How to Make a Low Carb Chocolate Cake

Low carb chocolate cake might sound like wishful thinking, but with some creativity you will discover that there are plenty of ways of making delicious chocolate cakes without the carbs.

Watching one's weight can be a rough battle, especially when considering the many delicous and tempting desserts out there. Don't give up hope! Low carb chocolate cake recipes are particularly useful if you're on the Atkins or Fit-for-Life Diet, and need to keep your carb intake low, but can't resist a piece of chocolate cake.

 

The Secret of Low Carb Chocolate Cake: Go Nuts!

  • One of the best ways to make a low carb cake is to replace the flour with ground nuts, thus substituting carbs with proteins. Pecan nuts, almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts all make for delicious chocolate cakes. You don't even need a fancy blender or food processor to grind them -- a simple pestle and mortar will do.
  • Nuts, besides being healthy and delicious, help to make your cake dense and moist. The result? A healthy, protein-rich cake that looks and tastes like a sinfully tempting desert!

Some Recipe Ideas

  • If you aren't keen on using nuts to make your low carb cake, you might want to try something which sounds even crazier: beans! Red kidney beans, soy beans and black beans can all be used to make delicious low carb chocolate cakes.
  • Beans are a good source of protein, and are cheap too. You can make a killer chocolate cake that will fool your carb-munching friends with just a cup and a half of black beans, six tablespoons of cocoa, six tablespoons of butter, five eggs, half a cup of sugar, a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of baking powder. 
  • Beat the butter and sugar together, and then beat two of the eggs into this mix. Separately, mix the beans, the other three eggs and the salt together in a blender. Add this mix to the butter, sugar and egg mix. Lastly, add the cocoa powder and baking soda. Mix it all together and pop it in the oven for 40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Enjoy!