The most difficult part about being on the ketogenic diet for a lot of people is not being able to indulge their sweet tooth. While keto recipes are all over the internet, keto desserts are a bit harder to come by. This keto chocolate cake though is all the best parts of dessert with none of the guilt about cheating. It’s rich, dark, intense… almost like a chocolate truffle. And it’s super easy to make, with ingredients you’re bound to have around the house. Welcome to our low carb dessert recipe: the Flourless Chocolate Cake.
The need for a keto chocolate cake
Sahil has an inveterate sweet tooth; you’ll find him reaching for something sweet even before the last bite of food has gone down. So when we got on keto, and he couldn’t have his post-meal piece of chocolate or half a cookie, you’d find him sitting in the corner with a hangdog face and sad puppy eyes. Something had to be done.
One of Sahil’s favourite desserts is a flourless chocolate cake. It’s dense and dark, much like a chocolate truffle in cake form. To make it keto friendly, I had to swap regular dark chocolate for Lindt 85%, the darkest I could go without making the cake too bitter. A splash of cream worked to temper the bitterness, but it also added more fat to the recipe, which made for an unstable chocolate mix where the butter, chocolate and yolks would separate. The solution? Mix, mix, mix with an electric beater until the fat and the chocolate emulsified into this thick dark ganache. Fold the egg whites in with the gentlest, gentlest hand. What you will have is a thick chocolate soufflé that rises while baking, then collapses a little bit, giving you a dense but airy keto chocolate cake. Could you ask for a better keto dessert?
Deepti is Headbanger's Kitchen's lab rat, the one all the recipes get tested on first. When she's not writing or editing, she can be found whipping up keto-unfriendly desserts and chuckling evilly. Carbs are her kryptonite.