Did You Know that Duncan Hines Makes Keto Cake Mix Cups?!
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Keto dessert in just a minute?
There has been a lot of buzz about the new Duncan Hines Keto Cake Cups, so I had to try them to see if they’re worth the hype — and they did not disappoint! If you don’t have time to bake a low carb cake, then these new treats may be right up your alley as they are ready in just one minute!
We realize that many consider these desserts to be dirty keto, so please keep that in mind when deciding if these cups are something you want to add to your snack options.
Hip Tip: I’ve only been able to find Duncan Hines keto cakes in stock at Walmart stores and they are typically priced at $1.88 each.
The store locator on the Duncan Hines website shows no stores in my area that carry them, so don’t rely solely on that as it appears to be inaccurate.
So what’s in these “keto-friendly” cake mixes anyway?
I took a quick glance at the ingredients on each package and it seems that the Walnut Fudge Brownie Mix is the “cleanest” of the three varieties. It contains almond flour, allulose, cocoa powder, palm oil, coconut flour, dried egg whites, xantham gum, salt, stevia, leavening (cream of tartar and baking soda), and walnuts.
The nutritional information label on these cups is very confusing compared to most keto products on the market. I’m not sure why Duncan Hines decided to do it this way because even on their website there is a lot of confusion and chatter regarding the net carbs in their comments section.
If you calculate net carbs/macros the way you do with most keto products, then you take the total carbs and subtract dietary fiber and sugar alcohols to come up with the net carbs. However, the Duncan Hines keto cakes contain Allulose which is technically not considered a sugar alcohol.
Instead of including Allulose in the nutritional breakdown, as some products do with sweeteners such as Erythritol, they’ve opted to have it on the side of the label away from the other nutritional numbers.
The good thing about Allulose is that it doesn’t cause bloating or gas like many other alternative sweeteners. Plus, it has been shown to not raise blood sugar or insulin levels.
A quick look to the right of the nutritional information, you’ll see the “keto math” where you can actually figure out the net carbs, which comes in at 5g per cup.
On to the Duncan Hines keto cake taste test…
Each Duncan Hines Keto Cake Cup contains one individual serving. To make them, you simply add 2 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of melted butter, coconut oil, or avocado oil. Then, pop it into the microwave for a minute, wait a few minutes for the cake to cool, and then chow down!
Here’s what I thought about each Duncan Hines keto cake flavor…
Duncan Hines Keto Birthday Cake Nutrition: Serving Size 1 Container | 300 Calories | 15g Fat | 33g Total Carb | 5g Dietary Fiber | 2g Sugar Alcohols | 21g Allulose | 5g Net Carbs | 9g Protein
At first, the Birthday Cake flavor is rather dry, but once you start chewing it seems to be a little better. It tastes like an actual Duncan Hines regular yellow cake, but not as moist! Luckily, there is no weird aftertaste.
Although this was my least favorite of the three, it was still delicious and didn’t taste like I was eating a low carb cake at all. It does have a little bit of grit to the texture, but it does not take away from the taste of it.
Double Chocolate Cake:
Duncan Hines Keto Double Chocolate Cake Nutrition: Serving Size 1 Container | 300 Calories | 14g Fat | 34g Total Carb | 6g Dietary Fiber | 2g Sugar Alcohols | 21g Allulose | 5g Net Carbs | 8g Protein
If you’re craving chocolate cake and don’t want to take the time to make (or get all the ingredients) for homemade keto chocolate cake, this Double Chocolate Cake cup will do the trick. It is a little dry and I used the exact measurements that the cup called for, so I’d suggest maybe just a tad more water and/or butter.
Walnut Fudge Brownie:
Duncan Hines Keto Walnut Fudge Brownie Nutrition: Serving Size 1 Container | 380 Calories | 23g Fat | 33g Total Carb | 6g Dietary Fiber | 0g Sugar Alcohols | 21g Allulose | 5g Net Carbs | 10g Protein
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! 😋 Out of the three Duncan Hines Keto-Friendly Cake Mixes, the Walnut Fudge Brownie is hands down my favorite. Granted, it did pretty much fall apart when I took it out of the cup to put on a plate, but let’s keep it real, 99.99% of the time I would eat it straight out of the cup.
The chocolate flavor is richer on this one compared to the Double Chocolate Cake. It is a little fudgier, but it’s not very dense at first, but if you let it sit for about five minutes it thickens up to be more brownie-like.
*Please note: I purchased these Duncan Hines Keto Cake Cups on my own and this review is not a sponsored post or a paid ad. I’m just sharing my own personal feedback on these convenient and delicious keto desserts!