Cinco De Mayo Special: Flourless Mexican Mocha Mud Pots {Paleo}

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Yes, I had to google search how to say “Happy May 5th” in Spanish. Oddly enough, Google is of less than any help when it comes to figuring out how to greet someone in Spanish for this festive occasion. Just have a try of googling “How to say ‘Happy Cinco De Mayo’ in Spanish.” Huffington Post even wrote an article on this difficulty a few years back.

Oh Google, how you’ve let us down. If you do something like this again we might actually have to talk to each other to find the answers for our questions, or even rent a library book.


Anyway, the internet was at least a little helpful this Cinco de Mayo, as it told me that Cinco de Mayo was in fact a thing. I didn’t know it was a thing, really – but bloggers like a reason to blog and make up new recipes, so Cinco de Mayo started popping up on all my feeds, because I follow a lot of food blogs. Because I love food.

…and since Cinco de Mayo basically “Happy day where you can eat Mexican!” I decided that any reason to eat Mexican food was a good one, and so decided to surprise my Mexican-loving husband with a Cinco de Mayo treat.

“So hun,” I asked my husband, “What do you want for Sin-co de MAY-oh?”

“Oh, you mean Sin-co de MY-oh?” said my American-born, much-more-Spanishly-educated-than-I husband, “Nachos. I want nachos.”

So we had nachos – with beef, japalenos, salsa verde, guacamole, and natural yoghurt – but I couldn’t leave it there. I wanted to make a dessert.

Search “Paleo Mexican Dessert” and Google is infinitely helpful. Unfortunately most of the delectable dishes either:

a) had to be made in advance, or

b) contained ingredients I would have to go out and buy…

…so I just made my own.


Here is my Flourless Mexican Mocha Mud Pot Recipe. Delectable, decadent, simple, and sumptuous. Also being flourless it caters for those who are gluten intolerant or gluten avoiding – while catering for the taste buds of those who could care less (my husband). They are fudgy and amazing!

I think we’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo every year.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


Flourless Mexican Mocha Mud Pots {Paleo}


3 eggs, cold

150g dark chocolate (70% or more I love Green & Blacks 85% Organic!)

1/2 cup butter

1/5 cup freshly brewed espresso

1/5 cup honey

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

contents of 2 vanilla beans

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cayenne


1. Preheat oven to 160C.

2. Ready an oven dish with four ramekins.

3. Beat eggs with a hand mixer until they double in size (about 3-4 minutes on high speed).

4. Melt butter, chocolate, espresso, and honey.

5. Add cocoa and 3 tablespoons of the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and fold in.

6. Add half the egg mixture and gently fold in, then add the rest and gently fold in.

7. Add the vanilla and spices and gently fold until mixed through.

8. Spoon the batter evenly between the four ramekins and fill the tray the ramekins are sitting in with water to cover halfway up the ramekin cups.


9. Bake for 18-22 minutes – you do not want to overcook these! You want them to be fudgy.

10. Remove the ramekins from their bath and place on a wire rack to cool.


11. These are great on their own – or you can serve them with coconut cream (Try my recipe!), fresh cream, or ice cream.




{Linked to Real Food Friday and Saturday Soiree}

3 thoughts on “Cinco De Mayo Special: Flourless Mexican Mocha Mud Pots {Paleo}

  1. Yum! This reminds me of a hot fudge cake my grandmother used to make. It was flourless. Before she put it in the oven she poured boiling water over it and the result was amazing fudgy deliciousness underneath the spongey chocolate. it was yummy! 🙂 Happy belated Cinco de Mayo.


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