Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mom's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

I always loved my mom's chocolate cake and so did everyone else who ever tasted it.  The same cake that my grandma also made, and probably my great grandmother.  I don't know.  It was just handed down.  I have been sick with some crazy virus for over a week and can hardly eat anything, but strangely enough, chocolate is the one thing I'm wanting!  So I tell myself, "Hey self, maybe there's something in chocolate I need right now.  Maybe I should listen to my body".  So I made my mother's chocolate cake this morning with a few adaptations to make it low carb.  The flours I used were a mixture of almond, flaxmeal, carbalose, and wheat protein isolate 5000.  But you can use half almond meal and half flaxmeal is my guess with good results as well, or even try all almond meal.  I may do that next time.  I did like the consistency it came out with.  Sweeteners I used were Splenda, Xylitol,  and Diabetisweet, but you can try your own favorite ones.  Erythritol would work in place of xylitol.  You need either one though to get the same texture and taste with chocolate I think.  I only use small amounts so the amount you get in one helping is minimal so I never have the gastrointestinal problems that way.  Same with the Diabetisweet.
Here's the recipe and the video will come soon.  I need to get to a doctor's appointment to see why I am so dizzy in the head :p and then I'll put together the video.

Mom's Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Glaze

Recipe By     :Ginny Larsen, © ginnyslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com 2010
Serving Size  : 16  

1/2  cup  Splenda
1/4  cup  xylitol
1/4  cup  Diabetisweet Sugar Substitute-White -- or brown
1/2  cup  cocoa
1/4  cup  coconut oil -- melted
2   large  eggs
1/2  cup  coconut milk
2  teaspoons  vanilla
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  almond meal
1/2  cup  flax meal, Golden
1/4  cup  carbalose flour
1/4  cup  wheat protein Isolate 5000
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1  cup  hot water -- poured over all
Chocolate Glaze Topping
3 tablespoons  unsalted butter
1 ounce  unsweetened chocolate
1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
1 cup  "Powdered Sugar" -- *see Note
1 1/2  tablespoons  hot water -- enough to dribble in for consistency

*Note: To make "powdered sugar", mix 1 cup Splenda and 1/2 cup xylitol in blender, blending and mixing/shaking up, at 10 sec. each time on low speed, until it gets to the consistency of powdered sugar.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Mix everthing into a large mixing bowl and beat with electric beater slowly until incorporated, scrape sides, and then beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

Pour into bundt pan.  Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until cake tests done.  (knife inserted comes out clean and cake is pulling away from the sides of the pan).  Let completely cool, turn out onto a plate and spread on chocolate glaze.

Glaze: Melt butter and chocolate in microwave, 30 sec. at first, and then in 15 sec. intervals, stirring until melted and blended together.  Add vanilla, and powdered sugar substitute.  Pulse with electric mixer slowly until blended, and then slowly mix while adding small amounts of water just until it gets to the right consistency for a glaze.  Mix well, and pour over the top of the cake allowing it to run down the sides and into the middle of the cake. 

  "adapted from my mother's chocolate cake recipe I grew up with"
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Per Serving: 181 Calories; 12g Fat (51.5% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 13g Dietary Fiber

NOTES : 6 useable g. carbs per 1/16 piece of cake


  1. Hiya Ginny.

    When you say maybe there's something in chocolate your body needs, that just might be magnesium. When I was training as a herbalist my mentor found many people were magnesium deficient, and often had huge chocolate cravings. Trouble is, most people go for the sugar-laden rubbishy stuff rather than the higher cocoa solid stuff.

    This looks good to try just using almond meal - I make some very nice cupcakes using only almond flour so next time we have guests, this might be on the menu. Thanks.



  2. Thanks Karen! I just saw your comment. Ha! I'm still learning this blog thing. I probably do need more magnesium. I have a hard time getting a good source of it. Chocolate works for me! ;)

    I hope the cake works well for you with almond meal. Let me know. I may do that next time too.


  3. Can I use just Splenda and Xylitol instead of Diabetisweet (since I can't seem to find it)? Looks great!

  4. Yes you should be able to. That should work fine. Hope you like it!

  5. Thanks! My birthday is in four days, so I am looking for something to eat while the rest of my family has "real" cake. ;)

  6. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy it! :)



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