Keto Lava Cakes For Two {Paleo}

My recipe for Keto Pudding Cake was first published on Grumpy’s Honeybunch where I am a contributor.

These Keto Lava Cakes For Two are a chocolate lovers dream! Also known as chocolate pudding cakes or molten chocolate cakes, they have a rich and creamy pudding-like center and are surprisingly quick and easy to make.

Keto Lava Cake With Bite Taken Out And Lava Center

If you’re looking for the perfect date night dessert – especially if your special someone loves chocolate – this recipe is for you! These Chocolate Pudding Cakes For Two are the perfect way to show someone you love them and a great end to a romantic dinner. They:

  • Have a creamy pudding-like center
  • Are easy to make and ready within 30 minutes
  • Can be eaten right away – no need to cool
  • Won’t ruin your diet because they are low-carb, gluten free, Paleo, & Keto friendly
  • And are dense, rich and extra chocolate-y – which I personally love!

 

easy keto lava cake steps:

Melted Chocolate And Butter

Melting The Chocolate:

Start by melting together some Keto-friendly chocolate chips (I prefer Lily’s or Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips) and butter. Feel free to use non-dairy if needed.

If you heat chocolate too fast or unevenly it will get hard and lumpy so I recommend melted it in a double-boiler or in intervals in the microwave.

You can easily make your own double-boiler by placing a large, heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of boiling water. Then, add the chocolate to the heatproof bowl and stir it until it’s fully melted. If you choose to melt your chocolate in the microwave, start by heating it for 30 seconds then stir the chocolate very well. After that, heat in 15 second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until fully melted.

 

Eggs And Sugar In Mixing Bowl After Being Mixed

Sweetening The Cakes:

Beat together 2 large eggs and 1/4 Cup of Keto-friendly Sweetener, or coconut palm sugar if you follow a Paleo diet. I prefer to use the full 1/4 Cup of sweetener because I have a massive sweet tooth. However, if you don’t like your desserts super sweet like me you can reduce the sweetener to 2 tbsp.

 

Uncooked Lava Cakes In Ramekins

Baking The Cakes:

Add the melted chocolate to the egg/sugar mixture, along with 1/4 Cup of Blanched Almond Flour and 1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla. Mix well. Then, divide the batter between 2 well greased and parchment-lined ramekins. No need to be precise with the parchment paper, just a small square on the bottom of the ramekin will work fine to prevent sticking.

 

Cooked Lava Cakes In Ramekins

Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes, or until the edges are firm and only the very centers are slightly soft and jiggly.  The longer you cook them the less pudding center they will have. They will fall after you take them out of the oven but don’t panic, that’s perfectly normal!

 

Overhead Shot Of Lava Cakes With A Bite Taken Out

Allow cakes to cool 1 minute, then run a butter knife around the edges and invert onto a plate. Garnish with strawberries and Lakanto or Swerve Powdered Sweetener.

 

Tips To Ensure A Perfect lava Cake:

  • Don’t skip the parchment paper! If you skip the parchment paper, the bottom of the cake may stick to the ramekin and ruin all of your hard work! You don’t need to be precise with the paper, just a small square piece on the bottom of the ramekin will work fine to help prevent sticking.
  • Watch the cakes very carefully while they’re in the oven because timing is key… if they’re over-baked they won’t have a gooey center! Everyone’s ovens are different, so watch them carefully. They are done when the edges are firm and only the very centers are slightly soft and jiggly.
  • The recipe calls for 1/4 Cup of sweetener, which makes them pretty sweet. If you don’t prefer super sweet desserts, reduce the sweetener to 2 Tbsp.

 

Looking for more Chocolate Keto Desserts? Check these out!

Chocolate Truffles

Turtles or Caramel Nut Clusters

Peanut Butter Cups

and Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake For Two from Grumpy’s Honeybunch

Chocolate lava cake with bite taken out

Keto Lava Cakes For 2 {Paleo}

These Keto Lava Cakes are a chocolate lovers dream! Also known as chocolate pudding cakes or molten chocolate cakes, they have a rich, pudding-like center and are surprisingly quick and easy to make.
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Course: Dessert, gluten free, keto, Low Carb, paleo
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate lava cake, chocolate pudding cake, gluten free chocolate lava cake, gluten free chocolate pudding calke, gluten free dessert for two, keto chocolate lava cake, keto chocolate pudding cake, keto desserts for two, paleo chocolate lava cake, paleo chocolate pudding cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Cassidy

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Ingredients

  • Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, or Butter for greasing ramekins
  • 2 oz. Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips (approximately 1/3 Cup) or Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips For Paleo
  • 1/3 Cup Butter can use non-dairy if needed
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener, Swerve Sweetener, OR coconut palm sugar for Paleo. Can reduce to 2 Tbsp. if you prefer less-sweet desserts
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Blanched Almond Flour finely ground
  • powdered sugar for garnish, optional
  • strawberries for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 2 ramekins very well and place a small piece of parchment paper in the bottom of each ramekin to prevent sticking.
  • Place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl*. Heat 30 seconds. Stir. Heat another 15 seconds then stir until completely melted. Can heat another 15 seconds if needed.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sweetener on high for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the chocolate/butter mixture, blanched almond flour, and vanilla to the egg/sugar mixture. Mix well.
  • Divide the batter between the 2 ramekins and smooth the tops with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until the edges are firm and centers are starting to set but are still slightly soft and jiggly. 
  • Let stand one minute. Then, run a butter knife around the edges and invert onto a plate. Garnish with Lakanto or Swerve Powdered Sweetener and fresh strawberries. 
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Notes

Sugar alcohol is added to the fiber to make the net carbs correct. 
*If you prefer not to use a microwave, simply place the chocolate chips and butter in a large heatproof bowl over simmering water, being sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir until completely melted then remove from heat.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Lava Cakes For 2 {Paleo}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 292mg 97%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 33g 132%
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.

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Posted February 1, 2019 by Cassidy in Cupcakes & Frostings, Desserts, Keto, Paleo / 6 Comments

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6 responses to “Keto Lava Cakes For Two {Paleo}

  1. Elizabeth

    Hello Cassidy! I think my hubby and I are gonna love this recipe especially for a Valentine’s treat! I did want to mention, I so appreciate you creating Keto recipes with the dairy free in mind, so helpful and more healthful. I do have one question, what size ramekin did you use?
    Thanks

    • Thanks Elizabeth! The remekins I used are about 4 inches across the top and about 3 1/4 inches across the bottom. I hope that helps and you enjoy them, let me know what you think!!!

      -Cassidy

    • Thank you Sherryll!

      The nutrition facts are for 1 cake! Sorry, I’m sure you were hoping they were for both of them together because they are pretty high calorie. However most of the calories come from good sources of fat 🙂

    • Hi Amanda, the nutrition facts are for 1 cake! Sorry, I’m sure you were hoping they were for both of them together because they are pretty high calorie. However most of the calories come from good sources of fat 🙂

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