Tres Leches Cake : A Slice of Low Carb / Keto Cake from Latin America

Tres Leches Cake : A Slice of Low Carb / Keto Cake from Latin America

Tres Leches cake is thought to have originated in Latin America, where it remains popular today. Since many European cakes are soaked in liqueur, it's possible that the true origins lay in those earlier European cakes. There are several varieties of this cake depending on where in the world you are located.

This low carb / keto version of the classic sponge cake, soaked in a delicious cream-based sauce, and topped with whipped cream is even quicker and easier to make than the original! Perfect for special occasions.

Serves 8
2g carbs per serving
3 eggs
3 oz. (100g) almond flour
1 tbsp. (8g) coconut flour
2 tbsp. heavy (double) whipping cream
1 tsp (5g) baking powder
tsp cream of tartar
3 oz. (100g/125ml) erythritol
unsalted butter to grease the baking dish
cup (125ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
cup (125ml) unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp. powdered erythritol
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
tsp xanthan gum
cup (125ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
1 tsp cream cheese at room temperature
2 tsp powdered erythritol
To serve

1 tsp ground cinnamon
If you don't have any cream of tartar (a white powder used in baking), you can use lemon juice. Use half the amount of lemon juice than you would have cream of tartar.
Why use the tiny amount of cream cheese in the whipped cream? It's because if you are not going to serve the dish straight away, the cream cheese helps to keep the whipped cream smooth and fluffy for longer.
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The above recipe uses 'low carb flour' and if you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here

If you may be looking for more low carb cake recipe ideas, why not consider one or all of these here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan
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