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Learn to Bake Tempting Red Velvet Cake

Thinking of a red velvet cake awakens the child within all of us. Thus, no one dares to refuse a slice from this delicious cake. But what if you are on a diet? 


There is a reliable solution available. You can bake a mouth-watering red velvet cake with selective ingredients even when on a strict diet. Here’s how to do this magic. But before that, let’s get some insights into the HCG diet in detail. 


What is an HCG diet? Is it a thing?


It is a unique weight loss diet plan that involves regularly taking HCG injections (human chorionic gonadotropin). When on this diet, an individual should keep complete control of calories. Generally, 500 calories per day are highly recommended for a person on an HCG diet. Those who don’t know HCG is a type of hormone which releases during pregnancy and can be extracted via the urine of an expecting woman. 


What ingredients do you need to make this red velvet cake for the HCG diet?


Most ingredients remain the same as for a regular velvet cake. It includes – 9 large eggs, ½ cup organic butter, some red food coloring for the perfect texture, yogurt, teaspoon sea salt, vanilla extract, baking powder, cheese cream, cocoa powder, coconut flour, sour cream, and much more. You can consider a zero calorie brown sugar substitute as a healthy sugar alternative. This will help you cut down on accelerating calories. 


How to prepare it?


Step 1 – The base 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Keep eggs and butter at room temperature before starting the preparation. If you are running out of time, keep butter in the microwave for 10 seconds and dunk the eggs in lukewarm water for around 15 minutes. 
  3. Grease a 9-inch cake pan with a hydrogenated blend and then dust a sufficient amount of cocoa powder on it. Tap the pan from all sides to evenly distribute the cocoa powder mix. 
  4. Whisk eggs in a bowl until they turn into a smooth batter. Now slowly add vanilla extract, coconut flour, a pinch of sea salt, and cocoa powder. 
  5. Mix yogurt and food color in a separate bowl. 
  6. Now add cream butter to the egg bowl to make it super fluffy. 
  7. Mix other ingredients until it turns into a smooth batter. 
  8. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and cover it with a foil sheet. The batter is all set to be put inside the oven for baking. 


Once you take out the baked base, prepare some icing and garnish it with your favorite toppings. 


What are other prominent ways to cheat when on an HCG diet?


No wonder the HCG diet leaves no scope for cheat meals, especially when you desire results quickly. If you are juggling with the same troubles, here is something for you. 


  1. Prefer more p2 foods, especially p2 veggies and proteins. It’s the critical source of energy when on the HCG diet. 
  2. Sample shirataki noodles (often referred to as miracle noodles). 
  3. Prepare a p2 slushie treat for yourself.


No matter what you try, don’t forget to consult your nutritionist first. 


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