frost the Keto Cakes and sprinkle with a little cinnamon and stevia.  Enjoy!

Macros for Frosting: 12 Servings:

My Personal Review of my cake recipe:  The cake is good.  Not too sweet, was moist and flavorful.  The frosting I wasn’t crazy about.  I used swerve for the first time, and don’t love the product.  I wanted to give it a try as an alternative for baking fit friendly snacks.  If I were to make the recipe again, I may opt for a cream cheese frosting instead so I could use less swerve confectioner sugar.  🙂

Also, please note this recipe is keto because that is the diet I currently follow.  You can easily alter the recipe and substitute the coconut oil and the eggs out, to have this fit a lower fat diet.

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe!  Stay tuned for more!

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