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Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cakes

My gluten free chocolate lava cake recipe is so easy to make and exploding with chocolate! You won't believe it's 100% dairy free and low FODMAP.
Servings 4


  • 100g dark dairy free chocolate
  • 100g dairy free spread
  • 50g gluten free plain flour
  • 150g light soft brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs (egg replacer can be used here to make this vegan very easily)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 200C.
  • Prepare your mini baking pudding basins. Just spread a little dairy free spread over the bottom and sides.
  • Put your chocolate and dairy free spread in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave carefully until fully melted (I do mine on a mid heat and check/stir every 20 seconds or so to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn). You could also melt it on the hob in a bain-marie if you prefer. Once melted allow your mixture to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Thoroughly mix in your brown sugar using a spoon or spatula.
  • Add your eggs one at a time. Mixing completely inbetween each one.
  • Mix in your vanilla extract and finally finish by stiring in your gluten free plain flour.
  • Pour your mixture into your mini baking pudding basins, about 2/3 full.
  • Place in the centre of your preheated oven for 9-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven (the edges and top should be slightly firm but the centre softer and squidgy!)
  • Turn each pudding out onto a serving plate (I put my plate on top of the pudding basin and then turn it over before lifting it off to reveal the lava cake)
  • Serve straight away on their own or maybe with a little ice cream!


* Of course if you don't need to make this dairy free you can use butter instead of dairy free spread and any dark chocolate you like. It's up to you :)
* I definitely recommend using mini pudding moulds, made from the same material as a baking sheet. The non stick helps massively as the puddings just slide out beautifully.
* Timing is really important and I know ovens vary. For me 9-10 minutes is perfect. A little over or under might work for you too. Plus it depends how firm or oozing you want your lava cake to be!
*You can definitely make this vegan using an egg replacer for the eggs too. This has been tried and tested by many people now and it works a treat!