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Keto Chocolate Souvlaki – Funky Greek Sticks

Chocolate Souvlaki would sound quite shocking to Greeks. In fact, if I mentioned it to any of my friends they would laugh or make a confused facial expression. But don’t worry, I did not cover the meat with chocolate sauce, I just took inspiration from the most famous Greek street food and turned it into a Keto dessert. Why wouldn’t we enjoy sweet bites on a stick? Being a dedicated Keto foodie, I came across many different versions of Keto cake, but Keto souvlaki is more than just a cake. It’s a tribute!

Keto chocolate souvlaki inspiration

Even if you are not an expert in Greek food, you most probably heard the story about souvlaki. Grilling meat on skewers dates back in distant history. Let’s see, one more time, the archaeological proof of Souvlaki from the “alien” island in the Mediterranean sea…

Ancient skewers in Santorini

KebabIn those glorious historic times, Homer in the Iliad (1.465) wrote about pieces of meat roasted on sticks (ὀβελός). When I visited Santorini, or as we call it Thira, I got overwhelmed with this artefact. Now, we are talking about souvlaki grill which is 3000 years old! This is something that cannot be overlooked! Humans, obviously have some serious historic love affair with placing pieces of food on sticks. It makes it easy to consume and has this unique aesthetic appeal when served.

Is it a cake?

Well, of course, it’s a cake. I did not want to experiment and prepare keto chocolate sauce which can be used with meat. It’s not that I haven’t heard about it, believe me, I did! It is just not something anybody would associate with Greece. This is why I prepared a simple sponge cake, infused it with a dash of orange essential oil and coated it with one of the tastiest Keto chocolate sauces you can utilise for various different desserts. For the decoration, I chose sesame seeds. Not only because sesame seeds are extremely healthy and abundant in minerals and vitamins. I simply couldn’t think of anything that will fit into a Greek tradition better than sesame seeds.

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Keto Chocolate Souvlaki – Funky Greek Sticks

Recipe by Roberta KapsalisCourse: Desserts, Mediterranean, Recipes
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

278

kcal

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 8 medium eggs free-range

  • 120 g (4.2 oz) melted butter grass-fed (I used goat butter)

  • 1 tsp baking soda 

  • 1 pinch sea salt (preferably Fleur de Sel)

  • 1 tsp rum flavouring natural

  • 6 drops orange peel essential oil you can just add 1 tbsp of orange zest

  • 3 tbsp stevia-erythritol blend you can use monk fruit blend

  • 4 tbsp nut based flour or 2 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1 tbsp psyllium powder or white chia powder

  • 120 g (4.2 oz) butter grass-fed

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil cold-pressed

  • 300 g (10.5 oz) sour cream (or goat cream cheese)

  • 1 pinch sea salt (preferably Fleur de Sel)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract organic

  • 2 tbsp stevia-erythritol blend you can use monk fruit blend

  • 2 tbsp dark cacao powder (or 4 tbsp raw cacao powder)

  • Decoration
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Directions

  • Beat the eggs with an electric mixer and add melted butter. Keep beating until it emulsifies. 
  • Add baking soda, rum flavouring, orange peel essential oil drops and a pinch of salt. Keep mixing. 
  • Add 3 tbsp of Stevia blend and start adding almond flour and psyllium. Keep beating at a high speed. The batter should be thick and creamy. 
  • Preheat the oven to 160º C (320ºF). Line a baking pan with parchment paper and transfer the batter to it. Bake for 25 minutes and then let it cool down.
  • Cut the cake into 64 small cubes. Place 6 cubes of cake on wooden skewers which will make 12 sticks. (Suvlakia) 
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Melt the butter with coconut oil over a medium temperature. Add sour cream, vanilla, salt and sweetener. Mix well using a whisk. Add 2 tbsp of dark cacao powder, or 4 tbsp of raw cacao powder.
  • Pour the sauce over the sticks with cake cubes leaving some parts uncovered.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving. 

Notes

  • Even though originally we had almond flour in the recipe, we excluded it on purpose to motivate you to explore other nut-based flours which don’t feature high Omega-6 and oxalates. An ideal example would be macadamia or pine nuts. You can just grind them in a food processor and use as flour for this recipe.

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