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Molten Lava Brownies (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Learn how to make healthier Molten Lava Brownies without sacrificing taste and texture. Dive in without guilt, and enjoy that ooey-gooey chocolate center.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: almond flour cake, chocolate cake, gluten free cake, healthy lava cake, lava cake, paleo cake
Servings: 2
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Adriana Harlan -



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F, and grease well the bottom and sides of two 4-ounce ramekins with coconut oil. Cut a piece of parchment paper and place it in the bottom of each ramekin.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler). Once the chocolate melts, remove it from the heat and stir in the coconut oil and coconut milk until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla, salt and almond flour. Using a spatula, gently mix in the chocolate mixture until you get a smooth chocolate batter.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins, and place them in a deep baking dish. Then fill the dish with hot water halfway over the ramekins.
  • Bake for 17 minutes or until the edges look firm but the center is softer. Remove ramekins from the water bath and allow them to cool for 5 minutes over a cooling rack, then run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto your serving plates.



- Double or triple the amount of ingredients to adjust the recipe to make as many as you like.
- In place of the semisweet chocolate chips, you can use a 100% dark chocolate bar and add any sweeter of your preference to taste. Taste your batter and adjust the amount as needed.
- Store any leftovers in the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature so they have a soft consistency again. Right out of the fridge they have a fudge-like texture which is also great!
- Lining the ramekins with parchment paper makes removing the brownie much easier.
- I'm using 4-ounce ramekins in this recipe and they measure approximately 3-1/2 by 1-1/2 inches.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g