Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

Apparently everyone wants to take credit for this amazing creation. The French are sourced, as are the Swiss & Belgians. Whomever, we would like to say, Thank You. Named for the Latin word “tuber”, meaning lump, the confection was said to resemble the edible Tuber Melanosporum fungus, or Black Truffle, growing in southern Europe. Incredibly delicious, simple to craft, and naturally low-carb − the decadent chocolate truffle is a confection to be simply savored or better yet, gifted.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles

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Incredibly delicious, simple to craft, and naturally low-carb − the decadent chocolate truffle is a confection to be simply savored or better yet, gifted.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Belgian, French, Swiss
Keyword Chocolate
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 100kcal


  • 9 ounces 85% dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  • Line an 8″ baking pan & small rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Place finely chopped chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat heavy cream to a simmer.
  • Pour heated cream over chocolate and butter, letting rest until chocolate begins to melt.
  • Add vanilla, stirring gently until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared 8″ pan.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Remove from refrigerator, scooping ganache mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.
  • Dusting hands in cocoa powder, roll balls until round, placing on baking sheet.
  • Dust with remaining cocoa powder.
  • Chill for 1 hour, serve, or store refrigerated in an airtight container.


Net carbs: 3g


Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Keto Chocolate Lava Cakes

This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.

Chocolate Lava Cakes or Molten Chocolate Cake is a combination of a flourless cake and a souffle. The decadent, delicious, oozing liquid chocolate center resembles lava in nature, hence the chocolate lava cake name. These chocolate lava cakes are very easy to make low carb using a very small amount of almond flour, sugar-free chocolate, and your favorite keto sweetener.

This recipe requires just 7 ingredients and is baked for about 10 minutes. Since they make the perfectly portioned size, you and your partner will each have your mini cake to enjoy!

Chocolate Lava Cake


Keto Chocolate Lava Cake

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These lava cakes are a fabulous way to indulge in a rich, chocolatey, decadent dessert. They come together in minutes and are made from pantry staples, so you can make them whenever the urge hits.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 394kcal
Author Naomi Sherman


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces sugar-free chocolate
  • 2 ounces butter plus extra for greasing ramekins
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp Swerve confectioners


  • Pre-heat oven to 350⁰ F, fan-forced.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat the eggs and vanilla until thick and creamy.
  • Place the chocolate, butter, and coffee in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in bursts until melted and smooth.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs, beating on low until combined.
  • Fold the dry ingredients (almond flour and Swerve) through until well incorporated.
  • Grease two single-serve 1 cup ramekins very well.
  • Pour the batter into the two ramekins and bake for 8-12 minutes until the top has set but still jiggles. (Cooking time will depend on the size and shape of your ramekin)
  • Set aside for five minutes before upturning in a serving plate.
  • Serve with cream and berries, if desired.
  • These lava cakes will need to be eaten straight away and do not store well.


Net carbs: 5g


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 946IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Keto Chocolate Lava Cakes Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Keto Mock “Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes”

This content originally appeared on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen. Republished with permission.

I don’t know what it is about these little cakes that scream Valentine’s Day to me. They must have been at eye level at every store I went to with my mom as a kid or something, because seriously, these are the first things I picture when I think of Valentine’s Day. So when it was time to create a Valentine’s Day dessert, you bet I was going to recreate the Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes!

For those of you who don’t know what these are, they’re basically a 2-layer vanilla cake with frosting between the layers and a pink white chocolate coating with a white chocolate drizzle. It does take a bit of work considering there’s a cake step, an icing step, and a white chocolate coating step, but I promise, it’s worth it, and none of the steps are hard.

Keto Mock "Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes"

Share the love this Valentine's Day with this heart-shaped vanilla cake. Coated with white chocolate, this dessert is low-carb, filling, and delicious.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup granular Swerve
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 stick salted butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp monk fruit juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1 stick salted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve

