Patriotic Keto Flag Cake

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I embrace this country in spite of it not being perfect, and I give it much grace. I wholeheartedly celebrate July 4, even though there are things I don’t love.

I love free speech, but I hate the vitriol on twitter. Good things usually have a price, like desserts. However, you can have your cake without a price this summer with a delicious sugar free, gluten free, keto flag cake.

Flag Cake

This cake is absolutely delicious, made with stabilized whipped cream and fresh fruit. It’s easy to assemble and easy to bake. You would never know it’s keto friendly, grain free and sugar free.

This keto flag cake is perfect for Memorial Day and July 4th, which are both important days in America.

I love America for many many reasons, and I hope we can still be in a place to love our country, flaws and strengths.

One of the reasons is the vitality of Americans. I remember being on a train in Paris, hearing a group of girls laughing and I knew immediately that they were Americans. As I walked around Paris, I noticed that American girls stood out, not because they weren’t as fashionable, but because they seemed to be having the most fun.

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My great-grandparents came from Naples at the turn of last century to escape poverty caused by the union of Italian regions. They made a good life, even though they lived in the inner city, lived through the depression, World War I and World War II.

Keto Flag Cake

My grandmother had to quit school at age 13 to work in a cigar factory and she got married at age 16. In spite of this, she  eventually went to beauty school and opened her own salon. She never once saw herself as under-educated or oppressed, even though she was a woman who’s first language was not English, and she was raised in what was referred to as an Italian ghetto in South Philly. She embraced individuality and freedom. She was quite the character.

Those opportunities didn’t exist in Naples at that time. She taught me that hard work, stamina and tenacity pay off and people with ideas and a determined mindset will lift themselves up, because they can lift themselves up. I also believe we are a country who can lift and will lift others up when they need it.

My grandparents did wonderful things to help build this country with sweat equity. There is no reason for me or any of my family to apologize for our Italian heritage or American heritage. 

America is a great country, a country that does much good around the world, considered the most generous country in the last decade.  This spirit of giving is worth celebrating and made possible by our prosperity and our value system to care for others.

One of the things I love about America is our food choices. We might be the most diverse in the world because we embrace this kind of variety. We also choose our own diet plans and there are many. I choose to eat a grain free, sugar free diet that includes, meat, eggs and dairy. It’s what makes me feel good, and to that end, I am happy to bring you a flag cake for July 4th.

Keto Flag Cake

How to Make a Keto Flag Cake

I used a quarter pan sheet pan and made a vanilla cake. I thought of making this a lemon flavored cake like this lemon cake, or even a chocolate cake like this one here. In the end, I stuck with vanilla. I baked it on standard bake mode, not convection bake, and it took almost 25 minutes. If you bake on convection, it will probably take only about 15 to 20 minutes, but may brown a little more. I used almond flour and a little coconut flour to keep it grain free and Swerve to keep it sugar free.

I choose blueberries and strawberries and stabilized whipped cream. You CAN make the cake, put the whipped cream on and refrigerate, but put the fruit on right before you serve it.

This keto flag cake could get me “cancelled” because patriotism is not popular. But it is a part of free speech and I hope you embrace that.

What Size Pan for a Keto Flag Cake?

I use a quarter size sheet pan and this is my favorite brand. I have four USA pans, and highly recommend them.  Disposable quarter sized sheet pans can also be purchased at your local grocery.

What kind of whipped cream do you use for a Keto Flag Cake?

Yu will want to use a stabilized whipped Cream, but you could also use a vanilla buttercream.

Stabilized whipped cream maintains its structure and you can make this cake hours in advance. I use a piping bag and a 1 M large tip.

Vanilla Cake Recipe

This vanilla cake recipe is perfect and the one I use in my keto bakery. A combination of almond flour and coconut flour plus sour cream yield a light and moist sponge cake. I also use avocado oil which lends to a bouncy texture, but you can use 1/2 cup butter in its place.

