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Introducing my latest culinary adventure: Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake! This decadent dessert is a true showstopper, bursting with flavor and oozing with indulgence. Perfect for any occasion, whether a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or a casual gathering with friends and family, this treat will impress.


And here’s the best part – despite its gourmet appearance, it’s surprisingly simple to make! With just five ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep time, you only need a bowl and a whisk to create magic in the kitchen.

So get ready to delight your taste buds as this luscious cake melts on your plate and mouth!

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake


This Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake is a fun, tasty treat to impress your loved ones, family, and friends. This challenging but fancy dessert is for any occasion, especially Valentine’s Day. It looks impressive but is super easy to make with five ingredients! In addition, they take less than 10 minutes to whip up and only require one bowl and a whisk to prepare. Moreover, it will melt on your plate and in your mouth!

What Is Inside the Lava Cake?

Inside the lava cake is batter, which has warmed during baking but hasn’t fully set. Bake it until the sides are set but the inside is still molten. A minimal amount of flour in these cakes gives a rich, creamy mixture.

Pro Tips for Making Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Use high-quality chocolate for your lava cakes.
  • Always use better cocoa powder and baking chocolate. You will taste the prominent flavor.
  • The bake time will change based on the size of your ramekins and your oven’s quirks, so it’s a good idea to do a test batch before you serve these at a dinner party or Valentine’s date.
  • Try adding a flavor you like, such as orange zest, raspberry, reduction, or a hit of caramel.
  • Serve it with ice cream!

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake



This vegan-friendly rendition of the classic chocolate lava cake is amazing. You’ll prepare a non-dairy chocolate ganache, freeze it in balls, then bake it in the middle of a luscious chocolate cake. It’s really simple and quick to make. Every chocoholic will adore this delight!


Chocolate Cake

  • 3/4 cups milk (plant-based, unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 8 oz all-purpose flour
  • 16 tbsp sugar (granulated)
  • 3 oz cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz coconut oil (melted)

Ganache Filling

  • 6 oz chocolate (vegan, chips or chop)
  • 5 oz coconut milk (full-fat)

Optional Toppings

  • sugar (confectioner’s)
  • berries (fresh)
  • ice cream (vanilla bean )
  • mint (fresh sprig)

For Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Make chocolate ganache for about 1 hour. Make sure it will harden. You can even make it the night before.
  2. Add coconut milk to medium-excessive heat. Stir often till it simmers. (Alternatively, you could microwave your coconut milk in a bowl for 1-2 mins till very hot.)
  3. In coconut milk, add chocolate allow it to boil for 3 minutes to begin melting. Whisk till it’s smooth and well mixed.
  4. Place your ganache in a heat-safe container in the fridge for 2 hours to thoroughly set.
  5. After the ganache has been completely set, you may begin assembling your lava cakes.

For Molten Lava Cakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Grease 4 ramekins or jumbo muffin pans generously. Each cup should be lined with a circle of paper that has been greased.
  3. Set aside to curdle after whisking together soy milk and vinegar. This will serve as your “buttermilk” for vegans.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing basin.
  5. Combine the coconut oil, vanilla extract, and milk mixture in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour 3/4 of the mixture into prepared muffin pans or ramekins, saving a few tablespoons of batter.
  7. Take the ganache out of the fridge. Scoop a generous amount of ganache onto each cake. Place one in the center of each cake and gently press down to slightly immerse it.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 12-13 minutes. The tops of the cakes will be somewhat domed, but they will still appear jiggly and undercooked. Around the edges, they should appear thoroughly cooked.
  9. Allow for a 5-minute cooling period so the ramekins or muffin pans are not too hot to touch. Carefully flip them onto a dish or baking pan.
  10. Serve with any of your favorite toppings while still warm!
  • It’s better to eat them when they’re still warm from the oven. You can reheat them, but the molten center will be gone since the ganache will seep into the cake as it cools. But it’ll still be a deliciously moist chocolate cake!

Savor Every Bite: The Sweet Conclusion


From the first decadent spoonful to the last lingering taste, Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake is a dessert experience like no other. Whether you’re indulging in its rich, molten center on Valentine’s Day or treating yourself to a special moment any day of the year, this dessert never fails to impress.

With its simple yet sophisticated recipe, using high-quality ingredients and a touch of creativity, you can easily elevate any occasion with this sensational treat. So don’t hesitate to whip up a batch, experiment with flavors, and share the joy with your loved ones.


From its impressive appearance to its irresistible taste, Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake is more than just a dessert – it’s a culinary masterpiece that delights the senses and creates lasting memories. So go ahead, take a bite, and savor every moment of sweetness!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different types of milk for the Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake recipe?

Absolutely! While the recipe calls for plant-based milk, you can experiment with different varieties such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk to suit your preferences. Just make sure it’s unsweetened and suitable for baking.

Is it necessary to chill the ganache before assembling the lava cakes?

Chilling the ganache helps it to firm up, making it easier to scoop and place into the center of the cakes. This step ensures that the ganache remains a molten surprise when you bite into the cake. However, if you’re short on time, you can chill it for a shorter period or even skip this step, though the results may vary slightly.

Can I make Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes ahead of time?

While these lava cakes are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the center is gooey and warm, you can prepare them ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for a few hours before baking. Simply follow the recipe up to the point of assembly, then cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Just be aware that the longer they sit, the less molten the centers will be.

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