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Almond Roca Mocha Cake

By June 11, 2014 February 3rd, 2019 Uncategorized

Testimonies of the Day

 HAQ Testimony:I bought the $149 supplement plan. It took a huge leap of faith to go forward with this. Yesterday I forgot to take my supplements and I was sluggish and miserable by mid afternoon. I took them today as recommended and I’m firing on all cylinders. It’s hard to believe I suffered so long with thyroid problems. Went to so many different doctors and no one could help me. I’m a happy customer.” Denise

30 Day Accelerated Testimony: “”I just wanted to let you know that I was a little concerned when I looked at your meal plan, everyone I seen on your blog had a lot of weight to lose. I only had 15lbs to get to my goal weight. The last 15 are always the stickest!!! I was spending 2 1/2 hrs in the gym aday, running 10 miles and lifting. I have been eating the Maria way for 1 week and am down 7lbs!!!! I feel amazing!!! I now am in the process of adjusting my whole family. My husband is a professional athlete and usully eats a very large amout of calories to just get him through his workout and daily activities. He is now eating normal sized meals and has tons of energy!!! This plan I thought was going to be super expensive just to feed him! It is saving us money at this point! Just want to give you a big THANK YOU!!!” – Kristin

PHOTO TESTIMONY: “Hiya Maria and Craig! My name is Whitney Bray, and though we have never had a conversation before- you have changed my life.

I grew up in a paycheck to paycheck household that lived on microwave dinners and fast food. I was not encouraged to join sports or do outdoor activities, and was often told that my weight was ‘genetic’ and ‘inevitable’. I spent 22+ years of my life believing that.

I had tried a few things like name brand diets, high end diet pills that I had seen my mom take, nothing worked and I was completely miserable. At 5′ 2″ I weighed in at over 225lbs and I was very weak. My digestive system was a wreck, I couldn’t jog down to the end of the driveway, and I was miserable.

Then after a journey of learning to love myself, instead of hating myself, a friend told me about Keto. And it wasn’t long after that, that I found your book Keto-Adapted. I had already read two other lchf books first- but they were not easily accessible. They didn’t truly explain the importance of being keto-adapted, and how to get there, and didn’t address pre-existing problems caused by carb intolerance. Your book was a miracle in my life. I bought all of your cookbooks for my kindle app on my phone and I check your site almost daily!! I make your low carb bread and fudge cookies almost weekly for my 2 year old son and my husband.

Since eating the Maria Way I’ve lost 50lbs!!! And more importantly, I feel better than ever before!! I am doing things I never thought I’d do. I went from trying my hand at yoga and being timid that my weight would keep me from gaining anything from the practice- to doing Aerial Yoga every week! So it’s not just about the fat loss, it’s also about how much I’ve gained from improving my health.

So thank you, thank you so very much for giving me confidence in providing my son with a much healthier beginning than I had when I was growing up, for helping my husband repair his leptin response and aid him in his new journey to do powerlifting competitions, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing me what it feels like, to be healthy.

Forever grateful, Whitney Bray”

If you want to get past your plateau, click HERE to get started!  You deserve it!

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Maria’s Favorite Things Giveaway!

Today I am giving away a 3 pack of Mikey’s English Muffins! Ingredients are: Eggs, Almond Flour, Purified Water, Coconut Flour, Baking Soda and Kosher Salt!

All you have to do is 3 things:

1. “Like” my Facebook page and share my info with your friends and family:).

2. “Like” Mikey’s Muffins on Facebook.

3. Leave a comment below on what is your favorite recipe of mine is.

A winner will be picked July. 11th. Good Luck!

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Why I Allow Treats

While I was on the Low Carb Cruise one of the ketogenic doctors that spoke asked why I even allow sweet treats even if they are made with stevia or Swerve? I proudly stood up and found the most confident voice I could. I stated how I have 2 toddlers who are bombarded with images of cupcakes, candy, juice boxes, cereal at birthday parties and advertisements all with fake bright colors to catch their attention. So in order for my kids to not rebel and eat that junk, I offer safe treats at home. Micah even asks if certain things will give him an “owie in his belly” and I will say probably. He asks if we have cupcakes at home that won’t give him an “owie” and I either say yes or we can bake some. He gladly chooses the safe treat. (He doesn’t have celiac, but the sugar and grains make him feel ill which often happens to clients after months of not having sugar/starch).

Almond Roca Mocha Cake

I found it interesting that this doctor was so critical of my treats since he has triplets that are in elementary school. I think he too could benefit from my treats for his kids during special occasions instead of giving them sugar-filled “food.” He also joked about almond milk and that you “can’t milk an almond!” When I told Craig what he said, Craig replied, “What do you think tea is? It is infused water, just like almond milk.” I don’t get fired up much, but criticizing my practices hurts. I never feel the need to cheat on my ketogenic lifestyle of eating because I can have “healthified” treats once in awhile. If I couldn’t, I know I would be too tempted to grab junk.

I also love to entertain and serve desserts that we can all enjoy; I even love to throw parties for dolls! My son Micah has a doll that he named Libby. He loves her very much and most days at nap time I have to tell Libby to close her eyes and stop talking to Micah (he talks to her non-stop during nap time). Anyway, Micah came up to me and told me it was Libby’s birthday in 3 days. So I decided to take him seriously and decided to throw a party!

