eggless choco lava cake recipe
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choco lava cake recipe

chocolate lava cake - simple and easy recipe of molten lava cake or chocolate lava cake made without eggs. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: world
Servings: 3 lava cakes
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


dry ingredients for choco lava cake

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (atta), 60 to 65 grams
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

wet ingredients for choco lava cake

  • cup sugar, 75 grams, about 5 to 5.5 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons oil, sunflower or olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence

to be added later

  • 90 to 100 grams semi sweet, bitter sweet or sweet chocolate


sifting dry ingredients for cake

  • take a bowl and place a sieve on it. add whole wheat flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda.
  • sift directly in the bowl. keep aside. 

preparing wet ingredients solution

  • in another bowl take sugar and cold water.
  • stir till all the sugar is dissolved. 
  • then add oil and stir very well.
  • next add vanilla extract and lemon juice. again mix. 

making chocolate lava cake batter

  • now add the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients. 
  • mix very well with a wired whisk. however, do not over do the mixing.
  • pour the batter in greased ramekins or muffin cups. 
  • then place chocolate squares in the batter. gently press the chocolate squares, so that they get immersed in the batter. 

baking choco lava cake

  • place the ramekins in a preheated oven and bake for 200 degrees celsius for 30 to 35 minutes. preheat oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 200 degrees celsius before you start baking. 
  • once done, remove the ramekins from the oven. let the chocolate lava cakes cool for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • then gently invert the ramekins on a serving plate or tray. be careful as the ramekins will be hot. 
  • tap the base of the ramekins and let the lava cake slid through and fall on the plate.
  • using a small sieve, dust some cocoa powder or powdered sugar on the choco lava cakes.
  • serve choco lava cake immediately. 



tips for making choco lava cake

  • recipe can be doubled. 
  • instead of ramekins, muffin cups or liners can be used. aluminium foil based muffin cups also can be used.
  • depending on the size of muffin cups, you will get less or more number of choco lava cakes.
  • for the chocolate, you can use sweet, semi sweet, bitter sweet or milk chocolate.
  • do use couverture chocolate instead of compound chocolate. 
  • also use a good quality cocoa powder.
  • oven temperature varies, so do keep a check on baking especially during the last 10 minutes. 
  • instead of whole wheat flour (atta) you can also use all purpose flour (maida).
  • you can use vanilla essence instead of vanilla extract. in that case, just add ¼th teaspoon of vanilla essence.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 1.2% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 36.9%