Vegan Chocolate Lava Layer Cake

Vegan Chocolate Lava Layer Cake

A simple white layer cake that oozes with vegan chocolate lava when cut open

Have you ever been so hot you feel like your insides are melting? I have, and this cake has too.

Hats off to the people who live where it hits 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. Wait, actually keep that hat on or your scalp might burn. Several years ago, my family went to Palm Springs in the middle of August for a vacation. We wondered why there wasn’t a soul on the street during the day but quickly got our answer when we tried to walk down the city center at 11am. We barely made it two blocks before we had to turn around and make a beeline back to the car. It was scorching hot and I felt like an freshly cracked egg bubbling on a skillet over high heat. Even when I jumped into the swimming pool at our hotel, the water was warm and I would periodically get out to cool off. My dad was the only one crazy enough to want to go into the hot tub. So, I’ve experienced extreme heat but have yet to experience extreme cold. My mom lived in Eastern Canada for a while and has told me how terrible -40 degree weather is. My brain cannot even imagine how cold that is because I feel like a snowman at -10 degrees.


  • CAKE
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder (optional but recommended)
  • 1 (400mL) can coconut cream, chilled in the refrigerator overnight
Read the whole recipe on Radiant Rachels