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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Chocolate Lava Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. The warm, gooey, fudgy chocolate center is heavenly and the beautiful berry coulis makes it even more special!  As always, it is Vegan, Gluten-free & Nut-free



  • 2/3 cup plain dairy-free milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil (vegetable, safflower)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup 1-1 Gluten-free flour blend or AP Flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips

Berry Coulis

  • 1 1/2 cup berries (if frozen, then defrost)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


Chocolate Lava Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and oil 6 muffin tins.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat on medium milk, oil, syrup, sugar and vinegar until combined.
  3. Add flour and cocoa and beat 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt then beat until incorporated and smooth.
  5. Divide between oiled tins, filling 1/4 full.  Add 2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips to the center of batter then top off with more cake batter, until 3/4 full.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes (or until batter is puffy on the edges but center is not yet set).
  7. Make Berry Coulis (see below)
  8. Flip pan upside down onto board than transfer each cake to a dessert plate.  Dust with confectioners sugar and drizzle with raspberry coulis.
  9. Serve Warm.

Berry Coulis

Place berries, sugar and water in a small saucepan on the stove.  Simmer on medium heat about 15-20 minutes.  Let cool then blend until smooth in your blender.


  • Keeps 1 week if refrigerated and covered.  Reheat in microwave 30-45 seconds then serve with berry drizzle and whip cream of choice if desired.
  • Category: dessert, holidays
  • Method: bake

Keywords: valentines, chocolate cake, molten lava cake, lava cake,vegan lava cake, gluten free cake, dairy free lava cake

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