The Best Keto Chocolate Lava Cakes

Keto chocolate lava cakes are the insanely delicious gourmet dessert you've been waiting for and are only 5g net carbs per serving! When the molten keto lava cake hits your tongue, you are hit with a dreamy, intense chocolate flavor you can't forget.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, keto, keto cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 326kcal


  • 2 ounces 100% dark chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp (or 2 oz) butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat oven to 425°F. Generously butter 3 (4 oz) or 2 (6oz) ramekins or custard cups and dust with cocoa powder; Set aside.
  • Microwave chocolate and butter in medium microwaveable bowl on high for 1 min or until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is completely melted then whisk in the sugar until mixed through and lump-free. Add the egg and egg yolk, almond flour, and vanilla; whisk just until mixed through.
  • Divide batter into ramekins and bake 10 minutes or until sides are firm and center is still soft and jiggly.
  • Cool for about 2-3 minutes then eat out of the ramekins or Turn out onto a plate and serve with a dusting of powdered sweetener, keto ice-cream or whipped cream if desired. 



5g net carbs is calculated by subtracting the fiber and half the sugar alcohols.
The sweetener: if using pre-sweetened chocolate (Lily’s) only use 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener
Sweetener substitutes: Can sub sugar with Monk fruit or xylitol. 
To make one: divide the recipe by in half by adjusting the serving size above. It will make a 6 oz lava cake. 


Serving: 1lava cake | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg