Valentine Chocolate Cake- from Core 7 Fueled

Boy, have I got the perfect cake for you this Valentine’s Day. It’s super rich, and has a nice texture like fudge, plus it’s flourless…. and really pretty. Top it with fresh berries or flowers and it will be the centerpiece of your dinner or celebration.

 

Brian and I have always had dinner at home with the kids on Valentine’s Day. We like to celebrate with them. So I try to plan a special dinner, sometimes Chinese food, or Italian or whatever they seem to feel is special at that moment. I guarantee it’s always yummy. I set the table with our fancy dishes and flowers and usually get them a small gift from us. It’s a great tradition we always look forward to.

 

This cake is from Core 7 Fueled. You can get your copy here. I always believe it’s important to bake your cake and eat it too…. I crack myself up! But especially not to feel guilty for a splurge. Enjoy that splurge. We should not be shaming ourselves into eating healthier. We should crave eating healthier because of how it makes us feel. Then have some cake now and then.

 

Flourless Chocolate Berry Cake

Serves 8-10

Fat 8 || Carbs 9 || Protein 4 || Calories 131

GF

6 eggs

1 cup heavy cream

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

½ cup unrefined coconut sugar or 3 packets Monk Fruit Sweetener

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Fresh berries for garnish

 

In a small saucepan, heat cream 1-2 minutes over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Remove from the heat and add chocolate. Let the cream stand for 2 more minutes until it has melted. Then start to stir the chocolate. It will come together to be dark, smooth and rich. Cool slightly.

 

Then gently stir one egg at a time, combining mixture completely before adding another egg. Repeat until all the eggs have been added. Add the vanilla and sugar, stirring to combine. Pour batter into a greased and parchment lined 8” spring form pan.

 

Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes, in a steam bath. Place another baking dish filled with 2” of water below the cake while baking. Remove from the oven, the cake will be a little soft in the center. Once the cake has cooled, top with fresh berries. Makes 12 servings.

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