Almond Roca Mocha Cake

Almond Roca Mocha Cake
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • CAKE:
  • ¾ cup coconut oil (or organic butter)
  • 7 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1¼ cups Swerve Confectioners (or equivalent)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • SOAKING SYRUP:
  • ⅔ cup decaf espresso (or organic coffee)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ⅓ cup Swerve confectioners
  • 1 tsp Kahlua extract
  • ESPRESSO MOUSSE:
  • ½ cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
  • ¼ cup decaf espresso (or organic coffee)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 TBS butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • BROWN BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 (8 oz) package mascarpone or cream cheese
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Swerve
  • 1 tsp stevia glycerite
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Grease a 15 x 10-inch sheet of parchment paper. Line 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with prepared parchment.
  2. Place the coconut oil/butter in a saucepan on medium heat and slowly add the chocolate (don't burn the chocolate). Add the natural sweetener and extracts. Let cool in fridge for awhile.
  3. While it is cooling, separate the eggs. Place the whites in a stand mixer and whip until stiff peaks form. Once the whites are stiff, slowly add the yolks.
  4. Once the chocolate mixture is cooled a bit and warm to touch, add that to the egg mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin, smooth the top.
  6. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from pan, about 18 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack 30 minutes.
  7. Cut around pan sides. Slide spatula under parchment to loosen from pan and invert cake onto work surface. Peel off parchment. Cut cake crosswise into 4 rectangles, each about 10 x 3½ inches. Or if you want a round cake, cut into circles about 10 inches round.
  8. While cooling, make the Syrup, Filling and the Frosting.
  9. NOTE: This cake will be more cake-like after resting a night. You can make the cake part the night before if desired.
  10. For soaking syrup: Bring espresso, almond milk, natural sweetener and extract to boil in small saucepan.
  11. FILLING: Combine natural sweetener, espresso, 2 eggs and cocoa powder in heavy medium saucepan and whisk to blend; add coconut oil or butter. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon thickly (do not boil), about 12 minutes. Pour mixture through strainer into medium bowl. Stir in the extracts. Place bowl in larger bowl filled with ice water and whisk occasionally until filling is cooled completely, about 15 minutes. Can be made 1 day ahead.
  12. To make the Filling: place the butter in a saucepan and heat on high until the butter sizzles and you can see lots of brown (not black) flecks.
  13. Remove from heat and add the mascarpone or cream cheese, almond milk and natural sweetener.
  14. Stir until very smooth. Set aside to cool. This will thicken overnight.
  15. ASSEMBLE: Place 1 cake rectangle on platter (I made mine into a round cake, but rectangles work too). Brush 2 tablespoons soaking syrup over. Spread ⅓ of espresso mousse (about ¾ cup). Repeat 2 more times with cake, syrup,and mousse. Top with fourth cake layer; press lightly to adhere. Spread the brown butter frosting over top and sides of torte to seal, then sprinkle with slivered almonds if desired. DO AHEAD: can be made 1 day ahead.
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Cake = 416 calories, 18g fat, 8g protein, 42g carbs, 0.6g fiber
"Healthified" Cake = 306 calories, 31.7g fat, 5.9g protein, 4.2g carbs, 2g fiber

91% fat, 6% protein, 3% carbs

 Another Great Testimony

Hi Maria! I have had troubles with constipation since I was 6 or even smaller. I was in the ER constantly for pain and constipation all throughout my childhood and even adulthood. I would have to take ExLax often! I tried adding fiber and drinking water but nothing would work!!

The pain is so severe from being constipated that I thought that I was constipated and ended up going to the ER but only to find out I had kidney stones. From that appt on they told me to use MiraLax. I used MiraLax for about 12 years and when I read your post I knew that I wanted to try the supplements and try and get off MiraLax. I tried not taking MiraLax for 3 days here and there and then would become constipated so I would always have to go back on it.

I have been taking the supplements you suggested for 3 weeks now and I am having bowel movements regularly. Just wanted to say thank you for your help!

To get your body on the right path, click HERE to get suggestions on what supplements your body needs. 

Almond Roca Mocha Cake

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 15 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of "Keto.". Click here for Keto. http://amzn.to/2EfrECi Click here for our new Keto Courses: http://keto-adapted.com/school/

322 Comments

  • Breanna says:

    This looks wonderful! Thank you for creating such yummy recipes!

  • Jammie says:

    my favorite recipe is your chocolate chip cookies!! yum! yum!

  • Allen/Liz says:

    Our favorite …. to many to list it is so very wonderful that when we try a recipe it always turns out delicious. I just love the new cookbook (3 in 1). I have to say our latest favorite is your lemon bars and the meatloaf cupcakes. We feel so good, still have a ways to go for weight loss but sleeping like rocks and we have lots of energy and NO pain!! Thank you so much!!

  • Nicole says:

    Ok, so the last week I have had over 5 people tell me “you look so skinny! How did you do it?!” And I explained to them I eat whatever I want but it is the Maria way. I have been doing this for 3 months. I don’t know how much weight I have lost bc I have been doing this for health not weight loss….but I can say I bought a size 4 skirt this week from old navy when I normally would have bought an 8 or a 10. Thank you Maria!

  • Montica Berry says:

    I love your granola and eat it every day!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I love the chix cordon bleu recipe in the crockpot cookbook.

    • Donna Zenner says:

      I do too! I just made it again last night. It is a little runny, but the juice is delicious. I put it on riced cauliflower. I even made it for company on Easter 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Candace S. says:

    Crab Stuffed Avocado – delicious

  • Aubrey says:

    Looks so yummy!

  • Lisa G. says:

    Your toasted sub rolls, taco seasoning, chili, there are TOO many to pick from!

  • Mary Ann Pariseau says:

    Almond cookies are my favorite.

  • I looooooooove your cinnamon roll recipe! And the lasagna roll recipe…and the southwest tabouleh recipe…argh, I can’t pick just one!!

  • Debbie Meissner says:

    My favorite recipe is your carmel sauce. If I need a sweet taste I make the sauce and add pecans and drizzle with melted chocolate and make little turtles.

  • Amy says:

    The Keto muffins look delicious. And this cake… Must try! Thank you!

  • Heather says:

    We love the mexican lasagna!

  • Rene Hughes says:

    Can’t wait to try them. 🙂

  • bridget says:

    I just love the doughnuts in the Nutritious and Delicious cookbook. 🙂

  • Kristina says:

    I am a first time visitor to your blog and can’t wait to try the Almond Rocha Mocha Cake. Looks yummy!

  • Agnes says:

    My favourites are the nutella-cookies!

  • Jennifer Weinzirl says:

    I recently made the crockpot walnuts and they are great!

  • Adrienne says:

    Those look so delicious considering I haven’t had any bread in quite a while!

  • Jen Sawicki says:

    I have a lot of favorite recipes (like the lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies!), but the one I make the most is the chicken lettuce wraps!

  • Melissa says:

    Our favorite recipe is the protein bun recipe. These are great for so many things and we use this often.

