Keto Chocolate Lava Cake with a rich, gooey center shown cut open on a white plate, dusted with powdered sugar. A white cup, gray striped napkin and fork are visible in the top of the frame.

Keto Lava Cake

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Have you ever had keto lava cake? Have you ever had lava cake in general? If you said no to that, welcome to this post! You are going to love this rich, delicious dessert that is easy to make and will surely cure your chocolate cravings!

Keto Lava Cake

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Keto Lava Cake

Not only is keto chocolate lava cake delicious, but it is also very versatile! It is great for a last minute dessert, great for a family dinner night, or even for a romantic date night dessert. There are countless reasons to make this yummy dessert, so don’t wait on this one!

What is Lava Cake?

Lava cake (also known as molten chocolate cake), is a dessert that is rich in chocolate flavor and has a melty, gooey chocolate center. It is generally cooked in smaller portions, as you’ll see in this recipe.

Lava cake is cooked to the correct doneness, with the outside of the cake being done with the center of the cake “aka, the lava” being melty, gooey, and wiggly.

The cake is served warm so that the center is still liquid and acts as lava as it escapes the center of the cake.

Keto Lava Cake

What is Needed to Make Keto Lava Cake?

Despite the fact that it seems like lava cake would require a lot of work, they really don’t require much in terms of ingredients or supplies. The following is all that is needed to make this decadent dessert:

How to Make Keto Lava Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the butter and chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals until melted and well combined.

How to Make Keto Lava Cake

Mix the baking powder, almond flour, Swerve, vanilla, eggs and cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture until smooth and creamy.

How to Make Keto Lava Cake

Spray two large ramekins well with baking spray. Separate the batter evenly into the two ramekins. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the sides are firm, but the mixture is still a bit jiggly in the center.

If you want it more runny, cook a bit less, but make sure the cake is done!

How to Make Keto Lava Cake

Let cool for 10 minutes, and then carefully turn out onto plates to serve.

Can You Substitute Coconut Flour for Almond Flour in this Keto Lava Cake Recipe?

Many times you can adjust ingredients in keto recipes without issues. Unfortunately, this is not one of those recipes. The almond flour will give the recipe a more cake like texture and coconut flour just really doesn’t work the same.

Can This Recipe Be Made in the Microwave instead of the Oven?

This is another change that really shouldn’t be made on this lava cake recipe. While I do have some mug cake recipes that work well if you are wanting a microwave treat, this keto chocolate lava cake recipe really does need to be made in the oven to get the right results.

How Many Carbs Are In This Keto Chocolate Lava Cake?

A typical lava cake will have over 20 carbs per serving, but this one has just 6 grams of carbs! This is low enough to fit comfortably into your keto lifestyle.

This recipe creates 2 servings.

How Long Does it Take to Make This Keto Lava Cake?

With a prep time of just 10 minutes and cook time maxing out at 12 minutes, you are going to be enjoying this delicious dessert in well under 30 minutes!

Tips for Making The Best Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Here are my favorite tips for this recipe to have it turn out as delicious as possible:

Avoid Overcooking

If you overcook or heat this lava cake too hot, the consistency of this cake can change consistency. The chocolate (especially in the center) can get lumpy. It also doesn’t take much time for it to start tasting burned.

Make Sure Your Ramekins are Completely Dry

If you have recently washed your ramekins, double check to make sure there are no drops of water at all. This can create lumps in the chocolate and ruin the consistency of your cake.

How to Store This Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

If you would like to prepare this in advance, or if you have an extra lava cake leftover, don’t worry! You can save this tasty dessert for another time! Here are the best ways to store this chocolate lava cake:

Refrigerator

Cover tightly or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezer

Yes, you can freeze this keto lava cake! The key to freezing with the best success is to remove from ramekins and place them on a lined baking sheet in the freezer. Freeze until solid. Wrap tightly and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheating Tips

For best, authentic lava cake results, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake your lava cake for approximately 10 minutes until warm.

I recommend using the oven to reheat your cake, but you can reheat them in the microwave. Place the cake on a plate covered with a damp paper towel and set the timer for 30-40 seconds.

*If your lava cake was previously frozen, be sure and thaw it out before reheating.

Keto Chocolate Lava Cake with a rich, gooey center shown cut open on a white plate, dusted with powdered sugar. A white cup, gray striped napkin and fork are visible in the top of the frame.

Keto Lava Cake

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the butter and chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals until melted and well combined.
  • Mix the baking powder, almond flour, Swerve, vanilla, eggs and cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture until smooth and creamy.
  • Spray two large ramekins well with baking spray.
  • Separate the batter evenly into the two ramekins.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the sides are firm, but the mixture is still a bit jiggly in the center. If you want it more runny, cook a bit less, but make sure the cake is done!
  • Let cool for 10 minutes, and then carefully turn out onto plates to serve.
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