Low carb chocolate cake recipe

Ok, so last night I baked a low carb (keto) cake to satisfy my sweettooth. It was super filling and all you need is a veeeery small bite to satisfy your craving. Trust me!

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It was really easy and not at all compicated and I got a request for the recipe so here it comes.

Ingredients

  • 200g of butter
  • 200g of dark chocolate (I used 85%)
  • 3 large eggs or 4 smaller
  • 1/3 cup (0,75 dl) of Stevia or any other sugar substitute of choice.
  • Salt (unless you use salted butter, then I would skip the salt)
  • Optional: vanilla extract or maybe orange zest would bring a nice twist to it.

Directions

  • Melt butter and chocolate slowly on stove and then let cool for a bit. (You don´t want your eggs to cook and have chocolate flavoured scrambled eggs…)
  • Whip eggs and stevia fluffy (about 3-5 min).
  • Combine chocolate and eggs and whisk together.
  • Add to a greased pan (I used a 10″) and I also added some shredded coconut to the bottom. You can skip this step if you want.
  • Cook for 8-9 minutes on about 400 F or 200C. Keep a close eye on it. It cooks, and burns fast.

Let cool and then enjoy with whipped cream and berries if you´d like. I did my own strawberry mix to ad on top and it works great as a jam substitute. Yum!

And you… a little goes a long way. This cake will last me atleast a week or more. I tried to freeze a piece to see how that works out. I´ll let you know.

Enjoy!

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Progress not perfection

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I am telling you that weight is not my strongest side… No really. I have always been on the chubby, lets be honset, the fat side.

Having four kids and six pregnancies that all added weight to my body did not help. All my pregnancies that went full term I gained between 50-70 lbs. And having being pregnant 6 times in less than 6.5 years does not make losing weight between each baby easy and lets face it… Except from the first child where I did lose all the babyweight, it has all just piled on, and on… and on.

Now my youngest child is 3.5 years and it could not be called babyweight anymore, just weight.

But I have now lost all the babyweight and then some mostly due to stress that has caused me to lose all of my appetite. I am back to my highschool weight but interesting enough 3 jeansizes smaller than I was then… How did that happen?

Anyway, rambling on. I just needed some inspiration today to stick to my goal on reaching my goalweight before my youngest son turns 4 this summer and the scale is not moving at all (only up like 2 lbs lately). It is a bit discouraging but I know I just need to stick to it.

My appetite is coming back now and that is good I guess, but I still want to reach my goal. So just seeing how fare I have come is a good motivation. The before picture is actually NOT at my heaviest weight, but about 20 lbs lighter than fall 2016.

The last pounds is a bitch I heard… well, lets slap her in the face for once. 😉

And how is it that my butt and waist is shrinking but my head is growing? Must be my brain expanding from all the studying. 😛

How did you lose your babyweight or the last stubborn lbs?