gluten-free vegetarian

Low-Calorie Black Forest Brownie Cake


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Prep information

Prep time
30 minutes
Cook time
25 minutes
Recipe by
Michael at Lo-Dough

Nutritional information (per eighth)

187 kcal

Reduced carb & calorie celebration cake? Look no further! 

We've taken the flavours of a classic black forest gateau and turned our brownie mix into something very special indeed. 

By baking the mix in a 15cm/6-inch circular tin, the resulting brownie will be thick enough to cut in half through the middle and turn into two sections of a cake.

You might be able to find low sugar cherry jams, but it's as easy to make your own - we just boiled down half a tin of cherries with a touch of erythritol and then thickened it with cornflour - no more sugar added! 

Finally, we added cream, chocolate and fresh cherries to complete this beautiful cake!


Serves 8
  • 1 pack of Lo-Dough Brownie Mix
  • 200ml of whipping cream
  • The seeds from a vanilla pod
  • 90g of chocolate (plus a fewg more for decorating if desired), broken into pieces
  • ½ a tin of cherries
  • 20-30g of erythritol sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons of cornflour
  • 7-8 fresh cherries

What you'll need

This diet-friendly recipe is possible with:

Lo-Dough Brownie Mix

Lo-Dough Brownie Mix

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  1. Make the Lo-Dough Brownie Mix as per the packet instructions.
  2. Add the mix to your lined 6-inch circular tin, and bake for 25 minutes at 190C. Once baked, allow to cool.
  3. While the cake bakes make your jam and your ganache. For the ganache, simply add 100ml of cream and the chocolate into a a bowl, microwave for one minute and stir. Continue until mixed and allow to cool.
  4. For the jam, take a pan and boil the cherries and juice with the erythritol for a few minutes until reduced a little. Then add in the cornflour and thicken to a thick consistency. Allow to cool.
  5. Once cool, slice the brownie cake in half and fill with the jam and 100ml of whipped vanilla cream.
  6. Add the ganache over the top and decorate with fresh cherries. You can grate extra chocolate over to decorate if desired!

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