Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Malibu Cake

If I was to create a list of top 10 cakes from mu blog this one would be on the very top. I love combination of coconut cream and chocolate cake covered with low carb chocolate ganache which gives the cake nice finish. The cake is very moist and chocolaty and it’s hard to believe it’s so low in carbohydrates. I used Xylitol but you can replace it with any sweetener of your choice if you don’t mind using it.

·         55 g dark chocolate (70%), broken into small pieces
·         85 g of cocoa
·         200 ml of boiling water
·         100 g ground almond
·         50 g soy flour
·         1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
·         1 teaspoon baking powder
·         Pinch of salt
·         90 g butter, softened
·         200 g xylitol
·         5 eggs, at room temperature
·         125 ml coconut milk, at room temperature

Coconut filling:
·         80 ml whipping cream, chilled
·         220 g mascarpone cheese, chilled
·         2 tbsp. coconut liquor (Malibu or similar or coconut essence)
·         30 g desiccated coconut
·         3 tbsp. Xylitol, powdered (or more to your taste)

Chocolate ganache:
·         2 tbsps. of xylitol, powdered
·         1 tbsps. sour cream
·         1 1/2 tbsps. cocoa
·         30 g butter
·         ½  teaspoon gelatine 

·         Preheat oven to 170 C and line two identical baking tins with baking paper (squared 23 cm or sandwich tins)
·         Place chocolate and cocoa in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Stir well until you get nice and smooth mixture. Set aside to cool down a bit.
·         Sift ground almond, soy flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
·         Using electric mixer beat butter with Xylitol. Add egg yolks one at the time beating continuously.
·         Add coconut milk and chocolate mixture (in few stages, about 2 or 3 spoons at the time).
·         Add sifted dry ingredients and mix briefly with the electric mixer.
·         Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and fold in gently using spatula.
·         Pour the batter into the baking tins and bake for about 20 minutes (check with the skewer if the cake is baked. Skewer should come out clean). Let it cool down completely.
Coconut filling:
·         Whip the cream. Add mascarpone, xylitol and liquor and mix gently.
·         Spread the coconut filling on one cake and top with the second one.

Chocolate ganche:
·         Dissolve gelatine in small amount of hot water (2 or 3 tablespoons). Place the rest of the ingredients in a small pan and bring to boil. Mix well and let it cool slightly. When it starts to thicken spread on top of the cake.

Enjoy :)

Carbohydrates and Calories:
Whole Cake
1 piece (1/16 of the cake)

 Source: Adapted from mojewypieki


  1. these sound great! i'm always looking for low carb treats.

  2. these look great! and healthy

    perhaps you can help a fellow food blogger out and vote for my mac n cheese recipe? i'd really appreciate it!:

  3. Just wanted to say how delighted I am to look at this and see that it is made with real food ingredients and not a bunch of chemical "diet" foods which happens more often than not when I click diabetic recipes!