If you think going keto means giving up chocolate, think again!
We can't think of a better way to jump-start ketosis, than by eating a seriously chocolatey dessert like this single-serve mug cake.
Our chefs in the Konscious Keto kitchen were up to their eyeballs in chocolate by the time they perfected this one.
Even serving will completely satisfy your cravings and leave you ready and refreshed to tackle the rest of your menu prep. That's right, no one needs to know your sexy little secret!
But first, why should you keep eating chocolate?
Well, unlike regular chocolate you buy at the grocery store that is loaded with sugar, think of our chocolate lava cake as a health food.
Yes, you heard us right. Chocolate is good for you, especially dark chocolate, with a cocoa content of at least 80%.
Dark chocolate is one of the best sources of antioxidants and can support your health goals on a keto diet.
Eating chocolate has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, and can help alleviate stress. And, it's much cheaper than therapy.
100g of quality dark chocolate typically contains a significant source of:
However, processed chocolate also contains a lot of added sugar in addition to any possible health benefits.
Instead, consider baking with Keto Activate to add a rich, chocolatey flavor without any of the added sugar. You'll get tons of clean ingredients that will enhance and support your ketogenic story.
Irresistible KETO Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
When it comes to chocolate lava cake, no one can resist grabbing a spoon and digging into this deliciousness. This ooey-gooey dessert is the ideal keto treat thanks to our unique ingredient, Keto Activate.
Keto Activate is an exogenous ketone that can help you get into or maintain a deeper state of ketosis without fasting or exercise.
Simply add a scoop of Keto Activate to your favorite recipes for that authentic and delicious chocolate flavor.
This recipe also contains erythritol, which is a sugar-free alternative that won't spike your insulin. You may know this as the brand-name Swerve. If you have a preferred sweetener, you may use that in its place as needed.
Similarly, if you've been in ketosis and no longer have a super sweet tooth you may find no sweetener is needed in this recipe whatsoever, so feel free to find out what works best for you.
Whether you make this for one or for the whole family, we bet you'll feel like it was the ultimate "cheat without the guilt."
Here's what you need to know to get started:
Prep time: 5 min.
Cook time: 10-15 min.
Macros: Calories: 150 | Net Carbs: 3g | Fat: 11g
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 scoop Keto Activate
- 2 tbsp powdered erythritol
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Pinch salt
- Combine cocoa powder, Keto Activate, and erythritol.
- Beat the egg in a separate bowl until fluffy.
- Add egg to cocoa/erythritol mixture.
- Add cream, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
- Spray 6-8 oz. oven safe ramekin with cooking spray and pour the batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly jiggly. You don’t want to cook the cake, or there will be no lava.
- Invert cake onto a plate, garnish with powdered sweetener, berries, or keto whipped cream.
There you have it! A deliciously decadent and rich chocolate keto lava cake in just a few minutes.
What we love most about this indulgent treat is that it's totally keto-friendly, you don't have to get kicked out of ketosis to scratch that itch.
Each serving of Keto Activate only contains 3 calories per serving and can also be used with water when fasting for an authentic chocolate experience with no added sugar.
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