Decadent Cacao Cake, Video, That Loves Your Metabolism and Your Palate!

Don’t blame poor, delicious chocolate, ice cream, birthday cake, or chocolate chip cookies for your stalled metabolism. Desserts are to be celebrated! When we eat them occasionally with a fast metabolism, we can do so without guilt. When we eat them with a slow metabolism, they stick to us, just like everything else we eat. Add guilt, and you’ve upped the stress response, elevating the release of fat storage hormones and making the situation even worse. I like to tell my clients that guilt is as fattening as a bag of pork rinds. 

If you really want dessert, have it with intention and pride and full enjoyment, and most important, no stress. This recipe has all the chocolatey goodness and sweetness you're after without any of the forbidden ingredients on the Fast Metabolism Diet, like wheat or refined sugar. This Decadent Chocolate Cake is made with eggs, vanilla, xylitol, cacao powder and my Quick & Easy Dessert and Snack Mix. Simple. Easy. And oh, so delicious! Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?

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Decadent Cacao Cake

Phase 1 and Phase 3 | Makes 16 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes


3 whole eggs (Phase 3) or 6 egg whites (Phase 1)
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
½ cup xylitol
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Fast Metabolism All Purpose Baking Mix


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk eggs together with vanilla, xylitol, and cacao until well mixed. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk the baking powder into the Baking Mix. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir until blended.

Spoon into an 8” x 8” nonstick baking pan (or line a pan with parchment paper). Bake 18-20 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness.

For Phase 1: 8 pieces is a grain and protein portion. For Phase 3: 4 pieces are a grain portion.