Vegan Lava Cake
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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!

Vegan Lava Cake

Recipe by TWRecipesCourse: KetoCuisine: VeganDifficulty: Medium


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  • Dry ingredients:

  • 1 slightly heaped cup (100 g) oats (ground into flour) gluten-free if needed (*see notes)

  • 7 tbsp finely (50 g) ground almonds (see recipe notes)

  • 5 1/2 tbsp (70 g) brown sugar or coconut sugar

  • 3 tbsp (20 g) cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • Wet Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) plant-based milk

  • One small (80 g) banana (see recipe notes)

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Filling:

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


  • 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.
  • Vegan Lava Cake Amount Per Serving Calories 330Calories from Fat 117 % Daily Value* Fat 13g20% Carbohydrates 42g14% Fiber 8g32% Sugar 23g26% Protein 8g16%

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