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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Where are all the Keto Desserts?

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 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.

I put on my baker’s thinking hairnet and set about tweaking recipes I already had. One of Sahil’s favourite desserts is a flourless chocolate cake, dense, dark and intense, 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 of the chocolate a bit more, 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 and what you 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?

Tips to Keep in Mind While Making the Keto Chocolate Cake

  • You can use unsweetened baking chocolate, but do taste and adjust the sweetener accordingly, so your cake doesn’t become too bitter
  • Don’t fret if the butter separates from the chocolate when you add the egg yolks! Use an electric whisk and mix for a good five to seven minutes until it comes together like a thick batter.
  • If you’re really worried about it not emulsifying, just leave out the cream. You can whip it separately and top the cake with it.
  • The keto chocolate cake will rise and deflate a bit after you take it out of the oven; this is perfectly normal.
  • Use a spatula to fold the egg whites in and don’t beat it in with the whisk, as this will deflate the cake.
  • For a chocolate-orange cake, add a bit of unsweetened orange extract or the zest of one orange into the chocolate mix before you fold in the egg whites.

You can check out our other Keto Dessert Recipes here for our Keto Chocolate Cake and our Keto Cheesecake.

Cheers & Keep Cooking!

 

Keto Chocolate Cake

Keto Chocolate Cake Flourless Cake

Low Carb Keto Dessert Recipes

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A rich and delicious keto chocolate cake. Completely flourless.
Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 10 Minutes
Keto Chocolate Cake Flourless Cake

Low Carb Keto Dessert Recipes

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A rich and delicious keto chocolate cake. Completely flourless.
Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 10 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 200 Grams Dark Chocolate 85% or higher
  • 100 Grams Butter Cubed
  • 100 Ml Cream
  • 4 Eggs Separated
  • 4 Tbsp Truvia or any low carb sweetner
Servings: Slices
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Instructions
  1. Butter an 8’ cake tin
  2. Break the chocolate into even pieces. Add the butter and microwave in short bursts till the chocolate is melted. You can also do this over a double boiler.
  3. Add the cream and Truvia and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing until just combined.
  5. Whisk the egg whites separately with a pinch of salt just until stiff peaks form (careful, do not over beat).
  6. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture in thirds gently until no white streaks remain.
  7. Bake at 160 C (325 F) for about 45 minutes or until the rest of the cake is set but the centre just jiggles.
  8. Bring to room temperature then chill for at least 4 hours before serving. This also freezes really well.
  9. Note: Don't freak out if the chocolate mix looks like it's splitting when you add the cream, just continue to whisk it for a few more minutes and it will emulsify into this shiny, rich ganache.
Recipe Notes

Who doesn’t like to indulge in desserts once in a while. Click to find out more about our Flourless Chocolate Cake and our Keto Desserts.

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