I have always been a sugar junkie. If you tell me I’ll never be able to eat chips, pasta, bread, I’ll be totally fine. Ask me to not eat that last slice of cake siting in the fridge, even though I’ve just had one (!), it will torment me for the rest of the night. Right after dinner and my taste buds are telling me I need something sweet. Worse thing is I actually enjoy baking so that is really not helping my waist line one bit. I’ve tried giving up desserts for good. And I was truly, doing so well the few months before I had to go on a Caribbean trip. Of course I fell off the wagon big time after I came home lol.
Here comes the next big thing that might just save me from getting a larger size jeans. I came across this “healthy” chocolate cake recipe (from healthyindulgences) on Pinterest that is made of BLACK BEANS!! There were comments after comments on her blog of people who had tried and really liked the taste. I got really excited. Like REALLY REALLY excited. I have tried a gluten free cake recipe (from glutenfreegoddess) which is really amazing too but what I really want is a sugar-free cake too. I went ahead and ordered the erythritol and stevia (no bitter taste and that’s of the reason why other Stevias didn’t work for me). Two weeks later (yep, takes two weeks to get to Canada), I made the cake last night and I have to agree, it’s pretty awesome for a gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate cake.
The hubby thought his tongue felt numb after a couple of bites but I felt great. YUM! Erythritol has a “cooling” taste and that might be what he tasted. If I have to change one thing, I might reduce the sweetness a little. For a sugar junkie, I actually don’t like things too sweet. Ironic right?? Please give this recipe a try, it’s one of the best gluten-free sugarless chocolate cake I’ve found. And when you do, let it sit overnight as the author suggested, you will love it that much more.