Sunday, April 25, 2010

Low carb chocolate lava cake

I thought I had posted this already, but I sure can't find it. Recently I've had several people ask for the recipe, so here goes:

Chocolate Lava Cake:

  • 1/4c almond flour
  • Sweetener equivalent to 2T sugar*
  • 1T coconut oil melted
  • 2T dry coco powder, unsweetened
  • 1 large egg
  • Low sugar dark chocolate (ie 2 squares Lindt, 1/2 ChocoPerfection* bar)

  • 2T cream cheese
  • Sweetener equavalent to 2tsp sugar*

In a small bowl or large coffee mug, mix egg, sweetener, almond flour, coconut oil and coco powder until well mixed. It will be a bit lumpy. Add the chocolate in chunks/pieces to the top.

Microwave on high for about 1 minute (ovens may vary. It will puff up and look a bit moist in the center). Immediately turn cake out onto a plate or bowl (it sticks to the cooking bowl/cup, so turn out immediately.

In separate bowl mix softened cream cheese with sweetener. Blend well.

Once cake is cooled off a bit, spread frosting over all and enjoy!

In the picture above I sprinkled a little shaved chocolate on the top...just to make it pretty.
*I use oligofructose, Sweet Perfection, which is mostly fiber. SweetPerfection measures the same as sugar and is almost 100% fiber. 1 cup = 127 g carbohydrate with 122 g fiber.. I also used ChocoPerfection dark chocolate bar for this recipe. Calculation is based on this sweetener and chocolate.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 1-2

Numbers Per Recipe:
Calories: 638
Fat: 53 g
Saturated: 24g
Carbohydrate: 43 g
Dietary Fiber: 33 g
Protein: 17 g

The cake part was yummy enough, but when you got a glob of the chocolate! YUMMMMM!!!

Recipe is for 1 serving. A lot of carbs, but most are fiber.

Number of Servings: 1-2 I've been known to eat the whole thing, but it is a lot. As a snack or desert, it's probably best to share.

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