Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

The Best Keto Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe – Only 3g Carbs

Are you a chocolate lover with a sweet tooth, but still want to stick to your low-carb keto diet? This delicious keto chocolate lava cake has a rich and gooey center. This keto dessert is my favorite dessert and it’s ready in just minutes. 

This low carb lava cake recipe is WITHOUT chocolate squares. It’s made with simple ingredients like almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and sugar-free sweetener, this molten chocolate cake is both low-carb and keto-friendly, with just 3 g net carbs per serving. 

Looking for a swift, scrumptious rich chocolate flavor dessert? This low carb molten lava cake recipe is perfect for a casual weeknight or to dazzle your guests with a sumptuous chocolate delight.

If you’d like to see how I made this recipe, check out my quick YouTube video for helpful process shots and tips!

The Best Keto Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe – Only 3g Carbs


  • Almond flour
  • Salted Butter Melted
  • Eggs at room temperature
  • Cocoa powder
  • Swerve
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar-Free Vanilla Extract
Keto Chocolate Lava Cake
Keto Chocolate Lava Cake


Preheat your oven to 440°F (220°C).

Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl or blender, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a natural, zero-calorie powdered sweetener like Swerve—ideal for keto diets.

Add the wet ingredients. Pour in melted butter and eggs. Mix until smooth and thick. You can use electric mixer or mix it by hand.

Enhance the flavor. Stir in sugar-free vanilla extract.

Prepare to bake. Pour batter into a greased ramekin, leaving space to rise. Bake for 7 minutes.

Cool and serve. After baking, let the cake cool briefly. It should be warm and gooey inside, moist and fluffy outside.

Enjoy your keto treat! Serve your keto chocolate lava cake with whipped cream or powdered Swerve. Enjoy every guilt-free bite!

Keto Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe
Keto Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Please Note!

Watch the baking time. It’s key to bake your keto chocolate lava cake just right. Aim for 7 minutes in the oven. If it’s overbaked, the center won’t be gooey.

Ovens vary. Your oven’s heat may differ. Adjust the time as needed. Keep an eye on the cake to prevent overcooking.

Look for the lava. The cake’s heart should be warm and chocolaty, and the edges should be soft and fluffy. That’s the lava effect we love!

The jiggle test. The perfect moment to remove the cake is when the middle jiggles but the edges are set. About half the cake should move when you gently shake it.

Practice makes perfect. Pay attention to the baking time. With frequent checks, you’ll nail the ideal texture and flavor. Soon, you’ll know the exact time for a perfect cake.

Keto Chocolate Lava Cake
Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Serving Suggestions

Top it off with whipped cream or keto ice cream. A dollop of whipped heavy cream adds the perfect touch to this dessert. Make your own or choose a sugar-free option to stay keto.

Add fresh berries. Raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries bring a tart contrast to the sweet cake. Serve them on the side or on top.

Drizzle with chocolate sauce or peanut butter. For extra indulgence, add a keto-friendly melted chocolate sauce made with cocoa, sweetener, and cream.

Sprinkle with nuts. Chopped almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans add crunch and complement the chocolate flavor.

Serve with low carb ice cream and sugar-free chocolate chips. Go all out with a scoop of sugar-free vanilla or chocolate ice cream on top of the keto lava cake.

This keto lava cake recipe is a guilt-free, delicious treat. It’s easy to make with low-carb ingredients. Try it out and share your experience. I’m excited to hear from you!

More Keto Desserts

Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

Author: Rally Rus
This keto chocolate lava cake is a low-carb dessert that's easy to make and will satisfy your chocolate cravings. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you'll have a delicious dessert that's perfect for any occasion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Keto Dessert
Cuisine Keto Diet
Servings 1 servings
Calories 415.2 kcal


  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 Pyrex Ribbed Bowls
  • 1 Ramekin
  • 1 Oven


  • 1 tbsp Almond flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter Salted
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  • 3 tbsp Swerve or Sweetener Of Your Choice
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract Sugar-Free


  • Preheat your oven to 440°F (220°C) or prepare a microwave-safe ramekin if you prefer to use the microwave.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl or a blender, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sweetener of your choice.
  • Mix in the melted butter and eggs until well combined.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and mix once again.
  • Pour the batter into a greased ramekin and bake for 7 minutes in the oven.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before serving, and enjoy!
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Serving: 1servingCalories: 415.2kcalCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbs: 3gProtein: 17gFat: 37.5gSaturated Fat: 19.1gSodium: 309.5mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 9gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1174.9IUCalcium: 98.2mgIron: 4.8mg
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  1. Thank you very much for sharing, I learned a lot from your article. Very cool. Thanks.

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