Halloween Raven’s Nest Keto Chocolate Cake

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

Dare we say that this is the best Keto Chocolate Cake ever?! This cake is moist, decadent, and three layers of chocolate heaven! And the best part is that it is keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!


Keto Chocolate Cake for Halloween

The Best Keto Chocolate Ever

We have been working on figuring out the best keto chocolate cake recipe for years. And we have done it!!

Look no further! We now have THE recipe. This cake is moist, decadent, and totally keto! Plus, it is so easy to make and insanely delicious.

In honor of Halloween, we have decorated this cake to resemble a raven’s nest. But this cake is great year-round for any occasion!

It is 3 layers of chocolate heaven!

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Making a Layer Cake

This delicious and moist cake is made of 3 layers.

The key to making a layer cake is to bake multiple cakes at one time and then stack them on top of each other.

The best way to do this is to bake that all at the same time, so you will need 3 of the same exact size cake pans.

For this recipes, we used 9-inch cake pans.

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Keto Chocolate Cake Ingredients

For this cake, the ingredients are keto kitchen staples, so you should have most of these on hand.

The only non-common ingredients would be xanthan gum. You can find this online or in the baking aisle of the grocery store.

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What Else Can You Make with Keto Kitchen Staples

We use these ingredients all the time when we are baking our Keto Desserts, so buy them once and use them in a variety of recipes! Here are our favorites:

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What Equipment You Need

Aside from the three separate 9-inch cake pans, there are just few items that you need:

To Bake:

To Decorate (optional):

  • A pre-made birch wreath (cleaned and loose twigs removed) or 3 separate plastic birch branches (4 feet in length)
  • A fake raven
  • Flowers, spiders, or bugs
  • Black cake stand

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Make the Keto Chocolate Cake in Stages

To efficiently bake the cake, we are breaking it down into 3 steps.

  • Bake the cake layers
  • Prepare the chocolate frosting
  • Assemble and decorate

Let’s breakdown each step in detail. We have included step-by-step pictures as well so you can easily follow along!

You will be slicing into this incredible cake in no time!!! Serve this cake at parties, holiday gatherings, or for a fun weekend dinner.

Also, this is a great cake to have your kids help make and decorate!

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Start on Your Cake Layers

Using a pair of scissors and a ruler, cut out three circles of parchment paper that we 9-inches wide and line the bottom of your three cake pans.

Spray the parchment and sides of the tins with cooking spray and set aside.

Ensure the cakes don't stick and that they come out of the tins cleanly.

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Make the Keto Chocolate Cake Batter

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sweetener, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, salt, instant coffee, baking soda, and baking powder.

In another large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, vanilla, water, and sour cream.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat for 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.

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Evenly divide the batter among all three lined cake pans.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the edges start to brown and the centers are set.

While the cakes are cooking, start making your frosting.

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To Make the Chocolate Frosting

Wash off your electric mixer beaters and one of the large bowls you just used.

Add the butter, cream cheese, cocoa powder, salt, and confectioner erythritol to the bowl and beat to combine.

Then slowly add in the heavy cream, beating the frosting as your pour it in.

The finished product should look like the picture below.

Keep your frosting at room temperature after making.

If your frosting is too cold, it will be difficult to spread on your cake and your cake may crumble and break.

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Get Your Cake Stand Ready

After 25 minutes of baking time, take the cakes out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes.

While the cakes are cooling, use scissors to cut out medium sized triangles of parchment paper.

Place them on your cake stand so that they resemble pie wedges.

This will ensure your cake stand stays clean and doesn't become a mess during the icing process.

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Layer the Keto Chocolate Cakes

Carefully invert one of your cake layers and place it on top of your parchment-lined cake stand.

Spoon about 1 cup of frosting on the top of the cake layer and carefully smooth it on.

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Carefully flip your second cake layer upside down to remove it from the tin and place it on top of the first layer.

Take another cup of icing and smooth it over the top of the second layer.

Remove the third cake layer from it's tin and place it on top.

Make sure your layers are placed evenly on top one another so that your cake doesn't look lopsided.

Take the remaining icing and cover the top and sides.  Using an off-set spatula helps with this.

If you notice your frosting is difficult to spread, warm it slightly in the microwave.

Remove the parchment triangles from under the cake and discard.

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Decorate the Cake for Halloween (Optional)

Create a raven’s nest by forming a wreath with fake branches.

Use twine to secure the branches together.  Place your nest on top of the cake and perch your raven.

Or you can buy a pre-made birch branch wreath and use that for the nest.

If you don't want your nest to touch your cake, insert 3-4 food-safe wooden dowels into your cake to prop up the nest.

Perch a raven on top of the nest.  Decorate with spiders, bugs, and a few fall flowers.

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