With Christmas less than a month away, it was high time for me to bake something pepperminty! I decided to turn my favorite, on-plan, completely flourless chocolate roll cake into a low-carb Chocolate Peppermint Log, and oooooh boy, did it hit the spot!
This no special ingredient Trim Healthy Mama, keto, and gluten-free Chocolate Peppermint Log has just the right amount of festive peppermint flavor in the creamy filling, and it’s a cinch to make!
Don’t be intimidated by the roll; since there’s no flour in the cake, it rolls up like a dream and is virtually impossible to crack! The key is to flip your cake from the jelly roll pan onto the tea towel, and roll it up as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let it cool inside the towel, and after you’ve spread on the minty filling, it will spring right back into a roll with ease.
This Chocolate Peppermint Log is a fantastic choice for a yule log, and a great dessert to serve guests as it slices into 10-12 servings.
As I mentioned earlier, you don’t need any special ingredients to make this Chocolate Peppermint Log. In fact, you probably have everything on hand already:
- eggs (8 of ’em!)
- sweetener (I used xylitol), but you can also use Gentle Sweet in half the amount, or Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount)
- cocoa powder
- a little coffee (optional, but it enriches the chocolate flavor)
- vanilla extract
- mineral salt
- cream cheese
- whipping cream
- peppermint extract
- Optional: Swerve “Icing” sugar replacement for a dusting of “snow” on the top
Instead of xylitol, you can use Gentle Sweet in half the amount, or Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount. If you don't love a peppermint flavor, you can substitute a different extract in the filling.
Instead of xylitol, you can use Gentle Sweet in half the amount, or Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount.
If you don't love a peppermint flavor, you can substitute a different extract in the filling.
My other favorite THM Roll Cakes:
Mocha Roll (S)
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