Chocolate Almond Flour Cake (low carb chocolate cake)
Low carb chocolate almond flour cake covered with sugar-free chocolate ganache. Baked in a heart shaped cake pan for Valentine's Day, but it can be baked in any type of cake pan to be enjoyed all year long! Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points = 7
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
For The Cake:
- 4 large eggs separated
- 1/2 cup Erythritol divided in half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup superfine almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour*
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For Chocolate Ganache:
- 6 ounces sugar-free chocolate chips (about 3/4 cup)
- 6 ounces heavy cream
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease bottom and sides of an 8" baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup Erythritol, and the vanilla extract until smooth.
Using an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whip attachment, whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Slowly beat in the remaining 1/4 cup erythritol. Set aside.
Whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt, then add to the egg yolks. Stir everything together to form a thick dough.
Gently fold in the egg whites, 1/2 cup at a time, incorporating them fully between each addition. The final addition should result in a smooth, fluffy batter.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Place the pan on the center rack and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove pan from oven and allow cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the inside edge of the pan to loosen the sides, then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
After the cake has cooled, make and decorate the cake with chocolate ganache or the topping of your choice.
Place chocolate into a heat proof bowl; Set aside.
Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it just begins to steam and small bubbles appear along the edge of the pan.
Pour hot cream over the chocolate chips and allow it to sit untouched for 3 minutes, then stir ingredients to combine. The ganache should be shiny and smooth. Ganache will be completely liquid when poured, but will thicken upon standing or upon refrigeration.
- Weight Watchers Smart Points (based on Freestyle program) per slice = 7
- *If you don't want to use 1 Tablespoon coconut flour, it can be omitted completely, or substituted with 3 Tablespoons almond flour, or 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.5mg