I love chocolate…. Like it’s a food group to me. The most important one.
If I couldn’t have chocolate, I wouldn’t stick with keto for long!
Luckily for me, there are many great chocolicious keto recipes out there as well as recipes that are easily adaptable.
Flourless chocolate cake is one such recipe. It’s high fat, low carb. It’s rich, dense, sinfully delicious. It’s easily made sugar free with the use of a low-carb sweetener. My favorite at the moment is monk sweet– a blend of stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit extract.
I adapted a combo of recipes to make this delicious and keto-friendly!
- a stick of butter (preferably grass fed!)
- 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup of your sweetener
- 1/4 cup cocoa (or raw cacao powder)
- 1 tsp. pink salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
I started with melting my butter and the broken up chocolate on medium-low in a medium saucepan. I added the sweetener as well, so that the cake wouldn’t be gritty. As that melted down I turned the burner to low and added the rest of the ingredients, mixing after each addition.
I removed the pan from the heat before whisking in the eggs. I poured the brownie-like batter into a greased, round 8″ glass pan and baked at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
The result was Ah-MAZ-ing. I ate a piece with some whipped cream on top. It hits the spot for sure. Not only is it keto-friendly but you are also getting loads of antioxidants from all the chocolate. Believe it or not but chocolate is pretty much the richest source of health-boosting antioxidants that you can eat.
“One study showed that cocoa and dark chocolate contained more antioxidant activity, polyphenols and flavanols than other fruits they tested, which included blueberries and Acai berries.” – health benefits of chocolate
Chocolate is a superfood in every capacity; high in fiber, iron, minerals… and this is a great way to get the full benefits without the health-degrading effects of sugar.
So treat yourself to this recipe with zero guilt!