Since I can remember, I’ve always had a sweet tooth. As I child I would carefully ration out my Halloween candy to last throughout the year. I liked them all–dum dums, tootsie rolls, and even smarties. But my favorites were anything with chocolate. Those would always disappear first.
Now that I’m older and much more conscious about the food I consume, those childhood chocolate bars are far and few between. Luckily I recently learned about Lily’s, a chocolate bar company with no sugar added and instead sweetened with stevia. In the past I hadn’t enjoyed stevia sweetened treats as they tended to have a strange aftertaste. So naturally I was apprehensive when I first triedLily’s, but to my surprise there was no odd flavor but instead an honestly delicious chocolate bar!
Lily’s recently came out with a stevia sweetened baking bar and asked me to try it out, so I came up with this mint chocolate and pomegranate cake. The baking bar melted, baked and even made chocolate curls like a dream, without a hint that this cake was baked without any refined sugar. As a plus, it’s also gluten free and dairy free to fit a variety of dietary restrictions.