Low-Carb Valentine’s Day Coconut Layer Cake

By Avera

  • 8 eggs

  • 3/4 cup Now Xylitol sugar substitute

  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract

  • 2/3 cup Carbquik Bake Mix

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 6 egg whites

  • 3/4 cup Now Xylitol sugar substitute

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened

  • 2/3 cup Now unsweetened shredded coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-inch 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 minutes until cake springs back in middle when lightly touched. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. 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 substitute and salt until temperature 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; frost bottom layer. Place top cake layer over bottom layer. Cover top and sides with remaining frosting. Pat remaining coconut over frosting.

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6 replies

Type1Lou 2012-02-08 13:35:08 -0600 Report

I agree with michr777 below. We need to know how many servings are in the total recipe so that the carb value of 5.5 grams per serving makes sense.

Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2011-02-09 09:14:32 -0600 Report

Does CarbQuik contain Gluten? I'm using stevia and truvia and yet to try Xylitol. I'm guessing these may be found at Whole Foods or a similiar "all natural". I was surprised to see young people and families with young children shopping there, not just people who "look" like a Type II diabetic.l

michr777 2011-02-09 08:22:14 -0600 Report

What is the serving size???? The full cake… does not make sense… Please correct actual serving size and how many serving per the recipe above… A cake could easily have 8 slices, 1 serving = 2" wedge… Also… where does on buy CarbQuik Bake Mix and NOW products…??? thanks