Keto Coconut Pecan Cake

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Keto Coconut Pecan Cake

A piece of pecan cake

This recipe was created by Carolyn Ketchum. This is her recipe with the link to it below:



  • 1/2 cup butter softened

  • 1/4 cup Swerve Sweetener

  • 4 large eggs room temperature, separated

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened

  • 1/2 cup butter softened

  • 1 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream room temperature


  •  shredded coconut lightly toasted

 chopped pecans lightly toasted



  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and grease 9 inch round cake pans very well

  2. Line the pans with parchment paper and grease the paper. 

  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sweetener until well combined. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the heavy cream and vanilla extract.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the almond flour, shredded coconut, chopped pecans, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat into the butter mixture until just combined. 

  5. In another large bowl, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until they hold stiff peaks. Gently fold into the cake batter.

  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and spread to the edges. Bake 35 to 45 minutes (or longer, depending on your pans), until the cakes are golden on the edges and firm to the touch in the middle. 

  7. Remove and let cool completely in the pans, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Remove the parchment from the layers if it comes out with them.  


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Beat in the sweetener and vanilla extract until well combined. 

  2. Slowly add the heavy whipping cream until a spreadable consistency is achieved. 

To Assemble

  1. Place the bottom layer on a serving plate and cover the top with about 1/3 of the frosting. Add the next layer and frost the top and the sides.

  2. Sprinkle the top with the toasted coconut and pecans. Refrigerate at least half an hour to let set. 

Wash this delicious desert down with a tall glass of coconut milk. You might be thinking, is coconut milk keto? The answer is yes! Coconut milk is a great source of healthy fats, making it the perfect drink to help you stay in ketosis. So next time you're looking for a refreshing beverage, reach for coconut milk and enjoy guilt-free.

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