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Low-Carb Chocolate Lava Cake

Satisfy that sweet, chocolate craving fast with a rich and delicious single serving, ooey-gooey chocolate lava cake with less than 7 ingredients in less than 7 minutes! Not including the toppings this cake has about 2 grams of carbohydrates.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Low Carb, Single Serving
Servings: 1
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


  • 2 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Stevia, Granulated (or other sugar substitute)
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Butter, Salted Softened
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tbsp Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Whipped Cream (Optional)


  • Combine the first seven ingredients together in a small ramekin or small bowl  and mix together until egg and butter are completely incorporated and the mixture is the same consistency. 
    Chocolate Lava Cake Ingredients in a Ramekin Unmixed
  • If using sugar-free chocolate chips, evenly distribute them on top of the cake batter.
    Chocolate Lava Cake Batter Topped with Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
  • Microwave for 20-40 seconds, depending on your microwave and desired consistency. (I like to cook for 23 seconds for me or 30 seconds for my husband). Be sure to watch cake is not overcooked. 
    Cooked Low-Carb Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Top with whipped cream and eat warm!
    Low-Carb Chocolate Lava Cake Topped with Whipped Cream


For larger batches, this recipe can also be baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until the tops of the cakes are barely set. 
Estimated Nutrition: Fat 24 g, Carbohydrate 7 g, Dietary Fiber 5 g, Protein 10 g, Sodium 171 mg