This low carb chocolate dump cake requires just five ingredients! A decadent, rich, and gooey dessert that's gluten free and sugar free!
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A chocolate dump cake that's low carb?!? Oh yes! And if you're unfamiliar with dump cakes – they typically involve a box of cake mix and minimal combining. There are so many options – many including fruit – but this chocolate version is super decadent!
It uses products from three of my favorite brands: chocolate cake mix from Swerve, chocolate pudding mix from Simply Delish, and chocolate chips from Lily's. The only other ingredients you will need are unsweetened almond milk and butter!
Store-Bought Low Carb Chocolate Cake Mixes
Here are several options for the cake mix – note – I haven't tried them all, so please check the ingredients and nutritional data to ensure you choose the right mix for you:
- Swerve Cake Mix – this is what I used! (available from Amazon, Netrition, and in some stores (I bought mine from Mariano's (Kroger))
- Low Carb Foods Cake Mix
- Birch Benders Keto Cake Mix (available from Walmart, Netrition and Amazon)
- Lakanto Cake Mix – Get 20% off everything in the Lakanto store when you use coupon code SAFTC
- Good Dee's Cake Mix (available from Amazon and Netrition)
- Keto & Co Cake Mix (available from Netrition, Walmart, and Amazon)
- Sweet Logic Keto Cake Mix (available at Kroger)
How to Make a Low Carb Chocolate Dump Cake
The only tricky part of this recipe is ensuring that the melted butter and milk are around the same temperature – either both slightly warm or room temperature works best. If you try mixing melted butter into cold milk, the butter will solidify – and that won't be good! So make sure you prep these two ingredients before starting.
Grease a 9 x 13″ baking dish with non-stick spray or similar, then pour the chocolate cake mix into the dish.
Next, sprinkle the Simply Delish Chocolate Pudding Mix over the cake mix.
Combine the (same-temperature) milk and melted butter in a jug, then pour it into the dish. Use a whisk or fork to very lightly combine everything.
Sprinkle some low carb chocolate chips over everything.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes. The cake won't set hard – as Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery writes: “Nothing needs to be cooked through in a dump cake recipe. There are no raw eggs or anything like that.”
Let the cake cool for ten minutes before serving. It will be rich, chocolatey, and oh so ooey and gooey!
And yes, I know it looks a little burnt but it really wasn't! It would be wonderful served with a scoop of low carb vanilla ice cream!
- 1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- non-stick spray
- 1 box low carb chocolate cake mix (eg Swerve)
- 1 box Simply Delish chocolate pudding mix
- ½ cup (approx 110g) Lily's dark chocolate baking chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Prepare the butter and milk as listed in the ingredients list. See Note 1.
- Grease a 9 x 13" baking dish with non-stick spray or similar, then pour the chocolate cake mix into the dish.
- Next, sprinkle the pudding mix over the cake mix.
- Combine the (same-temperature) milk and melted butter in a jug, then pour it into the dish. Use a whisk or fork to very lightly combine everything.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips over everything, and bake for about 40 minutes. See Note 2.
- Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before serving.
7g net carbs per serving (one eighth of the cake)
1. If you try mixing hot melted butter into cold milk, the butter will solidify and which isn't good! Ensure that the two ingredients are roughly the same temperature before combining.
2. Like all dump cakes this won't set hard - which isn't a problem because it doesn't contain raw eggs. It is supposed to be gooey - which is partly due to the pudding mix but also because of the style of recipe.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size One eighth of the cake
Amount Per Serving Calories 342Total Fat 25gSodium 366mgCarbohydrates 16gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 9gProtein 6.5g
Adapted from this recipe.