Molten Chocolate Lava Cake (Vegan)

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There’s nothing better than a melty, warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream on top. They’re cakey and moist on the outside with an irresistible center of warm dark chocolate flowing through the middle.You can make this molten chocolate lava cake at home for a simple dessert for yourself or family or friends. Trust me, it will not disapoint!


  • All-purpose Flour
  • White Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Coconut Oil
  • Non-Dairy Milk
  • Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Vegan Butter
  • Optional: Powdered Sugar + Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream


What size ramekin should I use?

I recommend a 10 ounce ramekin but it would also work with an 8 ounce as well.

What can I top it with?

Vegan vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! It takes this dessert to a whole new level.

What’s a good occasion for this dessert?

This dessert it great at any time of the year but it makes for a great Valentine’s Day treat.

What else could I fill in the center?

Raspberry jam, caramel, peanut butter, or anything your heart desires!

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake (Vegan)

Allie Petersen
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp White sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Sifted cocoa powder (plus more for coating bottom of ramekin)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Non-dairy milk
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tsp Vegan butter for coating ramekin
  • Optional: Powdered sugar, vegan ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Start my whisking together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl melt the coconut oil and mix with the milk.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined and no clumps.
  • In a 10oz ramekin, coat the bottom and sides with vegan butter (don’t skimp on this part). Then sprinkle in some extra cocoa powder on over the butter to also help prevent sticking.
  • Pour the chocolate batter into the ramekin. Pour some dark chocolate chips in the center and push down with a spoon so they are submerged beneath the batter.
  • Bake 13 min. Let sit for 1-2 minutes before taking a butter knife and rimming the sides of the bowl.
  • Get a plate and flip ramekin onto plate. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar. Spoon some ice cream on top and enjoy!


Calories: 300kcal
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