Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake with Marshmallows

Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake with Marshmallows

What is better than hot chocolate? A hot chocolate cake that is guilt free and delicious!

My flourless Hot Chocolate Cake is perfect for a Valentine’s Day dessert!

The cake part of my Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake is protein sparing and so are the marshmallows! The frosting is not but you could use my protein sparing pudding as a filling and my protein sparing frosting you could use my frosting from The Art of Fat Loss for the outside!

I love that I can easily open a tub of Further Foods Chocolate Collagen and use it to make my protein sparing Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake in an instant!

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Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake with Marshmallows
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Serves: 8
  • 16 egg whites
  • 1½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon Redmond salt
  • ½ cup allulose
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup Further Foods chocolate or vanilla collagen
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or chocolate extract)
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Further Food gelatin
  • ¾ cup Swerve confectioners (or more allulose)
  • ½ cup liquid Allulose OR vegetable glycerine
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (or chocolate)
  • ⅛ tsp almond extract (omit if nut free)
  • 1½  cups powdered Swerve (or allulose)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioner's Swerve Sweetener (or equivalent)
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate extract (or vanilla)
  • ⅛ teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • The Good Chocolate, made into curls
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2 9-inch (or 4 6-inch) cake pans with parchment paper. Spray well with avocado oil spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large clean bowl, whip egg whites with a pinch of salt and the cream of tartar until foamy (save the yolks for "healthified" creme brule, "healthified" coconut custard, OR "healthified" ice cream).
  3. Mix on high speed until very stiff (you will be able to put bowl upside down and the whites won't fall out).
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, sift the sweetener, cocoa powder and collagen together and set aside.
  5. Once the whites are stiff, gently fold in the cocoa mixture. Add your favorite extract flavor. Stir to combine.
  6. Divide the mixture onto the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Place the cakes into the fridge to cool. Can be frozen for up to a month.
  9. Carefully slice the cakes in half widthwise so you have 4 cake layers.
  10. To make the marshmallows, click HERE!
  11. To make the frosting. Using a hand mixer, beat the sweetener, butter, softened cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla and salt; beat until well combined. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
  12. Place one layer of cooled cake onto a serving platter. Spread ⅓ of the frosting over the layer. Repeat with remaining layers. Frost the outside of cake with the cream cheese frosting. Place in the fridge to set the frosting.
  13. Meanwhile make the ganache. Place the cream and natural sweetener in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add the finely chopped chocolate, extract and salt. Stir, then allow to sit for 3 minutes. Stir again until completely smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. Allow to cool a little before placing on the cake otherwise the frosting will melt.
  14. Remove the cake from the fridge and pour the ganache over the cake. Place back in the fridge to cool. Once the ganache is set. Place the marshmallows on top of the cake.
  15. Top with The Good chocolate curls (click HERE). Serve with my protein hot chocolate!
487 calories, 42g fat, 16g protein, 9g carbs, 4g fiber


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  • Abby says:

    Will this work without the collagen, please? Looks ah-mazing 🙂

  • JP says:

    This sounds and looks really good. Will the egg whites whip if I added the collagen to them at the beginning (as long as they do not contain fat)?
    I want to turn this into a chocolate cake roll. : )

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      No, you will want to incorporate that after the whites are whipped like the recipe states 🙂

  • Kristina says:

    Hi I have plain collagen, will that work?

  • Jill van de Ruit says:

    Thanks Maria! Love your recipes. Will powdered allulose work instead of liquid?

  • Jane says:

    To make the marshmallows, click HERE – no link

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Sorry about that. I’ve updated it with the link 🙂

      • Judi Barrale says:

        Does it make a difference in the marshmallows if you use the second recipe that includes confectioners swerve vs 1 1/4 cups liquid allulose that’s in the other recipe? Thanks! Also, have you tried to roast them for s’mores?

  • Leslie Hilton says:

    This looks amazing, and I will be making this weekend, just celebrated my birthday on Tuesday so it will be a little late treat 🤤. Thank you for your wonderful recipes

  • Isaac says:

    Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake was always a family tradition that we would make every Christmas. However, this year I found Flourless Hot Chocolate C and the recipe is so much easier to make! For all of you who love Flourless Hot Chocolate Cake but don’t want to deal with the mess of flour, try this recipe. You won’t regret it!

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