    • Donna Zenner says:

      Are these buns bread like? I am trying to find something that is most like bread (not spongy from eggs or hard from egg whites). Thanks so much.

  • beth says:

    My favorite recipe at the moment is your sloppy joe one! It is so good, I make it once a week and we never have left overs! I could seriously eat it every day and I’d be happy. 🙂

  • Allie says:

    I love your zucchini brownies but this recipe looks like it might become a new favorite!

  • Bobbi says:

    Eggcellent meatloaf

  • Heather says:

    Love your keto fudge!

  • Mary says:

    I LOVE your vanilla bean cheesecake…..actually my whole family loves it – even my picky 8 year old!!

  • Julie says:

    Still experimenting and expanding my repertoire but so far enjoy the protein waffles.

  • Gwen Eastman says:

    I am so thankful to have found your site. I am looking forward to learning much as I have begun a keto way of life. Thank you!

  • Molly says:

    We had the cioppino rom your slow cooker book last night – so good! Also love the French dips, adobo chicken and chili from the same book. The almond joys are my go to sweet fix. Thank you, Maria!

  • Maureen says:

    I make a double recipe of your protein waffles every week! Great breakfast and snack! My kids love them.

  • Carrie Peck says:

    My favorite recipe is, hands down, your Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! They’re not just for Easter, but for a sweet tooth!

  • Kristin says:

    Your chocolate chip cookie recipe is my favorite!

  • Sandra Turney says:

    I would say that my favorite recipe of yours so far is the thin mint donuts but this cake sounds yummy too. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Jackie says:

    Chicken adobo

  • Crystal M says:

    The Chocolate chip cookies, and protein waffles!

  • Cinde says:

    I love the nut cereal from your crockpot book!

  • Lauren A says:

    Looks amazing!! Very beautiful and impressive.

  • Mary Jacobs says:

    Your recipes rock. Love your blog.

  • kathleey says:

    Love all!

  • Beckie says:

    I love your creme brulee recipe… so yummy. I would also love to try these English muffins!

  • Alexia T says:

    Chocolate raspberry cheesecake

  • Kathryn H says:

    your chili cheese “fries”! love your pages and blogs!

  • Sandra says:

    I love the beef stroganoff recipe for the slow cooker. Also, make my hard boiled eggs in the slow cooker all the time. So easy and no fuss – no mess!! And they always turn out perfect!

  • Sharron says:

    I love everything of yours I’ve ever made!!!

  • Oh hard to say! Maybe this cake will be it :)? The Twix Bars.

  • Cindy says:

    I love the chocolate zucchini cake.

  • Dawn M. says:

    Sloppy Joes are my favorite at the moment!

  • Stephanie says:

    I love your low carb onion rings!!

  • Britt Pearson says:

    My favorite recipe is for your protein bread. It is a multi-purpose staple for any keto-adapted diet. 🙂

  • Andrea says:

    I love your white chocolate macadamia biscotti!

  • Maegan says:

    My entire family LOVES your peanut butter eggs! I have to keep the freezer stocked at all times or risk an angry mob 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    I love your protein waffles.

  • Toni says:

    I can’t pick just one they are all so good!

  • Christy says:

    Cheesecake is my fav!!

  • Lezlie says:

    I love all the recipes I’ve tried but your chocolate chip cookies are my favorite:)

  • Pam says:

    Love your sub sandwich buns. Having these muffins would allow me to have something in the freezer so I wouldn’t end up baking on hot summer days. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Diane Wimmer says:

    I’m currently going through the slow cooker cookbook…..not sure what the favorite is yet. Next is dessert….this cake looks great.

  • Courtney bost says:

    My favorite recipe is your pizzas!

  • Emily says:

    I LOOOVE the keto fudge. I also eat a lot of the protein bread.

  • Dyanne Spease says:

    Get in my belly!!!

  • Gretchen says:

    The Chocolate Chip cookies for sure!

  • Michelle says:

    My fave is the flour less chocolate torte!!!

  • Jennifer says:

    Chocolate chip cookies!

  • Tasha Eldridge says:

    The caramel sauce!!!

  • Marie A. says:

    Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies!!! Since I’ve introduce them to my family and they love them. I no longer buy toxic fill store bought cookies. Plus they are so EASY to make and I don’t feel guilty about eating them or giving them to my family. I’ve even shared some with my neighbors. They couldn’t believe they were healtified cookies and have asked for the recipe too! 🙂

  • Robin says:

    My favorite recipe is your chili!! Liked, liked, and shared!

  • Lisa J says:

    Would love to try the English muffins!!
    The cake looks amazing too. Thank you for all you do!!!!

  • Deb Brandt says:

    CHICKEN “NOODLE” SOUP is awesome!

  • NANCY says:

    I have been wanting to try those.

  • Debra Bova says:

    Since I am focused on weight loss, I have not ventured into many recipes beyond your 30 day accellerated meal plan, though I have one of your cookbooks. One of my favorites is your Healthified Chili made in the crock pot. The house smells great and I eat it every week!!

  • April says:

    This looks amazing. I am impressed and amazed at how you can healtify just about anything.

  • Lori says:

    i LOVE your risotto recipe! Delicious!

  • Myah says:

    I just bought your slower cooker book for my husband, for Father’s Day. I’ll let you know then our favorite recipe.

  • Amanda says:

    My favorite recipe is chocolate tapioca pudding but maybe I should call it keto pudding since I don’t use the miracle rice

  • Dawn says:

    Protein bread right now, Go Keto Adapt!!

  • Angie says:

    All of your recipes are great! That’s why I own every cookbook and book of yours! You rock!

  • Katie says:

    I love many of your recipes, but one stands out for sure: peanut butter chocolate chip muffins. Whenever I make them, they are gone within 2 days. Haha!!

  • Cristina says:

    My fave is your Cheese Danish recipe. I love having people over for tea and serve them all the time. I let people taste one and if they like it I bake them a dozen to take home next time we get together.

  • Buton i says:

    OMG this looks divine! Gorgeous photo! I’m off sweets right now but can’t wait to try this one day on down the road, Maria. Sounds delicious.

  • patricia says:

    The protein bread for now, but that will probably change with all your great recipes.

