Desserts make life more delicious. Everybody loves a good dessert. This week we’ve prepared a very chocolaty treat for you. What’s amazing about it is that it’s so diet-friendly. We decided to make a keto chocolate cake with quail eggs.
Not to brag, but we are quite confident this is the best chocolate cake you will ever make, keto diet aside. Whether you’re looking for a cake recipe for a birthday or simply as a treat, look no further than this one. It’s also really easy to make, considering how complicated most cakes can be. This particular keto dessert recipe calls for zero wheat flour. Basically it calls for no flour at all. Yes, it’s almost too good to be true!
How To Make This Keto Chocolate Cake With Quail Eggs
Keto Chocolate Cake With Quail Eggs
Other diets exclude desserts. This, however, is not the case with the ketogenic diet and this amazing keto chocolate cake is proof of this.
Keywords: keto chocolate cake, keto dessert, keto chocolate dessert
Recipe Yield: 4 servings
Calories: approx. 200 kcal/serving
Preparation Time: 0H10M
Cooking Time: 0H20M
Total Time: 0H30M
- 12 quail eggs
- 1 1/2 cups fine almond flour
- 1/4 cup full-fat cocoa
- 2 1/4 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup granulated erythritol
- 1 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the baking parchment to the right size so it will fit the base of the pan. After that, grab a little oil or butter and grease the pan. We recommend you use an 8-inch pan. After you finish greasing the pan, place the baking parchment, and set the pan aside.
Step 2: Next, take a large bowl and start preparing the batter. To do that, simply add the almond flour. Using your fingers, make a hole in the middle of it and crack the quail eggs inside. Next, pour the water, along with the granulated erythritol. This is also the time where you add the pure vanilla extract, along with the salt, baking powder, and cocoa.
Step 3: Mixing the batter requires a little technique. Basically, you will want your cake to be fluffy. In order for this to happen, you need air. Thus, you will have to mix the ingredients together using a wooden spoon. Mix everything in circular motions, then, cut it through the middle. Then, repeat. Do this using the wooden spoon until you get a smooth consistency. That's when you'll know the batter is ready.
Step 4: Next, pour the batter into the baking pan and put it in the oven. It should take no longer than 20 minutes, on the middle rack, center. However, some ovens will require a longer time. You'll know the cake is ready when it's firm to the touch. However, a fool-proof method of knowing is to stick a wooden pick inside. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, lower the heat a little and leave it inside for another 5 minutes. So, when it's baked, take it out and set in on a rack to cool down. After that, you can add the frosting.
Step 5: For this keto dessert, we decided to use chocolate frosting. To make this frosting, you will need to whip butter and cocoa together until you reach a smooth consistency. Add the erythritol and slowly stream in the water. Mix together until you reach the desired consistency.
Of course, you can try another type of keto frosting. It will work perfectly as well. If you want to opt for a fruity frosting, we recommend you go for the raspberry frosting. Chocolate and raspberry are a match made in heaven.
Note: If you want to bake a double layer cake, as the picture suggests, simply double the ingredients.
Health Benefits Of Eating Chocolate Cake
While it’s true that almost everyone loves bakery products, which, to be honest, aren’t the healthiest options out there. However, when it comes to chocolate cake, you’ll be pleased to learn that things might be different.
According to research, chocolate cake is good for health, especially if you eat it for breakfast. Yep, we know, it’s insane! But stay with us. It is recommended to eat chocolate cake in the morning because that’s when our metabolism is most active. In other words, it won’t ruin our physique.
A study done at the University of New York has found surprising health benefits related to eating chocolate cake. A total of 968 participants were monitored as they followed a normal diet. The participants were men and women whose ages ranged from 23 to 98 years. According to the results of the study, chocolate has a positive effect on performance and memory, as well as the capacity for abstract thinking. These results focus on the psychological positive effects, but health is surely a large-enough concept that also includes our mental wellbeing.
Another study shows that eating chocolate in the morning helps us lose weight. Of course, if followed by a workout routine. According to Dr. Daniela, eating a piece of cake can help us get through our intense workout routine. This study’s results showed that eating cake before 9 AM has positive effects on the overall energy levels.
Besides these findings, the literature clearly shows that chocolate has numerous health benefits for the body as well. It is good for the cardiovascular system and for the nervous system. High in minerals like selenium, potassium, and zinc, it can help soothe our nervous system and even help fight off depression. Cocoa can also increase the LDL levels (the good kind of cholesterol), as well as decrease the risk of strokes. The darker the chocolate, the more flavonols it contains a super helpful antioxidant that keeps our skin protected from sun damage.
In order to enjoy these health benefits, be sure to eat high-quality chocolate, as well as only use high-quality chocolate for your chocolate cake.
We hope you’ll love this keto dessert recipe just as much as we do. The way almond flour and chocolate taste together is divine! And the best thing about this chocolate cake? It’s low-carb and, therefore, diet-friendly. So you can indulge without worries because this is a healthy alternative to the classic cake. If you like it, don’t forget to share this keto chocolate cake with quail eggs with your friends!