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eggless choco lava cake recipe
choco lava cake recipe
prep time
10 mins
cook time
35 mins
total time
45 mins

chocolate lava cake - simple and easy recipe of molten lava cake or chocolate lava cake made without eggs. 

course: desserts
cuisine: world
servings: 3 lava cakes
rough calories per serving: 400 kcal
author: dassana
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
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
how to make
sifting dry ingredients for cake
  1. take a bowl and place a sieve on it. add whole wheat flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda.

  2. sift directly in the bowl. keep aside. 

preparing wet ingredients solution
  1. in another bowl take sugar and cold water.

  2. stir till all the sugar is dissolved. 

  3. then add oil and stir very well.

  4. next add vanilla extract and lemon juice. again mix. 

making chocolate lava cake batter
  1. now add the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients. 

  2. mix very well with a wired whisk. however, do not over do the mixing.

  3. pour the batter in greased ramekins or muffin cups. 

  4. then place chocolate squares in the batter. gently press the chocolate squares, so that they get immersed in the batter. 

baking choco lava cake
  1. 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. 

  2. once done, remove the ramekins from the oven. let the chocolate lava cakes cool for 2 to 3 minutes. 

  3. then gently invert the ramekins on a serving plate or tray. be careful as the ramekins will be hot. 

  4. tap the base of the ramekins and let the lava cake slid through and fall on the plate.

  5. using a small sieve, dust some cocoa powder or powdered sugar on the choco lava cakes.

  6. serve choco lava cake immediately. 

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