  • Amanda says:

    Hard to choose, but I think my favorite right now is the slow cooker chicken curry. I don’t have a slow cooker, but I just cook it in a dutch oven in my oven for several hours and it turns out delicious. A close second is chili, mmmm.

  • Lorraine says:

    I just ordered some Mikey’s Muffins, can’t wait to try them! It’s nice to have something around that I don’t have to make from scratch.

  • Roni says:

    My favorite is the amazing bread. I like an egg sandwich in the morning.

  • Dana Cvengros says:

    Love anything sweet, but enjoying the chili right now!!

  • Victoria says:

    I would love to try both your cake and these English muffins!

  • LISA ROBERTS says:

    WOULD LOVE TO TRY THESE MUFFINS , ESPECIALLY ONION– I MISS ENGLISH MUFFINS !!

  • Denise Buck says:

    I love your amazing bread for buns-esp since its grilling season now. Hamburger and hotdugs buns-yum! I know the recipe by heart now.

  • Pam says:

    Protein bread!

  • Bonnie says:

    I would love to try these english muffins for when I don’t have time to bake for my husband who misses bread!! One of my favorite recipes of Maria’s is her chili. I don’t miss the beans at all that I use to put in my chili recipe. Maria’s chili is so full of flavor!!

  • Patti says:

    Cinnamon rolls!!

  • Mary says:

    I love the protein bread

  • Gigi says:

    I find it hard to choose a favorite recipe. I like all of them.

  • Kristen says:

    The sub rolls have changed my life!! lol

  • shelly sidhu says:

    My favorite is your enchilada casserole!!!! Yum

  • Becki says:

    My favorite of your recipes (at least if we’re basing it on what I make most often) is the cabbage hash browns! SO convenient to keep some shredded cabbage in the fridge and fry up a quick hash brown for any meal!

  • Mechiel Whitmore says:

    We love the protein waffles.

  • Laura says:

    Nutella Cookies!

  • Sheri Woody says:

    I love everything I try. The chili is yummy and I think I’m still working on improving my protein bread skills. I enjoy all the cookbook recipes.

  • Kim says:

    For my kids, it’s your waffles….for me, I’d have to say the tortillas. Growing up in Key West, fish tacos have always been a staple for me! Thanks for all of your recipes, Maria! (and Craig 😉

  • Ronda says:

    I adore all of Marias ice cream recipes – ice cream is my kryptonite! I especially love the mint chip flavor.

  • kristy says:

    My favorite is your chili!! Hope to win

  • Debby Robic says:

    I love all your recipes, but I love the recipes in your Slow Cooker cookbook especially! There’s no way I could pick just one – they are all great! In fact, your cookbook is the reason I even HAVE a slow cooker! 😉

  • Jaclyn says:

    The cake looks delicious! I have loved every recipe I have tried.

  • Kelly Irvin says:

    I absolutely love the avocado brownies!! There’s so good, no frosting is needed!!

  • Susan Hatstat says:

    I love your BLT coleslaw and all your other Paleo recipes. I have trying to find a good recipe for english muffins but if you can get a good muffin – no need to bake them yourself. Been dying to try them.
    Thanks for chance.

  • Donna says:

    Hi Maria,

    Hands down the best recipe I have tried yet is the cheesesteak recipe! Took forever to prepare but we were in serious food love from that one. I love your sweets, but every sweetener causes me severe intestinal distress. I’ve finally figured it is because of leaky gut. You mention leaky gut in your books, but I’m unclear what to do to heal it, which supplements from your books will help with that. I’ve lost 35 pounds since going keto 3 months ago, with no supplements. I had to cut dairy (boo hoo), which I did for a full month and then made my favorite chicken wing dip (with cream cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese). I gained three pounds overnight and had severe bloating from that dish, so at least until my gut heals I have to be dairy free. I planned on losing 30 more pounds to reach the weight I was when I got married, but I’m thinking maybe I will try to go further to reach my high school weight! I’ve never been skinny and don’t want to be, but eating this way just might lead me there. I’ll let my body decide what size it wants to be, and I’ll just eat healthy forever! I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again and again…Thanks so much for sounding the alarm and educating me via your blog and books! My life is changed! One quick question…what about monk fruit extract?

  • Sarah says:

    You’re asking a VERY tough question. SO many delicious things! But so far I think my favorite is Shrimp Scampi, followed by angel food w/ lemon “filling”, because I cut my piece in half and spread the lemon stuff in the middle.

  • Kristen says:

    Maria,
    What can I say? I am so grateful to you for all of your wisdom and your willingness to share so freely with all of us. I love every single one of your recipes (and I have made many) but my favorite is probably your chocolate sauce – I use it in my coffee in the morning 🙂

  • Angela says:

    GOTTA try these!

  • Deb says:

    I haven’t tried a recipe yet that my husband and I did not completely love! The freezer is filled with all of your yummy and healthy foods and I thank you!

  • Cyndi says:

    Love those chocolate chip cookies!

  • Emma B. says:

    I love the chili!

  • Anna says:

    I have already ordered these muffins, as it is so time consuming to bake all the time. I am having trouble making time for myself to follow Keto 100% and I blame my weak will-power. BUT, since I am a teacher and I have the summer off (other than teaching summer school for half a day), I am going to use it to get the push start I need. I KNOW eating Keto works because when I go for more than a week being consistent, I feel great. Please pray for me that I can do this and stick with it..simply for the fact that I KNOW it works.

  • Leeza says:

    We gave my Mom and ice cream machine for Mother’s Day and we are having so much fun trying all of Maria’s ice cream treats! Our family will NEVER go back to buying store bought ice cream.

  • Izabela says:

    I absolutely love the chili. I was born in Europe and when I moved to US, the chili didn’t taste as good as the one back home, so I just stopped eating it. Well….that was until I discovered yours OMG! Healthy and delish! Thank you so so much for all you do

  • Belenda says:

    I have no idea where to find these muffins, so, I’d sure love to win them! The only english muffins I feel even remotely safe eating are the Ezekial, and even those are really border line! So, if I could try these and have a better alternative, that would be awesome!

