"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand." -Ben Franklin

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Paleo Recipe: Super-Rich Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake

-1 lb unsweetened dark chocolate
-1/4 cup espresso
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-5 eggs (separated)
-10 tablespoons butter
-1/4 cup Stevia

-Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line base of an 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
-Melt chocolate gently over hot, not boiling, water. After melting, mix in the butter, Stevia, espresso, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
-Beat the egg yolks lightly and whisk into the chocolate mixture gradually.
-Beat the egg whites and fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the pan and bake for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, open the oven door and leave it ajar, and allow the cake to cool completely in the oven.

Our beautiful super-rich Paleo cake:

The cake was a bit crumbly... Next time, we're going to add coconut oil to the batter to make it a bit more moist.

But otherwise, it was delicious!

Quote of the day:
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -Charles Schulz


  1. Ah! I cannot wait to try this. I am such a fan of chocolate and just starting to eat a Paleo diet. This should help me quell those chocolate urges I keep having. I will keep an eye out for how yours comes out with some added coconut oil. I am not really good when it comes to altering recipes =)

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