Whenever I get asked by clients, can they have keto cake every day, I always reply with a big Yes!? But, wait, not just any Keto cake. The Keto cake they ask about has to be made with nutrient-dense ingredients. This is why I always point out, a cake is not a Keto cake if the ingredients are used just for the purpose of pure pleasure. Keto cake has to feed you the same way your main dish does!
Greek went to Balkan
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you might already know that I am Greek and I live in Greece. Well, I live in Greece only during the summer. The rest of the year I live in a beautiful region of Herzegovina where my wife is from. This area has a mild Mediterranean climate and a lot of rocky mountains. Croatian Adriatic coast is just 30 minutes drive away, so, it’s very similar to Greece. I would like to devote this post to my wife and the amazing people who live there.
If you taste the food they have there – you might want to stay there as well! As a Ketonian, I can enjoy all sorts of grass-fed, free-range and organic products at a reasonable price. Of course, we always adjust the local recipes so that carbs, starch and sugar are excluded! You can see an excellent example of this alternation in this link.
Keto cake Space adventure!
Well, my wife is a passionate science-fiction freak! In fact, you can see this passion in her artworks, since she is a graphic artist. Another passion of hers is the creation of the most unusual cakes and food in general. I remember she was throwing a Star Trek party a few years ago. She made all sorts of Klingon and Federation food. Crazy but extremely creative! This creativity helped us in our quest to turn all Greek and Mediterranean dishes into Keto friendly versions.
A great way to consume more eggs
Once I asked her if she can come up with the idea to help me increase egg consumption during an experiment. As you may read here, eggs are Superfood. If you ask me, we should all eat more eggs for optimal fitness and health. She thought about it for a second or two and then a “Eureka” moment came to her mind:
-What is that?
-It can be a Keto cake made mostly of eggs. We can exclude the wheat flour and make the syrup with stevia and gelatine! This way it’ll be totally Keto and you will adore it!
The rest is history
I really was amazed! Ever since then, we kept making it very often. The cake itself is extremely attractive and when you think of its ingredients, you get thrilled. How can something so simple taste and feel so good? Originally, this cake was created under the influence of the Austro-Hungarian empire which ruled the territory in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Schaum comes from the German word for foam. This could be a direct description of eggwhite meringue. The second part “pita” comes, of course, from Greek for pie. So, this cake could be the product of German and Greek cultural clash in the Balkan territory!
Out of this world nutritional value
Just take a look at the nutrition facts! Can you believe it? This cake has less than 1g of net carbs per portion. And since it’s made mainly of eggs, all the nutrients are just about perfect in ratio. You will have 12,7g of good fats and a moderate amount of protein – only 6g per portion. At the same time, Šampita is packed with vitamin A, C, iron, calcium and potassium!
Superpowers of Balkan people
No wonder the Croatian national football team plays so well in the World cup. They must have been eating some Šampita these days. I am joking, of course. I would not recommend eating a classic Šampita (made with sugar and starch) to anybody, especially not to professional athletes. On the other hand, if they would be able to have this version, the benefits and enjoyment would be multiple.
May the force of eggs be with you so that you can live long and prosper!