Who doesn’t like a chocolate lave cake? Especially when it’s a totally guilt-free, sugar free low carb chocolate lava cake?
THIS CAKE, TO ME, IS ROMANCE IN THE FORM OF FOOD.
With Valentine’s around the corner, I’ve been thinking about romance, and, more specifically, romantic desserts.
I’ll be totally honest here. I’m not into Valentine’s Day. What is less romantic than being forced to be romantic?
It’s a bit like New Year’s Eve, where you are supposed to have the most fun, like, ever. You’re on doctor’s orders to be in a celebratory mood from 6 pm onwards the latest, sloshing back champagne and singing and dancing all night, preferably on tables. And if you don’t, you feel guilty about being a bore. How stressful is that!
2 oz dark chocolate (55g), at least 85% cocoa solids
1 tbsp almond flour super-fine
2 oz butter unsalted, plus more for greasing ramekins
2 tbsp powdered sweetener or more, depending on the chocolate you use – see notes
Heat oven to 175 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit.
Grease 2 ramekins with butter.
Melt the chocolate and butter and stir to combine.
Beat your eggs well – best with a mixer.
Add to the chocolate/butter mix together with almond flour and sweetener and stir. You’ll get a dough-like consistency that is pourable.
Pour into 2 ramekins.
Bake 9 minutes until the top is set but still jiggly. Do not over-bake!
Turnout onto plates and serve with a dusting of powdered sweetener and pomegranate seeds or a couple of raspberries. A mint leaf would round off the look nicely!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 392
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.6g 67%
Saturated Fat 24.2g 121%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.8g
Cholesterol 246mg 82%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 111mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Protein 11.7g 23%