Monthly Archives: April 2020

Low Carb “Man’s Cake”

I never understood why this was called “Man’s Cake”.  That is what the recipe card always said.  I never liked icing and so this was my birthday cake every year.  I was really missing it.  I had made another version of it that is on this site, but this version turned out to be the yummiest ever and so I am sharing it here with you!

"Man's Cake" Chocolate Chip Pecan Poundcake

A Chocolate Chip Pecan Poundcake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip, Pecan, Poundcake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 349 kcal



  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 3/4 cup Truvia Cane Sugar Blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 6 Eggs large
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 8 ounces Butter melted



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease or use nonstick spray on a bundt cake pan.
  3. Melt butter and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix flours, Truvia, salt, baking powder, baking soda and xanthan gum together and set aside.
  5. With a mixer in a separate mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese and then add sour cream and mix until smoothly blended.
  6. Add eggs slowly, one at a time until smoothly blended at each stage.
  7. Add milk and extracts and blend until smooth.
  8. Add the butter and blend until smooth.
  9. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Blend. It will be very thick.

  10. Pour half of the thick batter evenly into a cooking sprayed bundt cake pan.

  11. Sprinkle half of the topping mix on top of the batter in pan.

  12. Pour rest of batter on top of batter with topping.

  13. Sprinkle the rest of the topping on top of the batter.

  14. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  15. Let cool for 10 minutes and then turn cake out onto a cookie rack to cool completely.
  16. Cut and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can lower the glycemic index even more and a few carbs by using Erythritol. (Swerve, Sukrin, etc.)
  • You can find Xanthan Gum practically everywhere now. Walmart, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Fresh Market and many regular grocery stores.
Nutrition Facts
"Man's Cake" Chocolate Chip Pecan Poundcake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Iron 2mg11%
Calcium 94mg9%
Vitamin A 662IU13%
Net Carbs 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Green Bean Casserole

My mother used to make this… a lot.  I exchanged the pork rind topping for the fried onions that usually sit atop it.  It is fairly low carb this way and thought I would share with you!

I, of course, forgot to take a picture of just how lovely this turned out, but when I make it again, I will definitely take a picture and add it in here.

Green Bean Casserole

My mother's green bean casserole

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Casserole, green bean, low carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 days 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 117 kcal



  • 4 cups Green Beans cooked
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 dash Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Onion dried, minced
  • 4 Strips Bacon cooked, crumbled


  • 1/2 cup Pork Rinds crushed
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil


  1. In a large, deep casserole dish, mix together cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper and dried minced onion.

  2. Add green beans and bacon and mix.

  3. In a bowl, mix crushed pork rinds, salt and onion powder. When well mixed, add in olive oil and stir until well incorporated into pork rinds.

  4. Pour topping on top of green bean mixture evenly.

  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Iron 1mg6%
Calcium 41mg4%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Vitamin A 404IU8%
Net Carbs 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time,



Low Carb Swedish Brownies

One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE treats when growing up was my grandmother and mother’s Swedish Brownies. On Low Carb 4 Life… I thought I would adjust it and see how it came out. Pretty good. Looks a little different, but same great taste!

Low Carb Swedish Brownies

A delicious brown sugar brownie from my youth converted to low carb

Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Applesauce, Cake, Iron Skillet, Pecan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 173 kcal
Author lowcarb4ever23


  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Truvia brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup Half & Half
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 stick Butter melted
  • 1 cup Pecans pieces


  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Combine almond flour, baking powder, brown sugar Truvia and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until frothy.

  4. Add eggs, Half & Half and vanilla and mix well.

  5. Stir in melted butter.

  6. Stir in pecans.

  7. Pour mixture into a 9×9 baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.

  8. Bake 45 minutes and cool about 10 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

  • I don’t know if these are really Swedish, but it is what my Grandmother and Mother called them all my life… so that is what I am calling them.  Most people call these “blondies”.  They will forever be Swedish to me!
  • The carbed version calls for buttercream frosting on these.  I don’t like frosting and so I never use it, but there are a lot of good low carb buttercream frostings out there.  The Swerve site, whose confectioners sugar I use has one too
  • I like coconut non-stick spray.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Swedish Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Iron 1mg6%
Calcium 68mg7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Net Carbs 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.