This moist, low carb vanilla cake tastes like the real thing! It is sugar free and a delicious way to end your supper meal, or breakfast! You would never know it is gluten free and good for you. This dessert is definitely one that the kids will love as well. You won’t be disappointed with this delicious cake!
What Do I Need To Make Low Carb Vanilla Cake?
This cake is a “no special ingredient” recipe! That just means that you can usually find all the ingredients in your local grocery stores.
If you make low carb recipes on a regular basis, you probably already have most of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry.
- Greek yogurt
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
- almond flour
- baking powder
- mineral salt
- cream cheese
- heavy cream
Can I Eat Cake On The Trim Healthy Mama Plan?
You can absolutely eat cake if you follow THM.
Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama? No? Let me explain!
It is a lifestyle that was started several years ago by two sisters, Pearl and Serene.
Many families are living this healthy life and eating delicious, no-guilt food because of this plan.
From ice cream to cookies and cakes, the THM plan has a recipe for probably any food you can imagine!
Is This Vanilla Cake Gluten Free?
You bet! Instead of using regular flour, you will use almond flour…an excellent low carb flour for delicious desserts such as this!
How To Store Low Carb Vanilla Cake
Because the frosting contains cream cheese, you will want to store the leftovers in the fridge using an airtight container.
Believe it or not, this cake gets better after being in the fridge overnight! (that is, if you have leftovers to eat)
More Low Carb Desserts For Your Enjoyment
If you like cake-type desserts, you may enjoy these too!
Sprouted Wheat Pumpkin Bread – Soft and moist, this sprouted wheat pumpkin bread is such a tasty recipe! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Anyone who loves pumpkin spice flavors will enjoy this bread! It is family-friendly as well as a delicious low fat treat for the Trim Healthy Mama.
Lemon Bars with Lemon Frosting – Luscious and so delightful, these lemon bars with lemon frosting will amaze you and your citrus-loving friends!
Peanut Butter Bars – Sweet and somewhat nutty, these peanut butter bars may be on your dessert menu often!
Can I Use THM Baking Blend In Place Of Almond Flour?
You can use baking blend, but it is best if you don’t use the entire 2 cups of baking blend in place of almond flour.
For the cake part, I have also used 1 cup of almond flour and 3/4 cup of baking blend. It turned out great!
If using all baking blend in the cake recipe, it would be best to start with 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups. Let it sit for a few minutes before baking, as it will thicken.
Baking blend has coconut flour which makes it a more “thirsty” flour, making your cake dry.
As far as using only coconut flour, it is not advisable as it would make for a very dry cake.
If you have a nut allergy, you can try replacing almond flour with Briana Thomas’ baking blend. Just don’t use the full amount as her baking blend also has coconut flour.
What Can I Substitute For Greek Yogurt?
Plain nonfat Greek yogurt is a big part of why this cake is so moist and delicious.
If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand and really want to make cake, you may have a great substitute in your fridge.
Sour cream is a perfect substitute for Greek yogurt!!
If there is no sour cream left in your fridge, you can probably get away with using cottage cheese (just blend it first).
What Sweeteners Can I Substitute For Monkfruit?
I chose to use Monkfruit sweetener because it can be easily found at grocery stores or health food stores.
There are many other sweetener options you could try if you wish.
If using Gentle Sweet, start with about 1/2 the amount since it is much sweeter than Monkfruit. A friend of mine used 5 Tablespoons of Gentle Sweet for the cake and it was perfectly sweet enough!
You may not have Monkfruit or Gentle Sweet on hand, but perhaps you have Super Sweet or Pyure?
Pyure and THM Super Sweet are comparable and measure equally cup for cup.
They are even sweeter than Gentle Sweet, so if using Pyure or Super Sweet, you will want to use 1/2 to 1/3 the amount Monkfruit sweetener.
Can I Make Cupcakes Out Of This Cake Recipe?
You can definitely make cupcakes! Baking time will vary since every oven is different.
One reader mentioned that she baked cupcakes for 20-25 minutes. You could start checking on them at 15-ish minutes just to be sure they don’t get overdone.
The toothpick test is reliable and what I use all the time to see if cake is done.
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This moist, low carb vanilla cake tastes like the real thing! It is sugar free and a delicious way to end your supper meal, or breakfast! You would never know it is gluten free and good for you. This dessert is definitely one that the kids will love as well. You won't be disappointed with this delicious cake!
- 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 6 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup Monkfruit sweetener (Lakanto is a great option)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon mineral salt
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 Tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet or 1/4 cup Monkfruit sweetener
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- For the cake, in large bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, eggs vanilla extract, almond extract, and melted butter.
- Add almond flour, monkfruit, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
- Pour into a glass 8x8 greased pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- Frosting: Mix all frosting ingredients together with hand mixer until smooth and creamy
- Frost cake and eat!
- Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Serving Size1 piece
Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 22gNet Carbohydrates 1gProtein 6.5g