Soft and light is a term that is not present among Keto cakes that often. Naturally, if a cake falls into the Keto category, it’s difficult to make it soft and light with all that fat! However, if you add just a bit of bubbly sparkling mineral water, some orange zest and spices, you will be surprised bu the refreshing effect.
Fatty Keto dessert and proper portion sizing
Yes, we know that Keto dessert should be enjoyed only after the proper meal. Sometimes Ketonians tend to forget this important fact. Large portions of Keto dessert will not help you with the weight loss and getting that sugar addiction under control. But if the Keto dessert is aromatic, intensive, beautiful in texture, you will be more than happy with just a thin slice. This is why I recommend cutting this soft creation into 16 thin slices.
Mascarpone or homemade cream cheese?
Well, if I was in Greece I would use the wonderful Galotiri or even better Manouri made of Goat or Sheep milk. But since the summer is over, October is here and we are heading for the winter, original Greek sheep and goat cream cheeses are not as available to me as they are during the summer. As you know, we spend our summers in Greece and Goat and Sheep dairy is available everywhere and in all forms.
Let’s remember that on KMD we don’t recommend using cow’s dairy that often, (preferably never) but sometimes you just have to reach for that creamy Mascarpone. Well, if it’s the original Italian product, it will contain nothing but butter and cream. This is why you have to read the labels carefully if you can’t find the original Italian Mascarpone.
Making your own healthy cream cheese at home?
If you are brave enough, you will create your own homemade cream cheese by following this recipe. In fact, by using goat or sheep yoghurt, the cream cheese will be even tastier and healthier than Mascarpone. Not to mention, you will not have problems digesting it even if you have some sort of intolerance to cow’s milk. Naturally, you will have to start with the cream cheese process a day before you plan to make this cake. But, as everything in the oldfashioned tradition, being patient will pay off in the end!
A few advantages of Soft and light Keto cake
No baking, no cooking (just a bit freezing)
Easy and quick preparation (a good mixer is all you need)
Nutrition density (quail eggs!)
Intensive flavour and aroma (rum, vanilla, orange zest)
Can serve as a fat bomb (one slice offers 25,5g fat)
It stays fresh even after 5 days in the refrigerator (sparkling mineral water)
To use nuts or not to use nuts? That is the question!
Honestly, it’s totally up to you and your tolerance. You can play with the crust ingredients here. Maybe you can use pecans or macadamia nuts. I also tried making it with ground sesame seeds and coconut flour and it was delicious. In the recipe, you will notice that I used walnuts and just a small amount of hazelnuts. If any of these nuts are not going easy with your digestive system, just be creative and use some other Keto-friendly seeds or nuts.
Soft and Light but strong in aroma
The cake is extremely soft and light, but when it comes to flavour and aroma, it’s as strong as you want it to be. It smells like a typical Mediterranean dessert but it has that oriental feeling. At the same time, the cake has a slightly salty crust and refreshingly sweet and fluffy mousse.
It’s ideal for those gourmet Ketonians who enjoy unusual combinations and intensive flavours. Let me just share the recipe with you, I swear it’s nutritious and delicious to the full potential! The reasons for this is hidden in the addition of quail eggs. This idea I borrowed from our Keto Tiramisu, but this time, let’s just skip the coffee and cacao…