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Flourless Lava Cake

By November 15, 2012March 31st, 2019Dairy Free, Desserts, Vegetarian

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7 oz unsweetened chocolate
14 TBS (1 3/4 sticks) butter or coconut oil
1 ¼ cup Swerve confectioners (or equivalent)
5 large eggs
1 8-ounce package mascarpone (or cream cheese)
4 TBS Swerve (or 1 tsp stevia glycerite) to taste
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin pan or ramekins. Set aside.

Brown the butter (if desired…tastes way better!) in a saucepan. Once the butter is brown (not black!), slowly add the chocolate. Add the sweetener. Let cool in fridge for awhile. Once cool, add one egg at a time using a mixer.

Cream filling: Mix mascarpone cheese, sweetener and egg.

Fill the muffin tins with chocolate filling and a 1 tablespoon of cheese filling in the middle. Bake for 12 minutes. I inverted my torte; I thought it looked better that way. Enjoy! Makes 16 servings

Using Sugar = 293 calories, 28 carbs, 2.1g fiber
Using Swerve = 202 calories, 4.1 carbs, 2.1g fiber


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  • Beth says:

    I am sooo going to make this!!! One question…how did you add the eggs? Did you stir them in with a spoon by hand? Or did you mix them in with a mixer? Thanks!

  • Amie says:

    looks super yummy! Question: how do you buy your truvia? I’ve only seen it in the little packets. One cup worth of little packets is crazy…

  • Truvia does come in a tub… It is just hard to find.

    I buy erythritol and stevia glycerite, which are the 2 ingredients in Truvia. I save money that way too.

  • Oh that is just naughty.

    Makes me want to do eeeevil things with chocolate 🙂


  • Anonymous says:

    I can’t find the Truvia here either–so what formula would one use for the equivalent to equal that of truvia in your recipes–I have stevia and erythritol? thanks so much-!!! Love your recipes!!! and congrats by the way!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Every time I try this my marscapone becomes liquidy when I mix it with the egg and sweetener! Then it mixes with the cake and (though still AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS) becomes a souffle cake not a torte at all. Any suggestions on how to keep the filling firm?

  • The filling should set up after it bakes… Like a cheesecake…is it better after it bakes?

  • Anonymous says:

    No it just completely baked into the cake. Sad..tasty…but sad. Maybe if I bake the 1st layer of cake then add the filling, bake for a bit, and then add the rest of the cake?

  • Yeah, or try only adding 1/2 of a beaten egg into the cheese…

  • Anonymous says:

    Ok I’ll give that a try next time (already mixed it again this round)! Thanks so much Maria!! Looove your site!

  • SpecGirl80 says:

    I made these last night and they turned out perfectly, very cake-like! I love these, makes me feel like I am cheating!

  • SpecGirl80 says:

    I made these last night and the turned out perfect! They are very fair-like, makes me feel like I’m cheating!

  • Leisa says:

    Hi Maria
    Is the swerve powdered or granular and can I replace it with xylitol? Also is the chocolate melted before you add to browned butter or whole. Thanks

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