I recently posted about Agave, and how it’s made my life as the wife of a diabetic so much easier. See, with Agave syrup you don’t get the nasty aftertaste that artificial sweeteners leave. And while I cook with Stevia, another natural sweetener, quite frequently, it has a bitterness that doesn’t do well with baked goods and desserts.
As I previously mentioned, though, Agave is a fructose sugar- so it will raise your blood sugar, but slowly. And slow is good.
This Agave chocolate cake has become one of our staples here at home- even if you’re not diabetic, it just tastes great. Try it out, and let me know what you think:
Agave Chocolate Cake Recipe
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cup agave syrup/nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. In a large bowl, whip the butter until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by agave syrup and vanilla extract. Stir in 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by the sour cream. Add another 1/3 of the flour mixture, then the milk, before stirring in the remaining flour mixture. Mix only until just combined.
Bake for 22-28 minutes, until a toothpick comes out dry or with some moist crumbs attached. Do not overbake.
Frost with a Ganache made with sugar-free or low-sugar chocolate.