Lemon Ricotta Crepe Cake

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What’s better than a crepe?  A whole stack of them, with layers of cream in between them giving the eater the illusion of cake!  I made this lemon in flavour, but they would also be great with layers of chocolate cream, or perhaps berries.  The concept is the same and the fillings can be creative.  Layers of crepes galore!

I used a dash of stevia, but you may want to increase the level of sweetener you use if you have a sweeter tooth than me.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Flourless Chocolate Pudding

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Chocolate pudding is one of my childhood (and adult) favourites.  Served with chocolate custard and I am purring like a kitten.   The original recipe from Ditch the Wheat (great site, check it out!) almost brought out cheers of joy from our house…a quick low carb, chocolate pudding!  It is a similar concept to the muffin in a mug recipe with ground flaxseed except this recipe has no flour.   I had a play around with it adding other ingredients and every version was delicious.  This is just so simple to make too that even the Chief Taster could whip up one.   The taste is just like a pudding. You could serve it and no-one would guess that there is no flour it in! Just delicious!

The original recipe is lovely by itself but the beauty of it is that you can happily add to it and still get a delicious chocolate pudding.   Although this is cooked in the microwave, apparently you can bake this in the oven.  It takes about 18 min at 180C/350F (I have not tried this yet as wanted my pudding in minutes!).   I served mine with chocolate custard and the childhood memories came flooding back!

I cooked mine in a coffee mug (serves one) and also in a bowl (can serve two).

Yummy! Tell me more Diva…

Strawberry and Avocado Mousse

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One of my favourite quick desserts is chocolate avocado mousse but thought I’d change it slightly and use strawberries in place of cocoa powder.  It was delicious, creamy and fruity!  Avocado is a great quick dessert and so flexible.   You could add banana’s too for extra creaminess!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles

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If you have ever made chocolate truffles, this is just as simple except you add some pumpkin puree and spices in.  Just delicious and very addictive.  I just love the flavour combination of chocolate, pumpkin and spices…almost as much as dark chocolate and raspberry….(drools over keyboard).  When finished, I rolled mine in cocoa powder and some in coconut.  You could always add a dash of liquer too, under the guise of “well, it’s the holiday season”.   Which is my personal excuse for cracking open a bottle of something on Christmas Day.

These would make a lovely gift for the holiday season too.  Or just eat them all yourself, then sob quietly in the corner..

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Pecan Butter Cookies (Flourless)

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I’ve recently found that you can make an amazing cookie out of nut butters.  Gluten free, low carb and tasty! What more can you want! As long as you don’t use that nasty sugar ingredient but a far more healthier alternative!  These as just so easy to make too as long as you have a food processor.   No stirring or beating, just press the buttons and voila! Tasty soft and delicious cookies for all!  These are great the next day after storing in the fridge too.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes (Coconut Flour)

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One of my many favourite flavour combination is coconut and lime.  I fancied something sweet one afternoon so thought I’d whip up a batch of cupcakes with coconut and lime.   Light, delicious and hit the spot.  I purposely have not included my topping recipe as you may want to use your own or change it.   If you do want it, let me know and I’ll adjust the recipe.  It’s easy enough to mix some butter, cream cheese with coconut milk and sometimes cupcake toppings are a very personal choice!

This recipe is my favourite cupcake recipe with coconut flour.  It’s fun to adapt it with other flavours.   Use and enjoy!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…