Keto Celebration Brownie Cake


Step 1First, prepare the brownie base. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional). Break the chocolate into small pieces and add to a heatproof bowl with the butter. Place over a pan filled with simmering water and make sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl: only the steam should heat the bowl. Slowly melt while stirring.

Step 2When most of the chocolate is melted, remove the pan from the burner and let the mixture continue to melt while stirring. The chocolate mixture should not be hot when added to the dough.

Step 3Place the eggs, liquid stevia, and powdered erythritol into a bowl and whisk until well combined. Beat in the chocolate mixture and gently fold in the almond flour, cacao powder, ground chia seeds, baking soda, and cream of tartar and process well.

Step 4Cut 2 circles in grease proof paper, the size to cover the base of your 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 inch) sandwich tins and place at the bottom. Grease the sides with a little oil to prevent sticking.

Step 5Spoon 2/3 of the mixture into one tin and the remaining 1/3 into the other.

Step 6Bake in the oven for 16 - 22 minutes. Check the smaller cake after 16 minutes. As it’s thinner it will take slightly less time to cook. The cakes are done when you can insert and remove a skewer without the mixture sticking and are not to soft to touch. Once both are cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool fully.

Step 7Remove from the cake tins and place on a wire rack.

Step 8Using a large sharp knife cut the larger cake horizontally to form 2 layers. This will give you 3 layers in total.

Step 9Whip the cream and yoghurt to a thick, stiff consistency either using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. If using a stand mixer, place the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill. Do not over beat to prevent splitting.

Step 10Place one of the cake bases on a serving plate. Spread with half the cream filling and scatter with half the berries.

Step 11Top with the next layer of brownie cake and repeat the above step adding the cream and berries. Finish with the top layer of brownie. Enjoy! The cake will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.