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Low-Carb Tiramisu Brownie Slice

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Tiramisu or brownies? Why not both! Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. This is the one low-carb dessert that will be gone in a blink of an eye!

These keto Tiramisu Brownies are absolutely decadent. You’ve got a fudgy brownie base that’s flecked with espresso then a topping of cream cheese frosting and another sprinkle of espresso powder. You could also use cocoa powder or a mix of espresso powder and cocoa powder for the topping, your choice.

Note that the brownie base won't rise as much and will be dense and rich (just like brownie!). If you prefer a fluffier texture, add 1 teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder and one more egg.

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Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

We used 90% dark chocolate but any dark chocolate with at least 85% cacao is a good low-carb option. Although there is a small amount of sugar, the carb count is low and it's one of the ingredients that can be used in moderation when you follow a healthy low-carb diet. You can also use sugar-free chocolate (dark, milk or even white if you can get it) sweetened with stevia or inulin.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 slice

Allergy information for Low-Carb Tiramisu Brownie Slice

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Shellfish free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 slice)

Net carbs2.7 grams
Protein3.6 grams
Fat15.8 grams
Calories160 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 9%, fat 85%

Total carbs4.9 gramsFiber2.2 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat8.2 gramsSodium72 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium42 mg(11% RDA)Potassium145 mg(7% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 16 servings)

Brownies:
Frosting:
  • 1/2 block cream cheese or mascarpone cheese, room temperature (113 g/ 4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup powdered Swerve or Erythritol (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1 tsp cacao cocoa powder or instant espresso powder, for dusting
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp sugar-free rum extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (conventional), or 155 °C/ 310 °F (fan assisted) and either grease or line an 20 x 20 cm/ 8 x 8" pan with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the brownie layer ingredients until smooth.
  3. Scoop into a greased 20 x 20 cm/ 8 x 8" brownie pan, use a spatula to spread evenly, and transfer to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes until set.
    Low-Carb Tiramisu Brownie Slice
  4. In another large bowl combine the topping ingredients (except for espresso powder) with a handheld mixer. Beat for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Once the brownies have cooled top with the frosting and dust with espresso powder (the best way to do that is to use a fine mesh sieve).
    Low-Carb Tiramisu Brownie Slice
  6. Cut into 16 slices and serve.
    Low-Carb Tiramisu Brownie Slice
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
    Low-Carb Tiramisu Brownie Slice

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 slice)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.7 g51 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0.8 g0.8 g0.6 g9 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0 g0.8 g0.6 g9 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.4 g1 g2.5 g28 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
0.4 g0.3 g1.6 g16 kcal
Coffee (powder)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.2 g0.5 g2 g17 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.2 g0.1 g2.9 g27 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 slice
2.7 g3.6 g15.8 g160 kcal

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Comments (6)

Morning,  can you freeze it ?

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Hi Kay, you can freeze the brownie and then make the topping fresh. I wouldn't freeze the whole pie because the cream won't freeze well and will likely split.

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This was so good!! I used the modification of adding an extra egg and 1 tsp baking powder to the batter for a more cakey texture, but if I'm honest it's still brownie-like but totally delicious! Maybe next time I'll add two extra eggs. I also used salted butter instead of unsalted, and double cream instead of whipping cream because that's all I had at hand, and added more sweetener to both the filling and topping - I used a mix of monk fruit sweetener and liquid Stevia in addition to erythritol, which was my main sweetener. I also used 2 tsp of real rum instead of extract as, again, that's all I had 😊 The baking time was spot on for my fan forced oven, and this really was a breeze to make. Thank you so much for sharing another great recipe!

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Thank you Anu, I'm glad you enjoyed! I like the addition of salted butter, always great with dark chocolate 😊

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Thank you for the great recipe. I love tiramisu!
I make my own mascarpone at home. Would I substitute it instead of the cream cheese, or the heavy cream, or both?

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I think you can substitute with either the cream cheese or both. If you substitute for both, the frosting will be more rich and creamy 😊

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