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Friday, 27 January 2017

Chocolate Cake Day...

Today I have a have a no added sugar chocolate cake recipe to share with you for Chocolate Cake Day.

Total Sweet Chocolate Celebration Cake:

This makes a wonderful celebration cake that cuts into 12-16 slices.

  • 190g Self Raising flour
  • 30gm cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 220g soft margarine at room temp
  • 220g Total Sweet Xylitol
  • 4 large free range eggs

Filling and icing:
  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 200g Total Sweet Xylitol – blitzed in a blender until the consistency of icing sugar
  • 25g/30g cocoa powder as desired
  • Mixture of fresh fruit e.g. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/160C fan.
  2. Base line 3 x 18cm sandwich tins with greaseproof paper/baking parchment.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large bowl.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and whisk until fully blended, preferably with an electric whisk.
  5. Add approx. 1 tablespoon of warm water to the mixture until dropping consistency reached. (The mixture drops easily of a spoon when tapped against the side of the bowl).
  6. Divide evenly between the 3 tins and knock gently to level.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven for 25-30 mins until firm, risen and a skewer comes out of the mixture clean.
  8. Leave in the tins to cool for a few mins, then carefully peel off the paper and leave to cool completely on a rack.
  9. For the icing, cream the butter until pale and fluffy, fold in the mascarpone, Total Sweet and sieved cocoa powder. Add a little warm water if consistency too stiff.
  10. Fill and ice the cake with the mixture.
  11. Decorate with fruit as desired.
  12. Keep in the refrigerator.

Total Sweet Chocolate Celebration Cake Recipe courtesy of Total Sweet Xylitol 


1 comment

  1. That looks absolutely gorgeous. I've yet to make a cake with a sugar substitute but I hope to do one soon.


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