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Everyone celebrates birthdays differently. Some people like to go all out and host a big bash with all the trimmings. Others, like me, prefer a more low-key style with family and friends. No matter which group you fall into, everyone wants to enjoy some birthday treats to celebrate their special day! Sugary and carb heavy traditional birthday cakes aren’t an option if you’re on keto or another low carb diet. But there are plenty of ideas for low carb birthday treats!
Low Carb Birthday Treats
Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on yummy birthday treats. Check out these ideas for low carb birthday treats for your birthday celebration!
Low Carb Birthday Cake Alternatives
If you’re looking for an alternative to birthday cake, you can’t go wrong with cheesecake!
A good cheesecake needs a good springform pan. If you’re an Instant Pot lover, this springform pan fits right inside a 5,6, or 8 quart Instant Pot. If you haven’t boarded the Instant Pot train yet, this pan set comes in three sizes so you can choose the perfect size or go crazy and make a tiered cheesecake. Mmmm.
If cake or cheesecake isn’t your thing, what about Sex in a Pan? Also known as Six in a Pan because there are six layers. But I think Sex in a Pan is a much more fun name! This goody has a bottom layer made from flax seed, finely chopped nuts, and coconut flour. And then it’s layer upon layer of whipped cream and chocolate.
A glass 9×13 baking dish would be perfect for displaying all those delicious layers. I have used Pyrex bakeware for years and highly recommend it.
Low Carb Vanilla Cake
I like vanilla cake because you can get really creative with toppings and additions. This amazing vanilla cake from Wholesome Yum is gluten-free and low-carb – only 2g of net carbs per slice! With so few carbs you can afford to take an extra slice while no one is looking.
Here’s another low carb white cake that you could customize any way you like. Top with other low carb ingredients like chopped nuts or berries, add a candle and it’s a birthday party. This cake also only has 2g of net carbs so you can enjoy it without any guilt!
Easy Keto Birthday Cake
You don’t need to dirty up all the pans in your kitchen to make an amazing low carb birthday treat. Try a mug cake! An ooey, gooey, fabulous lava mug cake to be exact.
If you prefer a little flavor for your birthday treat, try this lemon poke cake. In only 3 minutes you can be enjoying this decadent yet low carb birthday treat.
And if you’re making more than one cake for your birthday get-together, try using these ramekins instead of an actual mug. It’s much easier and you can whip up several different kinds!
Ketogenic Birthday Cake Recipes
For a more traditional birthday cake that’s keto-friendly, try this Chocolate Keto Birthday Cake with Vanilla Buttercream frosting! At only 5g of net carbs per slice, you or a loved one will love digging into this cake.
If you love coconut, this coconut cake is for you! Coconut flour, coconut milk, and unsweetened coconut give this amazingly coconut-y cake it’s flavor. How many times can I say coconut? A lot!
Low Carb Cake
I love poke cakes. I don’t know why other than the satisfying feeling of poking holes in a freshly baked cake. It’s weird, right? This poke cake has everything you love about Boston Cream without the carbs and sugar. Sounds like a winner to me.
Keto Birthday Cupcakes
Who would have thought there was a low carb version of red velvet cake? Well, there is! In cupcake form! My grandma used to make a red velvet cake that was amazing. But it was also loaded with sugar and carbs. This clean version gives you the same flavors of red velvet without the parts that are really bad for you. And sometimes cupcakes are a great alternative to cake for a birthday party. There like the no-fuss version of cake.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m a big fan of desserts. And carrot cake is on the top of my list. Then again, all desserts seem to be at the top of my list… These carrot cake cupcakes are low-carb and really moist, which are the exact qualities you want in a carrot cake. If you’re a fan of carrot cake like I am, these cupcakes will make your birthday even better.
Enjoy your birthday in low carb style
Whip up some of these low carb birthday treats and you can truly have your cake and eat it too. See what I did there? Living without sugar can be a difficult adjustment to make but there are so many alternatives to sugar that are actually good for you. If it’s your birthday or the birthday of someone you love, these low carb birthday treats ideas give the best gift of all – a healthy life.