I was looking for a delicious and super healthy dessert, and I found it!
This gluten and dairy-free Fudgy Chocolate Cake is not only irresistible, but it is also super easy to make as it requires just 4 ingredients.
I decided to replace brown sugar with erythritol* for the first time as an experiment, and it perfectly worked. If desired, you can use brown sugar instead.
Ingredients for a 24cm round cake pan
– 200g 70% dark chocolate
– 4 eggs (room temperature)
– 30g organic erythritol (or 2 big spoons of brown sugar)
– 2 big spoons extra virgin olive oil
– Strawberries or your favorite fruit
Extra toppings if desired: fresh whipped cream or coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease the round cake pan with extra virgin olive oil
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water
- Soak strawberries in a large bowl with water and bicarbonate for 15 minutes to get chemicals off (don’t remove the stem before washing them otherwise they will absorb the chemicals)
- Separate the egg white from the yolk in two bowls (eggs should be room temperature so they will combine better with the melted chocolate)
- Use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until stiff and put them aside
- Pour the melted chocolate in a bowl, add 2 big spoons of extra virgin olive oil and combine well with a spoon
- Add the erythritol (or brown sugar) to the yolk and mix well with a spatula. Then add the mixture to the chocolate previously combined with the olive oil and stir well
- Add the stiff white egg to the mixture and whisk until combined
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 20-25 minutes (insert a toothpick in the centre of the cake to see if it comes out semi-clean before taking out the cake from the oven)
Once ready, remove the cake from oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes
Rinse the strawberries thoroughly under cool water and cut them into cubes
Transfer the cake from the pan to a plate and top it with the strawberries
*The Erythritol is essentially a sugar alcohol derived from fruits. It has zero calories and no carbs, so it does not raise blood sugar or insulin levels. It seems to be a great alternative to the sugar, however, it can upset the stomach and cause gas if eaten in excess. You can find erythritol in organic grocery stores or on amazon (see below link).
Note: When using Erythritol as a substitute in your recipes, apply proportions between 1.2 or 1.4
*Source: Summary of several websites