Low Carb Coconut Layer Cake

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Lunachick, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I wanted to try this for Valentine's Day.

    Low Carb Coconut Layer Cake

    8 eggs
    3/4 cup Xylitol sugar substitute
    1 T coconut extract
    2/3 cup Carbquik bake mix, or other LC bake mix
    1/2 unsalted butter, melted & cooled
    6 egg whites
    3/4 cup Xylitol
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
    2/3 cup UNsweetened shredded coconut


    1. Preheat oven to 350* Grease two 8" cake pans; line bottoms with parchment paper; grease again. With an electric mixer on high, beat eggs, sugar substitute, and extract until ribbons form (about 5 minutes)

    2. In three additions sift bake mix over egg mixture; fold in with a rubber spatula to combine. Fold in butter. Pour batter into prepared pans.

    3. Bake 22 mins until cake springs back in middle when lightly touched. Cool pans on wire racks 5 mins. Line racks with paper towels and invert cake layers. Gently peel off parchment. Cool completely.

    4. For frosting: in a double boiler or a bowl placed over simmering water, whisk egg whites, sugar sub and salt until temp reaches 130* F. Transfer whites to mixing bowl and beat on high speed until cool. Reduce speed to medium and beat in butter until well combined.

    5. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Mix 1 cup frosting with half the coconut flakes; frost bottom layer. Place top cake layer over bottom layer. Cover top & sides with remaining frosting. Pat remaining coconut over frosting. This is how it came out:

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    Did I like it? It was very dense, more like a custardy cake. And the frosting is very rich, I even added a little Splenda to it so it didn't seem too buttery. You only need a little slice.

    You can see the denseness, it was good, but RICH. I'm going to freeze the rest of it and take out a slice when I have a sweet tooth.

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  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    YUM!!! I LOVE coconut and love that this is Low Carb too! Where do you find the unsweetened coconut? The only place I've found it is Trader Joe's but it's not that
    close to me. Seems like grocery stores only carry the sweetened kind .

    Thanks for posting this!


    Nancy
     
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Nancy, you can try a health food store, they usually have it, or try www.low-carb.com they have lots of LC goodies!
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    That rocks. I have lost 70 lbs on low carb. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Good for you Texaschick! Did you start out with the strict regime and then maintenance? Or you're own little version of Atkins?
     
  6. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    how many carbs does it have? and for how large a slice?
    it looks like a nice cake but I wonder why no baking powder or baking soda? strange.
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    The lowcarb bake mix was used, I'm not sure if baking soda is in there or not, I'll have to check. Here's the other info:

    Servings: 12
    Carbs 6.5g
    Net carbs 5.5g
    Fiber 1g
    Protein 7.5g
    Fat 37g
    Calories 404

    Remember low carb means higher fat...
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009

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