Category: chocolate

Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake

DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE This chocolate cake is rich and dark, moist and hearty.  The secret ingredient is black treacle and the topping of 100% black chocolate ganache is a must for real chocolate lovers.  Rich and decadent, you’ll be able to serve this to your guests whether on a keto/low-carb diet or not.  They’ll

Chocolate Ganache

CHOCOLATE GANACHE This simple to make and wonderful chocolate ganache is made in minutes and can be adjusted to produce a lighter or thicker sauce for the type of ganache you require – from simple glazing for the top of cakes to a cream-type filling for cakes or as piping for a topping for cupcakes

Chocolate Sauce for Desserts

CHOCOLATE SAUCE FOR DESSERTS Like the raspberry coulis and the pistachio praline on the two Panna Cotta recipes on this blog, you can mix and match the sauces, coulis and toppings on many different desserts. I find they are all just wonderful on panna cotta, but they are also rather wonderful on home-made keto ice-cream. 

Chocolate Brownies

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

As a chocoholic, it has been lovely to work on my regular gluten-free brownie recipe to find a keto version – and here it is!  These yummy brownies are incredibly rich and lightly gooey in the middle.  I’ve baked them here in individual square tins (because they look pretty), but they can also be baked in a square or oblong tin and cut into portions.  This recipe makes 16 brownies and they have just 1.8 carbs each.  (2.3 carbs each if you add walnuts). Delicious, rich, yummy brownies.

Chocolate Heaven Cake

CHOCOLATE HEAVEN CAKE

What can I say?  This truly lovely chocolate cake is a big hit with everyone who tries it.  I’m not sure if it’s the lovely chocolatey sponge, the amazing chocolate sauce, or the sweetened cream that hits the hot-spot for most people – maybe it’s the combination of all three?  At 7 carbs per slice (if you cut your cake into 12 slices), it’s a delicious treat you can have when you have a few carbs in the bank!

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Pie

CHOCOLATE ORANGE CHEESECAKE PIE

Chocolate and orange are traditional Christmas flavour favourites, so I’ve put together a wonderful chocolate orange cheesecake pie.  This decadent cheesecake is made very quickly and uses Montezuma’s 100% cocoa Orange & Cocoa Nib black chocolate for a deliciously rich and decadent taste.  Even with a crispy chocolate pastry base, this delightful dessert only has 5 carbs per serving?  Go on, treat yourself!

Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Cream

HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE CAKE with SALTED CARAMEL CREAM

This is a deliciously rich, nutty cake, packed with flavour and the most delicate sweetness of salted-caramel in the cream filling and topping.  It’s a recipe I developed from making the keto cake part of my tiramisu and I just know it’s going to be a staple in this house for cake treats.  Although rich and sweet, it only contains 6 carbs per slice!  What’s not to like?

Chocolate Muffins

CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

Here’s another every-day chocolate cake staple.  These muffins can be made and baked in 30 minutes and filled with the most amazing combinations of sweetened and flavoured cream. With only 4g of carbs per muffin, even with a cream filling, this is a daily treat you can always afford.

Melt in the Middle Chocolate Puddings

MELT IN THE MIDDLE CHOCOLATE PUDDINGS

This is an incredibly easy recipe, quick to make.  It can be whipped up and made in 10 minutes from ingredients usually to hand in the store-cupboard) and is deliciously luxurious, served hot, with lashings of double cream.  At only 6.5 carbs per portion, it’s always an indulgent every-day pudding you can treat yourself to.

Tiramisu

TIRAMISU

This is one of my favourite recipes. A delightful boozy treat. With only 8g of Carbs per portion, it is utterly delicious and totally decadent for a diet!

The Cake Part – Ingredients

Makes 18 pieces for 18 individual portions

  • 20 tblsp      Hazlenut Meal (not flour as this is too heavy)
  • 2 tsp           Baking Powder
  • 1 tblsp        Cocoa Powder (highest cocoa content you can find)
  • 4 tblsp        Melted Butter
  • 3 medium   Eggs
  • 2 tsp           Vanilla Essence
  • Slosh          Vanilla or Brown Sugar Skinny Syrup (as sugar replacement)
  • 4 tsp           Instant coffee in a dash of boiling water to dissolve

 The Cake Part – Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 175*C
  • Line and lightly butter an oblong tin – 23cm x 17cm
  • Combine the dry ingredients well in a bowl.
  • Mix together the eggs, vanilla essence and Skinny Syrup and then add the dissolved coffee.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and the melted butter and mix well.
  • Pour evenly into the tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool in the tin and then cut carefully into 18 pieces (3 x 6)
  • Pieces can be frozen for future use in an airtight bag or container

The Boozy Marsala Part – Ingredients

Makes 4 individual Tiramisu desserts

  • 2 shots        Roma Coffee (or your favourite coffee) – Espresso measures
  • 2 caps         Marsala liqueur
  • 4 pieces      Tiramisu cake (from above)

The Boozy Marsala Part – Method

  • Pour the shots of coffee and the caps of Marsala over the cake pieces in a small bowl and turn them over until they have soaked up all the liquid.

The Creamy Part – Ingredients

  • 250g tub     Mascarpone Cheese
  • 300g           Double Cream
  • 2 sloshes    Marsala liqueur
  • 1 sosh         Vanilla Skinny Syrup

The Creamy Part – Method

  • Whisk the cream and mascarpone cheese together until soft peaks are formed.  Then whisk in the marsala liqueur and vanilla syrup to taste and the cream is firm enough not to fall out of an upturned bowl.

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