Tender grain-free red velvet cake turned into delicious low carb cake truffles. No artificial dyes or colors. Have a healthy Valentine’s Day.
I’ve given in, I’ve sold out. I’ve become one of those bloggers who posts seasonally appropriate recipes for holidays she doesn’t even celebrate. But in my defense, there is a demand for these things and I have to appease my audience. I can’t let the low carb masses go without their holiday sweets and treats. That would simply be cruel of me, to set them adrift among all the high carb goodies without any defences of their own. How would they survive? How would they stick to their healthy diets if not for a low carb recipe or two to combat the onslaught of gluten and sugar that surrounds them with each holiday? So you see, it’s all with good purpose that I post multitudes of trendy seasonal recipes. It’s for the good of the people. Plus I just like to bake and an impending holiday gives me a great excuse.
It’s not that I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day at all, it’s really more that I could take it or leave it. If my husband were, say, to lavish me in flowers and expensive gifts and spa gift certificates, I wouldn’t say no. In fact, I’d probably be quite a bit more enthusiastic about this Hallmark holiday if that were the case. But he doesn’t and he probably never will. Which is only fair because I don’t lavish him in flowers, expensive gifts or spa gift certificates either, and I probably never will. Neither of us have ever made much of Valentine’s Day, even when we were young 20-somethings who revelled in grand gestures of love. Now that we are old 40-somethings, we generally let it pass unnoticed.
But that’s not going to stop me from baking up sweets that have a Valentine’s theme. Maybe you want to lavish your loved one in expensive gifts and feed them sweets that won’t derail their low carb diet. Who am I to judge? Or maybe, like me, you just see a convenient excuse to bake!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Please see my Red Velvet Cake Truffles on the Swerve Sweetener blog.
Makes approximately 48 truffles. Serves 24 (2 truffles per serving).
Food energy: 171kcal; Saturated fatty acids: 6.59g; Total fat: 14.00g; Calories from fat: 125; Cholesterol: 44mg; Carbohydrate: 6.26g; Total dietary fiber: 2.62g; Protein: 5.11g; Sodium: 151mg