  • Amber Birgen says:

    I really like your protein bread and buns. At first I wasn’t so sure but you can really make them taste good and pile on the mayo and you can use it for so many things. I love hotdogs and hamburgers theyre like my most favorite thing and it’s nice I didn’t have to give those up. I make two batches every week and give one to my parents

  • Anita says:

    Oh yes!! Powerful words. I find that if I don’t have “treats” around, at least occasionally, I am drawn to other junk. The difference is that my “treats” nourish my body as well as satisfy my taste buds in place of the over-processed, white flour and sugar laden “treats” that most indulge in.

  • Tanya says:

    Love, love your brownie recipe, it is Licious!!!

  • Raeleen says:

    Chocolate chip cookies are our fav recipe!!

  • Jodi says:

    The lasagne rolls from a post a few weeks ago are a favorite dinner “go to” for our house now!!! Love them!!

  • Jonique says:

    I so love the recipe for deep dish pizza!

  • Corinn says:

    Cinnabon coffee cake is my pick…I love coffee cake. To be able to eat it with no guilt is amazing. Thank you.

  • Cici says:

    Maria – I LOVE your blog & all your fantastic recipes. When reading a recipe, I like to take into account what other people comment about the recipe. When you include your Giveaway entry in the comment section of a recipe, it is hard to weed through all the entries in order to read actual comments about the recipe. Just wondering if there is another way to view recipe comments without slogging through all the giveaway entries?

  • Kim says:

    Hi Maria!

    I love your Healthified Granola. It has saved me from going off track several times. Probably because it makes a large batch and is always available to just grab and go.

  • Argia says:

    It’s impossible to pick one favorite, and there are still many recipes I haven’t tried yet. The ones I make the most are your Pad Thai, Korean Short Ribs, Amazing Cinnamon Rolls , Ranch Dressing, and SO many more 🙂

  • Jo says:

    Chocolate raspberry cheese cake

  • Terry says:

    Tiramisu!

  • Sharon says:

    There is no way I can pick one of your recipes I haven’t found one yet that wasn’t fantastic. . . my husband and my grandson love everything I make from your recipes, as do I! Thanks to your recipes and guidelines my husband has lost 52 pounds and I have lost 30… we both still have a ways to go but using your recipes I know we’ll make it!

  • Barbara says:

    I guess I can not pick a favorite you have too many yummy things!!! 🙂
    They all are!

  • Tamara says:

    I love your donuts with the peanut flour!

  • Holly P. says:

    I LOVE your cheesecake 🙂 It’s a favorite of our whole family – add your lemon curd and it’s over the top! 🙂

  • Patti N says:

    Love all that you do!! Ordered the ice cream maker from your store, looking forward to trying it out for all the summer treats!! Sure would love to try these muffins!! Love you!!

  • Melissa Estain says:

    Tomato basil parmesan soup and nutty noodles!! 🙂 yum!

  • Jamie H. says:

    Really, there are too many to pick from but we always have protein waffles in the freezer…….and all your cakes are delicious. I use your recipes for my kids birthday parties as well and all the moms are always shocked to find out the cake and ice cream are all sugar free.

  • Kim says:

    Best ever chocolate chip cookies! Its great to have a cookie waiting in the freezer for when those moments strike.

  • Theresa says:

    My absolute favorite is the Reeses PB cereal!

  • Catie Kniess says:

    Thin crust pizza! Yum and thanks for all the good stuff.

  • Maria-you’re one of the people who have helped me understand how unbelievably diverse and satisfying eating low-carb can be. And although I tend to do my best when I’m also eating a great deal of vegetables, I *love* the fact that there are so many ‘healthified’ treats out there.
    Thanks for continually inspiring me in this department 🙂

  • Karen Jo says:

    You always start my day off hungry Maria!

  • Jacquie Z says:

    Does all of them count ?

  • Cynthia says:

    Either protein lasagna with pumpkin bread for dessert!!! (Sorry, couldn’t pick just one!!!)

  • Kris says:

    Thank you so much for including sweets in your recipes. There is definitely a place in life for them and knowing we can eat guilty free is so awesome! I think if you omit some of these things, you just crave them more when you pass the ice cream shop, bakery, or cookie stand.

  • Sarah says:

    my favorite is zucchini chocolate muffins. Quick, easy, chocolate hit

  • Ruth says:

    Keto Fudge is my favorite.

  • Heather says:

    White Chocolate Keto Truffles are my fave.

  • joanna says:

    I just found your site from ibreatheimhungry so i haven’t had a chance to try anything!

  • Melissa says:

    Your chocolate cookies!

  • Linda F. says:

    There are so many recipes I want to try but haven’t yet. I love the cauliflower rice and my family who loves grain and potatoes, would prefer the real thing, but do like the taste of fauxtatoes and the cauli-rice. I plan on purchasing one of your cookbooks soon, too!

  • janet says:

    Chocolate Chip cookies are so good.

  • Debbie says:

    My all time favorite is the caramel sauce

  • Jennifer R says:

    So hard to decide a favorite! Pumpkin Bread or the Lemon Curd with Lemon Poppyseed muffins…..it’s a tie.

  • c says:

    WOW- too many to choose from! Waffles, Protein Bars, Almond Joys, etc etc etc! THANK YOU!

  • chris says:

    That cake looks so awesome!

  • Judy says:

    I love the cinnamon roll recipe!! Hubby really liked it too! I’m really interested in these muffins as there used to be a product called O’So’Lo muffins that had absolutely negative impact on my blood sugar, filled me up and the cinnamon raisin tasted just like french toast when toasted. I know it was wheat free, but can’t remember the ingredients other than inulin. I think they went out of business because there were no preservatives and sometimes the product would be moldy if the retailer didn’t put them in the freezer or cold section. Anyway, long story short, I’ve got to try these. I could survive on a single O’So’Lo back in the day. I hope these are comparable!!

  • Mary says:

    These sound so good, I’d love to try them! Thank you!!

  • elizabeth says:

    love your protein popovers!!

  • Wendi says:

    That cake looks so good!!

  • Carolyn says:

    Wow! This is a lot of work for a doll’s birthday!

  • Paula says:

    I love your treats but have been busy & stressed lately and resorting to unhealthy treats and it has shown on the scale. Back to basics here but the muffins would be fun to try!

