Low-carb chocolate cake with Easter eggs

Low-carb chocolate cake with Easter eggs

Can't imagine an Easter celebration without savoring some delicious chocolate eggs? You don't have to! This low-carb version of a classic chocolate cake is decorated with cute mini Easter eggs to add the perfect touch and flavor to your celebrations.

Low-carb chocolate cake with Easter eggs

Can't imagine an Easter celebration without savoring some delicious chocolate eggs? You don't have to! This low-carb version of a classic chocolate cake is decorated with cute mini Easter eggs to add the perfect touch and flavor to your celebrations.
USMetric
10 servingservings

Ingredients

Chocolate cake
  • 9 oz. 250 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids
  • 5 tbsp 5 tbsp granulated erythritol
  • 9 oz. 260 g unsalted butter
  • 5 5 egg, yolks and whites separatedeggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
Mini Easter eggs
  • 2¾ oz. 80 g unsalted butter
  • 513 oz. (1½ cups) 150 g (350 ml) finely ground walnuts or almond flour
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • ¼ cup (¾ oz.) 60 ml (22 g) unsweetened finely shredded coconut

Instructions

Instructions are for 10 servings. Please modify as needed.

Chocolate cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F / 175° C. Grease a cake pan with plenty of butter.
  2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a bain-marie or a double boiler.
  3. Add the egg whites and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Using a standing or hand mixer, whisk the egg whites until peaks form.
  4. In another mixing bowl, gently beat the egg yolks. Add the butter, sweetener and chocolate, and mix together until combined.
  5. Gently and gradually, fold the beaten egg whites into the mixture using a rubber spatula.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the greased cake pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. The cooking time will depend on the size of the cake pan you are using. A 6 cup Bundt pan will yield a taller cake, but will need to bake longer. This recipe was tested with a 12 cup Bundt pan. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Mini Easter eggs

While the cake is in the oven, prepare the chocolate eggs.
  1. Melt the butter and place it in a small bowl.
  2. Add the ground walnuts, cocoa powder and sweetener to the bowl. Mix the ingredients to form a dough, and then place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, or until it is firm.
  3. Place the shredded coconut into a small bowl. Using the palm of your hand, shape the mixture into the shape of 12 small eggs, and then roll the eggs in the coconut to coat.

Tips!

Decoration

To make your own colored desiccated coconut, put the coconut on a plate and add a few drops of food coloring. Mix with a fork and leave to dry completely before decorating the chocolate eggs.

Serving suggestions

Make this rich and chocolatey dessert extra delicious by serving a scop of homemade low-carb ice cream on the side. Try our vanilla, blueberry or lemon ice cream. Super tasty!

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6 comments

  1. Deniseregina
    Why is sweetener mentioned twice? It says to put it in with the butter and chocolate. But then at the end of the recipe, it says to sprinkle it in.
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristie Sullivan, PhD Team Diet Doctor
    Thanks for bringing that to our attention! It has now been corrected.
  3. ingobike
    Have you tried recipes like these with allulose? I'm getting really good glucose numbers with allulose. I use it sparingly but it is nice to have a LCHF dessert option once in awhile. Sugar alcohols give me headaches and gastro-intestinal distress. (And I generally do not have food sensitivity issues) I don't know what's going on with sugar alchohols but I worry they may be a problem for many people, even those without obvious symptoms. So what do you think of trying these with allulose?
  4. Roberto
    I'm wondering why you don't list the SUGARS in the Nutrition information.
  5. zoemckernan1988
    Is the carbs counted as the full cake or just per slice?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the carbs counted as the full cake or just per slice?

    All of our recipes list the nutrition information and carb count per serving.

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