Low carb molten chocolate lava cake

Low carb molten chocolate lava cake

Dessert has never been more decadent. Imagine warm, melting, buttery chocolate headed your way. Now, make it happen with this simple low carb take on a lava cake.

Low carb molten chocolate lava cake

Dessert has never been more decadent. Imagine warm, melting, buttery chocolate headed your way. Now, make it happen with this simple low carb take on a lava cake.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2¾ oz. 80 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids
  • 2¾ oz. 80 g butter
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter, for greasing the ramekins
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Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and grease 6 small (approximately 3" or 7 cm diameter) ramekins with butter.
  2. Divide or chop the chocolate into smaller pieces. Put in a saucepan or the top part of a double boiler. Add butter and melt together on low heat.
  3. Add vanilla and stir until smooth. Turn off the heat and set aside. Allow the chocolate to cool, but not too much; you don't want it to harden.
  4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and tripled in size — about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour in the chocolate batter. Mix gently with a whisk to combine until the batter is smooth, but ensure the mixture doesn't collapse too much.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased ramekins and place in the oven. Immediately lower the heat to 350°F (175°C).
  7. Set your timer for 7-9 minutes. The lava cake is done just as the surface begins to crack.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve lukewarm. A dollop of whipped cream or sour cream adds a delicious finishing touch.

Tip!

These cakes will continue to bake in the ramekins after you remove them from the oven. Keep the lava flowing by pulling them out a little early.

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58 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This looks soooo delicious! Anyone know if cacao powder can be used in lieu of solid dark chocolate. It’s all I have and will try this recipe with it to see. Here’s hoping it works because my mouth is watering Thank you for this recipe

    We have not tested this recipe with cacao powder. It may behave differently in the recipe.

  2. Amanda
    Oh thank you for letting me know that! I Appreciate it :)
  3. Amanda
    Hi, I just made this and used cacao powder in lieu of the solid since that’s what I had and COULDN'T WAIT to try it. I appreciate you answering my question on the powder. Since it’s my first time with your recipe, and have no comparison, I think it’s a delicious flavor and may be more dense than it will be with solid chocolate. I am so looking forward to trying with solid chocolate. Your recipes are fabulous and creative. I’m so thankful
    Reply: #54
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, I just made this and used cacao powder in lieu of the solid since that’s what I had and COULDN'T WAIT to try it. I appreciate you answering my question on the powder. Since it’s my first time with your recipe, and have no comparison, I think it’s a delicious flavor and may be more dense than it will be with solid chocolate. I am so looking forward to trying with solid chocolate. Your recipes are fabulous and creative. I’m so thankful

    Great! Please let us know how it turns out!

    Reply: #57
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  6. Amanda
    Hi,

    It was delicious and just the richness I was hoping for by using the cacao powder. I’ll be making it again today in fact, so thanks again!

    Reply: #58
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor
    Wonderful! Glad to hear it! :)
  8. Lori
    Christy your recipe is fantastic! So glad I read all the comments and found it. I was very happy with the 4.4 net carbs too.
  9. Kate Nordin
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

  10. Lyndee croley
    what is the serving size?
    Reply: #62
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    what is the serving size?

    This recipe, as written, makes 6 servings. You can use the drop down menu above the list of ingredients to make fewer servings if you need to. A serving size would be 1/6 of the total volume of what you make if you follow the default instructions. If you do, and use 6 ramekins then a serving is 1 ramekin.

  12. Cecile
    I just did this delicious lava cakes recipe ! i added a good pinch of salt to the eggs, it helped beating them and gave a wonderful flavor to the chocolate !!
    Reply: #64
  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I just did this delicious lava cakes recipe ! i added a good pinch of salt to the eggs, it helped beating them and gave a wonderful flavor to the chocolate !!

    Great! Thanks for sharing, Cecile!

  14. Judy Hiland
    Are you using whole eggs or just egg whites?
    Reply: #66
  15. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Are you using whole eggs or just egg whites?

    Hi, Judy! The ingredients call for whole eggs.

  16. Judy Hiland
    Thanks!
  17. Ian Jackson
    Haven’t you forgotten the sweetener in the egg mixture?
    Reply: #69
  18. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Haven’t you forgotten the sweetener in the egg mixture?

    This recipe doesn't call for sweetener, but you could certainly add a bit if you prefer!

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