  • Linda says:

    Sounds like I need to make your chili! So far have liked all you recipes, I want to buy the combined book as soon as I have the extra cash!

  • Sandy says:

    I love this website and facebook group! Started with the chocolate chip cookies YUM!! And I keep trying more and more recipes. They are all so good!

  • Donna Poole says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  • Stephanie says:

    I have lots of favorites, but my latest favorite is your Healthified Sub Bread! I haven’t had a sandwich in two years, and I’m now in sandwich heaven! I’ve even tweaked the recipe several times (added nutritional yeast, protein powder, etc.) and found it to be a no-fail, always-delicious recipe! Thank you!!

  • Susan says:

    I would like to try the muffins.

  • Deb says:

    Love your amazing bread. I make into club rolls instead of a loaf. I usually slice a roll in half and toast it and use as a heathified English muffin. Great with a poached egg topping, or peanut butter or as a sandwich roll. (And my fav sweetie is your Cinnabons!)

  • Pat K. says:

    love, love, love everything I have tried that you have recommended…would love to try these!!!! pick me…pick me….

  • Anne says:

    My favorite is your low carb bread bowls. I make clam chowder using cauliflower instead of potatoes (the sweet taste of the cauliflower is SO great with clams), and served in your bread bowls, it’s unbeatable! A family favorite!

  • Sheridan says:

    Keto Fudge!

  • Kimberly says:

    I love the Reese’s chocolate peanut butter muffins.

  • D Stevens says:

    “HEALTHIFIED” PUMPKIN BREAD is sooo good!

  • sandy says:

    Love your crustless cheesecake

  • Kim Holl says:

    Love the Keto Chili. Easy to prepare and have tons of leftovers for the busy workweek schedule!

  • Roberta says:

    Delish was the first word that came to me!!

  • Julie says:

    Love your shamrock shake! I make a version of it almost every day, sometimes changing different flavorings.

  • kim mayes says:

    Healthified taco seasoning!

  • Connie Albert Smith says:

    There are so many of your recipes I love, but the one I make the most is the Keto fudge!

  • Jennifer Bertrand says:

    My favorite Maria recipe is Healthified Angel Food cake! It tastes just like the high carb version!

  • Eric says:

    I am not on facebook, so cannot enter your drawing, but wanted to say that the cake recipe looks amazing.

  • Myra says:

    Your Amazing Bread

  • Sylina says:

    Still experimenting, all good, no fave yet 🙂

  • Kati says:

    I’m making banana walnut granola right now. B but my favorite is the dutch baby.

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I have SOOOO many favorite recipes! But since I just ate a piece of Keto Fudge, I’ll say that! I always have some in my freezer! 🙂

  • Sarah Sue says:

    Oopsie rolls. I can make them savory or sweet! 🙂

  • Barbara Linder says:

    My hands-down favorite is your flourless chocolate cake! Anything dark chocolate is the bees’ knees for me!! Thanks for being you, Maria!

  • Linda says:

    Molten lava cake

  • Laura says:

    Waffles!!! I use them as a sub for bread when we are on the go!!! They rock, and taste Ah-mazing!!

  • Cynthia says:

    We have all your cookbooks and love your recipes. My favorite is your chicken wild rice soup.

  • Pan says:

    I love your keto fudge recipe!

  • Barbara says:

    Our favorite are the protein buns.

  • Evelyn says:

    I love your Chocolate Mousse! It saves me from giving in to ice cream cravings.

  • linden says:

    my favorite so far are your lemon poppy seed muffins and crepe with cream cheese recipe!!!

  • Jean says:

    Love your protein bread.

  • Brianna says:

    Reading through the previous comments made me want to run for the kitchen now! And as much as I love all the options, gotta go for the brownies. Ooooooh the brownies 🙂

  • Vicki Harkins says:

    My favorite recipe is the flourless chocolate torte from the 30 day meal plan. I also love the Korean Short Ribs. Really I love all your recipes!

  • Sharon says:

    We love the Seafood Risotto!

  • Limari Colon says:

    Chocolate Chip and Almond cookies

  • Melissa says:

    Protein lasagna

  • lbug says:

    Love the cheesecake!

  • Barbara Belvin-Flak says:

    I love your strawberry cupcake recipe.

  • Janelle says:

    My favorite recipes are your pumpkin swirl cheesecake and the tortillas with psyllium husk!

  • Frodosdojo says:

    What a beautiful cake !

  • Sharon Spencer says:

    I love your protein roll / pizza dough recipe the best! I am baking a double batch of it & freezing them. In less than 48 hours will be going through rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder. Which means I will not be able to use my kitchen appliances for 6 or 8 weeks. Sept 25, 2013 I had surgery for 2 detachments on the right shoulder. It was a tough recovery and only wished I had been proactive then with my baking because doing with out rolls, bread & pizza was difficult however I never caved. Mikey’s Muffins would be a wonderful addition to what I’m baking.

  • Karen says:

    My favorite recipe is definitely the cheese-it’s!!!

  • Sara B. says:

    I love the German Chocolate Cake!

  • michelle L. says:

    Favorite recipe of yours varies but right now I’d have to say the “hamburger helper” made with eggplant. Love it!

  • Kert says:

    My favorite of the week is your Shamrock Shake.

  • Dani says:

    We love your protein waffle recipe!

  • Jan Johnson says:

    Your basic sandwich bread is a lifesaver! But I love many of your recipes.

  • Caroline says:

    rhubarb crisp!! Tis the season!

  • Esther says:

    Coconut flour bread

  • Amy Y says:

    Among my faves are you coffee cake, caramel and the fantastic onion rings in fact a Mikey’s English muffin with a grass fed hamburger topped with one of your onion rings would makr an amazing summer dinner!

  • Heidi says:

    Too many to pick but I want to try the protein bread. Can you use egg white powder instead of all the egg whites or egg whites in a carton? Seems like a lot of egg yolks left not sure what to do with all of them. Help!

  • ashley says:

    I have been enjoying your protein bread!

  • Diana Van Dyke says:

    My favorite recipe is your granola!!

