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Lava cake gluten-free recipe with melted dairy-free vegan chocolate chips

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


Dry ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:


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


  • I recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe. Also, check the video in the blog post for visual instructions.
  • 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!


  • Oats: Simply process oats in a blender or electric coffee/spice grinder until you have flour.
  • Flour substitute: One reader reported that whole wheat flour works great instead of oat flour.
  • Almonds: You can use ground shredded unsweetened coconut (or ground coconut flakes) instead of ground almonds (almond flour).
  • Banana: 1/3 cup applesauce might be a good substitute for the banana.
  • Chocolate: 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 double boiler 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.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lava Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.