celebrating with chocolate chiffon cake

today was the second year anniversary for clara’s seizure-free day!  I wanted to make something extra special for her, so i modified my favorite chocolate chiffon cake recipe to make it work for both clara and ellen (nut allergy)… enjoy this nut-free, low carb, unbelievably yummy cake!

This cake recipe is for a 6 inch double layered cake, which makes 12 slices.  i couldn’t get a good picture since clara demanded the cake right away! =)


3 (54g) egg yolk
3T (39g) Truvia
4T(60g) water
4T (60g) olive oil
6T (42g) coconut flour
1.5T (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder, Scharffen Berger Unsweetened 100% cacao
5/8t (3g) baking powder
4.5 (160g) egg white
3T (39g) Truvia

5/8C, same as 10T (150g) heavy whipping cream
1T (13g) Truvia
1/4t Orange flavor


Lightly whip the egg yolk.
Add Truvia (39g) and beat for about 5 minutes.
Add water and olive oil in order as you beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix together coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder.  Sift three times.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.

In a separate bowl, make meringue by whipping egg white as you slowly add Truvia (39g).  Whip until stiff peak forms.

Add 1/3 of the meringue to the chocolate batter.  Using rubber spatula, gently fold in the meringue.  Repeat for the rest of the meringue.

In two lightly greased 6 inch round cake pans, pour in the batter evenly divided.

In preheated oven (300F), bake for 35-40 minutes.

Immediately take out of the pan and cool on wire rack.

When the cakes are completely cooled, it is ready for icing, or can wrap it in plastic wrap and store in freezer for later use.

For icing whip the heavy whipping cream, Truvia(13g), and orange flavor.

place one cake on a plate.  Spread little bit of cream on top (1/8 inch thick), then stack the second cake. Cover the cake with rest of the cream.

Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Approximate Ratio is 2:1

Makes 12 slices
approximately 127 calories per slice
approximately 2g of carb per slicebest eaten within 1-2 days.
after 1-2 days, left over slices can be individually wrapped and kept in freezer.

4 thoughts on “celebrating with chocolate chiffon cake

  1. I made this and it doesn’t look at all like yours. Each of my layers were less than an inch thick and in your photo the layers look thick and fluffy. Did I do something wrong?

    • i wonder what might’ve happened. the key is to whip the egg white until stiff peak forms (usually takes 5-10 minutes of whipping in high speed) and gently mix in the batter using rubber spatula…

    • Lindsay,
      I am so sorry. i think there was a typo on the recipe and that was the reason your cake was thinner than the picture. the pan i used here was 6inch pans, not 8inch. i have corrected the recipe…

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