  • Linda Cloutier says:

    Protein buns!! They are a life saver! I can only eat so much salad. Liked Mikeys. Liked your page eons ago. Thank you for all you do, Maria!

  • Donna says:

    I am the laziest low carb dieter in the world. I tried all these coconut flour almond flour egg white fluff breads and either I can’t cook which I wouldn’t argue, or the bread just isn’t as good as everyone says. I need to try these English Muffins. I will find them. lol

  • C Bibler says:

    I love your keto fudge! 🙂

  • Madalena says:

    I love all, but one of my favourites is Coconut Lime Chicken. I just love it as well as my friends in Portugal and in Turkey!!!

  • norma says:

    I love your cheesecake recipes……..I don’t have a fave but all I have made are delish.

  • Linda Townsend says:

    I love your chocolate chip cookies!

  • Janice says:

    Love your Apple Bundt cake recipe!

  • Sue says:

    chocolate chip cookies and many more. I love this cookbook.

  • Fanny says:

    chocolate chips cookies and some more, you have great books

  • Anastasia says:

    I love your keto fudge! It’s my favorite recipe.

  • Abbie says:

    I am so looking forward to making this soon! I’m not a big cake person, but every once in awhile I want some & this looks amazing! I love both your sub roll and chocolate chip cookie recipes the best.

  • Pam says:

    Healthified Snickers Ice Cream

  • Candace says:

    I love the protein bread and buns recipe.

  • Jenny says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe…I really need to started making these keto treats and breads so I can transition my son to this way of eating without him feeling deprived. Thank!

  • Angela says:

    Well, now my newest favor is the almond Roca mocha! I will be using my low glycemic organic coffee! Another use!!!! 🙂

  • Laura Folger says:

    My favorite recipe would be any cheesecake recipe. If you can healthify something like cheesecake why not !! YUM. Thanks for all your information and your recipes !

  • Roxanne Kaiser says:

    I love everything I’ve tried, but the sub buns are a ‘life-saver’ (my husband’s).

  • KSol says:

    I love everything I’ve tied as well, but your amazing bread had all my friends amazed that it was low-carb and grain-free!

  • Valerie says:

    It is exciting to find a pre-packaged healthy treat for those times when we are on the go, etc.

  • Audra says:

    pancakes 🙂

  • Anabela says:

    I’ve made your coconut flour donuts and the Cinnabon cake, and both were phenomenally good. I need to find some time to bake and stock up on more of your keto recipes! 🙂

  • TiJa says:

    I love the chocolate flax muffins, all of your breads/rolls, the risotto, and my kids love the crackers. Also, your chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard made delicious ice cream bars :). Needless to say, my children would not be able to do no gluten or sugar without your creative recipes. My sons’ favorite candy bars have all been “healthified” by you; therefore, they have not asked for any “junk foods” since we started eating the Maria way. Thank you!

  • EmilyGrace says:

    I just found your website today and I’m really excited about trying your recipes and learning more about your way of approaching food. It is so clear you love what you do – thank you for sharing your passion with us!

  • CHRISTINA DUTRA says:

    I would love to try the almond roca mocha cake recipe!! i make almond roca candy every thanksgiving and christmas. now i am thinking about making the cake!

  • Mearced says:

    Maria – I’m so glad you responded to that doctor on the cruise. There are so many whose lives you’ve had a part in changing because of all the options you offer. For some of us who have been on highly restrictive diets and failed as a result, you have been a God-send. Thanks for doing what you do!

  • Della says:

    Thats easy! Amazing bread!!! I make it every week!

  • Nicole says:

    I love your recipe for Keebler cookies. They really hit the spot!

  • Sonia says:

    I love all your reicipes I have tried. The protein waffels are my favorite thou!

  • Mary R says:

    these sound yummy

  • Merry says:

    the cc cookies are a favorite of mine!

  • Linda says:

    I’m confused by this recipe! How many eggs go in the mousse? The top says 2, the instructions say 4. It’s also confusing when you use the terms filling and mousse interchangeably, especially when the recipe has syrup, mousse, and frosting. (Sorry, I don’t mean to complain. I’m just trying not to pull my hair out while making this recipe 🙂

  • Regina Gregory says:

    Chili!

  • diana says:

    I would love to try Mikey’s muffins!!!

  • Marisa says:

    You have soooo many amazing recipes! I just love your site! My newest favorite is the Caramello Candy Bar.

  • Sandra says:

    I’m Sandra from Germany, moving to texas on Monday though!!!
    Me and my fiance who is Gluten intollerant love your Turtle Cheesecake and will have it as a gluten free cake for our family on our wedding day!!!! 🙂 so everybody can eat good and feel good!!! Getting married 9th of August!
    Love your work Maria

  • Victoria says:

    There are a lot of great recipes, but if I had to pick a favorite…..I’d say Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd. Yum! 🙂

  • Fiona says:

    We love your coconut donut recipe.

  • RuthieH says:

    This cake looks delish BUT your Heathified Creme Brûlée is EPIC !!!
    Thanks for all your work with these recipes!
    Cheers
    RH

  • Mary T says:

    Love your creamsicle!

  • I live the chocolate chip cookies

  • Cathy M. says:

    Love all of the recipes I’ve tried. Your site is amazing and I wish I had more time to experiment. It amazes me the way you are able to convert any recipe into something delicious and good for us! Such an inspiration!

  • Cathy Griffice says:

    All of the recipes I like but amazing bread is a staple….

  • Lorraine R. says:

    My favorite recipe of yours is the chocolate cake donut recipe. They are so good, I had to buy myself a donut pan 🙂

  • Jan says:

    Love your turtle cheesecake and pumpkin bread!!!!

  • sophie says:

    My favourite recipe of yours is the protein bread made with coconut flour!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heather says:

    Avocado sorbet!

  • Cindi Kay says:

    11-year old David weighs in …. “Ice Cream Sandwich”

  • Sarah says:

    Hard to pick a favorite recipe because there are several….lol…but id have to say your Keto Cheesecake!….

  • Carol W says:

    Obligatory Comment. 😀 I would love to try these. You mentioned in a previous post how good they were, and I checked my local health food shop and they didn’t have any.

