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Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes

These vegan chocolate lava cakes are decadent and rich and will wow any dinner party you are hosting! Gluten free and oil free batter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free dessert, dairy free recipes, vegan dessert, vegan recipes
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 lava cakes
Calories 719kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 3 4in ramekins


For the molten (inside filling)

For the Cake Batter


For the molten (inside filling)

  • In a bowl over a double boiler, melt the chocolate. 
  • Once melted and smooth, slowly pour in the coconut cream while constantly stirring.
  • Add in the maple syrup.  Combine again.
  • Remove from heat and put in freezer.  Freeze until hardened, about an hour. 

For the Cake Batter

  • Make batter, while molten freezes.
  • Combine dairy free milk and apple cider vinegar together and let sit for 10 minutes.
    This makes a vegan buttermilk.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Add all the wet ingredients and combine with a spatula. 
  • Place in fridge until molten is ready.
  • Once ready, heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Liberally grease your ramekins or use silicone ramekins if oil free. 
  • Place a thick layer of cake batter in the bottom of ramekin.
  • Place a scoop of the molten in the middle.
  • Fill the ramekin with cake batter to 3/4 way full.
  • Place on a baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • When done remove and use a plate to invert.  Very carefully pull off the ramekins. Top cake with powdered sugar and ice cream if desired



*We highly encourage you to read the section of tips in the post for these vegan lava cakes
*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 1lava cake | Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 8mg