Chocolate Lava Cakes

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

Hands up who likes chocolate? Come on, just a little bit! I’m always a bit of a flip-flopper on whether I love chocolate or I just like it. I sort of trained myself out of being unable to resist it a few years ago but I’m pretty glad about that. Nobody should be able to eat an entire Terry’s Chocolate Orange in one go and still be up for more. That said… I do love these chocolate lava cakes – I’ve made them a few times and they’re my ultimate quick, indulgent dessert – especially when drizzled with vegan cream!

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

These chocolate lava cakes were actually the dessert I made for my husband and I on Christmas Day – he’s a total choc-a-holic so I knew they’d be right up his street. Plus, because they’re a small than say, a wedge of cheesecake, they don’t seem to intimidating.

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

That said, the chocolate lava cakes may be small, but they are mighty in other ways…

  • a soft, chocolate-y centre
  • dense, delectable sponge
  • quick to make

Although a word of warning: it’s very easy to over bake these little cakes and loose the lava! I get it right about 75% of the time, and only with my own oven!

Not a chocolate lover?

That’s okay, I have a few more dessert ideas to tempt you!

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes

A delightfully simple, indulgent chocolate dessert.

  • Prep: 2 minutes
  • Cook: 18 minutes
  • Total: 20 minutes
  • Author Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
  • Serves 2
  • Calories 358


  • 35g plain flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 100ml dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) melted coconut oil
  • 2 squares dairy-free chocolate (about 14g)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease two of a silicone muffin pan, or use two individual pudding trays.
  3. Mix together all the dry ingredients (plain flour through to cocoa powder) in a bowl.
  4. Add in all the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla extract and coconut oil) and stir until combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tray, then pop a square of chocolate into the centre of each pudding.
  6. Bake for about 18 minutes, leave to cool for about 5 minutes, then serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cake
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 176.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.6g 30%
Saturated Fat 13.8g 69%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9.8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 40.4g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 25.4g
Protein 6g 12%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

All nutritional information is approximate - any exact calories will depend on which exact ingredients you use.

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

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