I must admit ... I do enjoy taking 'time-out' of a busy day to sit down, relax and enjoy a small slice of low carb cake with a cup of coffee or tea. I don't have cake every day, but there are some days when an extra treat with a small slice of low carb cake is just wonderful, and so enjoyable!
Fellow diabetic blogger Ewelina says "If you like coffee and chocolate you will love this beautiful, layered cake that imitates cappuccino. Chocolate cake combines nicely with coffee flavoured cream and a layer of whipped cream. The cake is very moist and rich. Tastes delicious with a cup of hot and strong coffee"
90g ground almond
30g soya flour
5 big eggs
125g unsalted butter (softened)150g xylitol (powdered)
100g dark chocolate (Ewelina used Mernier dark chocolate)
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. bicarbonate soda
250g mascarpone cheese
200g whipping cream
4 tsp. instant coffee
3 tsp. powdered gelatine
4 tbsp. xylitol
250g whipping cream
1 tbsp. xylitol (or more if you wish)
1. Preheat oven to 170 C and line spring form tin with baking paper.
2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water and set aside to cool down a bit.
3. Using electric hand mixer beat the butter. Add Xylitol and melted chocolate.4. Separate egg yolks from whites. Add yolks to the chocolate mixture, one at the time mixing continuously.
5. Sift the ground almond, soy flour, baking powder and soda and add to the mixture.
6. Beat the egg whites and mix very gently with the chocolate mixture.
7. Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes. Check with a skewer if the cake is baked (the skewer should come out clean). Let it cool down and cut in half lengthwise.
1. Dissolve gelatine in ¼ cup of hot water. Let it cool down slightly.
2. Dissolve coffee in one tablespoon of hot water and mix with mascarpone cheese.
3. Whip the cream and add Splenda together with dissolved gelatine mixing continuously.
4. Add the cream mixture to the mascarpone cream.
Whip the cream and add Splenda.
Assembly of the cake:
Spread the coffee cream on a layer of the chocolate cake. Cover with the second layer. Spread the whipped cream on top and sprinkle with cocoa powder or coffee.
The whole cake has 114g carb divided into 14 slices it is 8.1g carb
See more at Ewelina's blog here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here
If you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here
A variety of articles and recipe ideas are within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
All the best Jan
Looks really yummy! Valerie
Mmm - looks divine!
What a beautiful cake, and sounds absolutely delicious !
Thank you for sharing.
This is a good looking cake picture!
Oh WOW...I have a cappuccino cake recipe that I often bake...but this one looks so much more impressive!!
Oh I simply HAVE to try your version😊
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Oh my goodness, Jan, what a fabulous looking low carb dessert!! You make the yummiest things. Your article on bone broth was excellent, too.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Happy February to you.
yummy now I feel like dessert.
...I'd rather skip the coffee cream.
Yum yum yum lol
oh this looks so good!!! i do enjoy a small piece of cake and a cup of tea, every now and again. not always but it's so good when you do it
It sounds like a rich and inviting treat.
That sounds yummy.
OMG this look delicious, another recipe saved, thank you Jan xx
That looks really good to me!
This looks absolutely delicious.
Looks tasty. Thank you.
Oh that sure looks delicious. I love the ingredient combo for the filling. That would work with so many recipes. Hugs-Erika
It looks great!Hugs!
Oh my! This does look really delicious!
I'm learning about the flours! The almond flour is fine for me and I am thrilled. Thanks for the link and of course this amazing recipe! Hugs!
Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe, it sounds even more yummy. Wishing you all the best!
Oh, this is so lovely.
I don't care for coffee so this doesn't appeal to me but hubby would like it, although I have never heard of that kind of cheese
i also love to have small bite of cake once in while i mean week :) it is like treating yourself kindly lol
That looks good!
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