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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)

cream cheese brownies

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

mini chocolate cakes