Chocolate Lava Cakes

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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 Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 358 kcal


  • 35 g plain flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 100 ml dairy-free milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp 30ml melted coconut oil
  • 2 squares dairy-free chocolate about 14g


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Grease two of a silicone muffin pan, or use two individual pudding trays.
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
    35 g plain flour, ¼ tsp baking powder, 15 g cocoa powder, 50 g sugar
  • Add in all the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
    100 ml dairy-free milk, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp 30ml melted coconut oil
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray, then pop a square of chocolate into the centre of each pudding.
    2 squares dairy-free chocolate
  • Bake for about 18 minutes, leave to cool for about 5 minutes, then serve.
Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Lava Cakes

  1. Hi Luci, can these lava cakes be made in advance and refrigerated for baking later? I remember making them fresh a few years ago and they were awesome. I have been asked to bake them on Christmas Day but I just wondered whether they could be prepared in advance?

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