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Keto Birthday Cake

Keto Birthday Cake

I can’t believe my baby boy is turning 11 years old!

The first baby we were placed with died of malaria. As sad as this was, this tragedy brought us Kai.

Kai makes me laugh every single day. He is the happiest child and is very empathetic. I am grateful to be his mother!

For Kai’s birthday, I wanted to make a special keto birthday cake. As I was planning on what keto birthday cake recipe to create, I was getting a little stressed out.

I’ve never been so busy with work. I am consulting clients daily, teaching my keto coaching students, I am filming to be on a Netflix lifestyle show and trying to be present in the moment with my family.

So when I received a message from @butterandnut on Instagram, I was super excited! I saw the most beautiful cakes on Instagram and I couldn’t believe they were keto cakes! I commented on a few photos stating how beautiful they were! The kind owner, Melanie, sent me a message and we became friends.

“Hi Maria! I saw your comment on my cake post and it would an HONOR to send you a cake as a GIFT! I appreciate you so much!!!! 

I started my keto journey almost 3 years ago. At the time I was a 911 operator talking to 200-300 people in trauma every shift. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders and felt responsible for the outcome of every call. I was 34 years old, about 300 pounds, every step i took felt like cement blocks were on my legs, I would run out of breath and sweat needing to sit down to rest just getting out of my car to walk in a building, no cycle for 7 years, took ibuprofen 3 times a day because my joints hurt so bad, horrible acne, chronic fatigue, brain fog, fluid in my ankles, poor sleep, regularly would wake up in the middle of the night choking like I stopped breathing in my sleep??!…and a checkup from my doctor had confirmed I was on the road to developing diabetes… I didn’t know how to cook so ALL my meals were drive thru fast food  or prepackaged. I was a MESS! 

I didn’t know it then, but at the time my mom and dad were worried that I was going to have a heart attack at any moment, my mom thought I could die any day with how sick I looked.

My parents started their keto journey and had been in it for a year when I decided to join them. My mom shared your website with me and I purchased your books!

Because i was living a life filled with fast food/ eating all my meals out…keto comfort foods and restaurant favorites became my go to books…i was very intimidated by cooking. I didn’t even know how to make a simple burger patty when i started. But you and your recipes made cooking approachable and I began to enjoy meal prepping at home.

With the help from you, I lost 60 pounds in 6 months!

I have had a regular cycle EVERY MONTH with no PMS symptoms for 2 YEARS!

My skin has improved, I wake up at 6:45am bright eyed and bushy tailed without needing an alarm!

I no longer have swelling in my ankles and can go on walks by the river for 2-3 hours with no problem!

I am energetic, my mind feels sharp, I feel better now then I did in my 20’s!

After gaining confidence in the kitchen, I started experimenting with my own recipes and it’s been 1 year since I quit my job as a 911 operator to bake keto treats fulltime!

I still have a significant amount of body fat that I want to lose and incorporating PSMF (protein sparing modified fasting) days has helped me break stalls.

My blood sugar is now regularly in the 80’s…I’m so much happier AND healthier and YOU unknowingly played a big role in that. Thank you so much for all that you do!!!  Let me know when I can send you that cake! -Mel 

Melanie owns Butter and Nut Bakery! As you can see, she makes the most BEAUTIFUL cakes! I asked her if she would make a cake for Kai’s birthday featuring my recipes and ingredients and she gladly said yes!

I am very picky about ingredients so I asked her if she would use my recipes. She happily agreed and she made my blender cake as the base, my cookie dough frosting, my chocolate glaze drizzling down the cake. Then she made all of my keto candies and put them all over the cake!

Melanie not only mailed us a mouthwatering keto birthday cake, she also sent a bunch of keto treats!

Kai’s favorite was the keto cinnamon donuts. I loved the pecan bars!

She also mailed peanut butter bars, salted caramel donuts, frosted brownies and more!

If you are feeling overwhelmed with the holidays coming up, I HIGHLY suggest ordering a keto cake from Melanie! She will make any of my recipes into a beautiful cake for you!

