Category Archives: Desserts

Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies – Kim’s Club

Well, it was inevitable that I would start to crave chocolate chip cookies at some point and that moment came 2 weeks ago!  My 10 year old niece came to stay and I wanted to treat her also – but in a healthy way – so I made 3 batches of these cookies with different almond flours and we devoured them all!  I hope you give them a go yourself and enjoy them as much as we did!Low-Carb Chocolate chip cookies

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Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies - Kim's Club
Almond flour based chocolate chip cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert/Snack
Serves: 12
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Ingredients
  • Vanilla Extract, 1tsp 4g
  • Butter - Unsalted and softened, ½ cup 100g
  • Sukrin - Gold, ½ cup 65 gr.
  • Truvia - Natural Sweetener, 1tbsp 5g
  • 1 egg
  • Salt, ¼tsp
  • Almond Flour, or ground almonds,1 cup 100g
  • Whey, 20 g
  • Baking Powder, 1 tsp
  • Cavalier - Dark Chocolate Sweetened W Stevia, 1 bar - or Chocoperfection or chocolate of your choice, chopped.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350f, 190C, Gas mark 4 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Combine the butter and sweeteners and mix well (I use a hand mixer/electric whisk). Add vanilla and egg and mix well. Add remaining ingredients - leaving the chocolate bits till last. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake about 9 minutes or until golden brown at the edges. Cool completely.
Notes
I tried these with a variety of almond flours & ground almonds and it works with all of them. With ground almonds they will spread more, and with reduced fat almond flour they need to be pressed down with a fork. But all of them were delicious! These stats are for bog standard almond flour and sugar free chocolate.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 166 Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 4g (3net) Fibre: 1g Protein: 4g

 

Low Carb Chocolate Fudge Cake Squares – Kim’s Club

This recipe uses coconut flour so is ideal for those with nut allergies.  Also, I use a lactose free yogurt and gluten free baking powder.  If you are paleo, feel free to substitute coconut yogurt for the greek yogurt – I use a brand called COYO – and coconut sugar instead of Truvia.

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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge Cake Squares - Kim's Club
Coconut flour based chocolatey squares with a fudgey topping.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup/60g Coconut Flour
  • 1 tbsp/5g Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup/90g Truvia or Swerve
  • 1 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • ½ cup/120g Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs
  • TOPPING:
  • 150g/5oz Sugar-free dark chocolate (I use Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1tbsp hot water
  • Optional: Liquid Stevia or Sucralose drops to boost sweetness
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas 5, 190C, 375F. Grease and base line with baking parchment an 8"x8" square pan. Mix all the dry ingredients in a good size bowl. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients, add to dry and mix well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  2. Prepare topping: In the top of a double boiler, or carefully in a microwave, melt the chocolate, and butter. Mix well and add the hot water plus sweetener if using stirring well. Pour over the cooked cake and cool, then refrigerate until cold. Cut into 16 squares.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 79 Fat: 5.4g Carbohydrates: 2.55g (1.05g net) Fibre: 1.5g Protein: 2.8g

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Low Carb Chocolate Cream-Cheese Brownies – Kim’s Club

chocolate cream cheese brownies bestOne of my all time favourite treats so I just HAD to adapt them for low-carb!  A note to you paleo-people:  You can replace the cream cheese with thick coconut cream, OR if you can get it, coconut yogurt such as Co-yo. And use coconut oil or ghee instead of butter.   These are so good I don’t want ANYONE to miss out!

Low Carb Chocolate Cream-Cheese Brownies - Kim's Club
Luscious, squidgy, crusty brownies with a swirl of sweet and salty cream cheese
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
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Ingredients
  • 125g/4.5 oz Stevia sweetened Cavalier plain chocolate (or other sugar free dark chocolate)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 125g/1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g/1 cup Truvia or Erythritol (Sukrin granular)
  • 6 drops of liquid Stevia (you may need a bit more if using plain, unsweetened baking chocolate, I use about 12 drops in that case)
  • 4 eggs (3 separated)
  • 50gm/1/2 cup ground almonds
  • pinch of salt
  • 200g/7oz cream cheese
  • 65g/1/2 cup Sukrin icing (or other powdered Erythritol)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180c Gas mark 4 350f
  2. Grease and baseline with baking parchment a 20.5cm (8in) square pan.
  3. Melt chocolate in a bowl over pan of simmering water. Let cool slightly. Add vanilla.
  4. Beat 3 egg whites with salt to form soft peaks.
  5. Beat butter and sugar substitute until light and fluffy, beat in 3 egg yolks until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate mixture and ground almonds. Stir in a spoonful of egg whites to loosen mixture.
  6. Fold in remaining egg whites carefully and pour into prepared tin.
  7. Mix cream cheese with 1 egg and powdered erythritol (Sukrin icing - see links)
  8. Bake for about 45-50 minutes until puffed, golden around the edges and dry to the touch. Cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 196 Fat: 17.88g Carbohydrates: 2 Fibre: 3g (depending on chocolate)

