The greatly decadent Lava Cake Keto 5-Ingredient Lava Cake with the sticky molten center will become your new favorite dessert for special occasions or anytime you want to spoil yourself.
It is made with five easy-to-find Keto ingredients that you probably already have in the refrigerator and pantry.
Even better, it’s ready in about 15 minutes, which means you can enjoy a delicious keto dessert without spending hours in the kitchen.
Really, you can have a keto cake and eat it too (and your non-keto guests will never know)!
How did I make this keto?
Most of the traditional lava cake recipes are filled with flour, sugar, and cocoa powder – all of which are definitely not keto friendly.
Instead, I used quite a few of the popular Keto ingredients to make my version of this decadent dessert.
First, instead of cocoa powder, I used unsweetened cocoa powder, which is similar to cocoa powder but much better for you.
Cocoa powder is simply the solid powder that is ground into a powder after removing the cocoa butter from the cocoa beans. This process takes place at a very low temperature, which helps the cocoa powder to retain minerals and other nutrients.
On the other hand, cocoa powder is processed at much higher temperatures, which removes many of the nutrients that are naturally occurring in cocoa beans.
However, cocoa powder can be a little bitter in taste. That’s why I used the granulated erythritol, which is my favorite keto sugar for baking.
Additionally, erythritol does not have the strange aftertaste that other artificial sweeteners like.
If you’ve ever done any keto bread, you likely have a bag of almond flour in your pantry, which is a low-carb and gluten-free alternative to traditional flour.
Almond flour is simply almonds that have been boiled to remove the skin and ground into a fine powder. Almond flour tends to have a slightly nutty flavor, but it’s not noticeable in this recipe due to this small amount being used.
However, you cannot substitute almond flour for coconut flour in recipes. So, if you have a bag of coconut flour but don’t know what to do with it, then you should check out the post which contains 28 creative keto desserts made with coconut flour.
Finally, I used coconut oil as a dairy-free alternative to butter. You can buy unrefined (or extra-virgin) coconut oil or refined coconut oil.
Unrefined coconut oil tends to have a bit of coconut flavor and aroma. So, when you cook with it, be aware that the food will likely have a slight coconut flavor.
On the other hand, refined coconut oil has a more neutral taste and aroma, which means you likely won’t be able to taste it when using it for cooking.
You can use unrefined and refined coconut oil in this recipe. It really depends on your personal preferences regarding which one you use.
And be sure to check out all the keto chocolate recipes that will satisfy your craving for chocolate any time of the day without feeling guilty.
Rich, sticky, and fluffy lava cakes made with all keto ingredients. Perfect straight out of the oven!
- Preheat oven to 350 ° F (175 ° C). Grease 2 baby crabs with coconut oil and set aside.
- Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and pour an equal amount of the mixture into the prepared bowls.
- Place the ramekins in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are slightly jumped in the center but placed around the edges. Make sure not to over-bake the muffins.
- Take them out of the oven and place a small plate on top of each smoothie. Carefully turn each plate and ramekin to release the lava cake.
- Top with optional fresh berries and erythritol powder and serve instantly.
- Calories: 140
- sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 12 grams
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- the basic: 2 g
- protein: 6 grams