Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cakes Recipe 

 Originally Written: August 7, 2013

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on August 7, 2013 by Hanna Trafford

lava cakesThese little chocolate cakes are delicious – and the fact that they are gluten free is a bonus! The bater can be prepared ahead of time, but the cakes are best eaten immediately after baking – so don’t put them into the oven until you are ready to serve dessert.

Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cakes:


  • 12 oz. of kosher pareve bittersweet chocolate or semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of kosher pareve margarine, cubed
  • seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup of kosher pareve coca powder (such as Ghiradelli), sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 12 oz. of strawberries, hulled and diced
  • Kosher non–dairy whipped topping (optional)


  1. In heatproof bowl or top of double boiler over hot (not biling) water, melt chocolate with margarine, stirring unttil smooth.
  2. Stir in vanilla seeds.
  3. Remove form heat.
  4. Whisk in sugar
  5. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks, one at a time
  6. Whisk in cocoa powder and salt.
  7. Pour into 12 greased ramekins and place on rimmed baking sheet.
  8. If you are making it ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours, add 5 minutes tto baking time.
  9. Bake at 425F oven, until adges are set and centres are slightly jiggly when tapped – about 15 minutes.
  10. Let cool for 3 minutes.
  11. Run knife around edges and turn out onto plates.
  12. Garnish with strawberries and whipped topping.


Hope you will enjoY these delicious little lava cakes – please send me your comments, your input is always welcomed and much appreciated!



Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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