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Flourless Chocolate Cake/Muffins

INGREDIENTS:

Serves 12

  • ¼ cup Boiling water
  • 200g Coconut oil
  • 180g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cacao powder, sifted
  • 4 Eggs, separated
  • 1 cup Stevia
  • 2 cups Almond meal (ground almonds)
  • Cacao powder, for dusting

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced.
  2. Grease a 6cm deep, 22cm round (base) spring-form cake pan.
  3. Line base and side with baking paper.
  4. Place coconut oil, chocolate, cacao powder and mixture in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted and combined. Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar for 5 minutes or until thick. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  6. Add chocolate mixture and almond meal to egg yolk mixture. Stir to combine. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold half the egg whites into chocolate mixture. Repeat with remaining egg whites. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool cake completely in pan. Dust with cacao.