Aren't vegan puddings and desserts just the BEST when the filling oozes out from the centre?! These cakey treats are vegan chocolate fudge lava cakes and therefore, the ooziness is their nature. Once you spoon them open, the chocolate flows out elegantly onto your plate.
The great thing about the filling is that you can literally add as much chocolate as you wish. Some people would say the more chocolate in the middle, the better. I only added a few squares but there honestly isn't a wrong answer. Be as adventurous or cautious as you see fit.
Another amazing thing about these vegan lava cakes is that they are ready in absolutely no time at all just like my vegan lemon poppy seed mug cake! All you need to do is mix all of your ingredients, bake your lava cakes in the oven and then enjoy! Tag @vegan_treats_blogger on Instagram if you make them! I'd love to see your amazing creations!
What Ingredients Do You Need For These Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes?
- all purpose flour/plain flour
- hazelnuts (ground or chopped)
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- bicarbonate of soda
- plant milk
- maple syrup
- small banana
- lemon juice
- vegan chocolate bar
Tips For Making This Vegan Lava Cake Happen (For The Best Outcome)
Serve with vegan cream or vegan custard. If you want to really enjoy these cakes, I suggest that you eat these lava cakes while they are still warm. When they cool down they are still yummy but nothing beats a warm vegan pudding. The warmness of the cake really compliments both the coolness of vegan single cream and also warm custard. Either option is so delicious!
You may prefer a bigger lava cake. This recipe makes four smaller cakes inside ramekins but you can also simply make one larger cake. All you need to do is add more chocolate into the middle so that it isn't too dry. You can add as many chocolate squares to the middle as you wish but make sure it's at least 4x the recommended amount.
To Make this chocolatey treat, all you need to do is:
- Combine all of your dry ingredients.
- Mix in the wet ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into ramekins.
- Place squares of chocolate into the centre of the ramekins.
- Bake in the oven.
- Let it cool and enjoy!
CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE AND MORE CHOCOLATE
If you love all things chocolate, you'll love this dessert so much (especially the filling). The filling is the part that contributes to the majority of the chocolatey paradise. The cocoa isn't as overtly chocolatey as the melted vegan chocolate in the middle but combined with the sweetness of the maple syrup, it is also really tasty!
Helpful Tools For Making A Vegan Lava Cake
- Oven-proof ramekins
- Medium-sized bowl
Vegan Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake FAQ's:
Depending on the size of your ramekin, you may need to add more vegan chocolate squares to the centre. Small ramekins usually only need 2-3. A larger ramekin may need 4x that amount depending on how gooey you want your centre to be.
Recipe times can vary. This one only needs 15-20 minutes in the oven which isn't too long to wait!
I recommend serving your lava cake/s warm with cold vegan cream or vegan custard!
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Vegan Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake
- 100 g all purpose flour/plain flour
- 40 g chopped hazelnuts
- 20 g cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 170 ml plant milk
- 70 ml maple syrup
- 1 small banana mashed
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8-12 squares of vegan chocolate divided between the 4 ramekins. 8-12 if you're having one big lava cake
- Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius (350F).
- Grease 4 small, oven-proof ramekins.
- Making the cake mixture: Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and then mix in the wet ingredients until they're fully incorporated.
- Equally, pour your chocolatey mixture into the 4 ramekins and place either 2 or 3 vegan chocolate squares into the middle of each one. Make sure that they're completely covered by the mixture.
- Bake the lava cakes in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Once they're ready, allow them to cool for a further 8 minutes or so.
- Remove from the ramekins and enjoy. Best served with warm custard.
- If you don't have any ramekins at hand, not to worry! You can also use something like silicon muffin moulds or even an everyday mug!
- If you are allergic to banana or you simply don't like them, substitute for 1/3 cup apple sauce. It will give you the same final outcome!
- If you don't want chopped hazelnuts in your lava cake, you could try using ground hazelnuts instead. Maybe you'd like to try a different type of nut altogether!
- You can use any vegan chocolate for the centre as long as it melts well.