Love and Kisses Red Velvet Cake
Happy Healthy Holidays!
A rich and delicious Love and Kisses Red Velvet Cake made a bit lighter and easier on the waistline. Happy Valentine!
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup high gluten flour
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup Splenda
1/2 cup Diabetisweet
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 large egg whites (at room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup cream
4 large egg yolks
1/3 cup oil
2 1/2 tablespoons red food color
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon liquid sweetener
Grease and flour (use gluten flour or oat flour) two 8" or 9" round cake pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In large mixing bowl, sift together oat flour, gluten flour, almond flour, granulated Splenda, Diabetisweet, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Pause and sprinkle cream of tartar over egg whites, then continue beating until stiff peaks form.
In a small bowl, mix cold water with egg yolks and whisk well. Add oil, vanilla extract and liquid sweetener. Mix cream with vinegar in a small cup to get a mock-sour effect. Then add red food color and stir well. Mix into egg yolk mixture and incorporate fully.
Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Add 1/2 of the whipped egg whites to the batter mixture and beat again until well blended (but no more than a minute.)
Then carefully add batter to remainder of whipped egg whites and mix gently using a rubber/plastic spatula, being careful not to break down whites, until batter is fully incorporated.
Pour into cake pans evenly and bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes turning halfway through. Keep an eye on them and don't over bake. Baking time can vary a bit depending on oven, elevation, etc. Cake is done when lightly golden brown on top and puffed and cracked at edges. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool on cake racks. When fully cool, assemble and frost with your favorite low carb frosting or use the following:
4 oz. package of cream cheese - at room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 teaspoon white vanilla (to keep frosting pure white) or regular vanilla for a "cream" color
1/2 cup Splenda
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Whip all ingredients together until smooth. Frost cake as usual.
Total carbs in whole cake: 110. Cut into 20 pieces for 5.5 grams per slice or 16 pieces for 6.8 grams per slice.
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