Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better time to put your gourmet low-carb cooking skills to work? There’s no better way to enjoy a lavish and decadent treat with a loved one (or all by yourself!), and to do it without risking romance-killing late-night blood sugar management woes.
Here are some of the best chocolate recipes that Diabetes Daily has ever published, recipes contributed by some of the best low-carb bloggers around. These desserts are decadent and beautiful. They’re all low-carbohydrate, and some are even keto. And none of them require advanced baking or decorating techniques.
Keto Chocolate Lava Cakes – SugarFreeMom.com
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!
Low-Carb Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles – Caroline’s Keto Kitchen
Chocolate and hazelnuts pair exceptionally well. Perhaps our palettes have Nutella to thank, but unlike the sweetened spread, I prefer the slight bitterness of dark chocolate contrasted against the mellow, sweet hazelnut. Delicious & unexpected. Truffles are a simple, yet savory, dessert option alongside your favorite coffee.
Sugar-free Chocolate Cheesecake – SugarFreeMom.com
This Beautiful Sugar-Free Chocolate Cheesecake is low-carb, keto, nut-free, decadent and delicious!
Making a sugar-free, delicious cheesecake is not as hard as you think and is every bit as luscious as you’d want! Don’t let cheesecake intimidate you because this recipe is foolproof and will make any non-low-carb keto crowd drool over!
Keto Mock “Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes” – Caroline’s Keto Kitchen
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.
Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles – ForGoodMeasure.com
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.