FLOURLESS PALEO VEGAN CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE (KETO, GLUTEN FREE)

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Just tested this recipe (using the keto version) this past weekend. I doubled it for my rectangular cake pan (pyrex). Followed instructions precisely and it turned out perfect. One of the best sweets I’ve tried on keto; there aren’t many that I enjoy because of that slightly minty flavor from the erythritol. The cake flavor even improved slightly on the second day, and that “minty” taste was not as evident as in other keto sweets. I used a basic butter cream frosting with Hershey’s dark and Lakanto powdered sweetner. Really a nice cake.

INGREDIENTS

For the Flourless Version (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten free rolled oats Can sub for quinoa flakes
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice I used a stevia blend
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 cup liquid of choice almond milk, coconut milk etc * See notes
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

For the Keto, Paleo, and Low Carb Version

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of choice I used a stevia blend
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp liquid of choice coconut milk, almond milk etc

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine all your ingredients and blend until a thick batter remains. Regularly scrape down the sides to ensure all the ingredients are fully incorporated. 
  3. Pour the batter in the greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean from the center. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  4. Once the chocolate zucchini cake has cooled, add the optional frosting and slice into pieces. 
Source of FLOURLESS PALEO VEGAN CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE (KETO, GLUTEN FREE) Recipe @ thebigmansworld.com

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