This is the my son’s first birthday as a Diabetic. He’s turning seven and LOVES chocolate. Anyone have a yummy recipe for chocolate cake?
I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but it sounds rich & easy. You could add some unsweetened cocoa & a bit of sweetener to the whipped cream topping for extra chocolate, or melt unsweetened baker’s chocolate with some sweetener to drizzle on top.
(Judith, you’re such a good daughter & sister. Would still love to have your cheesecake recipe whenever you have time & the chocolate cake one, too.)
Flourless Chocolate Cake (8 servings)
2 cups pecans
1/3 cup baker’s cocoa (unsweetened)
1 t baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (I stick) butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Artificial sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease a 8 or 9" round pan or springform pan.
Process pecans in food processor - pulse until they are meal - but they won’t get quite as small as corn meal.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients and pulse again.
Add the wet ingredients and process until well-blended.
Pour into pan and bake. The exact time will vary with the pan. Start checking at about 25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cut when cool. If desired, serve with homemade whipped cream and/or chocolate sauce.
Nutritional Information: Each of 8 servings has 2 grams of effective carbohydrate plus 4 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 334 calories.
Judith, after reading about growing stevia here (maybe it was a post by you?), I am now growing a pot of it. But how would you use fresh…or even dried…stevia in baking? What do you do to it to process it for baking?
I once made this recipe for: Flourless Chocolate Cake and I put a chocolate glaze over the top. It makes just one “layer” and it’s not “puffy” like regular cake, it’s sort of flat. It’s actually almost more like a brownie than cake. I took it to a family function where 2 of us are diabetic, and it was almost all eaten, although I thought it was chocolate overkill. I mean it is very, very rich. Anyway…here’s the recipe if you are interested:
8 - 1 oz squares semi sweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup Splenda
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat oven to 300. Grease one 8" round cake pan, line it with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double broiler over low heat. (I just used a regular pan, don’t have a double broiler). Remove from heat, stir in Splenda, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes then turn out on a wire rack and cool completely. (The web site where I got this recipe had lots of comments from users that their cake fell apart when they took it out of the pan, or that it stuck very badly. Just make sure you put the parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, and then I even sprayed the pan too. Mine came out fine.)
2 - 1 oz squares semi-sweet chocolate
1-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
1-1/2 tsp milk
1-1/2 tsp honey
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove from heat, add milk, honey and vanilla until smooth and glossy. Let cool about 3 minutes. Pour all of it in the middle of the cake and use a spatula to spread and drizzle over edges.
If you cut this into 8 small slices, here’s the nutritional info: 346 calories; 27 g fat; 23 g carbs; 2.5 g fiber; 5.07 g protein
You can also do a Google search for “low carb cake glaze” or something like that, and there are different options.
This is definitely a chocoholic’s dream, it’s very rich. You can’t eat very much!
I actually made the chocolate cake with diet coke. It was pretty good!
Does this effect your BG? You can’t add it to food like a sweetener & it just makes anything taste sweet, right?
What’s funny, Judith, is it sits growing on my deck and I keep forgetting to use it when I make my tea! Man, it’s hard to get new habits ingrained!
This is my FAVORITE chocolate cake, which is VERY low carb. Goes best with some ice cream or whipped cream!
3 Minute Chocolate Carmel Flax Cake for One
2 tablespoons melted butter(0 carbs)
1/4 cup Ground Flax Meal (5g carb, almost all fiber- check the packaging)
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder (2 carbs)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder (1 carb)
2 tablespoons liquid sweetner or Davinci’s Carmel Sugar free Syrup (0 carbs)
1 Egg (0-1)
How To Prepare: Melt butter in a small microwave safe dish, mine was about 2 1/2 inches x 5 inches and about 1 inch deep. Mix in all ingredients and microwave for 1 minute in the same dish.
Let cool slightly and enjoy.
Good with ice cream, whipped topping or plain yogurt.