Peanuts, ice cream, strawberries and cake

Keto Cakes gone wrong… to winner combo dessert

Keto Cakes gone wrong… to a winner “combo” dessert

I made some keto vegan cupcakes.  Except they didn’t turn out so good.  I think it was the baking powder.  They didn’t turn out well so I made a second batch using a different recipe.  Also not so good.  They were a bit fudgier than I expected.  And didn’t rise.  But they taste OK.

So I thought to rescue it and make a dessert from it.

And OMG yum.  And simple.  Actually this is my favourite type of dessert where there are a few flavours and textures mixed together.

A combination of berries, ice cream, cake and nuts.  Yum.  😋🤤

Peanuts, ice cream, strawberries and cake

This was tonight’s one:

  • 4 strawberries 🍓 sliced (any berries will do – I just have whatever is on special usually for the week.  I think at this stage it will be strawberries for a while as blueberries and raspberries are over $5 a punnet)
  • 1 mini failed keto cupcake (cut into 8 pieces – you can just crumble it with your hands but I had the knife already).  If you haven’t got any failed cake 🙃, omit or use whatever left over cake like thing you have.  Brownie perhaps? or Paper wrapped sponge cake?  Or Cookie?
  • 2 scoops of keto friendly ice cream (I’ve used coconut yoghurt or just dollop cream or whipped cream in other version).  Tonight’s was my vegan keto coconut ice cream (peanut butter).
  • sprinkle of salted peanuts 🥜 (I’ve used all different options of nuts — whatever I have on hand)

How simple and yum.  If you want to be fancy throw a couple of mint leaves on top.

Did you know that 🤔 trifle is a dessert that’s often made when you have a failed cake.  Usually a burnt cake and you need to cut off the failed bits to take the ok bits but hide them in something else.  A trifle is like a big parfait.  With layers of cake, jelly (jello) and custard.  Usually served in a glass bowl so it looks fancy.

Hmmm maybe that’s what I should have done.  Put my dessert into a fancy goblet or glass and eaten out of that.  It may have been a smaller portion too!  Next time!  I’m all for making something look fancy or cute.  Somehow it makes it more exciting to eat.

Combo Dessert

I seem to make what I call a “combo dessert” often… as evidenced by this collection of photos.  I take photos of most of my food but only maybe 70%… so you can imagine there are other times where I’ve had something similar and didn’t take a photo!

Some of the combo dessert options are:


  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • boysenberries


  • keto brownies
  • keto cookies or biscuits
  • keto mug cake (leftovers??)
  • keto cupcakes
  • keto slices
  • keto no bake desserts


  • Keto Ice cream
  • Keto Vegan ice cream (coconut cream based)
  • Unsweetened coconut yoghurt
  • Whipped cream
  • Canned whipped cream
  • Dollop cream
  • Unsweetened full fat Greek Yoghurt

Nuts and crunch (these are just some of the ones I have used since this is what I have at home most of the time!)

  • roasted hazelnuts
  • roasted peanuts
  • roasted crushed nuts
  • cacao nibs
  • flaked almonds
  • whole roasted almonds
  • slivered almonds
  • roasted pecans
  • roasted macadamia nuts

Do you do a combo dessert?  I’d love to know what you do with yours!

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