Flourless & Dairy Free Chocolate Dessert Cake

chocolate cake

Serving Suggestion

chocolate wedding cake

As a Wedding Cake

single slice flourless desert chocolate cake

Single Slice

This rich tasting cake is great on its own or with some berries & double cream.

You can also use it to create a classy special occasion cake as shown here. (I confess to dusting with icing sugar ????) This is the cake for my eldest sons wedding.

I made several of  the dessert cakes & assembled in layers using chocolate ganache, fresh blueberries & strawberries and mascarpone cream. Berry topper was made with more fresh berries held together with chocolate ganache. I used 85% chocolate to keep the carbs down.

Serves 8, 2g carbs per serve

Flourless & Dairy Free Chocolate Dessert Cake
Amount Ingredient Carbs
50g cocoa powder 9g
1/3 cup hot water 0g
2 tspn coffee powder 0g
2 tspn boiling water 0g
100g almond meal 8g
Equivalent natural sugar substitute to ½ cup caster sugar 0g
3 eggs separated 3g
Berries to serve if desired
Total Carbs 20g

Preheat over to 180°C. Brush a 20 cm baking pan with melted spread lightly to grease. Line base with baking paper.

Combine the cocoa powder & hot water in a medium bowl. Combine the coffee powder & boiling water in a cup. Add coffee to cocoa mix & stir to combine.

Add almond meal, xylitol & egg yolks to cocoa mixture & stir until well combined.

Using elec beaters, mix egg whites until soft peaks form. Use a metal spoon to fold in a spoonful of egg whites into cocoa mixture until combined. Gently fold in remaining egg whites until just combined.

Pour mixture into prepared pan. Place cake in a roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the roasting pan to reach 2/3 of the way up the side of pan.

Bake in preheated oven until skewer comes out clean.

Remove cake from water bath & set aside for20 mins to cool.

Turn cake onto a wire rack & remove paper & set aside for a further 20 mins or until cooled to room temp.

Originally posted 2017-09-11 18:27:54.

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