Keto Salted Caramel Cake Balls

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These Low Carb Keto Salted Caramel Cake Balls are a perfect party friendly finger food, no utensils required!

Cake balls are the perfect little bite sized snack that everyone loves. Typically it is crumbled cake mixed with frosting, formed into a ball and then coated in chocolate. They have more of a dough like texture than a standard leveled cake and are great for a finger food dessert for a party. 

Making them low carb and keto doesn’t require too much trouble at all.  A little addition of a special ingredient within the cake mixture to keep it nice and moist makes this a fool proof perfect recipe. Then making a delicious keto salted caramel sauce to mix into the crumbled cake, well my friends, it is a heavenly bite I assure you!

The keto salted caramel comes together with just a few simple ingredients. Make sure to give the mixture enough time to truly thicken the back of the spoon. If you’ve never tried making your own caramel sauce, and you’d like to try my easy sugar free microwave salted caramel sauce, that would also work within this recipe. Just keep in mind, making my keto caramel sauce, you’ll have too much to use in this recipe, use only half is my suggestion. But who doesn’t love some left over caramel sauce to pour over keto low carb ice cream?!

While this recipe does have a few steps to make it all come together, it is certainly worth the effort. You’ll have many cake balls to share for a party or even freeze some then defrost when you have a craving for a sweet little bite sized keto treat!

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Keto Salted Caramel Cake Balls


  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F and line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment. 

  2. In a large bowl beat together all of the cake ingredients until smooth, pour into the prepared cake pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

  3. For the caramel sauce, combine the ingredients in a small pot over medium low heat, bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5-6 minutes until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour into a jar and let cool. 

  4. Place the cake in a large bowl and crumble until fine. Pour in the caramel sauce and mix together. Form the cake into 38 balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes. 

  5. In a small bowl melt together the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth. 

  6.  Dip the balls into the chocolate coating every side then place bake on the baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes, remove then sprinkle with salt if desired. Refrigerate until ready to eat. 

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 3g

This recipe was first published in June 2019 and updated in December 2020 with video. 

Nutrition Facts

Keto Salted Caramel Cake Balls

Amount Per Serving (1 ball)

Calories 145
Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 46mg15%

Sodium 66mg3%

Potassium 43mg1%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 1200IU24%

Vitamin C 0.2mg0%

Calcium 27mg3%

Iron 0.7mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

“Lauren is the founder of the creative content agency Healthful Creative which helps food centered brands share their story through recipe development and food photography. She’s also the founder of the gluten-free website Wicked Spatula and the co-founder of the keto website, Cast Iron Keto.”

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