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Coconut Lava Chocolate Cake (vegan)

This Coconut Lava Chocolate Cake is filled with a delicious light coconut cream that will slightly erupt out of the cake when cooking… This delicious chewy vegan cake is perfect for a Christmas dessert, an Easter treat or an original birthday cake, or simply to surprise your loved ones. This chocolaty recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and made with no baking powder. Recipe for 8 servings.

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WHAT IS A COCONUT LAVA CHOCOLATE CAKE?

A lava cake means the lava part of the cake will be runny and melty in the middle. In this recipe, the lava is the coconut cream, which will remain creamy and perfectly sweet even after baking and cooling down.

What I love about this cake is that it is easy to eat as it has the perfect amount of sweetness and chocolate, even though it is up to you to adjust the amount of sugar and chocolate to adapt it to your preferences.

You don’t even need frosting or icing to go on top of this chocolate cake as it is already stuffed with a delicious creamy coconut filling.

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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN COCONUT LAVA CHOCOLATE CAKE AT HOME?

To make this mouth-watering cake, you will need the ingredients listed below.

For the chocolate dough:

plain flour

rice flour

coconut sugar

coconut oil

-dark chocolate

-water

coconut milk

vanilla extract

dough for chocolate cake

For the coconut cream:

coconut milk

stevia sugar

plain flour

coconut cream in saucepan

For topping (optional):

desiccated coconut

If you want to make a gluten-free vegan dessert, try these Giant Chocolate Chips Cookies (only 3 ingredients).

For an oil-free chocolate cake option, check out this Cashew Chocolate Fudge Cake (oil-free) recipe!

chocolate cake slice

THE BEST COCONUT CAKE EASY AND QUICK RECIPE UK

Making this Coconut Lava Chocolate Cake recipe is really simple and it can be made in less than 45 minutes, including baking time.

First, to make the chocolate dough, simply mix the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and mix again.

Then, for the coconut cream, add all the ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer until thick and creamy.

Finally, assemble the cake by spreading one layer of chocolate dough in the cake tin, one layer of coconut cream, and one more layer of chocolate dough. Yes, it is that simple!

chocolate cake before baking

HOT TO BAKE COCONUT LAVA CHOCOLATE CAKE?

As it is a relatively thin cake, you only need to bake it for 20 minutes at 180.C (356.F). After 20 minutes in the oven, let cool for 10 minutes minimum before cutting and serving.

HOW TO STORE COCONUT LAVA CAKE?

Store at room temperature for up to 2 days in an airtight container or store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

CAN YOU FREEZE LEFTOVER COCONUT CAKE?

To freeze your Coconut Lava Chocolate Cake, wrap slices up in non-stick foil paper and freeze them for up to 4 months. However, if you follow this recipe and everything goes well, you shouldn’t have any leftovers!

coconut lava chocolate cake photography

WHAT TO MAKE WITH COCONUT CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE?

This vegan chocolate cake is naturally really moist thanks to the coconut milk used in this recipe, but it would be even better served with custard, yogurt, tea, or a scoop of ice cream! Serving your Coconut Lava chocolate Cake with strawberries is also a delicious option you might want to try.

slice of cake with book

COCONUT LAVA CAKE WITHOUT BAKING POWDER

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t even require baking powder as the wanted result is a chewy flat cake. Moreover, this recipe is:

-refined sugar-free

-nut-free

-vegan

-easy

-free form eggs and butter

-and quick to make!

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For other delicious dessert ideas, check out these Tahini Chocolate Stuffed Cookies (gluten-free) or this Cashew Chocolate Fudge Cake (oil-free).

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Coconut Lava Chocolate Cake (vegan)

This Coconut Lava Chocolate Cake is filled with a delicious light coconut cream that will slightly erupt out of the cake when cooking... This delicious chewy vegan cake is perfect for a Christmas dessert, an Easter treat or an original birthday cake, or simply to surprise your loved ones. This chocolaty recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and made with no baking powder.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Chocolate, coconut cake, lava cake, vegan
Servings: 8 people
Author: TheDorkyFrench

Equipment

  • Non-stick 9 inch (23cm) round cake tin
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

For the chocolate dough

For the coconut cream

For topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Watch the recipe video to see all instruction steps.
  • Preheat the oven to 180.C (356.F).

For the chocolate dough

  • Add all the dry ingredients (plain flour, rice flour, coconut sugar) together in a mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
    dry ingredients cake
  • Melt the coconut oil with the dark chocolate in a small bowl or cup (microwave for 1 to 1.5 minutes). Mix with teaspoon once melted.
  • Meanwile, add the water and coconut milk (100 ml) to the mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
    cake dough
  • Add the melted dark chocolate and coconut oil and mix again.
    dough for chocolate cake
  • Add vanilla extract and mix again.
    chocolate cake dough

For the coconut cream

  • In a saucepan, add all the "for the coconut cream" ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes or until creamy. Stir constantly.**
    coconut cream in saucepan

Assemble

  • In a non-stick 9 inch (23 cm) cake tin, spread one layer of chocolate dough using 1/2 of the dough.
    chocolate cake before baking
  • Add one layer of coconut cream by spreading all of it evenly on the chocolate layer.
    coconut cake before baking
  • Cover the coconut cream layer with the rest of the chocolate dough. Use a silicone spatula to evenly and delicately spread the layers.
    chocolate cake vegan thedorkyfrench
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes.
    coconut lava chocolate cake photography
  • Top with desiccated coconut (optional), and enjoy!
    coconut lava chocolate cake with desiccated coconut

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Notes

*I use and recommend canned coconut milk. You can substitute with bottled coconut or soy milk.
**Pro tip: to avoid lumps of flour in your coconut cream, add the plain flour progressively and beat the cream with a whisk while cooking.


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