Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake

I love chocolate…. Like it’s a food group to me.Ā  The most important one.Ā Ā 11062757_10156302585070074_8547220417261379568_n

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.Ā  It’s high fat, low carb.Ā  It’s rich, dense, sinfully delicious.Ā  It’s easily made sugar free with the use of a low-carb sweetener.Ā  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!

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Everything’s Better with Butter, Ya’ll!

You’ll need~

  • 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.Ā  I added the sweetener as well, so that the cake wouldn’t be gritty.Ā  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.Ā  I poured the brownie-like batter into a greased, round 8″ glass pan and baked at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

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The result was Ah-MAZ-ing.Ā  I ate a piece with some whipped cream on top.Ā  It hits the spot for sure.Ā  Not only is it keto-friendly but you are also getting loads of antioxidants from all the chocolate.Ā  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 includedĀ blueberriesĀ and Acai berries.” –Ā health benefits of chocolateĀ 

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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!

Son of a Biscuit

I love (really love!!)Ā that I am able to incorporate baked goods into my ketogenic lifestyle.Ā  This makes me incredibly happy.Ā  I’m an ok cook but an enthusiastic baker.Ā  I’m not incredibly talented or anything, I just enjoy it.Ā  The warmth of the oven, the aroma wafting through the house, tasting warm and gooey creations… it make me happy.

My latest creation was a recipe I adapted fromĀ chocolate chip cookiesĀ at perfect keto.Ā  Can you think of anything nummier than a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie?Ā  Me neither!Ā Ā 20180221_184356.jpg

If you’re into cookie dough, this is one recipe where the dough is almost better than the finished product.Ā  I might have helped myself to a few bites…and this recipe may have been my dinner last night. šŸ˜‰

I didn’t want my recipe to be too dry (as recipes with almond flour can be) so I reduced the “flour” down to 2 1/2 cups and did equal parts almond and coconut flour.Ā  I also added almond and vanilla extract.

For my chocolate I chopped up a 90% dark chocolate bar.

I also found that I had to “nuke” my butter and coconut oil.Ā  They said room temp, but my room temp is a bit too chilly for coconut oil to blend.Ā Ā 20180222_081614.jpg

The end result was delicious.Ā  Still a bit dry so have a cup of steaming coffee or cold milk to wash these down.Ā  The texture is a bit more biscuit than cookie, but the taste isĀ prettyĀ close.Ā  This is a more sophisticated, grown up cookie.Ā  Just sweet enough to be a treat, minus the guilt.Ā  Your kids won’t steal them.Ā  Win-win.Ā cookies

Savory and Sweet

I happened upon thisĀ recipeĀ for loaded cauliflower casserole (ahem, it’s hotdish, people) and thought, Woah!Ā  Perfect keto extravaganza!Ā  High fat, low carb- featuring bacon, sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar all tied together with theĀ low carb darling veggie; cauliflower.Ā 20180206_183501.jpgĀ I went back to Whole Foods (the place is growing on me) and found uncured, nitrate free bacon and organic cream cheese.Ā  I also realized that pre-shredded cheese has ishy ingredients that add up as unnecessary carbs. šŸ˜¦Ā  So I bought a big ole brick of sharp cheddar cheese instead.

There were a lot of steps, some of which I consolidated a bit.Ā  I mixed in the sour cream (because my kids have violent reactions against the sight of sour cream, but not the taste), I mixed in everything but a cup of the cheese, which I sprinkled on top.

We all had pretty small portions because this stuff is incredibly rich.Ā  It was savory and delicious.Ā  My oldest son who is a savory person wolfed his down.Ā  My somewhat picky husband gave it two thumbs up.Ā  My two youngest who have tragically unrefined palates acted like I was trying to feed them vomit.

Oh well, can’t win them all.

I also found another solid gold recipe atĀ the ketogenic queen.Ā  This one is definitely sweet and mimics the taste of a frosty chocolate shake.Ā  It’s only three ingredients; full fat coconut milk, stevia (or sweetener of your choice) and cocoa powder.Ā  I bought coconut 20180207_075020.jpg

milk for the very first time to try this recipe.Ā  I found it at Whole Foods for only $.99 a can.

I got home and opened it up to discover a thick putty like material that was a bit horrifying.Ā  I poked around in it to discover the cream had just separated and gone to the top.Ā  I threw the whole thing into the blender to reconstitute it.Ā  I used a cup of coconut milk, two heaping tablespoons cocoa powder, and two teaspoons of my sweetener and put it back in the blender.Ā  It equals out to 50 grams healthy fat, 500 calories of fuel, 9 grams fiber, 14 total carbs and only 5 net grams of carbs.

Guys, this stuff is Ah-MAZ-ing!Ā  The taste has a delicate lightness even though the coconut milk is very rich.Ā  It is like drinking a creamy and indulgent milkshake.Ā  I also noticed a huge rush of energy after drinking mine.Ā  The recipe is definitely a keeper!Ā  It tastes naughty but it is full of fat-torching MCTs, antioxidants and fiber.Ā  Solid gold.

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Keto Recipes

Hey guys, so I tried making my first “fat bomb” recipe today…. and it wasĀ the bomb.Ā 

I’ve stalled a bit in my progress so I wanted to find ways to incorporateĀ moreĀ fat andĀ lessĀ carbs and protein.Ā  You really want to shoot for 80% of your calories coming from fat to get the all the therapeuticĀ benefits of a keto diet.

So I tried making thisĀ vanilla cheesecake fatbombĀ recipe.Ā  It was so good!Ā  They suggest piping it into muffin cups but I suggest eating it straight out of the bowl by spoon!Ā  This is the real, velvety taste of cheesecake mixed with the creaminess of whipped cream.Ā Ā So good!Ā 

I reduced the sweetener a bit because my mix is a bit sweeter then straight erythritol.Ā  It was just sweet enough and the texture was great.Ā  I put them in the fridge to firm up.

I also madeĀ keto egg muffins.Ā  I used 10 eggs to make 12 muffins.Ā  I used diced ham and a heaping cup or so of cheddar cheese.Ā  I also added about 4 tablespoons of melted butter to up the fat content.Ā  I baked them for 20 minutes but next time I’d reduce that to 18.Ā  Still, very good.Ā  Much better cold, actually.Ā  Ā A great snack or quick breakfast!