Vegan Lava Cake

This Molten Lava Cake is perfect for you if you love chocolate! So rich, fudgy, decadent, luscious, and yummy! The recipe is vegan (dairy-free, egg-free), gluten-free, and easy to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, dessert, lava cake, molten cake, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330kcal
Author Michaela Vais


Dry ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:


  • 40 g dairy-free chocolate of choice (see recipe notes)


  • Watch the video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.
  • Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C) and grease one big ramekin (5 1/2 inches diameter) or 4 small ones (you can also use silicone muffin molds or aluminum muffin molds or mugs).
  • Process all dry ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix again until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the ramekin and place the chocolate into the center.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. If you use small molds the baking time will be approximately 15 minutes.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the mold. Enjoy!



  • Simply process oats in a blender or electric coffee/spice grinder until you have flour.
  • You can use ground shredded unsweetened coconut (or ground coconut flakes) instead of ground almonds (almond flour).
  • 1/3 cup applesauce might be a good substitute for the banana.
  • It depends on the type of chocolate whether you will have a lava-like runny center or not. I have successfully used dairy-free chocolate chips. This is how: Melt 30 grams of dairy-free chocolate chips with 1/2 tbsp coconut milk in a water bath and pour the mixture into a silicone muffin mold. Put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until firm. Then use it like regular chocolate.
  • Recipe serves 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 23g