Paleo Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Delicious paleo chocolate molten lava cake! Grain free, dairy free. Perfect for #Valentines
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Oh, chocolate lava cakes. Those cute little warm gooey chocolaty desserts have always been my guilty pleasure, long before I learned about Paleo or sugar or proper nutrition.

These days, I try to avoid anything with added sugars and gluten, but chocolate lava cakes still haunt my dreams.

So, like any sane person that’s being haunted with dreams of chocolaty desserts, I decided to re-create it using only Paleo ingredients.

And it came. out. awesome.

My non-Paleo boyfriend tried my creation with slight caution, but after one bite he was totally on board. And if he’s on board, I know it’s a win.

For anyone who doesn’t know what chocolate lava cakes are (um, where have you been?!) – they are small chocolate decadence cakes, baked just long enough to cook the outside but leaving the inside gooey and warm.

Paleo chocolate lava cake #paleo #valentines

They are usually made with dark chocolate and served with berries and ice cream. It’s a rich and filling dessert that goes especially well with romantic dinners (hint hint: Valentine’s day!)

Now, I don’t usually condone Paleo “desserts” because sugar is still sugar, whether it’s the white refined kind or comes out of a bee packed with nutrients.

However, Valentine’s day is an exception. The stores are screaming at you to buy chocolate. Red, pink, purple heart-shaped boxes filled with candy are at every turn.

Something about the roses and the romance and the specialness of this holiday makes it okay to have a yourself a small delicious chocolate lave cake. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

PALEO chocolate molten lava cake recipe! Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free. #valentines #paleo

The good news is that I figured out how to make this treat as healthy as possible! This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

Without further ado, I present to you this Paleo-friendly version of my favorite dessert. I hope it makes Valentine’s day that much more special for you and your loved one (or just you, no shame in that!)

Paleo Molten Chocolate Lava Cake2016-02-09 23:30:25A delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo chocolate molten lava cake.Write a reviewSave RecipePrintIngredients

  1. 4 oz of dark baking chocolate
  2. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 2 tbsp honey
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tbsp almond flour
  6. 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  7. 2 tsp cocoa powder
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Melt the coconut oil with the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at 30 second intervals.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine honey, eggs, almond flour, flax seed, cocoa powder and vanilla extract and mix until it becomes a thick paste. I used a handheld mixer, but you can also just mix it by hand.
  4. Pour in the melted chocolate/coconut oil and stir. At this point the mixture should resemble a chocolate souffle.
  5. Grease 2 ramekins (6-oz pyrex cups work well too) with some coconut oil and pour the chocolate mixture evenly into the containers, so they’re about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake on 425 F for about 10-12 minutes. You want them set on the outside but liquid-y on the inside.
  7. Enjoy!

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