Old-fashioned keto cake donuts

Old-fashioned keto cake donuts

Make donuts that rival those from a professional baker in 30 minutes! These delicious old-fashioned keto cake donuts are covered in a luscious cream-cheese frosting, and topped with a splash of chocolate drizzle. Donut try to resist!

Old-fashioned keto cake donuts

Make donuts that rival those from a professional baker in 30 minutes! These delicious old-fashioned keto cake donuts are covered in a luscious cream-cheese frosting, and topped with a splash of chocolate drizzle. Donut try to resist!
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

Donuts
  • ½ cup 125 ml (50 g) coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp (1.1 g) baking soda
  • 6 6 eggeggs
  • ½ cup 125 ml (100 g) erythritol
  • ½ cup 125 ml butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp almond extract
Frosting
  • ¼ cup 60 ml melted butter or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup 60 ml cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup 60 ml powdered erythritol
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate drizzle
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (5 g) cocoa powder, unsweetened

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry donut ingredients together. Stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fill greased donut pan circles about ⅔ of the way full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile make the frosting by placing all the ingredients in a medium shallow bowl and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
  4. Dip cooled donuts into the frosting and place on a piece of parchment to chill.
  5. To make the chocolate drizzle, place the ingredients for the chocolate drizzle in a small bowl and stir well to combine. Drizzle donuts with chocolate drizzle if desired.

Tip!

If you don't have a donut pan you can make a substitute with tinfoil and a muffin pan. Using a square of tinfoil about 6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm) tent up a firm center nob in the middle of the foil. Make one for each donut. Then press each of the foils into the muffin circles, keeping the center nob and smoothing the foil around the edges of each muffin indent. Pour the batter into the foil structure.

You can substitute the ½ cup of coconut flour with 2 cups blanched almond flour. If you use almond flour, use 2 eggs instead of the default 6 eggs.

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29 comments

  1. David Hamilton
    Recipe work out amazing and taste delicious. Thank you for posting it but just wondering what counts as a serving? Is it per doughnut?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Recipe work out amazing and taste delicious. Thank you for posting it but just wondering what counts as a serving? Is it per doughnut?

    This recipe makes 8 servings, so if you made 8 donuts then yes, a serving is 1 donut.

  3. Nancy
    My 9 year old is so happy to have this! 6 weeks on keto and this is what he misses!
  4. Renae
    Can I sub vanilla extract for almond?
    Reply: #7
  5. Miriam
    if i don't have donut pans can i make this in cupcake or muffin pans?
    Reply: #8
  6. Gil
    I just did mine in a cupcake pan,,worked out FINE!
    PSA !!! NOTE You surely DO NO mean baking soda!! You must mean BAKING POWDER?? No
    Reply: #16
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I sub vanilla extract for almond?

    Yes, but it will affect the final taste.

  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    if i don't have donut pans can i make this in cupcake or muffin pans?

    We have not tested these as cupcakes.

  9. Andrea
    What diameter are the donut pans used?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What diameter are the donut pans used?

    Approximately 3.5"/9cm.

  11. Giulia Sullivan
    Used the almond flour variation...donuts taste great! They even have a crumb! I was able to get 10 donuts/servings using a silicon mold. I also had some extra buttercream frosting left over...easily saved for another treat.
  12. Anneleen
    "Donut try to resist"
    The person that came up with this is brilliant! Made me smile, tnx guys
  13. michele
    can these be frozen?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    can these be frozen?

    Keto baked goods in general freeze well.

  15. Nicholas
    Do they taste eggy? That’s a lot of eggs
  16. Timmi
    baking soda or baking powder
  17. Lorie
    The recipe for just 4 servings just doesn't work...I used almond flour so made the adjustment with the eggs, had to add an extra egg as there was no moisture to even stir the ingredients. Just took them out of the oven and they are like little bricks. Had my hopes up to have a donut....seems that often recipes when reduced for less servings are just not correct
  18. 1 comment removed
  19. Jessica
    I made these and put them in oven as cupcakes... they were delicious!!
  20. Leslie
    soo...is it baking powder or soda?? There is NO clear answer in the comments.
    Reply: #21
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    soo...is it baking powder or soda?? There is NO clear answer in the comments.

    It's baking soda, as listed in the recipe.

  22. Judi
    Just did the almond flour version of this. They were just ok. Won't make them again, as they are very ingredient intense for something that is just okay. I think that in addition to the adjusted quantities of almond flour and eggs, the butter needs to be adjusted downward for the almond flour version. These were too oily from the butter, given that the almond flour is less absorbent. My 11 year old thought they were more like a corn muffin than a donut.
  23. Sofia
    Hi,
    I just was wondering if I wanted to use almond flour instead of coconut flour
    what differences will it make and how much would I need to add?

    Thank you🙂

    Reply: #24
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi,
    I just was wondering if I wanted to use almond flour instead of coconut flour
    what differences will it make and how much would I need to add?
    Thank you🙂

    Look at the Tip! under the instructions.

    Reply: #25
  25. Sofia
    Thanks so much didn’t notice it before!
  26. Melanie
    Those are sooooooooo yummy!! I made the first batch with the icing and omitted the chocolate drizzle: loved them!
    Second batch, no time to do the icing, oh my god! So good on their own!
    Since I did not have a donut mould, I poured the batter in cupcake moulds, works perfectly!!!
    Thank you!
  27. Pat
    Suggestions for a replacement for cream cheese that is non-dairy.
    Reply: #28
  28. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Suggestions for a replacement for cream cheese that is non-dairy.

    There are some brands of dairy-free cream cheese available now, but be sure to check ingredients!
    Our substitution guide should also be helpful for you! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/substitution-guide

  29. Khay
    Should the butter be melted or softened?
    Reply: #30
  30. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Should the butter be melted or softened?

    For the donuts, melted would be fine!

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