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Keto Diet Explained Keto Chantilly Cake

July 26, 2020 This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Keto Berry Chantilly Cake is a tender vanilla layer cake with fresh berries and a rich chantilly cream frosting. This nut free keto cake is a summer classic! Summer berry season is in full swing…

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Keto Berry Chantilly Cake is a tender vanilla layer cake with fresh berries and a rich chantilly cream frosting. This nut free keto cake is a summer classic!

Keto Diet Explained  Titled Image of a Keto Chantilly Cake on a white cake platter, topped with fresh berries

Summer berry season is in full swing and you want to make the most of it. That’s why you need this keto Chantilly cake in your life! Tender coconut flour cake layered with fresh berries and a light but rich mascarpone frosting.

Have I sold you yet? Well how about this for a testimonial? After giving some to a friend, the first words out of her mouth were “You’re a low carb sorceress! Oh this frosting!”. And she isn’t even keto.

I have to admit, I feel exactly the same way. I am really enjoying creating stellar keto layer cake recipes these days. And this fresh berry chantilly cake is perfect for any spring or summer celebration.

Keto Diet Explained What is Chantilly Cake?

I’d never heard of this cake until a reader emailed me last summer, requesting a keto version. She linked me to a Berry Chantilly Cake on the Whole Foods website. It’s hugely popular and may have its origins in Louisiana.

But this take on chantilly cake may or may not be the original. There is also a version from Hawaii that features chocolate cake layers with a coconut caramel frosting.

While both of them sound delicious, the recipe request was for the berry Chantilly Cake, and that appears to be the most widely known version.

So now I’ve gone and made it keto. And since it’s a coconut flour based cake, it’s also completely nut-free!

Keto Diet Explained  Top down photo of Berry Chantilly Cake with swirls in the frosting and a garnish of fresh berries.

Keto Diet Explained How to make Keto Chantilly Cake

Don’t panic when you see the recipe. While there are a lot of moving parts here, it’s not difficult to make at all. Let me walk you through the process a bit.

  1. This is a coconut flour based cake and for accuracy’s sake, I recommend weighing out your coconut flour. I have also included the volume measurement for those who do not own a kitchen scale.
  2. Yes, the protein powder is required for a better rise, but you can use egg white protein instead of whey, if you prefer.
  3. Using egg whites in addition to whole eggs makes the cake lighter in color and texture, which is perfect for a Chantilly cake recipe.
  4. I used both vanilla and almond extract here but you can simply use vanilla if you prefer. The almond extract gives it something special, though!
  5. Prepare the berry “syrup” while the cakes are baking. That way, it’s cool and ready when the cake layers are done. You only need to spread this over the bottom and middle layer, not the top layer.
  6. As always, make sure your cream cheese and mascarpone are properly softened for the frosting. You won’t be able to get it truly smooth otherwise. If you can’t find mascarpone, you can use all cream cheese here.
  7. The fresh berries go both between the cake layers and on top of the cake. Remember to save enough for garnishing the cake!
Keto Diet Explained  A slice of keto chantilly cake being taken out of the whole cake on a spatula

Keto Diet Explained Decorating your Berry Chantilly Cake

I do not consider myself a very good cake decorator. I am not deft enough, more do I have the patience, to make perfect rosettes and other fancy frosting creations.

But a berry chantilly cake does not need much more decoration than a few beautiful fresh berries on top.

However, if you want to make it a little special, try doing a swirled pattern on top of the cake, as I did here. I was very pleased at how it came out. I simply put my cake on a turntable, held a spoon to the center of the frosted top, and turned it. You do need to move your spoon outward from the center as you turn.

It’s a super simple decorating technique that looks so elegant!

Keto Diet Explained  A slice of keto chantilly cake on a white plate over a rose pink tablecloth. The rest of the cake is in the background of the photo on a white cake plate.

Keto Diet Explained How to store keto Chantilly Cake

This is a cake that must be kept cool at all times. The mascarpone Chantilly frosting gets very soft when left out of the refrigerator. It’s also much easier to cut into nice slices when chilled.

And all of those fresh berries can go mushy pretty easily when subjected to warm temperatures.

To store the leftovers simply place plastic wrap over the cut edges of the cake. Leave the rest exposed and keep refrigerated.

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Keto Diet Explained  Top down photo of Berry Chantilly Cake with swirls in the frosting and a garnish of fresh berries.

Keto Chantilly Cake

Keto Berry Chantilly Cake is a tender vanilla layer cake with fresh berries and a rich chantilly cream frosting. This nut free keto cake is a summer classic!

Course:

Dessert

Cuisine:

American

Keyword:

berry chantilly cake, chantilly cake

Servings: 16 servings

Calories: 282 kcal

Ingredients

Additional Berries (filling and garnish)

  • 1/2
    cup
    sliced strawberries
  • 1/2
    cup
    raspberries
  • 1/2
    cup
    blueberries

Instructions

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Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and grease three 8-inch metal cake pans well. Line the bottoms with parchment paper and grease the paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, sweetener, whey protein, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs, egg whites, melted butter, hemp milk, and extracts until well combined and the batter is smooth.

  3. Divide the batter evenly among the three prepared pans and spread to the edges. Smooth the tops. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges and the tops are firm to the touch.

  4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pans, then run a sharp knife around the insides of the pans and flip the cake layers out.

Berry Syrup

  1. While the cakes are baking, combine the berries and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.

  2. Cook until the berries are soft enough to be easily mashed up. Remove from heat and stir in the sweetener, mashing as you go. Stir in the glucomannan and let sit to thicken.

Chantilly Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and mascarpone together until smooth. Beat in the powdered sweetener until well combined.

  2. Beat in the extracts, then beat in 1/4 cup of the heavy cream to lighten the mixture.

  3. In another large bowl, beat the remaining cream until it holds stiff peaks. Fold into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.

To assemble the cake

  1. Place one layer of cake on a cake platter, and spread with 1/2 of the berry syrup. Then spread with 1/4 of the frosting and arrange 1/3 of the berries. Repeat with a second layer of cake.

  2. Place the final layer of cake on top and spread the top and the sides with the remaining frosting (you will not do any berry syrup on this layer). Top with the remaining berries.

  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to firm up the frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Chantilly Cake

Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/16th of cake)

Calories 282
Calories from Fat 212

% Daily Value*

Fat 23.5g36%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 2.8g11%

Protein 7.2g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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