White Chocolate Coating

  • 7 oz cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup solid coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream powder (I used the Nekstella brand)
  • 1/2 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • food coloring
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all dry cake ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, Swerve, baking powder, baking soda, psyllium husk powder).
  3. Add in all wet ingredients (eggs, melted butter, vanilla, monk fruit, sour cream), and stir well.
  4. Line a cookie sheet that has edges with parchment paper. (Mine was roughly 13″ x 18″).
  5. Spread the cake batter evenly on the parchment paper. (You can wet your hands with a bit of water to help spread it more easily.)
  6. Bake for around 16 minutes or until cooked. (The edges may start turning a little bit golden at this point).
  7. While the cake is in the oven, begin making your icing by mixing the softened butter with the vanilla and powdered Swerve until smooth.
  8. Remove cake from oven, and let cool completely.
  9. Using a heart cookie cutter, cut as many hearts as you can out of the cake. (I had a big heart cookie cutter (~3.5″), so mine only made 18 hearts.)
  10. Put icing between the hearts to make 2-layer heart “sandwiches.”
  11. Now it’s time for the white chocolate coating. In a large saucepan, melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil on a very low heat.
  12. Remove from heat and add the heavy whipping cream powder, powdered Swerve, vanilla and salt. Stir until smooth.
  13. Spoon some of the mixture into an icing bag (this will be the white drizzle, so you need to put some aside before you turn the rest of the white chocolate coating pink).
  14. Add pink food coloring to the white chocolate coating mixture and stir until smooth.
  15. Dunk each cake into the pink white chocolate coating. Place on wax paper after dunk and allow coat to settle (you can speed this up by refrigerating it). Once settled, repeat, dipping each cake 2-3 times total.
  16. Once final pink layer is solidified, cut the tip of the icing bag and drizzle the white chocolate on top of each cake.

The nutrition facts depend on your specific ingredients and how big your cookie cutter is. My cookie cutter was quite large (~3.5″), so each cake was 2 servings at least (very filling!).

Keto Mock “Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes” Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Recipe Roundup: To Someone’s Heart Through Chocolates

It has long been a custom for people to give sweets to celebrate the month of love. Stats support this thoughtful gesture: People spent $1.7 billion on chocolates and candy alone in February 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.

This year, why not make your Valentine’s present extra special by preparing it yourself? If you’re up for this kitchen challenge, here are some diabetes-friendly recipes that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Photo credit: Brenda Bennett

Sugar-Free White Chocolate Bars

These white chocolate bars are sugar-free, low-carb, and quick to prepare. You can load them with dried cranberries or chopped nuts for more flavor. Brenda of Sugar-Free Mom notes that though this healthy alternative isn’t like the typical white chocolate in the market, it doesn’t mean it tastes any less delicious.

Photo credit: Jennifer Shun

Chocolate Pistachio Bark

Without a doubt, this nutritious chocolate pistachio bark will satisfy your sweet palate. For this recipe, Jennifer of For Good Measure uses dark chocolate, which is a good source of fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. The use of hemp seeds gives you a nutty texture as well as a protein boost.

Photo credit: Caroline Levens

Chocolate Low-Carb Muffins

Can you make something tasty with just three ingredients? Yes, Caroline of Caroline’s Keto Kitchen proves that with her moist muffins. All you need is a chocolate cake mix, some canned pumpkin, and egg white, and you have a fabulous treat for your loved ones. If the taste seems too simple, you can add chocolate chips on top.

Photo credit: Lisa Marcaurele

No-Bake Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

If you plan to give some treats to someone who loves peanut butter, then look no further. These bars were inspired by a recipe Lisa of Low-Carb Yum learned how to make in middle school Home Economics class. “It’s great to be able to enjoy the same taste in a much healthier version of the no-bake peanut butter bars,” she said.

Photo credit: Lisa Marshall

Abuelita’s Chocolate Truffles

Compared to the recipes above, preparing these truffles take a longer process, but in the end, it is all worth it. Lisa of 24/7 Low-Carb Diner used cinnamon, coffee, and roasted peanuts for a distinctive bite. After making the flavorful mixture, you can roll them into balls and then wrap them up as a gift for someone who loves chocolate but does not need sugar overload. If rolling is too messy for you, you can use it as a pie filling.

Which chocolate recipes do you like baking for yourself, family or friends? We’d love to read them in the comments.

Recipe Roundup_ To Someone’s Heart Through Chocolates

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Keto Strawberry Fudge Pops

This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.These Creamy Keto Strawberry Fudge Pops are Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and are made with just six ingredients! Summer is here and that means kids are home and want all the things! These easy strawberry fudge pops are the perfect snack for kids and adults! The […]
Source: diabetesdaily.com