3tablespoonsfull-fat coconut milkor milk of choice
5large eggsroom temperature
Powdered keto-friendly sweetener or cacao powderfor dusting
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your cast iron skillet in the oven for 15 minutes to heat up.
Roughly chop your chocolate and place into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second increments. Stir the chocolate each time it is microwaved until the chocolate starts to melt. When the chocolate is partially melted, mix in half of the butter in chunks and microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds. Stir until the butter is melted and mixed into the chocolate, then add in the remaining chunks of butter and stir until smooth.
Use a sifter to sift in the cacao powder to prevent lumps. Stir in the almond flour, sweeteners, coffee, and salt, then slowly mix in the coconut milk and vanilla extract.
Separate the eggs. Whisk the egg yolks into the batter and place the egg whites in a clean and dry bowl. Use a clean whisk to whisk the egg whites until they become frothy. Continue whisking until soft peaks form.
Working quickly, use a spatula to carefully fold the egg whites into the cake batter until just combined.
Remove the cast-iron skillet from the oven and add the last tablespoon of butter. Swirl it around the bottom and sides of the pan until the butter is melted. Pour the cake batter into the pan and smooth the top using a spatula.
Place the pan in the middle or top rack of the oven and bake the cake for 20-22 minutes. Allow the cake to cool slightly before slicing and serving. Top with sifted powdered sweetener or cacao powder if desired.
- Use room temperature eggs to help the egg whites foam and stiffen up quickly. Make sure you crack the egg whites into a clean and dry glass or metal bowl. Any moisture introduced will affect the eggs from whipping properly.- If you use a keto, sugar-alcohol sweetened chocolate in lieu of a very dark chocolate, you may want to adjust the sweetener slightly. Taste the batter prior to adding the eggs and adjust sweetener to fit your taste.
Keto Mocha Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Nutritional values are estimates only and do not include carbs from sugar alcohols.
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