Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Volcano Cake
Serves 12 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup self raising flour
- 1/4 cup carob powder – plus extra to dust with
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/3 cup vegan butter plus extra to grease the tray
- 250g / 8.8oz dark vegan cooking chocolate
- Approx. 3/4 cup plant milk (e.g. almond, soy, rice, etc) warmed to room temperature
- 1/2 tsp corn flour
- Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.
- Grease latex muffin tins with some vegan butter and then mix 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in with 3 Tbsp of carob powder and lightly dust the tray as well. Set aside the rest to dust the finished cakes.
- With a bowl that fits over the top of a small pot, melt the chocolate and vegan butter together. You do this by filling the pot with 1/4 water and sit the bowl over the top so it seals the water in. Put the butter and chocolate into the bowl on a medium heat and stir until both are melted and mixed together.
- Separate half the chocolate mix and add it to the dry ingredients with the vanilla and milk and stir until well combined pour into the molds until 1/3 full.
- Add the corn flour to a little water and mix into a paste and combine with the chocolate mix.
- Pour chocolate mix into a piping bag. Pipe the mixture in 1/4 cup amounts into the middle of the cake mixture in the tins, this is what makes the lava bit.
- Next, bake for 15 to 20 min, or until just firm. You want these to be a little crisp on the outside but gooey in the middle!
- Once out of the oven, carefully turn out and dust with the rest of the carob cinnamon mix serve with vegan ice cream and everyone will love you forever.
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Growing up on a small farm in northern Victoria, veganism was the furthest thing from my mind, other than being something I couldn’t spell. I thought the idea of it sounded ridiculous. I was well indoctrinated into the idea that animals are a commodity. See all recipes by David