This low carb cauliflower chocolate cake uses cooked cauliflower as you would a carrot cake. It's a healthy, creative way to make a keto and gluten free dessert with cauliflower.
Cauliflower in a cake? Madness I hear you cry! I thought so too when I came across a few cauliflower brownie recipes and just had to give it a try. So baked a cake out of it. The cauliflower cannot be tasted (thankfully in this case!) but helps give a moist and delicious cake. You could bake this in another tin and serve it as brownies too.
Making a cauliflower chocolate cake
Your first question may be "does it taste like cauliflower?" but the answer is no. The cauliflower gives an added moisture to the cake as well as a conversation starter. If you can bake a delicious cake out of carrot and zucchini why not cauliflower? It is the versatile vegetable after all.
I took this cake into work, offered it, watched everyone eat it, then told them of the mystery ingredient. No-one guessed. Then again my office is cake hungry and come 4pm it's a sugar rush of angry tigers.
I thought about spreading a chocolate topping over this, but I think it would be too rich. The cake was just moreish warm and the Chief taster was very surprised about the mystery ingredient. No one will guess it!!
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Cauliflower Chocolate Cake
- 1 cup Cauliflower grated
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 50 grams Dark chocolate
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup flaxseed flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 3 tablespoon low carb sweetener
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon mixed spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F degrees.
- Lightly oil a 7 inch springform cake tin.
- Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Place the raw cauliflower in a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Add the coconut milk and blend thoroughly.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a Bain Marie (bowl over simmering water).
- Add the cauliflower mixture and add the eggs, vanilla, sweetener and cream cheese. Blend well.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into the cake tin and bake for 30 minutes.
- Eat and enjoy!
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Has anyone made this? Taste? Texture??
Brilliant recipe! Thanks! Just wondering though: any ideas on how to substitute the cream cheese? I don't do too well on diary..
Hi Sarah. Perhaps some avocado? Hope you enjoy it!
I just tried to make a frozen strawberry and coconut slice and I did not enjoy it. But I am tempted to try it in a cake... Is it worth the effort?
It's always worth a cake! 😉
Hi cake did not rise much and did not have much depth! Any ideas what I did wrong.
Hi Barbara, I'm not too sure. Perhaps it's the oven temperature? (I swear they vary from oven to oven). Hope it tasted okay though!
Hello again Diva! Can you tell me what kind of chocolate you use? (Sweet, semi-sweet, unsweetened?) Thank you!
Hi there! I use a very dark chocolate with 80% solids because that's my personal taste. Hope you enjoy it!
What would be a good substitute for the ground flax in this recipe? Chia seeds, wheat germ...?
Hi Natalie, chia seeds would be a great alternative! Hope you enjoy it!
Cauliflower in cake sounds like a great idea, specially since I am trying to loose weight and have a sweet tooth.
Hi Nandini and thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy it!
Good morning! This is a recipe I definitely plan to try. Just wanted to check on one ingredient, the flaxseed. You do mean the flaxseed & not flaxseed meal? I have both & want to make sure I use the correct ingredient. Thank you!
Hi Debbie! Thanks for popping by! I use flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed). Hope you enjoy it!
What is "mixed spice"? Is that allspice?
Hi Laura, yes it is. Hope you enjoy it! Or just go nuts with the spice of your own choice!
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Cauliflower in a cake? That's simply brilliant! Cannot wait to try it!
Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!
Sounds fantastic. I live in Ethiopia and can't always get the ingredients I need for all the great recipes, but cauliflower is abundant! Do you need to steam it first or just blend raw? Thanks!
Wow! Welcome and glad you stopped by! Abundant cauliflower! I would be in veggie heaven! You grind it raw first. Hope you enjoy it!
What's the carb count?
Is the cauliflower cooked before the food processor ?
No, the cauliflower is raw. Just make sure that it is ground well, and when mixed with the coconut milk, you blend it until there are no lumps.
some of your measurments are in grams. could you give the liquid eqivalent? i dont know what 50 grams is equal to in a measuring cup
Hi Sharon. Try this link. Hope it works out!
I've made brownies with beans, but cake with cauliflower? Very interesting!! Celeste 🙂
It makes a very moist cake and thankfully does not give the cake a cauliflower taste. Kinda like how zucchini works in cakes I guess. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for popping by!