Who Needs Flour with our Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake?
Keto flourless chocolate cake is a low carber’s best friend. Omitting flour completely in these dense, rich low carb cake recipes eliminate gluten and cut carbs drastically! You barely have to make any other changes to the recipe when you are able to take out this high carb ingredient.
Throw chocolate into the mix and you’ve got yourself a decadent dessert that will impress even the biggest chocoholic. Because flourless cake recipes don’t use any flour and barely rise at all, they can be a little denser than a regular cake. In order to make our cake a little more fluffy and light, we decided to separate the eggs we used and fluff them up. Both parts of the egg were beaten until more than doubled in volume. The egg yolks were beaten until pale yellow and the egg whites until stiff peaks formed. This helped give our cake a bit of lightness among the dense chocolatey goodness (don’t worry, they will still be super chocolatey!). The more gentle you are when folding the egg whites into your cake batter, the airier the cake will become.
We had a bit of a heavy hand when it came to folding in the whites so we ended up with a denser flourless chocolate cake than we initially dreamt of, but it tasted amazing none-the-less. So, if you want that dense texture in your chocolate cake, just mix the batter a little more!
For this low carb flourless chocolate cake recipe, make sure to use unsalted butter and unsweetened.. pretty much everything. Unsweetened cocoa powder is an absolute must and unsweetened chocolate is also ideal. If you can’t find unsweetened chocolate, look for a keto brand of chocolate like Lily’s which sweetened their chocolate chips with erythritol. I also love to have Lily’s chocolate’s on hand just for snacking on when that chocolate craving hits. A guilt-free chocolate bar that I can pop in my mouth is totally necessary!
If you only have semisweet chocolate, you will need to omit the erythritol by at least half and adjust your macros accordingly. Semi-sweet chocolate can work in a pinch but unsweetened or keto-friendly chocolate is ideal.
Speaking of macros, each slice of this amazing flour chocolate cake will amount to only 2 net carbs! Perfect for those late-night chocolate cravings! It is almost unbelievable that this much flavor can have so few carbs. We know that this is going to be your go-to chocolate ket dessert- it really is incredible.
You can enjoy this sugar-free chocolate cake warm, with a scoop of sugar-free ice cream or whipped cream! It’s equally as enjoyable when it’s cold out of the fridge. How do you like to eat your cake?
If you loved this recipe, you might like the version of keto chocolate cake from Simply So Healthy. Unlike ours, it uses almond flour but is completely keto-friendly and absolutely delicious!
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