Indulgent Espresso Chocolate Cake Recipe

Atkins Indulgent Espresso Chocolate Cake
Net Atkins Count TM
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 10 oz Lily's Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
  • 10 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1 tsp, rounded Coffee (Instant Powder, Decaffeinated)
  • 1 tbsp Tap Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 0 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/2 cup Erythritol
  • 4 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0 1/24 pinch Stevia
  • 0 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8-inch round baking pan and line with parchment paper (a spring form pan works best). Set aside. 
  2. Melt chocolate (10 oz is about 1 3/4 cups) and butter in a double boiler. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Alternatively melt chocolate with butter in a small bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals; stirring in between.  In a small cup, mix espresso powder, water, vanilla and salt; stir into chocolate. Set mixture aside to cool. 
  3. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat eggs, granular sugar substitute, stevia and cocoa powder until it falls in thick ribbons when the beater is lifted, about 6 minutes. In three additions, fold eggs into the chocolate mixture. 
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near middle of cake comes out with a few moist crumbs and cake is evenly raised. Cool completely on a wire rack. To remove cake, run a knife around edge of pan. Dip bottom of pan into hot water for 1 minute, then turn cake out onto cutting board. (if using a spring form pan, carefully remove sides and serve on the platter.)  Turn right side up onto a serving platter. Serve with whipped cream and raspberries (Phase 2 or Atkins 40 only), if desired.    

Cooking Tip

We love the idea of customizing this recipe to make it your own! If you add any ingredients, just be sure to keep an eye on net carbs.