3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake with Natvia

Thursday, 26 March 2015

3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake with Natvia

gluten free chocolate cake


I have to start by saying I was very doubtful over this recipe. How can you make a cake without flour and butter? Well it turns out I have a lot to learn. Especially when it comes to sugar free cooking. The recipe is simple and worth a try if you have any gluten free friends coming over.

I took a 150g of Dr Oetkers dark chocolate and melted it for a couple of minutes in the microwave at 400W.

I then separated three eggs and added the yolks along with 2tbsp of Natvia to the melted chocolate.

I whisked the eggs until they were stiff.

egg whites

I then folded in the chocolate mixture and transferred to a baking tray and cooked at 180C for approximately 20 minutes.

Whilst these aren't the same as the calorie laden chocolate brownies that I am used to, they give you a chocolate kick when you need it and I found they tasted even better the next day.

Natvia is a natural alternative to artificial sweetener with a whopping 95% fewer calories than sugar. I could certainly do with reducing my sugar intake but I think some practice in getting the recipes right is required. I had a go at making cupcakes and the results weren't great. Luckily there are a number of recipes on the Sweeter life club website to help you get started. There are also hints and tips on the Natvia site.

At the moment, I am on the fence over Nativa. I like the idea of reducing my sugar intake, I just need to try some more recipes to see which ones work for me. So in short, watch this space and I will update you on any good recipes that I devise! In the mean time I think I will be trying out the low carb Mojito recipe.



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40 comments:

ashleigh allan said...

Looks great - will definatley try this!

Sarah Cooper said...

Looks great

Leila Benhamida said...

Will try this for the kids.

Kaci Soderstrom said...

So simple and quick, love it.

Aaron Broad said...

looks really good, next day off gotta give it a go

❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️ said...

Never heard of Natvia have tried others but unless it's been in stronger flavoured recipes it does taste very different to sugar. I think they are definitely getting there but perhaps it's also about what you get used to. Thank you for the review!

Laura Pritchard said...

This looks lush!!!

Helen Battle said...

love the look of these.i'm going to have a go at making them this weekend

Diane Hicklin said...

Great for people with food allergies/intolerences

Louise Fairweather said...

I think the key is that it can't be used in they same way as sugar so it's learning to cook things differently for them to taste nice.

Louise Fairweather said...

Definately

Alica said...

Oh my they look gorgeous! I will try these sometime :)

ALINA IOANA said...

Looks tasty! Got to try them :)

Rebecca Nisbet said...

i love brownies, especially when they are crispy on the top and soft in the middle, the fact that the recipe is better for you is great.

James McKenna said...

These look too easy - will have to try them!

Stacy Sorrell said...

This is perfect, nothing worse than being on a diet during Easter

Liam Bishop said...

I think there are some great recipes out there, it can be done! Just got to get used to working with different ingredients. These look tasty!

Louise Fairweather said...

Definately. Hopefully this old dog can learn a new trick

Louise Fairweather said...

I haven't the will power with all the chocolate in our house at the moment

Elinor Fisher said...

Love the idea of using Natvia instead of sugar but doesn't adding a bar of chocolate to the recipe defeat the object of cutting down on sugar ( or am I being too strict!)

Susie Wilkinson said...

This sounds great, I look forward to seeing more recipes from you!

Claire Woods said...

Will have to try this.

Kim Styles said...

another great recipe from you -thanks

Christine Caple said...

Sounds great to try

Irene Murdoch said...

Sounds very more-ish!

Angie Hoggett said...

mmmm, looks lovely!

Heather said...

Nice quick and easy :) great stuff!

Olivia Kirby said...

Its not something I would try, for a start, I hate separating eggs haaha! I'm also not keen on chocolate so our baking is normally fruit based :-)

James Travis said...

Looks great

kim neville said...

Fab way to reduce sugar and calorie intake

Julie Perry said...

I wouldn't have believed it either....must go try making it :)

Maggie Lee-Roberts said...

Always want to hear about low sugar recipes. Low carb too. Sounds yummy to me.

Jessica Newman said...

very interesting but i love my sugary snacks

Sarah Davies said...

Would be interesting to taste this. I'm still slightly sceptical at the moment if I'm honest.

Ellie Spider said...

look lovely and being diabetic im always looking for low and sugar free snack

Sarah-Dawn Pope said...

I am never entirely convinced by sugar substitutes, but it probably does depend on how you use them

Hayley Todd said...

I must admit, like you I am sceptical as to how you can make a cake without flour and butter, but my husband has just been diagnosed with Coeliac and this sounds a really interesting way to carry on making him his favourite cakes!

caroline tokes said...

ive never used sugar substituates before but will give this a go

Natalie Gillham said...

great recipe thanks :)

Lynsie Lynn said...

I can't wait to try this :) My Mum's diabetic so this would go down a real treat :)