Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Decadent little chocolate cakes with rich molten cores are enough to make any meal special. The batter for this dessert can be prepared ahead, but the cakes are best eaten immediately after baking, so don't put them into the oven until your guests are ready for dessert. If you're making this on an occasion when you can eat dairy, try the Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes variation.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2013


  • 12 oz chopped kosher pareve bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate such as Lieber
  • 1/2 cup kosher pareve margarine cubed
  • 1 vanilla pod seeded (discard pod)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup kosher pareve cocoa powder (such as Ghiradelli), sifted
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 oz (340 g) strawberries hulled and diced
  • 1 dash whipped topping (optional)


In heatproof bowl or top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with margarine, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla seeds. Remove from heat.

Whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks, 1 at a time. Whisk in cocoa powder and salt. Pour into 12 greased ramekins; place on rimmed baking sheet. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours; add 5 minutes to baking time.)

Bake in 425ºF (220ºC) oven until edges are set and centres are slightly jiggly when tapped, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes. Run knife around edges and turn out onto plates. Garnish with strawberries, and whipped topping, if using.

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes: Substitute butter for margarine, and whipping cream (35%) for whipped topping.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 108 mg
  • Sugars 45 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 387.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 132 mg
  • Cholesterol 195 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 51 g


  • Iron 16.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
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Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes