Keto Chocolate Cake with Ganache

This post is sponsored by Rodelle Kitchen.

If you are a chocolate lover like me, this Keto Chocolate Cake topped with Ganache is going to be your new obsession!  Intense, rich and decadent…everything you dream of in the perfect chocolate cake…and to top it off, it’s gluten free, grain free and low carb! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion when nothing but chocolate will do!

Cut Keto Chocolate Cake - Low Carb Dessert, Gluten Free

Ya’ll this time of year I am chocolate obsessed…probably because everywhere I turn I see chocolate!!  From Valentines to Easter…or really Christmas to Easter, it seems like chocolate lines the shelves of the stores!!  If you are a chocolate lover like me, it can be tough to not be tempted by all that deliciousness, so I always like to have amazing chocolate treat recipes on standby when those cravings hit!

When I want chocolate, I was something dark, rich and decadent and this Keto Chocolate Cake is the perfect low carb dessert to satisfy those cravings! 

Whole Keto Chocolate Cake - Low Carb Dessert, Gluten Free

Both my girls definitely have an affinity for chocolate, so they are the perfect subjects to test out my chocolate low carb dessert recipes.  My little one Paige, who is the carb lover of the family, has started requesting chocolate cake just about every week but the funny thing is, she really means THIS chocolate cake!  She even requested it for her birthday…WIN! 

As many of you know, I cook quite a bit of non-keto or low carb food when we have guests on the Ranch, but on occasion I do have guests that are diabetic and have even had a few keto guests and this cake is always on the menu…and people go crazy for it…even the carb eaters…LOL!

Slice of Keto Chocolate Cake - Low Carb Dessert

This Keto Chocolate Cake is made entirely in the blender so it’s super quick and easy!  If you don’t have a blender that can handle a thick batter you can also use a food processor or even a mixer.  Be sure to use great quality cocoa like Rodelle Brand Baking Cocoa for this recipe because it will make all the difference in the final cake!

The ganache for this cake is make like a traditional ganache but with sugar free chocolate chips.  Just a note, depending on the chips you use your ganache may set with a matte finish instead of a glossy one due to the sweetener used…have no fear, it will taste amazing!

Slice of Keto Choclate Cake

Chocoholics unite!  This Keto Chocolate Cake is the low carb dessert of your dreams!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthday or any special occasion, quick and easy to make and drop dead delicious! 

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4.58 from 14 votes

Keto Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Don’t be fooled…this is not your Grandmas’ chocolate cake!  Moist, rich, fudgy and just minutes to through together…it’s everything a chocolate cake should be! Gluten free, low carb ad keto friendly you will feel great baking up this treat for the entire family…it’s so good they will never know! Kid & Cowboy approved!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: keto chocolate cake, LCHF, low carb dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 235kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease or oil a 9 inch round cake pan and line with parchment (I used coconut oil spray). 
  • Place first 13 ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on medium-low (1-5) for 10 seconds and then on high blend until completely combined and the batter is smooth. You will have to stop and scrape the sides down a few times to get all of the ingredients incorporated well. If you do not have a high speed a food processor or a bowl and whisk will work just fine! 
  • Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips to the blender and pulse to break up and mix them in. If using the old fashioned bowl and whisk, you will want to chop up the chips into smaller pieces and mix them in.
    Pour batter into the prepared 9 inch pan and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before turning out. 
  • For the ganache topping: In a large heat safe measuring cup, microwave the cream on high for 1 minute or until very hot but not boiling. Carefully remove from microwave and add the remaining chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes then stir together until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Once the cake is turned out onto serving plate or cake stand, pour ganache over the top of the cake and spread to edges allowing the ganache to spill over the edges…delish! The cake cuts cleaner after it has been chilled for 30 minutes to an hour…if you can wait that long! Enjoy with an espresso or a glass of cold milk!!


The nutrition facts in all recipes are approximate and vary depending on ingredients used.  Sugar alcohols have been removed from the calculations.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.

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18 thoughts on “Keto Chocolate Cake with Ganache”

  • Whoa. Sinfully decadent. So rich and moist and not overly sweet. I almost couldn’t finish my slice – I think next time I’ll cut it into 12 slices! Awesome recipe and the blender was the perfect method for the batter. Thank you!

    • Personally I’m not a fan of Swerve. I like the combination of the two sweeteners the best. The stevia blend is twice as sweet as sugar and the monk fruit is about 70% as sweet as sugar and used 1:1 for sugar so I find the sweeteners kind of balance each other out. I’m sure Swerve will work just fine if you use the equivalent amount if that’s your sweetener of choice! Hope you enjoy!

  • If I make this lovely cake a day ahead of time, should it be stored in the refrigerator until time to serve? Or should I keep it room temperature over night, top with ganache in the morning, and chill for 30-60 min prior to serving?

    • I think you could do either but I would prepare it with the ganache and store it in the fridge. Take it out of the fridge at least 30 minutes to serving. I think it’s best at room temp! Hope you enjoy!!

  • I was on a roll and didn’t realize that there were more then 13 ingredients until I read the last part of the recipe. Will it be a fail if I added the heavy cream? I’m trying to bake it hoping it will work. Has anyone else had luck with this?

    • I’ve had many people make the cake with great results but I’m not sure about how the additional ingredients will impact the recipe. Did you add all of the chips too? If so, just bake it and see what happens! It will be rich I’ll tell you that but may work out for you! Just make sure you cool it completely, maybe even refrigerate before slicing it. Good luck!

  • 5 stars
    Wow! I was skeptical of this turning out; not because of your recipe but because of how watery my batter was! I used coconut kefir in place of the sour cream and half of the almond milk, though it’s thick it probably doesn’t measure up to the sour cream. Also used MCT oil instead of Olive. The Kefir choice likely affected the consistency but good gracious I was surprised! The cake baked very well, and I LOVE. Love. Love The texture of it and the taste is superb. I used only the Lakanto (added 1.5 TBSP instead of stevia) and it was the perfect sweetness. This is going in my best cakes folder!! Awesome recipe!

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