Decadently rich, this gooey Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake has a soft chocolate shell and a gooey molten center. Perfect with a melty scoop of ice cream!

If I had to pick one dessert I had to eat for the rest of my life, it may be this. I know I know, this is a crazy bold statement. I’m a dessert person. I’m a chocolate person. How could I choose favorites? Well, I’ll tell you how…

Every Friday in high school my friends and I could go see a movie and get dinner and dessert at T.G.I.Fridays. My favorite part? The epic brownie sundae I would ALWAYS get to finish off the night. They were gooey, they had a melty scoop of ice cream. They were perfect. I’ve been dessert oriented since as far back as I can remember.

I’m always racking my brain for the BEST, most DIVINE desserts. And, I knew since the first time I ever saw a lava cake that it deserved a special place in my heart… a permanent space forever dedicated to gooey, chocolatey lava cake. I love the warm gooey cake with the melty vanilla ice cream. It reminds me so much of my teenage T.G.I.Friday’s days. 

This time of year is prime time for desserts. I started to think about the perfect Valentine’s Day treat and I’m here to report that this lava cake may very well be it. I admit red velvet put up a good fight (have you tried my Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cookie Skillet yet?).

This lava cake is insanely chocolatey and RIDICULOUSLY good. It has a soft chocolate shell hiding a gooey molten center. I’m trying to think of more words to describe it but gooey, chocolate happiness is all I can think of. 

The best news? You don’t have to share your individually sized Lava Cake with anyone! Each person gets a ramekin (or two) to themselves. I mean, gooey chocolate dessert that you don’t have to share? What else could you want?

If you love chocolatey treats, you have GOT to try my gooey brownie skillet, these no bake chocolate fudge brownies, or these gluten free brownie cookies!!

So let’s make this deliciously decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake! Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Whisk in the salt, vanilla, and coconut sugar until smooth.

Add the eggs and egg yolks and whisk until combined. Finally, add the almond flour and whisk until combined.

Grease your ramekins with butter and then dust them with cocoa powder. Divide the cake batter between the four ramekins and place the ramekins on a small sheet pan. Bake for 11 minutes until the top is set but the cake is still jiggly when you shake it.

Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to sit for 1 minute before you turn them over onto a plate. Top with vanilla ice cream and serve with fresh berries.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 11 min
  • Total Time: 21 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: chocolate
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Decadently rich, this gooey Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake has a soft chocolate shell and a gooey molten center. Perfect with a melty scoop of ice cream!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
  • pinch of pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • butter for greasing the ramekins
  • cocoa powder for dusting the ramekins
  • vanilla ice cream for serving
  • raspberries for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the salt, vanilla, and coconut sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs and egg yolks and whisk until combined.
  5. Finally, add the almond flour and whisk until combined.
  6. Grease the ramekins with butter and then dust liberally them with cocoa powder.The more you dust, the better chances your cakes will turn out and not stick to the ramekins.
  7. Divide the cake batter between the four ramekins and place the ramekins on a small sheet pan.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes until the top is set but the cake is still jiggly when you shake it.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to sit for 30 seconds before you turn them over onto a plate. The longer you sit in the ramekin, the more they’ll cook. So, if you want that gooey center, try to work quickly.
  10. Top with vanilla ice cream and serve with fresh berries.

Notes

  • make it paleo by using ghee instead of butter and a paleo-friendly ice cream 🙂

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Enjoy!! xo

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