Vegan Red-Velvet Chocolate Lava Cake

3.3 (6 reviews)

Vegan Red-Velvet Chocolate Lava Cake



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups  sugar
  • 1 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp.  cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup nondairy milk mixed with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp.  ground flaxseed mixed with 6 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup  beet juice from a can of beets
  • 1 tsp.  apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla extract
  • 1 bar  vegan dark chocolate baking squares
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, nondairy milk mixture, flaxseed mixture, beet juice, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until smooth. Pour into the cake pan and insert the chocolate squares evenly throughout.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and sift powdered sugar through a fine-mesh strainer to decorate the top.

Makes 6 servings

Note: PETA promotes a healthy plant-based lifestyle. This recipe is a special treat that proves that anything can be made vegan. If you choose to enjoy this dish, please do so in moderation.

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Rated 3.3/5 based on 6 reviews

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