These little cakes are ZERO net carbs. Seriously!! 🙂
I have a confession to make… Lately I’ve had donuts on my mind 😯 in a BIG way. I’ve made donut jokes, I’ve threatened to actually EAT a donut, I’ve even dreamed about donuts. 😳 I have NO idea what’s up with that, because I don’t generally have cravings – but it’s definitely been eating at me lately. 😛 (haha, I love a good pun!!)
In the most perfect timing, the SmartCake company reached out to me to see if I would be willing to review their “Zero Carb Cakes.”
Yes, you heard me right – ZERO carb, gluten free CAKE. (I know – I was thinking the same thing you probably are now 🙄 lol)
This is what I had for breakfast this morning:
Yum, right? 😀 Don’t freak out – it’s VERY low carb! 😉
Of course I said “YES! I would LOVE to review your CAKE!” (haha) – so they sent me three different boxes, with three different flavors to try: Cinnamon, Coconut and Chocolate cakes. That’s TWELVE cakes. ♥ ♥ *happiness* !!!
I read the labels and it all looked good – but I was STILL skeptical.
I mean… they have hardly any calories, ZERO net carbs, they’re gluten free – so what could they possibly taste like?! 😛 lol
Let’s start with the important thing…
They’re CUTE! 🙂
They come two cakes per pack, and each cake is in a cute little paper cup:
Here’s the official product description:
Smart Baking Company SmartCake is a delicious gluten free, low carb snack cake. SmartCake has zero carbs from starch, zero carbs from sugar and only the good carbs from fiber. SmartCake’s have only 38 calories per cake and are high in omega-3 fatty acids. – read more
The ingredients vary by flavor, but they use Erythritol as the sweetener, and here are the ingredients for the Cinnamon flavor to give you an example:
Ingredients: Eggs, purified water, proprietary fiber blend (oat fiber, corn fiber, flax), erythritol, whey protein isolate, olive oil, cinnamon, pure vanilla, salt, cellulose gum, monk fruit, citric acid, spices, herbs. *click here to see all flavors/ingredients
Not bad, right? 🙂
Right. But how do they TASTE? I wasn’t expecting much. And speaking of… I knew 38 calories each was NEVER going to hold me over. 😛
Since I was going to make a MEAL out of this “review” I knew I had to add some more calories and fats to it.
How did I miss that low carb hazelnut chocolate spread?! That stuff is amazing!!
My first bite was the Cinnamon SmartCake with Philadelphia Cream Cheese on top. A big fat “WOW” does not even come close to describing my reaction. 🙂 lol… YUM. It was like a REAL muffin, or more like a cake-style donut! I absolutely LOVED the texture *and* the flavor.
Next I tried the Coconut SmartCake. This one was much softer in texture, very MOIST, and an amazing coconut cake flavor! It was more like really moist coconut yellow cake. PERFECT.
I tried the Chocolate SmartCake last. It was my least favorite for flavor and texture, which is unfair – because it was REALLY good, but just didn’t compare to the first two I had tried before it.;) It had a more dense texture, but a great cocoa flavor. Not TOO sweet, but the perfect “chocolate cake” flavor – with no icky aftertaste. Of course the TBSP of peanut butter made it absolutely delicious. 🙂
I’m not even normally a very big coconut fan, but the Cinnamon and Coconut cakes were definitely my favorite – and something I would order over and over again!
There’s no strong artificially sweet aftertaste, not even the “cooling effect” you get with most sugar free products, and the flavors and textures are *perfect*.
They really pegged this one. 😉
Since they are zero net carbs, the only carb count from my breakfast came from the toppings/spreads I put on top (to add fat & calories).
Here are the macronutrients for my breakfast (as shown above):
Would I recommend these to you?
That would be a YES. 🙂 Especially if you want a low carb, gluten free, non gmo, zero net carbs TREAT you can truly ENJOY anytime you’re about to jerk your car straight into a donut shop. (lol, because that has been SO me lately! 😛 )
They’re small, they’re low calorie AND low fat, but they are amazingly delicious and will totally satisfy any crazy craving you might ever have for cake or donuts or whatever.
I’m all for anything that keeps me on track on… “those days.” 🙂
They are cheapest on Netrition, and that’s also where the Nutilight spread is cheapest:
The great thing about ordering from Netrition is that you can order individual packs (2 cakes per pack) instead of having to order an entire case – which means you can mix & match your flavors. 🙂
Netrition also JUST announced FREE SHIPPING in the 48 states on orders $99+, which is great when you’re stocking up on your low carb staples! ♥
Have you tried these SmartCakes yet?
If so, I would love to hear YOUR thoughts – and your favorite flavors!
p.s. I really did only eat 3 cakes. Seriously! (so far, lol…)
You can get SO creative with them & turn them into a meal even:
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