The Best Veterans Day Keto & Low-Carb Chocolate Cake 2020

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The Best Veterans Day Keto & Low-Carb Chocolate Cake 2020

 

Whether you know it as Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day.

Take a moment on November 11th to honor those who have served your country.

Our hats are off to the men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe.

Veterans Day Keto Atosab

 

Today, we salute you with our Best Veterans Day Keto Chocolate Cake.

 

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 40 min Yield: 8 slices



Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1.5 cup (120g / 4oz) ground almonds
  • 1 cup (100g, 3.5oz) chopped walnuts (you can substitute with 1 more cup of almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp Truvia, or another heat-resistant granulated sugar substitute
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp sugar-free vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs

 

For the ganache:

  • 80g (3oz) unsalted butter (should be soft – take it out of
  • the fridge in advance)
  • 200g (7oz) cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 40ml (1.5oz) double cream (this is heavy cream for the US)
  • 2 tbsp Truvia
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp sugar-free vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon

 

All tsp and tbsp measures above refer to standard Imperial volumes:
(1 tbsp corresponds to 15 ml of liquid, 1 tsp to 5 ml).


Instructions

Bake the cake first.
  • Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5.
  • Mix dry ingredients – almond flour, chopped walnuts,
  • half the cocoa powder (2 tbsp), half of Truvia (2 tbsp), baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk the eggs lightly, add and mix in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Add whisked eggs to the flour mixture and blend well.
  • Cooking time will depend on the size of your tin (and let’s face it, every oven is different).

 

When cooked, the surface should be firm and springy. (Mine took about 20 minutes).

Cool completely before assembling the cake. While your cake is baking, prepare ganache:

Mix softened butter with cream cheese,  double cream, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Add the other half of cocoa powder (2 tbsp), Truvia (2 tbsp) and cinnamon, blend well. Assemble the cake

Cut into cooled cake horizontally into slices. 

Depending on the size and shape of your tin,  and on how much it raises, you should manage at least two slices, and possibly three.

Assemble your cake, spreading ganache between the layers and on top.

Decorated with chocolate shavings or dust with cocoa powder.

 

Nutritional information


Serving size: 1 slice (1/8 of the whole recipe)
Per serving: 438 calories, 4g net carbs, 40g fat,
15g protein

 

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