Nutritional Value of Flag Cake (16 servings)

Net Carbs: 2    Calories: 248

More Keto Desserts from Spinach Tiger

Keto Flag Cake
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Keto Flag Cake

Patriotic Flag Cake, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Gluten Free
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Keto Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flag cake, keto cake
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 248kcal

Ingredients

Vanilla Cake Dry Ingredients

Swerve Sweetener

  • 1 cup Swerve granulated Sweetener

Vanilla Cake Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup avocado oi or 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 60 grams sour cream 4 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stabilized Whipped Cream

Fruit

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. or 180 C.
  • Prepare pan with parchment paper and cooking spray.

Vanilla Cake

  • Whisk the dry cake ingredients together. Set aside.
  • Mix together avocado oil and granulated Swerve.
  • Add eggs and mix thoroughly.
  • Add sour cream and almond milk to this.
  • Add vanilla extract.
  • Add dry mixture. Mix.
  • Add to prepared sheet pan. Smooth top.
  • Bake on convection bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Center will be approx. 205 degrees F. Or bake on "bake" mode for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Cool completely before adding whipped topping.

Stabilized Whipped Cream

  • Make sure cream cheese is softened. You may want to microwave for ten seconds.
  • Beat cream cheese with the confectioner's sweetener.
  • Add whipping cream and whip until you have fluffy peaks that remain when you turn it upside down on spatula.
  • You can put this whipped cream into a piping bag or spread over the cake. I used a large 1M tip.

Fruit

  • Before applying fruit, apply to a piece of parchment paper to make sure you put fruit where you want. Slice strawberries lengthwise.
  • Arrange in rows to make flag.
  • You can refrigerate or serve immediately.

Notes

You can replace the avocado oil with 1/2 cup unsalted butter. Beat butter for full five minutes with the sweetener, before adding the eggs. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 16 | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 22g | Fiber: 3g

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What beautiful words! I too am a proud American despite our flaws. Happy Birthday USA!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈThis cake is perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for being brave enough to express your love for our country. And your recipes are the β€œbomb”.

  3. I have not made the cake yet, but I wanted to tell you that I could not agree more with you about patriotism and all there is to be thankful about America. God bless you and your family, Angela!

  4. 5 stars
    I really appreciated your comments concerning America. We have so much to be thankful for in this country, and we take so much for granted. This is such a fun cake to make for the Fourth! I really enjoyed this cake, it is moist, easy, and it satisfied my party guests! Thanks, Angela!

  5. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday for the 4th – so delicious! Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    I agree with everything you said. Don’t let the bullies get to you. We do live in a great country. Also, I love your recipes. They are always so amazing.

  7. 5 stars
    I love all your recipes so I’m excited to make this cake for my husband. He is a “vanilla” person. It has to be vanilla cake, vanilla ice cream, vanilla oreos. You name it and it has to be vanilla, even at Baskin Robbins!!! I’m replying before I make the cake because I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. I hope you business continues to succeed beyond your wildest dreams. Everything you’ve posted that I’ve made has been wonderful! Keep up the good work and the GREAT recipes!

  8. 5 stars
    Now I love you even more! Patriotism will always be popular in my book. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    I am 100% making this cake this weekend. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes with us. God bless!

  9. 5 stars
    Wow….this is an amazing dessert and it looks soo good & soo yummy….i will trying to making it….Thanks for sharign……!

  10. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved your commentary on this one. You are a true patriot, an attribute that almost equals your talent & expertise in the kitchen.😁 Your Italian grandmother would be so proud (I think she actually IS, present tense πŸ˜‡)
    This cake is so pretty & perfect for the 4th of July weekend. Thanks to you, we can have our beautiful keto-friendly holiday cake – & eat it TOO! I will go ahead give it 5 stars because your recipes never fail me! πŸ˜‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³β€οΈπŸ€πŸ’™

  11. 5 stars
    Wonderful cake for a wonderful holiday! Easy and the whole family will enjoy. Your cakes are amazing. Never feel like I’m missing out eating your keto cakes.

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