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best molten chocolate lava cakes recipe

Best Ever Vegan Lava Cakes


These amazing molten vegan lava cakes are full of rich and decadent gooey chocolate, served warm and taste like a brownie soufflé in cake form! Super easy, undetectably eggless, dairy free, and gluten free, and topped with vegan ice cream for the ultimate chocolate molten lava cake recipe for all eaters, vegan or not!


  • 1/2 cup (113 g) vegan butter or coconut oil, separated
  • 2/3 cup (120 g) vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup 125 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup (68 g) oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Toppings: vegan ice cream, vegan coconut whipped cream, chocolate shavings, fresh berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F and prepare your ramekins with 1 tbsp melted vegan butter.
  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl, heat the vegan butter or coconut oil until melted and hot. Add in the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Add in the applesauce and sugar, and whisk together vigorously.
  3. Add in the oat flour and baking powder, and mix until there are no more clumps.
  4. Fill the ramekins 3/4 of the way full with batter. Add 1 heaping tbsp of chocolate chips into the middle of each bowl.
  5. Add the remaining batter on top, and place the ramekins onto a baking sheet and into the oven to bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the middle just begins to set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool and set for 10 minutes.
  7. Use a knife to run along the edges of the cake (use oven mitts if the ramekins are hot) and flip over gently onto serving plates.
  8. Top with vegan coconut whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream (I used Forager Project here). Enjoy!


Flour: If you’re not strictly gluten free, you can swap in all purpose flour. If you’re gluten free, please ensure that your oat flour is certified gluten free.

Lower sugar: Swap out regular vegan chocolate chips for stevia sweetened or 100% cocoa vegan chocolate chips.

Nut Free: Make sure that the vegan butter you use does not contain any nuts.