Keto Chocolate Lava Cake – 1 Dessert You Must-have Tried


Eating keto doesn’t mean missing out on dessert! Treat yourself to something special without all the carbs thanks to this Keto Chocolate Lava Cake decadent Keto Chocolate Lava Cake recipe!

What You Will Love About This Keto Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Restaurant Favorite at Home – Everyone loves to finish a night out with a good drink and a beautiful lava cake, but why save that flavor for restaurant nights when you can have it at home!? With this Keto Chocolate Lava Caketreat, anyone can make this dessert menu classic with ease!

Elegant and Indulgent – I love busting out a special plate for this Keto Chocolate Lava Cake recipe because this lava cake looks as lovely as it tastes!

Sugar-Free Showstopper – There is nothing quite like the surprise of cutting into a perfect lava cake and this fresh keto rendition does not disappoint! Everyone will ooh and ahh and the awesome flood of chocolate flavor!

Incredible Keto Cake – The rich, chocolatey, and decadent flavor will leave you in disbelief that this treat is keto! The flavor is bold, chocolatey, and just sweet enough to keep you coming back!


Mixing Tools – This Keto Chocolate Lava Cake simple cake batter is light enough to mix by hand but you need to melt the chocolate and butter. So reach for a large microwave-safe mixing bowl to bring the whole batter together with just one dirty dish!

Cupcake Pan – The trick to making these cakes just the right size is using a cupcake pan. This handy hack ensures that all six cakes cook evenly and look gorgeously uniform. Silicone cupcake molds or cups work perfectly because you can easily pop the cakes out, but a traditional metal cupcake pan works very well, too! One trick to removing the cakes is to line the cups using parchment paper. This makes the lava cakes easy to remove and keeps the edges nice and smooth.


Erythritol Erythritol is a powdered sugar-free sweetener that is low in carbs but big in sweet sugary flavor. This amazing sweetener has almost the full sweet flavor of traditional sugar but only a very small fraction of the calories.

Butter Creamy rich butter is the necessary rich note in this over-the-top cake. The first choice of most bakers is unsalted butter because of its smooth and naturally mild sweet flavor.

Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Sugar-free dark chocolate is an awesome low-carb alternative to traditional baking chocolate. The average sugar-free chocolate has only about two to three percent of the daily carb intake for a standard two-thousand-calorie diet. That makes it much lighter than traditional milk chocolate or semi-sweet.

Eggs Eggs are a baker’s best friend! They add richness saeration, and cohesion to a wide range of baked goods. In this cake, the eggs help the batter rise nicely so you are left with a fluffy cake that hides its sweet molten insides.

Salt A hint of salt helps sweets taste even better. If you use salted butter you can cut the amount of salt you add slightly to compensate for the sodium in the butter.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Drops Sugar-free chocolate drops chips, or chocolate squares are used to make the luscious molten chocolate filling in the cake.

Cacao Powder This chocolatey powder is the finishing touch these cakes need! A little dust of this tasty powder makes the lava cake look truly gourmet without adding extra carbs. You can even lay a stencil on the plate to make a beautiful cacao design!

Expert Notes

  • Do not skip the chilling step! This is a crucial step because it makes the cake cool enough to be baked fully outside without melting the sweet chocolate filling.
  • Serve these cakes while they’re warm to get the most out of the molten chocolate effect. They are the perfect ending to a fancy dinner party or romantic date night!
  • Leftover Keto Chocolate Lava Cakes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To revive the sweet chocolatey center, pop the cake in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it back up.

Thank You

Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this Keto Chocolate Lava Cake recipe and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you do make this Keto Chocolate Lava Cake, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

See you soon!

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Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Course Dessert, Snack


Keto Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe


    • ½ cup/ 125 gr erythritol
    • ½ cup/ 125 gr butter
    • ½ cup/ 125 gr sugar-free dark chocolate
    • 3 eggs
    • A pinch of salt
    • 6 sugar-free chocolate drops/ or 6 squares of sugar-free chocolate
    • Cacao powder



    • Melt the butter, the chocolate and the erythritol on a low heat. Don’t let it cook, just stir constantly until melted. Once melted, remove from the heat and add in the eggs, stirring until it is shiny.
    • Take a mini cupcake baking sheet or 6 silicone cups, and grease the sides with some butter. If you are using the mini cupcake baking sheet cut 6 small rounds of parchment paper and place them on the bottom of the baking sheet, then cut our 6 strips of parchment paper, roll them up, and place them at the sides of the mini cup, make sure they are cut straight so they will fit perfectly to the bottom.
    • Pour the chocolate batter into the 6 mini cupcake baking sheets lined with parchment paper and let them stiff up in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
    • After 2 hours heat up the oven to 365F/185C.
    • Add to all 6 circles a piece of dark sugar-free chocolate square or a big chocolate drop. Stick it in the middle of the cups.
    • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
    • Let them cool for a couple of minutes. Remove the parchment paper, place it on a fancy plate, and sprinkle some cocoa powder over them.

    Enjoy and love your Pure Plates!


      Keyword Chocolate, Eggs, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low carb, Sugar-Free

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