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Low Carb Mini Chocolate Cakes – Kim’s Club

Low Carb Mini Chocolate Cakes - Kim's Club
Little bites of chocolatey yumminess....
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Recipe type: Dessert, Treats
Serves: 18
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Ingredients
  • Almond Flour 50g/2oz
  • Coconut Flour 25g/1oz
  • Cocoa Powder 1tbsp
  • Erythritol 50g/2oz*
  • Liquid Stevia 5 drops
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • 3 eggs
  • Almond Milk Unsweetened 150ml/5.5oz
  • Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp
  • Baking Powder ½tsp
  • Plain Yogurt (Can substitute plain coconut yogurt such as Co-Yo) 1tbsp
  • TOPPING:
  • Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate (or 80% chocolate)** 100g/4oz
  • Butter 1tbsp
  • Liquid Stevia or Sucralose 5 drops
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5, 190C, 375F. Grease a mini muffin pan well (recipe makes about 18 so you may need 2 batches). In a bowl mix the flours with the cocoa, erythritol, salt & baking powder. In a jug mix the eggs, 5 drops liquid stevia, almond milk, vanilla and yogurt. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full and back for about 10 minutes or until the tops are dry and springy. (Alternatively use a regular size muffin tin - makes about 12, adjust nutrition accordingly and bake 12-15m).
  2. While the muffins are baking, prepare the topping: gently melt the chocolate with the butter, add 5 drops of stevia and mix well. When muffins are done and cooled to room temp, remove from tin and glaze with chocolate. Refrigerate until set. To make chocolate leaves, melt a bit of plain chocolate and with a pastry brush carefully paint the chocolate onto the shiny side of a rose leaf. Freeze until firm, then gently peel the leaf from the chocolate. Push into the muffin while topping is still soft. I store these in a ziplock bag in the fridge.
Notes
*Erythritol may be substituted with Swerve, omit the stevia (or sucralose) drops from the batter.
**If 80% chocolate is used increase calorie count to 65 per cake. Other nutrition is 2g carbs, 2g fiber, (0 net carbs) 5g fat, 2g protein.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 60 ** Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 3g (0net) Fibre: 3g Protein: 3g

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Sukrin cake recipes – low-carb and gluten free

I love Sukrin products.  They are easy to use, taste great and are low-carb and gluten free.  Sukrin noticed that I use their products in my baking and kindly sent me links to their bread and cake recipes so thought I would share them with you!  You can find links for purchasing these mixes, along with their brilliant line of sugar-substitutes on the right-hand side of the page.  I don’t receive remuneration for this, I genuinely like and use their products!   To download the recipes, just click on the link here:

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Low Carb New York Cheesecake – Kim’s Club

Here it is – the CLASSIC New York Style cheesecake I have known and loved all my life!  But now it is sugar-free and grain-free.  I even use lactose free dairy products for this, but that’s just a personal thing, it will work with the full monty stuff! Enjoy!

(P.S. If you would like some additional help with your weight-loss journey, check my weight-loss plans with shopping lists and stall breakers – x)

Low Carb New York Cheesecake - Kim's Club
A classic New York style vanilla cheesecake - need I say more?
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 145g/1¼ cups Ground almonds
  • 50g/4tbsp/half-stick Butter, melted (I prefer salted butter for the crust)
  • 25g/1/4 cup *Sukrin Icing (or sweetener of choice, similar to powdered sugar)
  • 25g/1/4 cup *Sukrin Gold (or sweetener of choice, this is similar to brown sugar but not essential)
  • For the filling:
  • 100ml/31/2oz Whipping cream, whipped
  • 400g/2pkgs Cream cheese
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 155g/1 cup *Sukrin granular (or sweetener of choice)
  • For the topping:
  • 233g/1 cup Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 25g/1/2 cup *Sukrin Icing sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 drops of liquid Stevia
  • ¼tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas mark 6, 190C, 375F. Prepare a loose bottomed **7in cake tin by greasing and lining with baking parchment, bottom and sides. In a processor, or by hand mix the ground almonds, Sukrin*, and melted butter. Press the almond mixture evenly into the base of the tin and a bit up the sides. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes until the edges are golden.
  2. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce temp to Gas mark 4, 180C, 350F.
  3. With electric whisk, combine whipped cream with Sukrin, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk well and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Return to oven for approx. 1 hr 45 minutes or until the edges look set, the top is dry but the middle has a slight wobble. Combine yogurt (or sour cream) with Sukrin icing, vanilla and Stevia. Careful pour evenly over the top of the cheesecakeand return to oven for 10 minutes. Remove and cool to room temp. Slide the base out of the tin. (I usually push down carefully over a tin or jar - leave the cake on the base to serve). Refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours (or overnight) before cutting.
Notes
*Instead of Sukrin you may use Swerve or erythritol - you may use all powdered erythritol if preferred. Some of you have said that granular is hard to dissolve, it may depend on the brand. You can powder your own in a small blender. If you can't get the sukrin gold (a brown sugar type erythritol), you may use another brand or just double the amount of regular erythritol. Check my SHOP if you are in the UK.
**I used a 7" loose bottomed tin but you may use an 8". The cake won't be as high and it will cook faster - approx 1hr 30 min total.
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 413 Fat: 38g Carbohydrates: 5.11g (3.7 net) Fibre: 1.34g Protein: 11.7g

