Thursday, September 5, 2013

Low Carb Snickers Cake

This is yet another Instagram recipe that I tried out on my co-workers during an overnight.  This recipe comes from @fitleankrystine.  Check her out for more yummy recipes.  I absolutely loved this cake.  I only made one, but on her Instagram, she made two cakes and layered them for a yummy looking double decker cake.

1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c coconut flour
1.5 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon

1/4 c melted coconut oil
4 eggs
3 T sugar free maple syrup, honey or agave (I used about 6 T Walden Farms pancake syrup, because I didn't think it was sweet enough with only 3.)
1 t vanilla extract (I used butter extract, because I was out of vanilla.)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  Combine the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.  Next add in each of the wet ingredients and mix well with a hand blender.  Once the mixture is smooth, pour into an 8 inch round greased cake pan.  I don't have any round cake pans, so I just used a 9 x 9 square pan.  Fitleankrystine says to bake for 40 minutes in the 8 inch pan, but I only needed to bake mine for about 20 minutes before a knife came out clean.  So keep a close eye on it and take it out when you can stick a knife or tooth pick in the middle without any residue left on it when it is pulled out.

Next is my favorite part: the icing!  Be sure to let the cake cool completely before topping.  I baked mine, went to the gym, and then added the topping when I got home.

1/2 c plain non fat Greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Stevia to taste
2 T Walden Farms caramel syrup

1 oz. crushed peanuts
2 T Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

Since the cake is chocolate, the icing brings in the caramel element of a yummy Snickers bar.  Mix the yogurt, protein powder, Stevia and caramel syrup together.  Let it set in the fridge for roughly an hour.
I would suggest waiting to top the cake until right before you are going to serve it, because Greek yogurt can be very sensitive and separates.  Spoon the icing over the top of the cake.  Crush up your peanuts.  I put the peanuts in a Ziploc baggie and then smash it with the peanut container.
Finally sprinkle the peanuts and chocolate chips over the top of the icing.  Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy!

I highly suggest trying this recipe.  It is right up there with some of my favorite healthy desserts!

1 comment:

  1. Could you use sour cream instead of the Greek yogurt?