Keto Mock “Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes”

This content originally appeared on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen. Republished with permission.

I don’t know what it is about these little cakes that scream Valentine’s Day to me. They must have been at eye level at every store I went to with my mom as a kid or something, because seriously, these are the first things I picture when I think of Valentine’s Day. So when it was time to create a Valentine’s Day dessert, you bet I was going to recreate the Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes!

For those of you who don’t know what these are, they’re basically a 2-layer vanilla cake with frosting between the layers and a pink white chocolate coating with a white chocolate drizzle. It does take a bit of work considering there’s a cake step, an icing step, and a white chocolate coating step, but I promise, it’s worth it, and none of the steps are hard.

Keto Mock "Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes"

Share the love this Valentine's Day with this heart-shaped vanilla cake. Coated with white chocolate, this dessert is low-carb, filling, and delicious.

Cake

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup granular Swerve
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 stick salted butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp monk fruit juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Icing

  • 1 stick salted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve

White Chocolate Coating

  • 7 oz cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup solid coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream powder (I used the Nekstella brand)
  • 1/2 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • food coloring
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all dry cake ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, Swerve, baking powder, baking soda, psyllium husk powder).
  3. Add in all wet ingredients (eggs, melted butter, vanilla, monk fruit, sour cream), and stir well.
  4. Line a cookie sheet that has edges with parchment paper. (Mine was roughly 13″ x 18″).
  5. Spread the cake batter evenly on the parchment paper. (You can wet your hands with a bit of water to help spread it more easily.)
  6. Bake for around 16 minutes or until cooked. (The edges may start turning a little bit golden at this point).
  7. While the cake is in the oven, begin making your icing by mixing the softened butter with the vanilla and powdered Swerve until smooth.
  8. Remove cake from oven, and let cool completely.
  9. Using a heart cookie cutter, cut as many hearts as you can out of the cake. (I had a big heart cookie cutter (~3.5″), so mine only made 18 hearts.)
  10. Put icing between the hearts to make 2-layer heart “sandwiches.”
  11. Now it’s time for the white chocolate coating. In a large saucepan, melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil on a very low heat.
  12. Remove from heat and add the heavy whipping cream powder, powdered Swerve, vanilla and salt. Stir until smooth.
  13. Spoon some of the mixture into an icing bag (this will be the white drizzle, so you need to put some aside before you turn the rest of the white chocolate coating pink).
  14. Add pink food coloring to the white chocolate coating mixture and stir until smooth.
  15. Dunk each cake into the pink white chocolate coating. Place on wax paper after dunk and allow coat to settle (you can speed this up by refrigerating it). Once settled, repeat, dipping each cake 2-3 times total.
  16. Once final pink layer is solidified, cut the tip of the icing bag and drizzle the white chocolate on top of each cake.

The nutrition facts depend on your specific ingredients and how big your cookie cutter is. My cookie cutter was quite large (~3.5″), so each cake was 2 servings at least (very filling!).

Keto Mock “Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes” Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Recipe Roundup: Food for Luck and Fortune in 2020

They say that what you eat on January 1 can shape how your year is going to unfold. Whether you believe in this superstition or you’re just looking for low-carb New Year meal ideas, here are some of your lucky — and diabetes-friendly — options. 

Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

low-carb New Year food

Photo credit: Lisa MarcAurele

In China, people eat noodles on New Year’s Day for longer life. People with diabetes can still follow this practice without worrying about blood sugar spikes with this Thai-inspired zucchini recipe from Lisa of Low-Carb Yum. This dish is easy to prepare, loaded with vegetables, and quite tasty. Try to keep the zucchini as long as possible. As believed, the longer the noodles (zoodles), the longer the life. 

Crock Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

cabbage roll soup

Photo credit: Brenda Bennett

Eating cabbage on New Year’s Day is considered lucky in many parts of Eastern Europe. This vegetable signifies paper money, so consuming it on the first day of the year will help attract prosperity into your life. If you’re a person with diabetes who wishes financial blessings in 2020, check out this low-carb recipe from Brenda of Sugar-Free Mom. Brenda said this “is a comforting, hearty, but keto, low carb meal you can make any weeknight.”

Cuban Pork Tenderloin

Cuban Pork Tenderloin

Photo credit: Lisa Marshall

Another food associated with wealth is pork. Fortunately, it has zero carbohydrates, and you can find plenty of low-carb pork recipes on the web. One of which is this recipe from Lisa of 24/7 Low-Carb Diner. It is easy to prepare, although you need about 6-8 hours of marinade time. “This pork tenderloin is delicious–tender, yet it still holds together in slices,” Lisa said. 

Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread Muffins

Photo credit: Jennifer Shun

They say that cornbread symbolizes gold, so making it part of your New Year celebration may draw in financial abundance in 2020. If you worry about the high carbs, Jennifer of For Good Measure has got you covered. Her delicious cornbread muffins contain only 6g of carbs each. “My northern-inspired cornbread is denser, less cake-like, and not at all sweet. The perfect accompaniment to a savory soup or hearty salad,” she said. 

Does your family have any New Year food traditions? Please share it with us in the comments. 

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