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Low Carb Baked Custard – Kim’s Club

Sometimes only ‘nursery food’ will do.  You know, times when you are feeling low and maybe just a little bit needy?  When you want something your mother used to make?  Well, this is my thing.  I adore baked custard.  But I wanted to make one that didn’t have much dairy (in fact you can make it with no dairy if you use a dairy-free butter substitute).  I also wanted a low calorie treat AND low carb ’cause that’s how I’m hangin’ these days!  Still, it really needs to BE a treat with a luxurious mouth feel.  I figure some of you might feel the same – so here it is!

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Low Carb Baked Custard - Kim's Club
A luxurious tasting low calorie and low carb baked custard, sprinkled with nutmeg.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml/7oz Sugar Free Almond Milk (I use Alpro)
  • 10g/1 heaped tsp of butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 80g/1/2cup Sukrin (Erythritol) Granular (see link on right side of page)
  • (For Paleo substitute honey or maple syrup, stats are for sugar free)*
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • Boiling water, about a litre
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 4, 180C, 350F. Take a deep baking tin and place 4 ramekins inside.
  2. Warm the almond milk with the butter (or substitute) until butter melts. With a blender or whisk, blend in the eggs, Sukrin and vanilla until very well combined. You may add a bit of nutmeg to the mixture if desired.
  3. Fill the ramekins, sprinkle tops with nutmeg and place baking tray in the oven. Pour boiling water into the tray carefully before shutting the oven door.
  4. Bake about 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Notes
*for Paleo sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup and use ghee or coconut oil
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 57 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 1g (0net) Fibre: 1g Protein: 3g

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Low-Carb Chocolate Cheesecake – Kim’s Club

I decided to make this to bring to a dinner party last night.  It was very good, if I say so myself!  I used to CRAVE chocolate cheesecake – craving sorted!  Now I must try again on a plain cheeesecake (which I RUINED on my last attempt, but it tasted great!). Being a good guest I left the last two pieces for the hostess but, oh, did I ever want to take it home and have a private midnight fridge raid!  (Have I mentioned how greedy I am?) This isn’t difficult to make and the crust was very much like a graham cracker or cookie crumb crust.  I’m lactose intolerant so I use a brand in the UK called LactoFree for my cream and cream cheese but regular products will work fine.  Please see notes regarding sweeteners and chocolate.  This really is much easier than it seems!

