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Hungry Elephant

Hungry Elephant

Published on 2 years ago


Hot damn - a birthday cake 'sprinkles' and all!

Ok, so I'll admit, the first time I made this it was a DISASTER. I took it out of the oven and it completely collapsed.. but with a few tweakings of the oven temperature, this time around it came out GREAT.

For the sprinkles, I decided to use unsweetened coconut flakes and used a food colouring. Now most food colouring is made from caramelized sugar. I used Club House liquid food colouring that doesn't seem to have any sugar in it. You can skip this step if you don't feel comfortable.

For the icing, I made a cream cheese white chocolate frosting and boy it is delicious. This also doubles as a two-in-one recipe! I also go over how to make white chocolate!

What you'll need:


4 heaping tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Liquid food colouring


1/2 cup sour cream (115ml)
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup water (78ml)
1/3 cup sugar substitute (66g) (I used a monk fruit/erythritol blend)
100g melted butter
3 eggs
2 cups almond flour (200g)
1 tsp baking powder

8oz (225g) cream cheese
4 oz (115g) cacao butter
6 1/2 tbsp powered sweetener (I used Swerve Confectioners)
1 tsp vanilla

First things first, lets make the sprinkles because they will need to dry. Separate your coconut flakes evenly into 4 or 5 different bowls.

Add 4 drops of liquid food colouring into a bowl and mix with a toothpick. Continue on with a different colour for each bowl. Set them aside and let them dry out.

Time to make a cake! In a bowl, mix together your almond flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, stir together your sour cream, vanilla and water. Whisk in your sweetener, butter and whisk in each egg one at a time..

Add in a little almond flour and baking powder mixture to the wet ingredients and whisk in thoroughly before adding more. Continue until the almond flour is gone.

Pour into a cake pan. I used a 7 inch springform pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 for roughly 30 minutes or until you can put a toothpick into it and it comes out clean (without any crumbles).

Let it cool and put in the second cake if necessary (I only had one pan).

For the icing, heat up your cacao butter on LOW until melted. Add 3 1/2 tbsp of powdered sweetener. Place it on a flat sheet (plate, cookie sheet etc) and let it cool/harden.

In a bowl, beat your cream cheese until fluffy. Add in your hardened chocolate and 3 more tbsp of powdered sweetener and beat until incorporated.

Once your cakes have cooled, place a BIG dollop of icing on the top of one and spread it evenly around. Place the other cake on top,

Scrape the rest of the icing onto the cake and spread around until covered. Use the rest of the sprinkles for decoration.

Enjoy! This makes roughly 10 slices.

Nutritional Information (Per slice)

CALS: 425
FAT: 40.6
CARBS: 6.3
FIBRE: 2.3

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Comments :

Vera Roncelli

Vera Roncelli . 17 hours ago

Now I want cake. Don't know if I can wait 2 months until my birthday.


삥끼빠이 . 1 week ago

This is so creative!

Susan Zelisko

Susan Zelisko . 2 weeks ago

Can you make these as cupcakes?

Johnathan Aguilar

Johnathan Aguilar . 3 weeks ago

For the icing can I use regular butter or it should be cacao?

Isa Gwadatine

Isa Gwadatine . 1 month ago

Great!!! Im gonna try it for my birthday in november!!!! So happy! It seemed so goooooood!!! Im living in France 🇫🇷

Gary Russell

Gary Russell . 2 months ago



MlleFides . 2 months ago

Can we just use Grassfed butter. Nowhere near me has Cacao!!! 😔

Eliana c.h.

Eliana c.h. . 2 months ago

I didnt have sour cream so I used mayonnaise. I also added a bit of baking soda. My cake smells like ammonia and it's a dark tan. Not yellow at all. Tastes so good though. Thanks for such an easy cake recipe!

Elena Villarroel

Elena Villarroel . 2 months ago

Oh my gosh 😱! Yummy yummy! You’re amazing. Love your channel 😍😍🤗👍🏻👏🏻

Kiera Parris

Kiera Parris . 3 months ago


Bluegrass Arts Anne

Bluegrass Arts Anne . 3 months ago

You are a genius. Now to do it without dairy 🙄


Joneseskid . 3 months ago

It's not my birthday but I'm gonna make it anyway!! xxxx

Victory 2020

Victory 2020 . 4 months ago

Can I substitute sour cream for yogurt and water for almond milk?


KLARAZ . 4 months ago

Can i use heavy cream instead of sour cream?


