We all loved this traditional Italian rich coffee-flavored dessert.
Heavily flavored with whipped cream, sugar, and extra creamy mascarpone cheese, I can imagine the carbs and calories content in it.
But what if instead of using traditional refined sugar, we swap it with keto sweeteners for a lower carb content in the Tiramisu dessert?
Let’s try making this low-carb keto Tiramisu dessert recipe in less than 40 minutes.
What Are The Ingredients?
There are a few sections of the ingredients here.
1. Cake layers.
* 3 large eggs.
* 1/2 cup of unsalted butter.
* 2/3 cup (3 oz) of water.
* 2/3 cup (3 oz) of low-carb powdered Swerve confectioners sweetener.
* 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.
* 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
* 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
* 2 cups of almond flour.
* 1/3 cup (2.6 oz) of coconut flour.
* 1/3 cup (2.6 oz) of egg white protein powder.
You can use non-flavored whey protein powder over egg white protein powder too.
2. Tiramisu filling.
* 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
* 3/4 cup (3.4 oz) of low-carb powdered Swerve confectioners sweetener.
* 3/4 cup (3.4 oz) of heavy whipping cream.
* 16 oz of softened mascarpone cheese.
3. Coffee syrup.
* 2 tablespoons dark rum.
* 1/2 cup of expresso brewed coffee.
If you don’t want to use rum, substitute with vanilla or almond extract is fine.
* 1/2 oz of dark chocolate (sugar-free).
* 1 tablespoon of natural unsweetened cocoa powder.
Natural cocoa powder brands – Hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa powder (non-special dark cocoa type) is fine.
How To Make It?
You are going to need a few bowls here, lol.
Preparing the cake layers.
1. First, preheat the oven to 325’F.
2. Get ready a baking tray with a diameter of about 15 x 11-in and grease with a bit of butter. Put on the bottom of the tray with greased baking paper.
3. Whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, protein powder, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
4. Then, put the eggs, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and water into the bowl and stir well until smooth.
5. Pour the batter onto the baking tray, spread evenly, and bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is firm and the edges turned to golden brown color. Set it aside and let it cool at room temperature.
Coffee syrup & Tiramisu filling.
For the coffee syrup, whisk well the coffee and the rum in a small bowl, and leave it aside for a while.
For tiramisu filling making,
1. Beat the softened mascarpone until smooth in a large bowl.
2. Add in half a cup of the sweetener and beat the batter, followed by 3 tablespoons of the coffee and rum mixture, and beat them again until the batter is smooth and well combined.
3. Now, using another large bowl, gather the whipped cream, vanilla extract, and the remaining sweetener, and beat the mixture well until reaching a medium-soft texture. The batter on the beater should fall over when you lift the beater.
4. Finally, add the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture, and fold them gently until well combined.
The most crucial part here, assembling the Tiramisu dessert.
1. Cut the cake into cookies shape pieces that fit into a standard 9×5-in or 9×9-in loaf pan.
2. Place them on the bottom of the pan. If you have the leftover cookies, save them for snacks later. Don’t throw it away!
3. Brush on top of the cookies with the remaining coffee mixture using a pastry brush.
4. Pour half of the mascarpone-whipped cream mixture and using a spatula, spread out over the top of the cookies.
5. Repeat the same process 2 – 4 with the remaining coffee mixture, mascarpone mixture, and cookies.
6. Finally, for garnishing, dust the top of the Tiramisu with cocoa powder and grated dark chocolate.
7. Stored and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
Voila! Your low-carb yummy keto Tiramisu is now ready to serve for up to 10 servings.
My Quick Nutrition Facts For This Recipe
This recipe gives you about 330 calories, total fat about 30g, cholesterol near 100mg, and most likely caused by the mascarpone cheese 🙁
However, if you are concerned about the high fat (60 – 70 percent) and calorie content here, there are a few substitutions you can use: ‘Creme Fraiche’ (fresh cheese) with almost 50 percent lower fat and calories content than the mascarpone cheese.
Or, use Cream cheese but you need to add one more ingredient in the Tiramisu filling – 1/4 cup of sour cream so it can be mimicking the mascarpone’s texture.
Now, let’s find out what are the potential health nutrition in making this low-carb keto-friendly Tiramisu recipe.
* Unsalted butter (sweet butter) has low sodium content and is less harmful to the human body than salted butter. This means lesser risks of developing hypertension or cardiovascular issues. Besides, it has a longer shelf and tastes much better than salted butter.
A 100g of unsalted butter gives you Sodium 10mg, Calcium 14mg, total lipid (fat) 81.5g, and Cholesterol 234mg. Find out more nutrient data from the USDA Food Data Central.
If compared with unsalted butter, sodium content in salted butter is very high – 524mg per 100g(1).
* Low-carb sweeteners such as Stevia are globally approved, have no impact on blood sugar, use widely in baking, and no major side effects have been reported. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, and (#Ad)help in controlling blood sugar level.
Swerve sweeteners are also perfect for confectionaries and are made of natural flavors, erythritol, and oligosaccharides. It is a calorie-free food, with no bad effect on blood sugar and insulin levels.
Erythritol sweeteners are gut-friendly sugar alcohols that also have no impact on sugar and it said to aid in the digestive system. It is widely considered the easiest sugar alcohol for the smallest intestine (90%) in the body to digest. Also, use in the baking process as they are heat stable.
Note: Stevia can only be added a few drops in food preparation as it is sweeter a lot than sugar (300 times sweeter!) while Erythritol sweetness is about 60 – 80% more than sugar.
Please refer to your healthcare experts for advice should you have any medical conditions before using these sweeteners as a substitution for refined sugar.
* Kosher salt is very low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Mainly consist of sodium chloride.
One teaspoon of kosher salt contains about 1,120mg of Sodium. A (1.5g) of kosher salt contains zero fats and calories, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates, Proteins, vitamin D, and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, and Iron. Some potential health benefits are to (#Ad)promote healthy digestion, oral health, and reduce high blood pressure.
Try to make this keto-style Tiramisu this coming weekend!
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