Birthday Chocolate Lava Cakes

Birthday chocolate lava cakes

Birthday Lava Cakes (Gluten free)

These gluten-free lava cakes are rich and decadent, yet perfectly portioned to fit into any real-food, lower carb lifestyle!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Birthday lava cakes gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate 60-72% cacao
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil plus 1 T extra for greasing muffin tin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder Hershey's 100% cacao

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 6-muffin disposable pan (see note below if using ramekins) with melted coconut oil. Dust with cocoa powder and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil on low in microwave. Stir until smooth and let cool.
  3. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, mix eggs, vanilla, salt and honey until light and foamy, about 5 minutes.

  4. Pour egg mixture into chocolate, and add coconut flour and cocoa powder; fold together. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin (fill each cup 2/3 full).

  5. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet and place in oven. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Do not over cook or you will have brownies (which is not necessarily a bad thing!) Cut apart disposable muffin tin to flip and remove easily onto a plate. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

We like to eat 85% cacao chocolate, but it is VERY rich (more bitter) if you use very dark chocolate in this; we prefer 72%, which is plenty rich, but less bitter.

You can use small ramekins, but I prefer the disposable muffin tin so it's easy to cut them out while hot without breaking them apart. 

Since we generally have this only a couple times a year, we like it topped with fresh whipped cream or a little vanilla ice cream (choose one with fewer than 5 ingredients.)

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