I tried this recipe today because I was having a BAD chocolate craving for the first time since going keto, & it came out fantastic. I modified it a tiny bit from the original, but I noted that below.
Hope you enjoy. =)
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup Swerve confectioner’s sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract, or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- I added 1/4 cup coconut flour & one extra egg to fluff up the batter a little bit. This wasn’t in Maria’s recipe, but that’s how I roll.
6 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
1/3 cup Swerve sweetener (or equivalent of your choice)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup heavy cream, or full fat coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325. Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper & grease well. Combine all ingredients for batter & mix until smooth. Poor into pan & bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.
Frosting: Place the softened butter, sweetener, & cocoa in a bowl & mix until smooth. Add the cream & vanilla & mix until smooth & creamy. Spread over cooled brownies.
Original recipe from Maria Emmerich’s book “Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking” & http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/. Awesome ideas in that book & on her blog.