It’s birthday weekend for my Sweetie, so time to bake. This is my keto version of an olive oil flourless chocolate cake bake. I can’t remember where I got this recipe or when I changed it up, but here it is, in a keto version. Rich, dense coffee flavoured chocolate cake! It’s very very good though not too photogenic.
Summary of what we do:
Filter strong cup of coffee and dissolve sugar in it and stir in cocoa. Beat eggs and olive oil; add almond flour and mix together, combine with wet olive oil mix and lastly add cocoa mix then bake 45 to 50 minutes at 325⁰F/160⁰F
On stove mix together until a heavy liquid:
- ½ cup strong coffee (can be decaf ;), brimming ½ cup as there will be some steaming off
- 1 cup keto sugar preferably brown if you have
- 6 heaped tblsp cocoa, you want a good dark cocoa!
- 2 tblsp vanilla essence
Then mix together:
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup peanut, coconut or hazelnut flour (use almond if you don’t have)
- ¼ cup protein powder or whey
- 1 tsp heaped baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
Then beat together:
- 3 large eggs
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 3 heaped tblsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
- Brew your coffee
- On stove top, add sugar to coffee and stir until dissolved
- Add cocoa until well mixed in
- Cool, then add vanilla essence
- While doing this, mix your flour/dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
- In another bowl beat together eggs, yogurt and olive oil
- Add egg mix to flours
- Set oven to 325F/160C
- Add cooled wet cocoa mix to flour mix
- Pour into well greased and parchment lined pan (I used a springform cheesecake pan, if you grease it really well with olive oil or butter it should be fine without parchment paper!)
- Bake in slower oven for 45 to 50 minutes -at most an hour in slower ovens- or until set. Must not wiggle in centre, but not be dry and hard. Do not bake too long but make sure it does not look wiggly in the middle!
- Let cool completely before cutting and removing from cake pan and refrigerate after a day once cut
- Add your favourite glazed topping, frosting or dust with powdered keto sugar
This recipe can be made non-keto with the same quantities of non keto flour and regular sugar … and I’d add a tblsp of molasses :)!
I hope you enjoy this dense and rich keto cake! We served it with whipped cream.
Snippets of summer to follow. In the middle of baking my partner brought home these lovely sunflowers from his vegetable patch in the community garden. He was the first to plant sunflowers there and now the whole community garden is adorned with these beautiful flowers.
Quick caprese salad sandwich for you to make!
Layered orange German and oxheart tomatoes with mozzarella, fresh basil, garlic, ground salt and pepper and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Avocado on the side.
Thumb print almond keto cookies filled with chocolate chips and home made keto marmalade. I forgot to write the recipe down as I made them, but they were awesome and tasted like mini tartlets.
First harvested garlic he grows too!
Courgette pickles and roasted veggies, all grown by my sweetie. Summer is delicious!