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Low-Carb Chocolate Cheesecake - Kim's Club
Chocolate cheesecake with a buttery sweet almond base - low-carb, sugar and grain free!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 145g/1¼ cups Ground almonds (see UK link on right side of page)
  • 50g/4tbsp/half-stick Butter, melted (I prefer salted butter for the crust)
  • 25g/1/4 cup *Sukrin Melis Icing (see UK link on right side of page)
  • 25g/1/4 cup *Sukrin Gold (see UK link on right side of page)
  • For the filling:
  • 100ml/31/2oz Whipping cream, whipped (I use LactoFree cream, Ocado)
  • 400g/2pkgs Cream cheese (I use LactoFree cream, Ocado)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Green & Blacks)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 155g/1 cup *Sukrin granular (see UK link on right side of page)
  • For the topping:
  • 42g/1½oz **Stevia sweetened dark chocolate (see UK link on right side of page)
  • 2tbsp cream or coconut cream
  • 4 drops of liquid Stevia (see UK link on right side of page)
  • ¼tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas mark 6, 190C, 375F. Prepare a loose bottomed 7in cake tin by greasing and lining with baking parchment, bottom and sides. In a processor, or by hand mix the ground almonds, Sukrin*, and melted butter. Press the almond mixture evenly into the base of the tin and a bit up the sides. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes until the edges are golden.
  2. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce temp to Gas mark 4, 180C, 350F.
  3. With electric whisk, combine whipped cream with cocoa powder, then add Sukrin, cream cheese, vanilla, salt and eggs. Whisk well and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Return to oven for approx. 1/1/2 hrs or until the edges look set, the top is dry but the middle has a slight wobble. Remove and cool to room temp. Slide the base out of the tin. (I usually push down carefully over a tin or jar - leave the cake on the base to serve). Melt the chocolate with the cream, vanilla and salt either over simmering water or carefully in the microwave (I use the microwave for 50sec). Stir well to combine and drizzle over the cake. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting.
Notes
*Granulated Erythritol or Swerve may be used in place of all the Sukrin products.
**Any very dark chocolate, unsweetened chocolate or Chocoperfection may be used but adjust sweetening to taste and nutritional stats.
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 393 Fat: 37g Carbohydrates: 4.8g (2.8 net) Fibre: 2g Protein: 10.2g

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Low Carb Chocolate Omelet – Kim’s Club

chocolate omelet 3When I was growing up in Los Angeles, back in the 60’s and 70’s, there was a fab little restaurant called ‘The Egg and The Eye’.  It was located at the top of a folk art museum, across from LA County Museum of Modern Art and The Page Museum, by the La Brea Tar Pits.  We loved going up there, looking at all the art and the tar pits with models of Mastadons trapped in the bubbling tar.  Then we went to the ‘Egg’ for brunch.  All the chefs made were omelets!  -Of every description – even dessert omelets.  My chocolate omelet is an homage to the one I use to order there.  I’ve been making it for 30 years or more – a favourite low-carb dessert.

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Low Carb Chocolate Omelet - Kim's Club
A crepe-like omelet oozing with melted chocolate and topped with whipped cream.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 45 ml/3 tbsp of 36% cream, whipped*
  • 25g/1oz Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolate (or other - see notes)**
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of choice - I used a stevia and erythritol blend, about 2 tsp)
  • 1 Egg
  • 5g/1tsp butter
Instructions
  1. Heat a small fry pan/omelet pan and melt butter - swirl to coat.
  2. Beat egg with 1 tbsp of whipped cream and 1 tsp sweetener. Pour into pan and swirl to coat. When bubbles appear and or edges appear dry, add chocolate broken into pieces. Fold onto plate - top with remaining whipped cream, sweetened.
Notes
*I just whip a whole carton - what's left can be used in sooo many yummy things! Or you can use unsweetened squirty cream - easy.

**As made with Cavalier, this recipe has more fiber than carbs. If you use Chocoperfection instead of Cavalier then it would be 9 total carbs with 7g fiber (2net carbs), if you use 85% dark chocolate then the totals would be 9 total carbs with 4g fiber (5net carbs).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 380 Fat: 33g Carbohydrates: 6g (0g net for Cavalier) Fibre: 9g (Cavalier) Protein: 7g

 

Low Carb Mini Coconut Cakes – Kim’s Club

Mini Coconut Cakes - Kim's Club
Lovely mini coconut cakes with a chocolate topping
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Recipe type: Desserts/snacks
Serves: 18
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Ingredients
  • 35g/1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 20g/2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 35g/1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1tbsp Truvia/Stevia*
  • 2tbsp Sukrin or other erythritol granular*
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼tsp baking powder
  • 10g/1tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 65g/1/4cup greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½tsp coconut flavouring
  • 30g Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolateor other sugar-free or low-sugar dark chocolate.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 5-375F-190C.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients. Combine well. Spoon into a mini doughnut pan that has been greased well with coconut oil. (Alternatively use a mini muffin pan). Bake 8-10 minutes until puffed and golden. Cool completely before removing. Melt chocolate in microwave or bain-marie. Drizzle chocolate over upside down cakes (nicer presentation!) Pop into freezer a few minutes to set chocolate.
Notes
Stats based on using the mini doughnut pan (from Amazon - I love it! Looks pretty, easy portion control and cooks quickly) - if using mini muffin pan you will make fewer.

*You may substitute 4 tbsp of Swerve for the sweeteners, or add 4 drops of liquid Stevia instead of the Truvia/Stevia. Ifyou are in the uk there are links for buying on the right side of the page. In the USA try Amazon for Swerve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 44 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: .76g (.4net) Sugar: 0 Fibre: .35 Protein: 1.24

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