Click HERE to find Melanie’s Bakery and order yourself a beautiful Keto Cake!

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Cindy says:

    Happy birthday to Kai! Thanks for sharing the bakery, his cake looks absolutely amazing! Thanks to your post I found that Butter and Nut bakery is local to me and now I can’t wait to try them out.

  • Elizabeth (Anangel4u2) says:

    This made my eyes leak and my heart swell! I love our community and it makes me happy and proud.
    At the same time I feel overwhelmed and sad for our world and esp. the US and the obesity epidemic.
    I struggle daily to be healthy even with all that I know and all that is offered here. The struggle is real and like all diseases its a minute by minute, step by step process. These posts and stories help so much, knowing I am not alone and other beautiful amazing people are right here with me helps me keep those steps going. So long story short Thank you all for everything you do and share!

  • Gladys says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous cake!
    Happy Birthday, Kai!
    My birthday was last Friday 🎂on the 8th and yesterday was Thanksgiving🇨🇦 I baked your mother’s Strawberry Angel Food Cake!
    So somewhere, somehow, we must be PSMF and KETO related!

    Stay safe😷
    Toronto, Canada

  • Mavis Wood says:

    Happy Birthday, Kai.
    May your days be filled with fun and learning, work and rest.
    Your great grand-aunt Mavis.

  • Peggy Thomas says:

    What a gorgeous cake – so inviting and mouth watering!! Happy birthday to your beautiful boy – what a charmer! Just tell him to slow down and be a child.

    thank you so much for your post – I have a ways to go but having the opportunity to have these treats once in a while helps me not to feel deprived.

    Blessings to you all!

  • Tara M Graff says:

    Happy Birthday Kai!!!

  • Sarah Adams says:

    Your boy is precious! I hope he had a wonderful birthday. 😊 Thanks for sharing Melanie’s story. She’s an inspiration and a true artist!

  • Gail Jones says:

    That cake looks awesome! My daughter’s 9th birthday party is coming up this Saturday, and I would love to make your chocolate blender cake for the party! I’m expecting about 15 people, and I want to make it into a rectangle shape, so can the recipe be used for a 1/4 sheet cake and not just a 9″ round layer cake, or would I have to make some adjustments to the recipe for that size? My other question is, what do you do if a relative has a sensitivity to erythritol? I want to use the powdered erythritol the recipe calls for in the cake and the frosting, but I am afraid of it causing diarrhea in at least one of the guests, possibly others, too. Is there a substitute that wouldn’t have that side effect? Thank you so much! I am a breast cancer survivor who has recently begun the keto lifestyle in order to prevent cancer recurrence! Everyone knows sugar feeds cancer, so I have cut it out!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Thank you! I would just watch the cake and remove when done (toothpick comes out clean).

      You could try another sweetener like allulose. Otherwise, the safest ones for GI issues is usually pure monk fruit and stevia. But you would lose a little bulk from the sweetener in that case so would have to test the recipe to make sure it still works. 🙂

  • Michele Sutton Yeadon says:

    I missed this post originally, so glad I read it finally. This is another wonderful example of your generous heart and support of others. You have improved my life and so many others, like a guardian angel! LOVE, love, love what you and your family do. Thanks for all the tips, science, care, etc. that you share.

    Happy Birthday to Kai, belatedly 💕

  • Abby Myers says:

    Whoa! That is one fancy looking special Kai birthday cake!! Beautiful!!! Happy belated birthday to Kai!!!

  • Andrea says:

    U are such a blessing to all especially your boys! I tried to order with Nut/ Bakery that U referred us to, BUT NOVEMBER IS SOLD OUT. WANTED so bad to order an eggless/dairy free cake for a special 1 year old boy “West” who recently rushed to ER due to a severe allergy to eggs/dairy. But we still want to celebrate here on Oahu, Hawaii this Nov. 20 as they just was able to get tickets to come home & be with granpa/Lola. Plse help; any suggestions, or one of your recipes Maria? Ordering your gelatin/collagen from Further Food to make some of your recipes!


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