Sugar Free Keto Turtle Chocolate Cake

Sugar Free Keto Turtle Chocolate Cake

Turtle Chocolates were always a Christmas classic in our household. Rich chocolate, creamy caramel, and crunchy pecans create an unbeatable combination that you don’t need to miss out on if you’re low carb of Keto this holiday season. We’ve “keto-fied” this chocolate dessert with sugar free ingredients that will have everyone raving! 

Servings: 12 | Prep time: 60 minutes | Total time: 75 minutes


Cake Base 

Chocolate Coating

Caramel Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup of granular sweetener
  • ¼ cup of heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp xantham gum
  • 1 tbsp water (room temp)


  • 50g of whole pecans


Keto Chocolate Snack Cake

1. Prepare the Good Dee's Chocolate Snack Cake Mix as described on the         package (we used 4 eggs for a more dense cake)

Good Dee's Chocolate Snack Cake Keto Turtle Cake on SwitchGrocery Canada2. Chop 50g of pecans into small pieces, add to the cake mix, and stir

3. Coat a round 8” cake pan with non stick spray and pour mixture into pan

4. Bake at 325F degrees for 30 minutes (should be able to pull a toothpick clean out of the center)

5. Remove from the oven and let cool completely

Keto Chocolate Sauce

  1. While the cake is baking, you can create your chocolate sauce by melting the butter on low to medium heat, slowly adding in the cream and stirring constantly
  2. Add in Coco Polo Baking tabs in small quantities to ensure a smooth consistency
  3. Continue stirring on low heat until the cake has been removed from the oven
  4. Once the cake has cooled, slowly pour the chocolate mixture over the cake and set aside in the fridge
  5. Once the chocolate sauce has cooled/ set, you can top with the caramel sauce

Keto Chocolate Sauce for Keto Turtle Cake on SwitchGrocery Canada

Keto Caramel Sauce

  1. Bring butter and sweetener to a boil over medium heat for approximately 3-5 minutes
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix xantham gum into water (separately from butter and sweetener) until the powder has dissolved
  3. Add in heavy cream to mixture and stir to avoid clumping
  4. Remove butter and sweetener from heat and add to the mixture, stirring constantly to create a smooth consistency
  5. Once the mixture begins to thicken, return to heat for a few minutes while continuing to stir
  6. Remove from heat (will begin to thicken as the temperature cools) and drizzle over top of cake in any design you wish
Keto Caramel Sauce for Keto Turtle Cake on SwitchGrocery Canada


Servings: 12 | Calories: 223 | Net Carb: 3g | Total Fat: 21g | Total Carb: 17g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar Alcohols: 9g | Protein: 4g

Nutritional and macronutrient information may vary slightly depending on brands/ingredients used. 


  • This perfect Keto treat is easy enough to make because of how simple Good Dees’ Mix is to use on its own. You can keep this recipe simple by baking the Chocolate Snack Cake and topping with any of the three flavours from Fatso Peanut Butter
  • Allow cake to fully cool before removing from the pan or it may crumble
  • If caramel sauce becomes to thick, add in 1 tbsp of cream and stir, adjust accordingly
  • Make Keto Turtles without the cake by melting chocolate sauce over pecans and topping with the caramel sauce