Low Carb Chocolate Cake
In fact, if you’re like most people, that thought probably prompted you to take at least one or two “farewell to cake” snacks in which you toasted moving on with a large slab of German chocolate cake or decadent triple layer chocolate cake.
Fortunately, you can stop saying your farewells to cake. As with many things, you can prepare a delicious substitute.
However, it’s very important that you don’t buy a mix. Low carb or gluten free mixes do not generally turn out so well, and the texture can be extremely unappealing.
Another big problem with these cake mixes is that they tend to be quite expensive. It’s tricky to find one for less than $7, and they are frequently full of preservatives and artificial sugars that can cause tremendous sugar cravings like xylitol.
A much better solution is to make your own low carb chocolate cake.
This way you can make sure that you are making healthy choices when it comes to your diet. Additionally, you can avoid preservatives that may slow down your weight loss goals.
Low-Carb Chocolate Cake Sugar and Flour Component
For this particular chocolate cake recipe, you can make a few different substitutions. For the sweetener, you can either use 1 cup of applesauce, which has 12 carbohydrates or 1/8 cup of local honey, which has 35 carbohydrates.
Both of these are sugars, but which one you choose depends on you. Local honey is good for reducing allergies and infections developed from local parasites and viruses. It is also a little better for a tender stomach. Applesauce, on the other hand, is lower in carb choices, and it will yield a far moister and denser cake. Both of these should be organic and local if you can manage it. Either is better than false sugar.
For the flour portion, you can choose to either use 2 cups of pecan meal or 2 cups of pecans ground up in the processor. Both add a protein packing punch.
Also your particular altitude, oven, and environment will modify this recipe slightly. The cake tastes good, but it is a little temperamental, meaning that you may have to tweak the ingredient amounts to get it just perfect for you and your family.
Low-Carb Chocolate Cake:
Now on to the wonders of low carb chocolate cake. Here are the ingredients you want. You can combine it in the way you choose.
- 2 cups of pecans
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 cup apple sauce (recommended), or 1/8 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup water (half if using applesauce)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9 inch round pan. Pulse the pecans in the blender until finely pureed or crushed. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and blend in the processor until thoroughly mixed. Add wet ingredients. Blend in processor until well blended. Pour into pan and bake for 25 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean when inserted. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
Then sit back and enjoy rich, chocolatey cake you’ll never guess is low carb :)
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“Chocolate Bliss? Low Carb Cake Mix Review,” Low Carb Beating, http://lowcarbeating.com/low-carb-help/articles/reviews/chocoloate-bliss-low-carb-cake-mix-review/ (2010).