• María Fernanda López

Honey Bun Cake (Keto & Gluten Free)

Calling all honey bun lovers! This is a simple cake recipe inspired by the classic honey bun recipe, a major throwback to my childhood and now I'm bringing back with a healthier and indulgent version!


Honey buns are a major throwback to the days where I used to stay with my godparents. These were just a dessert staple in their pantry and I really enjoyed them that for a while I used to buy them to have also back in my house.



This recipe is simple and with healthier ingredients, overall this recipe is:

  • Gluten Free

  • Grain Free

  • Keto Friendly

  • Low Carb


I'm using some fun ingredients in this cake recipe and guys! Wow, amazing. I used some coffee creamer to add that texture and moisture, some greek yogurt to work the same way and to add some protein into this recipe.



And for the flours, I have been loving testing and baking with pork panko (don't knock it till you try it!), it's a simple keto and paleo substitute for almond flour without altering the flavor like crazy. Actually, you can't taste it at all! But make sure you get it from brands that don't use antibiotics in their porks.


Here's what you'll need for this Honey Bun Cake:



To give this cake the red velvet touch (sort of) I used beet powder, which in the raw cake mix looked gorgeous. Once it was baked it changed, but oh well! We've got that slightly red color there and the antioxidants from beets! I used beet powder to give it that color.



The honey bun drizzle, LOW CARB!

It's no honey bun inspired cake with that iconic drizzle on top! I simply blended some granulated monk fruit, added some keto maple syrup and some almond milk! As easy as that and does the trick!



How to make this Easy Honey Bun Cake:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients using an electric hand mixer or a spoon until there's no lump left.

  2. Add the coffee creamer, greek yogurt and eggs and mix again.

  3. Bake for 30 minutes.

  4. Mix the ingredients for the topping making sure you blend that monk fruit.

  5. Once it's baked and cooled add your topping.

  6. Cut into nine pieces and enjoy!




So now you know, this is a simple, quick and taste buds pleaser! Would you try this easy recipe? You are going to love it! I enjoyed these as my afternoon snack or dessert and taste buds were so pleased!


It's perfect for those coffee dates with your family or friends while sipping on some delicious coffee or lattes. You can also slice this cake and keep in your freezer ready to devour at any point of the week! I reheated mine in the microwave a few seconds.



So for all the honey bun lovers, are you ready to get started? Don't forget to share, pin, save or bookmark this recipe! Remember to spread the joy and this recipe, anyways, have a great day everyone!


With love,

María



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Honey Bun Cake

By María Fernanda López

Serves 9


Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 cup of almond flour

  • 1/2 cup (1oz) of pork panko (or more almond flour)

  • 1/3 cup of coconut flour

  • 3 tbsp of beet powder

  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt (or dairy free for paleo option)

  • 1/2 cup of keto coffee creamer (used Natural Force)

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tsp of baking soda

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup of monk fruit (PURELYHL for discount)

Topping

  • 2/3 cup of granulated monk fruit (blended into powder)

  • 2 tbsp of almond milk

  • 1 tbsp of keto maple syrup


Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients using an electric hand mixer or a spoon until there's no lump left.

  2. Add the coffee creamer, greek yogurt and eggs and mix again.

  3. Bake for 30 minutes.

  4. Mix the ingredients for the topping making sure you blend that monk fruit.

  5. Once it's baked and cooled add your topping.

  6. Cut into nine pieces and enjoy!

Nutritional Information per serving (183 kcal)

Fat: 14.2g

Carbs: 7.6g

Fiber: 3.7g

Net Carbs: 3.9g

Protein: 7.6g




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