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Vegan lava chocolate cake
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Vegan Lava Cake

This rich vegan lava cake with a gooey molten chocolate center is made without egg, dairy, or oil, and is even gluten-free! It's the perfect vegan quick treat for every chocolate lover!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

Filling:

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

Instructions

  • I recommend using the metric measurements (grams) for exact results. You can also watch the video in the post for visual instructions.
  • Preheat the oven to 360 °F (180 °C) and grease/oil 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 blend again until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the ramekin and place the chocolate into the center.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20-22 minutes. If you use small molds, the baking time will be approximately 15-18 minutes.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the mold. Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy!

Notes

  • Oats: Use oat flour or process oats (regular or gluten-free) 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 did melt 30 grams of dairy-free chocolate chips with 1/2 tbsp coconut milk in a double boiler and poured the mixture into a silicone muffin mold. Transfer it to the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until firm. Then use it like regular chocolate.
  • The recipe serves 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lava Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
330
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Carbohydrates
 
42
g
14
%
Fiber
 
8
g
32
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.