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Low Carb Samoa Layer Cake Recipe

Samoa Layer Cake

A low carb chocolate layer cake with caramel coconut frosting and chocolate drizzle. A fun healthy and sugar-free take on the classic Girl Scout Cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 9-inch cake
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients

Cake:

Coconut Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp Yacon syrup or 1 tsp molasses for color and flavor
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 tsp caramel flavour or vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream (I recommend Organic Valley)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Chocolate Ganache:

Instructions

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease 2 (two) 9-inch round cake pans very well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs, butter, water, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Divide between the prepared baking pans and smooth the tops. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until cakes are set and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and let cool completely in the pans.

Coconut Frosting:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with the Yacon or molasses over low heat. Once melted, stir in the powdered sweetener and caramel flavour until smooth. Stir in the whipping cream and the shredded coconut.
  2. Place one layer of the cake on a serving platter and spread with half of the coconut frosting. Top with the second layer and spread that with the remaining frosting.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the cream until steaming (do not let it simmer, so watch carefully). Add the chopped chocolate and let melt, about 4 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

Recipe Notes

Serves 16. This is a big, rich cake and we found small slices to be best! Each slice has 3.47g NET CARBS.

Food energy: 245kcal
Total fat: 21.13g
Calories from fat: 190
Cholesterol: 134mg
Carbohydrate: 7.83g
Total dietary fiber: 4.36g
Protein: 5.02g
Erythritol: 30g

Nutrition Facts
Samoa Layer Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 190
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.13g33%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Carbohydrates 7.83g3%
Fiber 4.36g17%
Protein 5.02g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.