Sweet Recipes

CRUSH IT! Café: Chocolate Molten Lava Protein Cake

CRUSH IT! Café: Chocolate Molten Lava Protein Cake

Molten lava cakes are one of those sweet desserts that are just so visually appealing. They taste equally good, but can be so high in sugar and carbohydrates. We used one of our newest flavors of PRO, death by chocolate in this recipe and the rich decadent chocolate flavor is perfect. These are best served warm, right out of the oven and topped with whipped cream or your favoite low calorie ice cream. The recipe makes two cakes, one for you and your swolemate!


  • 1 scoop (37.3g) Core Nutritionals PRO death by chocolate
  • 1 T. (7.5g) super fine almond flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. (5g) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. (8g) no-calorie sweetener
  • ¼ cup (60mL) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 T. (14g) light butter
  • 1 T. (15g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk protein powder, almond flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and sweetener. (You can sift dry ingredients if your almond powder has any lumps.)

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter and mini chocolate chips for 20 seconds. Stir and slowly add ½ of the almond milk to cool the mixture down. Add chocolate mixture in a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Whisk in egg and reaming almond milk. Stir mixture until incorporated and no lumps remain.

Using non-stick cooking spray coat inside of ramekins. (You may use muffin tins if you do not have ramekins.) Measure out approximately 100g of batter in each.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 3 minutes. Using a knife, carefully loosen the edges. They will appear undercooked and sinking in the middle, but that will create your lava. Carefully invent onto a small plate and garnish with powdered sugar, a scoop of low-fat ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!


  • Serving size: 1 molten lava cake - 195 calories
    • 17.2g Protein
    • 10.2g Carbohydrates
    • 10.3g Fat
  • Recipe makes 2 molten lava cakes

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