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Swerve Sweets Vanilla Cake Review and Recipe

Swerve Vanilla Cake Review and Recipe

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Cherry jello gelatin poke cake low carb

Swerve Sweets™ Vanilla Cake Mix

Vanilla Swerve Cake Mix

My review and recipe


So let's start with the cake mix review. A little back story on Swerve. I'm a loyal swerve customer. As a former New Orleans resident I have to represent. Their company is based in NOLA. I love for what the Swerve company stands for. They are legitimately trying to help provide options for gluten free, and sugar free people! That fits right into ketogenic lifestyles, as well as those with diabetes. That's huge in my book.

I picked up the cake mix at my local Rouse's, although you can also find it on Amazon, here for $8.99. Not everyone has access to a grocery store that carries it, so it's nice to find on Amazon.

The directions on the box say you'll need 3 eggs, 1/3 cup of oil, 1/3 cup of water, and some vanilla extract. I had already read some reviews on the cake mix so I knew I was going to add extra sweetener to the mix. Instead of using extract, I decided to use a teaspoon of sugar free vanilla syrup that I had on hand. We use Jordan's.

I baked it as directed, 25 minutes in the oven. It was perfectly golden brown. I let it cool before transforming it into the best cherry poke cake you've ever had.

Wow. Amazing. This is the best cake mix I've ever eaten on a low carb diet. I won't say that it's the best cake mix ever, because who doesn't love a real, true, sugar, carb cake...BUT no. This is BOMB! 💣 You won't have any idea you're eating an almond flour/coconut flour cake. **yes it contains nuts** It's moist, and flaborfuf. I doubt it has much to do with my addition of vanilla syrup instead of extract so you can do either.

So now that we've established that this cake mix is an awesome treat, with a great texture..here's what I made with it.

Low-Carb Cherry Gelatin Poke Cake

Low carb cherry gelatin poke cake
Serves 12 | Calories: 230 | Fat: 7 grams | Protein: 6 grams | Carbs: 4 net per serving


For the cake
The other stuff
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free vanilla syrup
  • 1 package of sugar-free cherry gelatin mix

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a round cake pan with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, water, and syrup, then add in the cake mix.
  3. Using a spatula, pour the cake mix into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cake is set, and golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the gelatin according to box directions. (boil the water, add the mix, add the cold water, stir) You'll skip the step of refrigerating it, because we are going to pour it on the cake later.
  5. Cool the cake on the counter for about 30 minutes, then using the end of a mixer beater, or something else the width of a drinking straw, poke holes in the cake. I just made rows, about 36 holes. 
  6. Pour the jell...err gelatin over the cake and let it seep into all the holes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. While you're patiently waiting on the cake to set, get a mixing bowl and pour in the cream and sugar-free syrup. Beat on medium-high for about 10 minutes or until you have whipped cream. Be careful not to accidentally make butter with it. (hehe) Refrigerate your whipped cream.
  8. After the two hours, remove the cake and whipped cream. Pour the whipped cream on the cake and spread around. 
  9. Slice into 12 pieces, and serve!

Low carb cake swerve Vanilla cherry poke cake

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  1. I want to try this! Maybe I can get Jessica to make it !

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