SlippingAway . 4 months ago

This looks delicious! Definitely making it for my birthday this Sunday!😋

Nadine Horn

Nadine Horn . 4 months ago

I just made this minus the coconut. Ima plain kinda girl lol. I was not sure what to expect because keto is semi new to me and every keto baking thing I have tried is yucky. I'm too picky and like my sweets a very specific way. On a scale of 1-10.... 10 being "normal" homemade cake, I give it a 7. I had to add more sugar to to batter because it was tasting kinda like cornbread. And I didn't have any cocoa butter so I left that out and added 2 tablespoons of butter to the icing. It was really good and I'll make it again. I'm gonna try to substitute some Almond flour for Coconut flour. Not have good flour is my ONLY gripe about keto

Suzi Lindblad

Suzi Lindblad . 5 months ago

That looks delicious!!!!

b b

b b . 5 months ago

That looks delicious!! 😍 I will definitely try this out But I am from Europe and I have difficulties with the amount of the ingredients :( Is there a website that converts to gramms? Or did someone already convert it in gramms?

Gigi Gomez

Gigi Gomez . 6 months ago

8 oz cream cheese or 16 ?

Anita Patel

Anita Patel . 6 months ago

I'm a bit put off almond flour can this be done with coconut flour???


SandyD . 6 months ago

It looks amazing. In the beginning you say 1tbs of shredded coconut and you have 5 colors going on, so in reality is 5tbs of shredded coconut, correct.

Martha Scott

Martha Scott . 6 months ago

I just made this amazing cake for my birthday... out of this world!!!😛

Karina Contreras

Karina Contreras . 6 months ago

I am about to make this for my husband on Sunday for Father’s Day , what can be a replacement for cacao butter I live in North Dakota and my store doesn’t carry it 😭

Sandy Bee

Sandy Bee . 6 months ago

Ugh I wish I liked coconut . Looks so good !! 😋😋

suman dhillon

suman dhillon . 6 months ago

hii there, i am new to keto, never made cake before....can i make this cake in microwave? please reply ☺️

Cindy June

Cindy June . 6 months ago

My birthday is next month think I am making it for me😎

Giulia S.

Giulia S. . 7 months ago

What kind of cheese do you use? Better Philadelphia or mascarpone?

Giulia S.

Giulia S. . 7 months ago

What a delicious-looking rainbow cake! I want to make it for my birthday, next week! 🙂 ..This might be a bit of a silly question, but since I am not use to cheesecakes, could you please tell me how does it taste? 😋

Briellie Turner

Briellie Turner . 8 months ago

Made this for my dad for his birthday and he absolutely loved it! Thank you

alma y amadeo nuñez

alma y amadeo nuñez . 8 months ago

Are these measures for one layer or for the two of them?

kenneth sanders

kenneth sanders . 9 months ago

I love this recipe


Leanne . 9 months ago

I need to try this.

Sharon Den Adel

Sharon Den Adel . 9 months ago

Los videos que tienes con esa cancióncita siempre son los buenos ese es mi aviso 😍😍

Deborah Mummert

Deborah Mummert . 9 months ago

Going to make this today for my Birthday, Thank you

Leave It In Beaver

Leave It In Beaver . 10 months ago

Kick Ass!


koriio . 10 months ago

what is sugar substitute and powdered sweetener?

Dual Love

Dual Love . 10 months ago

Mine did not rise like yours 😖💔

Billy Bob

Billy Bob . 10 months ago

Where would I find Cacao butter? Would this be available at Whole Foods or an organic store? We live in Hawaii.. ordering from amazon takes a long time and I need to make this on Monday. Lol

Rohan Agnani

Rohan Agnani . 10 months ago

Hi I have just pure erythritol how much should I be putting ?

denise reynolds

denise reynolds . 10 months ago

OMG how clever are you. I was thinking wow that’s going to be high in calories with the sweet sprinkles, then I just realised it was the coloured coconut. Really gorgeous . 🎂

Paula Oyedele

Paula Oyedele . 10 months ago

Have you ever watched videos from scrumdidlyumptious on you tube? I think you will love the creative ideas that may inspire you to make your own keto versions. Also Preppy Kitchen does some baked goods that would be nice to have in a keto version. You have a talent for it.

Deb cornforth

Deb cornforth . 10 months ago

Who knew coconut could look like sprinkles 😁....nice one 👍

Rola Eadeh

Rola Eadeh . 11 months ago

I made it but didn't rise and the texture was too runny. Dont know y

Rola Eadeh

Rola Eadeh . 11 months ago

Hi can we make the cake then next day make the frosting and if we dont have coca butter what we substitute plz ?thx

Full Kourse Keto

Full Kourse Keto . 11 months ago

Coconut flakes as sprinkles!!!!! Holy moly that’s brilliant. All the pretty colors without the insane amount of sugar! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Lori B

Lori B . 12 months ago

Wow!!! Yum!!! Happy birthday to me!! Haahaa

Meg G

Meg G . 1 year ago

How many carbs are in it?


HOPROPHETA . 1 year ago

I have the cake in the oven now. Will use real rainbow sprinkles on each slice as they only have 3 carbs per teaspoon. About to make cream cheese frosting with swerve. 😊😋🤗

unboxed prophet

unboxed prophet . 1 year ago

Looks like a good moist cake

Nickel Photo

Nickel Photo . 1 year ago

Looks perfect but my wife HATES coconut. Any recommendations for an alternative sprinkle?

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