These easy, keto, sugar free chocolate lava cakes are perfectly portioned for serving just two and made with just 7 ingredients!
WHAT IS A LAVA CAKE?
Chocolate Lava Cakes or Molten Chocolate Cake is a combination of a flourless cake and a souffle. The decadent, delicious, oozing liquid chocolate center resembles lava in nature, hence the chocolate lava cake name.
These keto chocolate lava cakes are very easy to make low carb using a very small amount of almond flour, sugar free chocolate and your favorite keto sweetener. This recipe requires just 7 ingredients and is baked for about 10 minutes. Since they make the perfectly portioned size, you and your partner will each have your own mini cake to enjoy!
HOW TO SWAP KETO SWEETENERS USED
One of our newer favorite low carb sweeteners that doesn't leave an aftertaste, is Better than Sugar by Sweetleaf. They have a confectioners powdered sweetener and they also have a granulated option. It's a combination of erythritol and stevia and has plenty of sweetness as sugar would provide.
Swerve confectioners sweetener is also low carb, but doesn't have as much sweetness and you may need to use a bit more to get this as sweet as you like. Allulose would be another option, but again it isn't as sweet as using the Better than Sugar sweetener. Allulose comes in a liquid, and granulated form.
Use my updated Sweetener Conversion chart to look up the different sweetener options and find the right amount to use.
TOOLS TO MAKE KETO LAVA CAKES
Stand Mixer-My stand mixer is used in most of my recipes as the quickest and easiest way to get the job done efficiently!
Glass Bowls-These glass bowls can be used for melting the chocolate and butter over a simmering pot of water on the stove or use to melt in the microwave.
1 Cup Ramekins- These ramekins hold approximately 1 cup and make the perfect sized keto chocolate lava cake! Also use these for any of my other mug cakes, like my 1 Minute Chocolate cake or my Tiramisu Mug Cake, Cannoli Mug Cake or Peanut Butter Mug Cake.
CAN I REPLACE ALMOND FLOUR?
If you have any allergies to almonds or just prefer not to use almond flour, you can easily swap it. I recommend swapping almond flour with sunflower seed flour because it can be swapped evenly with the same amount. Sesame flour would be another option but you make need less since it's a but more heavy in texture than sunflower seed flour and almond flour.
I do not recommend using coconut flour in this recipe as it would require more eggs and liquid and a lot more trials to get the same beautiful texture as you see here in the pictures.
LOW CARB KETO MEAL PLANS
If you love recipes like this for yourself and family, you will love my meal planning membership. Weekly low carb and/or keto meal plan sent to your inbox every Friday with shopping list. The best part about my meal planning feature is that if you aren't interested in one of the dinner meals you can swap it out for something else! You can even change serving sizes and the shopping list will adjust! It pretty amazing software and I hope you'll take advantage of it. You can have a sustainable low carb/keto lifestyle when you're well prepared and planning meals is the key!
You can choose from Three Meal Plan Options:
Low Carb Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with 40 net grams of carbs or less per day.
Keto Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with 20 net grams of carbs or less per day.
Intermittent Fasting Keto Meal Plan includes 2 meals per day plus one protein/fat rich snack daily with no more than 20 TOTAL carbs per day.
KETO CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKES
Keto Chocolate Lava Cake
come together in minutes and are made from pantry staples, so you can make them
whenever the urge hits…Enjoy!
- Pre-heat oven to 350⁰ degrees F, fan forced.
- Using a stand mixer, beat the eggs and vanilla until thick and creamy.
- Place the chocolate, butter and coffee in a microwave safe bowl and heat in bursts until
melted and smooth.
- Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs, beating on low until combined.
- Fold the dry ingredients (almond flour and sweetener) through until well incorporated.
- Grease two single-serve 1 cup ramekins very well.
- Pour the batter into the two ramekins and bake for 10-15 minutes until the top has set but still jiggles. (Cooking time will depend on the size and shape of your ramekin)
- Sit aside for five minutes before upturning in a serving plate.
- Serve with cream and berries, if desired
- These Lava Cakes will need to be eaten straight away and do not store well.