Chocolate Cake Donuts

Net Carbs
Prep Time: Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 2









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 7 tbsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 3 large Egg
  • 0.125 cup Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 5 tbsp Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 0.5 cup Almond Meal Flour
  • 0.25 cup Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp Organic High Fiber Coconut Flour
  • 0.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp Baking Soda
  • 0.25 tsp Baking Powder (Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Double Acting)
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 2 oz Sugar Free Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Prepare a 6-well donut pan by spraying with oil and set it aside.
  2. Melt 5 tbsp butter in a medium microwave safe bowl.  Whisk in the eggs, coconut milk, granular sugar substitute, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl whisk to combine the almond meal, cocoa power, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add this mixture to the egg mixture whisking to combine in to a smooth thick batter.  Pour into the wells of the donut pan and bake for 16-18 minutes until fragrant and set. Remove from oven to a cooling rack leaving them to sit in the pan for 10 minutes then remove from the pan and continue to cool on a wire rack.
  4. Place the remaining 2 tbsp butter, heavy cream and sugar-free chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl that is slightly bigger than the width of the donuts.  Melt at 30 second intervals (1 minute total) then whisk until smooth.  Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze and place back on the cooling rack to set the glaze (drizzle any remaining over the tops)..  Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days in an airtight container.  Serve at room temperature.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.