Last but not least….dessert:) I know the tradition is pie (which we do), but I have been dying to post this recipe that I adapted a few years ago from Fine Cooking. It is AMAZING.
Keep in mind…just because I am posting this– a healthier version of dessert, does not mean you can eat the entire thing:) Always in moderation, just much better ingredients than most dessert!
- 8oz organic full fat cream cheese (room temp)
- 2/3 cup maple sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth, set aside.
- 10oz bag of dark chocolate chips- you can also break up bars of dark chocolate, goal is 70% or higher!
- 8tbsp ghee or unsalted organic butter
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup maple sugar
- 1tbsp dark rum
- 1tsp pure vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Raw Cacao powder for dusting
Melt the chocolate and ghee/butter in a large bowl, whisk until smooth and let cool for a few min. Add other ingredients and beat until smooth, 3-4 min.
Putting it all together:
Pour half the chocolate batter in the bottom of a greased (olive oil spray works well!) 9 inch round pan. Alternate adding spoonfuls of vanilla and then chocolate- take a knife and swirl the two together. Make any design you like:)
Bake on 300 until a tooth pick comes out gooey but not liquid about two inches from the edge, 40-42 min. The top will be puffed and slightly cracked. Let cool for an hour. Loosen cake from pan by tapping, flip onto cutting board or baking sheet. Dust bottom of cake with cacao powder, flip back over and ENJOY:)