Name day of beloved Aunt-Grandma was approaching. Of course, as usuall, I hit the eternal “what gift should I buy? problem. She’s no longer reading books, needlework and such were never her thing and liqueurs would rather clash hard with all the medicaments she needs to take.
Yet, Auntie loves sweets! Unfortunately, she’s diabetic so buying her some is not an option either.
Fortunately, I had xylitol and very good quality 70% dark chocolate in my pantry 🙂
Don’t you think this cake gift looked decadent ?? ❤
110g wholemeal flour (or buckwheat, it will also become gluten-free then)
3 tablespoons bitter cocoa
2 teaspoons instant coffee
half a cup of xylitol (birch sugar)
pinch of salt
100 g of dark chocolate 70%
100 g butter
1 cup milk 1.5%
a handful of chopped nuts and dried cranberries for decoration
Melt chocolate and butter in a water bath or microwave.
In a bowl, mix flour with cocoa, coffee, xylitol, and a pinch of salt. Add eggs, cooled chocolate mixture, milk and combine the ingredients.
Pour the batter onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and put in the oven preheated to 180C for about 20 minutes.
That’s it folks. Enjoy!