Well, it finally happened – Toby found a recipe he wanted me to try over at The Frugal LowCarber: Chocolate Almond Meal Cake.
The yellow-y stuff is ground almonds. I mentioned to some of the people at work who tried the cake that maybe next time I’ll grind the almonds a little finer. The ones I used are just the regular ground almonds from the bulk food store (I <3 Bulk Barn). They all said no – they liked the texture of them. Hmmm have to think about that.
One of the things you do not eat when eating keto is sugar. Like at all. So I’ve had to wrap my head around eating splenda and swerve (erythritol). I spent a lot of time avoiding “processed” stuff – and splenda to me = processed. But if I want to bake more often then that’s what I’m gonna do. Good thing Costco sells these huge bags of splenda (which weigh next to nothing)
It’s a great recipe, easy to follow and clear. I didn’t change anything so I highly recommend you go over to the Frugal LowCarber. This is my first recipe of her’s that I’ve tried. I’ll definitely go back for more.
So Q had just gotten up from his nap when this was cool enough to eat so he and Toby were my taste-testers. Toby had a bite and I could tell he wasn’t sure. It definitely doesn’t taste like “chocolate cake” but it definitely tastes like “chocolate almond cake.”
Q watched Toby have some and he opened his mouth all sleepy and dopey like. He took a bite of the piece I held up and ate it. I asked him how it was. Q, is it yummy? Do you like it? Q’s response? He opened his mouth for more. I’ll count that as a win.