Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chocolate Coconut Cake With Whipped Cream & Strawberry Topping



Typically, "healthy" desserts are flavorless and just do not seem to satisfy the sweet tooth. I recently made this recipe for my family as a special Valentine's Day dessert and it instantly became a favorite! No added sugar, gluten-free, low in carbs, and very tasty!





Chocolate Cake

Ingredients :
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tbs. erythritol (I prefer Swerve confectioners)
6 tsp. coconut flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking powder
6 Tbs. melted butter
1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all powdered ingredients together. Stir in butter, milk of choice, and eggs until mixed in thoroughly. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper (for easy removal), and pour in cake mix and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Test the middle of the cake with a toothpick, making sure that it comes out clean. Do not over bake and allow to cool.

Strawberry Topping

Ingredients :
2 cups frozen strawberries
Stevia to taste

On low heat, mash half to 3/4 of the frozen strawberries in a sauce pan until a thick liquid. Add rest of strawberries until defrosted. Set aside to cool.

Whipped Cream

Ingredients :
2 cups chilled hormone-free heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon pure stevia extract powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add all ingredients together. On a low speed, mix until cream starts to thicken and increase speed until peaks form and reaches the consistency of store bought whipped cream.

Top the cake with whipped cream and cooled strawberry topping.

Serves 8


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8 comments:

  1. This looks right up my husband's and stepson's alley! Unfortunately, I have no idea where I'd find erythritol in Denmark, they won't even sell molasses here, unless it's for animal feed. Do you know what I could substitute and in what amounts?

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    1. You could use stevia, it will change the taste a little...but it will work :-)

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  2. This looks like something my husband would completely love. He is my big chocolate fan. I love that the recipe has good for you ingredients and will be saving this recipe to make later on.

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  3. This looks pretty easy to make even though I am still a beginner at making desserts like this. I will have to give it a try because I just know this would be a hit in my house. My husband loves chocolate and coconut together!

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  4. I never used to care much for baking but I recently became very passionate about it. This recipe looks fantastic and I can't wait to give it a try. Chocolate and coconut go together so well!!

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  5. I'm not a fan of coconut, but chocolate cake with a whipped topping sounds amazing right now! I have never tried baking with almond flour before. I will check it out!

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  6. Chocolate and Strawberries. This sounds liek the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Yum. Chocolate, strawberries, and whipped cream sound like a real treat. I know a lot of bakers who are using Stevia and other substitutes and it seems to work for them. I'll have to give it a try some time.

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