Who says you can't have chocolate cake on a low-carb diet?
Just mention to someone that you're on a low-carb diet and I'll bet the first thing that starts rolling off their tongue are all the foods you CAN'T eat. No rice, no pasta, no this, no that--yadda yadda yadda.
Let me tell you something. Livin' la vida low-carb isn't about deprivation, but rather dedication to making healthier choices that will be keeping me around for many more years than my old habits would have. It's all about living better than I ever thought possible while still enjoying some rather decadent treats along the way.
One such treat that you can have on the low-carb lifestyle is featured in a brand new video (FINALLY!) from my friend and fellow low-carb blogger Kent Altena. Kent is like a low-carb brother to me and our stories are VERY similar--we're the exact same age and height, we both love politics, we both started our low-carb journeys weighing 400+ pounds, we read and followed by the book Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, we both lost around 200 pounds on low-carb, we both share about the low-carb lifestyle in our blogs, and we both currently weigh 220 pounds.
But he has a GREAT excuse. Besides working full-time and being a devoted husband and dad, Kent has also taken up marathon running since losing his weight. He's been setting some personal bests as he prepares for the BIG ONE. We're all so proud of you, Kent, and wish you well as you continue pursuing this dream. Go get 'em, buddy!
You'll hear a quick update from Kent at the end of his video today featuring that mouthwatering, flourless low-carb chocolate cake--which has become his wife's FAVORITE low-carb comfort food with a dollop or two of some Splenda-sweetened whipped topping. Mmmm mmm!
In fact, Kent says if you let this recipe cool down, then you can actually cut the cake in half to make a low-carb "Oreo" or ice cream sandwich. As I tell Christine when I eat something like this that's low-carb, "I'm suffering on my low-carb diet!" HA!
Here is the basic recipe that Kent used in his video:
3-MINUTE FLOURLESS LOW-CARB CHOCOLATE CAKE 1 TBS Butter, microwave for 10 seconds to soften 1 Egg 1 TBS Da Vinci SF Vanilla syrup 2 TBS Splenda 1 TBS heavy cream Pinch salt 2 TBS cocoa
Mix together all the ingredients until it is as smooth as possible. It should look similar to cake batter at this point. Microwave for 1 minute. For the special treat, add 1 TBS of whipped heavy cream (sweetened with Splenda).
Makes 1 serving
With granular Splenda:
267 Calories 23g Fat 9g Protein 11g Carbohydrate 4g Dietary Fiber 7g Net Carbs
In the meantime, WELCOME BACK KENT and I encourage you to keep those videos rolling, my friend. You have such a unique perspective that needs to be heard early and often. If you haven't already, then be sure to subscribe to Kent (bowulf) Altena's videos. Show him your support and THANK HIM in an e-mail for the excellent work he is doing on behalf of livin' la vida low-carb!