    As for what recipe of yours I like best… so far I’m going to have to go with your faux grits. Grits are just a family favorite going back generations, and I’m so thrilled to have a low carb alternate.

  • Julianne says:

    My favourite recipe is your slow cooker chili!!! Mmmmm!!!

  • Karen Cunningham says:

    Your salad dressing and BBQ sauce!

  • Susie says:

    Any of your protein breads/buns. I’ve found some creative ways to incorporate these into our meals

  • Marcia DesRosiers says:

    I like the donuts and actually everything I’ve made out of all the cookbooks of yours that I have

  • Melody says:

    The keto fudge!

  • Monica Jacobs says:

    My fave recipe right now is the Cookie Dough Cupcakes, but Ima have to try out this Almond Roca cake recipe to see if I have a new fave.

  • Indira Valdez Padilla says:

    We love your lasagna!! It is frequently in our menu. Thanks!

  • Terri says:

    Sloppy Joe Peppers

  • Denise says:

    I love your granola. So good, and so healthy. 🙂

  • Denise Younge says:

    Lemon poppyseed muffins!!

  • jenna long says:

    Favorite recipe is fudge cookies with your mint chip ice cream on top

  • Brenda says:

    My favorite recipe is the protein lasagna. Love it. Lay second is your protein bread. Thanks for all your recipes. I can’t wait to try those muffins.

  • Michelle says:

    It soo hard to pick just one favorite but I really love your bagel recipe. It is to easy to switch up and change flavours. I make these every week sometime more then once. I make a batch for me and a batch for my toddler and preschooler in mini muffin tins and they think they are donuts. We actually call them donuts. These bagels are great to send my daughter to preschool with an a great option for something healthy and nut free as most schools are but free. Thanks you for your amazing work!!

  • Angela says:

    There are so many recipes of yours that are soo good, so many to list but I still make peanut flour waffles from time to time, make a double batch and freeze some for later! Yum

  • Sharon says:

    I can always count on your recipes and Almond Roca Mocha cake looks like it could be my new go to desert for family gatherings. Can’t wait to try it for the holiday gathering!!

  • Vicky says:

    Looks delicious!

  • Debra Lee says:

    I would have to say the Flour-less Chocolate Torte!

  • Pam Dearden says:

    Fudge, did I say FUDGE!!

  • Lisa says:

    The KFC biscuits!

  • Jessica says:

    Hmmmm…so hard to pick a favorite. I teach my friends how to make your yakisoba all the time.

  • Arlene G says:

    The protein bread and the keto fudge

  • Anna says:

    So far my favorite recipe is the lemon curd. Absolutely to die for and spot on the real thing.

  • Heather J. says:

    I love your cheese danish!

  • Holly says:

    Pretty much all of your recipes are the best! I think the one we eat the most is the chili or the clam chowder. My parents even eat your recipes now too, since my dad is also allergic to wheat/gluten. I think the bread has been a lifesaver for him. 🙂 I guess if we were going to go “sweet” I prefer the avocado sorbet, or the waffles. We’re more savory people, though.

  • Debbie says:

    Wow…so hard to pick a favorite! Lemons bars are yummy; so are Reese’s Mini-muffins and Lava Cake. And then there’s Chicken Fajita Lettuce Cups and Pecan Rice or Twice-baked Cauliflower. Ugh…can’t do just one.

  • Christie says:

    The Peanut Butter Eggs!!! They are so yummy!!!

  • Stacey says:

    Only recipe I’ve had a chance to try so far is the twice bake cauliflower….yummy!

  • molly says:

    These look yummy, hope to win! 🙂

  • TerriF says:

    My favorite is your kept fudge!

  • Marie C. says:

    So far the coconut flour donuts. But I haven’t tried very many recipes yet!

  • Nemours says:

    I love your moussaka recipe!

  • Cindy says:

    I love the chili. It’s hot summer now so when I want the chili I set the A/C at super cool so I can enjoy chili even more.

  • Deborah says:

    Snickerdoodles!

  • StaceyA says:

    I’m new to the blog, so I haven’t actually tried any of your recipes yet. :-/ I’ll have to get back to you on that one, but it appears from the other comments that picking just one fav is going to be difficult!!

  • Stephanie says:

    Love the Reuben stuffed cabbage enchiladas!

  • Angela says:

    Would SO love to try these!

  • Theresa says:

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I find myself making cauliflower soup over and over.

  • Susie Kilgroe says:

    I just finished reading your ebook, Keto-Adapted. My favorite recipe, will be the first one out of it that I try ; )

  • mary says:

    Yummy cinnamon rolls!

  • Fernanda says:

    I love the protein buns because I love to eat sandwiches and this makes it a little easier. I also love the cream cheese Danish!!! And so does my picky brother!!!

  • Destiny says:

    I didn’t have the patience to scroll thru all comments so I’m not sure if you addressed the eggs?The ingredients call for 2 eggs and in the directions it calls for 4?

  • Mandy says:

    I love your cinnamon coffee cake recipe!

  • Bobbie says:

    I am looking forward to making this Almond Roca Mocha Cake! I am a brand new follower (as of today) 🙂

  • […] Last but not least is this adorable low carb Almond Roca Petit Fours recipe from Maria Mind Body Health!  She’s also got a recipe for a bigger cake in the same […]

  • Violeta says:

    Maria,this cake uses no flour? Thank you for many great recipes!

  • Natalie says:

    Thank you for the recipe! It’s very tasty, very rich, and I think it’s best after day 1, straight from the fridge (and all the days that follow). We used butter and Swerve from among the options and left out the Kahlua extract because we didn’t have it. We omitted the stevia from the brown butter frosting and reduced the Swerve to 1/4 cup for the mousse. For us, this seemed just right. The cake seemed under-sweetened and the soaking syrup over-sweetened…but the one sweetens the other and the balance is perfect. It’s works well to stab the cake full of little fork holes to get the soaking syrup in there. This was used for my 30th birthday cake, and it was lovely!

  • maria says:

    I made this and it was delicious but when I made the mousse it wasn’t a lot… It was a thin layer not think like your picture…. Did I do it wrong? Or was I suppose to use the icing inbetween? I love your books and your recipes… Down 15lbs in 2 months because of it and I get to eat cake!