Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cake made grain free, gluten free and stunningly low carb!
A thing of beauty, this cake is.
I can't believe it myself.
I never intended for it to even look this good. Don't know what or how it came but to be but here it is. Some recipes are like that. They take an unexpected turn for the better.
I knew I wanted to make my husband a special cake for Father's Day and I knew I wanted it to be Peanut butter, his favorite, but I never intended it to be this decadent.
Seriously. It all began taking form one Saturday afternoon. The creamy Peanut Butter Buttercream frosting was the beginning and it went from there.
And it looked pretty darn good just like that, but then I thought to make sure my boys who are allergic to peanuts, KNEW this was not something they could eat. I sprinkled some chopped peanuts on top as a warning I guess you could say, for their sake.
I'm not a great frost-er, really cake decorating is not my forte so the fact this cake looks as good as it does is beyond me. I'm messy and I'm not patient. Perfection in cake decorating is not something I've mastered I will admit.
Sloppy works for me, sprinkled chopped nuts works to cover those imperfections in my frosting skills. But then I thought it needed some other color, it was just.....too beige for me as much as I adore peanut butter.
You know it had to happen.
I'm a chocolate lover. IT NEEDED chocolate sauce, pure and simple and of course sugar free.
Hubby isn't a chocolate lover but I am so since I'm the one making this cake for him, I said why not!
And then this happened!
Seen here in all it's scrumptious melting glory topped with my Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream!
Are you wondering what my hubby thought of this cake?
He devoured it. I didn't suspect otherwise. 🙂
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's who loves Peanut butter and their loving spouses who make them this healthier option for their day!
- I haven't tried this with another sugar free sub so if using something other than Swerve, please note that Swerve is much more mild and less sweet than most typical granulated sugar free sweeteners. If using something other than Swerve I would keep it as 1 cup but eliminate the stevia in liquid form.
- Nutrition info does include peanut butter frosting but not other optional toppings.
- Here is the nutrition info minus the peanut butter frosting I used on the cake:
- Calories: 202
- Fat: 16.9g
- Sat Fat: 1.9g
- Carbs: 7.2g
- Sugars: 1.7g
- Sodium: 289mg
- Fiber: 3.7g
- Protein: 9.2g
- Cholesterol: 17mg
- Net Carbs: 3.5g
Sugar Free Grain Free Peanut Butter Cake
- 1 cup almond flour/meal I used Bob's Red Mill
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup protein powder I used Lean Body for her
- 1 cup powderedSwerve
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup peanut butter no sugar added
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 4 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon toffee orvanilla liquid stevia
- Peanut Butter Frosting recipe
- Optional: chopped peanuts chocolate sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk the first 7 dry ingredients together and set aside.
- In another bowl combine the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix the wet ingredients with the dry and stir until smooth and incorporated.
- Cut a piece of parchment in a circle shape for the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick in center of cake comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before removing pan.
- Once cool frost cake with Sugar Free Peanut Butter Frosting!
Hi there, we have diabetics in the family and I count all carbs they eat. Thank you for having that info available.
Still, I also need to know the exact serving size (weight of the 1/12 - slice - in oz or g would be just perfect.) Do you have this info to add to your nutricional facts?
Thanks a lot!
Can you use a different oil rather than olive oil? I am making this tonight but thought I would ask about the oil for another time. Thanks for all your great recipes.
Hi, made this and it's great. Have you froze it before? If so how was it?
sorry we ate it before it could be frozen.Please let me know if you try it and how it works out.
Just made this cake for a gathering with a few friends. Substituted Nativa instead of Swerve, but I think they are essentially the same type of sweetener.
To keep the cake dairy-free, I made a peanut butter icing with Natvia, Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter.
The cake was delicious and went down a treat! Everyone loved it!
Thanks for coming back to share! Good to hear about the substitutions you made as well!
I just made this cake and it tastes so good. My thing is I put this in myfitnesspal and I used swerve and for me with slicing the cake in 16 slices, I got 17.2 carbs per slice not including the peanut butter frosting. I'm confused as to how you got your cake so low in carbs unless the setting size is more than 16. Thank you in advance.
I don't count the Swerve in my nutrition info and most bloggers who use it don't either. Reason being it has no effect on blood sugar or at least very minimal and does not need to be counted.
What flavor of protein powder did you use? Or did you use unflavored? Just curious, as we have chocolate, chocolate chip, vanilla, cookies and cream, AND unflavored all in the cupboard at home!
Is there a step missing? (Combine dry and wet ingredients)
Apparently yes and thank you! All fixed now!
Where is the recipe for the frosting??
whats the recipe for the frosting
I made both the cake and frosting today and they are GREAT!! They are so delicious. I didn't make any changes, except for using a different sweetener. I think the cake would be good with a blast of ginger in it, too, so I may try that sometime. Thank you for a delicious cake!
Thanks so glad you loved it!
Your hubby sure is lucky to get such an amazing cake! Beautiful job!
Just when I thought you weren't messing around with all the decadence in this cake, you went and added ice cream with magic shell. Nice!
Wow..I am drooling over that picture...I love peanut butter.....I love cakes...My dad loves peanuts.Once I made a cake for him and mixed peanuts to the vanilla frosting:-)...But this looks so tempting...
I do not have protein powder, what do you suggest for substitution?
Oh, my gosh, you have knocked me off my feet. It sounds and looks wonderful!
My husband would love me to make this for him. We also have peanut allergy in the house but we do indulge in peanut dishes on occasion, as long as we keep it out of her reach! This one looks like one worthy of such an occasion.
Martha @ A Family Feast
Those drips and drizzles of chocolate have me totally drooling!
OMG, I am drooling!
The Food Hunter
I would eat this entire cake...and most likely in one serving
this looks amazing!! I love peanut butter so I could eat the whole thing I'm sure ;). The recipe says "protein body"?? Did u mean protein powder??
yes lol thanks!
Can you make this without the protein powder? That's the only ingredient I don't have on hand
You could replace it more almond flour I suppose although I've not tried this substition so if you do please come back and let me know how it turned out.
Paula - bell'alimento
I think I just found our next cake ; )