Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

March 30, 2021
My vice is chocolate and when I’m feeling like I need some cheering up and a treat, this is the recipe that I love to make. It’s incredibly decadent and an amazing dessert to have prepared for a dinner party. That being said, my favorite way to eat chocolate lava cake is alone with ice cream, watching a film. Essentially, it’s appropriate for any situation and, yes, it may be calorific, but everyone deserves a treat.
Vegan chocolate lava cake on a white plate

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake

Recipe Type: Sweets
utensils YIELDS 5 lava cakes
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  • 3.5 fluid ounces Chocolate
  • 2 fluid ounces Coconut milk
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 cup Soft brown sugar
  • 4.5 fluid ounces Melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Flaxseed
  • 14 tablespoons Plant milk
  • 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons Water
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To make the ganache:

1. Start by melting the coconut milk over a bain-marie, once it’s almost boiling take it off of the heat. Pour in the chocolate and mix it all together until it’s completely melted.

2. Pour the chocolate mix into ice cube moulds and put them in the fridge overnight until the chocolate has hardened.

To make the lava cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 345.

2. Measure out the plant milk and add in the apple cider vinegar.

3. Add the flax seeds to the water. After 10 minutes the mixture should be thick. 

4. Sift all of the dry ingredients into a big mixing bowl.

5. Gently melt the butter.

6. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add in the curdled milk and fold together. Repeat with the flax egg and melted butter. 

7. Prepare five ramekins by brushing them with oil and dusting some cocoa powder over the top. Then, pour the mixture into the ramekins so that they’re half full. Place a cube of ganache into the ramekin and pour in the other half of the mixture. 

8. Bake in the oven for around 18 minutes and then serve straight away with some ice cream.

Also by Hannah: Baked Sriracha Cauliflower Wings

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Hannah Roberts
Hannah has been vegan for three years and loves experimenting with food and creating recipes to put on her blog. Her other passion is writing and she is currently studying journalism in London. You can check out her website website and Instagram.


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