This gluten-free lava cake is the ultimate answer to your chocolate cravings. Even better, it’s super easy to make and tastes divine with fresh raspberries on top! 

If the idea of spooning warm, gooey chocolate lava cake into your mouth, then finishing it off with fresh raspberries doesn’t appeal to you; clearly, you have come to the wrong place.

Don’t get me wrong…

I’m deliriously happy each and every time you visit my blog.

You knew that, right?

It’s just that if you, ahem, strangely, don’t like chocolate, this post isn’t for you.

But come back next week, and I’ll make it up to you with an equally delicious yet, slightly less indulgent recipe for my Lemony Kale, Pistachio, and Pasta Salad that even has my previously kale-fearing‘ husband reaching for seconds.

Cross my chocolate-loving heart.

Gluten-Free Lava Cake Ingredients

Sugar, butter, and eggs…

A little gluten-free flour and chocolate, of course…

You can use milk or dark, but in an ever so slight nod to heart health, I used 72 % dark chocolate.

And, for an extra dose of health and deliciousness, fresh organic raspberries on top…

I was really hoping I’d have to experiment a little with this gluten-free lava cake.

You know…

Multiple versions in which I’d have to sacrifice my chocolate taste buds for the sake of you, my lovely readers.

But, darn it all, if it turned out just {about} perfect on the first try.

I say just {about}, because for those of you who are used to a SUPER gooey lava cake, with molten chocolate flowing out once you pierce the middle, this cake was equally delicious, just not so oozy.

The middle was more like chocolate pudding rather than chocolate sauce.

I think that had something to do with the fact that I accidentally set the oven for 8 hours instead of minutes.


At least I caught my mistake under the 10-minute mark.

I was quite happy with the result because when your lava cake is too oozy, you “lose” some of the sauce unless you lick your plate clean.

Not that I’m opposed to that, mind you.

In any case, SiSi, Big Tex, and two of their friends had zero complaints about the cake.

Overhead photo of gluten-free chocolate lava cake topped with raspberries.

Gluten Free Lava Cake with Fresh Raspberries

This gluten free lava cake is the ultimate answer to your chocolate cravings. Even better, it’s super easy to make, and tastes divine with fresh raspberries on top!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, plus extra for custard cups/ramekins
  • 1 3.5 ounce chocolate bar broken in to pieces {Milk or Dark}
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for decoration
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free flour {like my easy 3-ingredient gluten free flour blend}
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Generously grease 6 custard cups or ramekins with butter, and set aside.
  • Place butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute then stir. Continue to heat butter and chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until melted.
  • Beat eggs and egg yolk plus sugar in a bowl with a hand mixer. Pour in melted chocolate and butter and flour, and beat until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared custard cups or ramekins. Place on tray in oven and bake for 6-10 minutes depending upon degree of doneness desired.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. To serve, turn cakes out on to individual plates. Top with raspberries, and dust with powdered sugar.


Serving: 1ramekin | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 136mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Vegetarian
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  1. Yum! My mom makes lava cakes for my kids whenever they visit, and she even makes it gluten free for me 🙂 Love the fresh raspberries on top!

  2. YUM, this looks awesome! Sending you some co-host chocolate love! Happy valentines day!

  3. Simply Life says:

    oh man, now I’m craving chocolate. big time!

  4. Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack! says:

    These look delicious! I haven’t had a lava cake in years, maybe it’s time to change that.. 😉 Thank you for the loving #chocolatelove post, I’m looking forward to more of them!

  5. dudut @mytwistedrecipe says:

    liking lava cake in understatement for me, i am obssesed with it! seriously!

    nice recipe you have here, one of these days, i promise that i will make one…this recipe has been bookmarked 🙂

    thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I most definitely love chocolate, especially when it’s paired with raspberries!

  7. I like this lava cake and that it’s gluten free. You have a beautiful site and your photos are lovely. sending you #chocolatelove 🙂

  8. this looks awesome and love the empty plate with the spoons at the end

  9. Oozey lava cake with raspberries is a winner in my book. Your pics are gorgeous. I’ve never made lava cake, but I will now. Sending #chocolatelove your way!

  10. The Wimpy Vegetarian says:

    I have yet to make chocolate lava cakes – a clear oversight I need to correct, pronto. I love them so much – and yours look wonderful!! Sending you #chocolatelove this month!!!

  11. chocolate heaven!!! holy wow I love chocolate lava cakes even if they weren’t too oozy I bet they were delish. I am a big fan of dark dark dark chocolate. The bitter kind 🙂 Milk chocolate just doesn’t do it for me and I end up craving more. One little square of rich dark and I’m all set 🙂

  12. no question i’d love this one… looks delightful. i really do wish we were neighbors.

  13. I can’t imagine not loving chocolate! And chocolate with raspberries? Yes, please! Gorgeous dessert.

  14. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    Luckily I have learned to love chocolate! 🙂 I used to seriously dislike it until I was about 30! The cakes sound wonderful, and they are going on my “list!”

    Have a great, sweet week! 🙂

  15. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says:

    There is nothing more decadent and satisfying than lava cake! i love the raspberries you added. Gorgeous for Valentine’s Day!

  16. juniakk @ mis pensamientos says:

    WHOOHOO FOR gf chocolave lava cake. i would love to try this. as always, i love all your recipes EA :). sending some chocolatelove to u!

  17. Baker Street says:

    Oh EA! Your pictures are gorgeous! Love your GF version.

  18. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more says:

    oh I like the fact the middle is like pudding, it sounds yummy!

  19. Kristen (swanky dietitian) says:

    This looks amazing!!!
    I love lava cake so this looks delicious! Anything chocolate gets an A+ in my book!! 🙂

  20. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Stunning photos, EA. (my daughter just walked up and said she loves the photo of the eggs;) Gluten-free version is wonderful for those that need to cut gluten out of their recipes. Decadent and delicious! yay for #chocolatelove :)xx

  21. Wow.. that bowl of raspberries had me spellbound for a moment. Then I felt sad that the plate was empty and none left for me. What a lovely lava cake!

  22. teri@managedmacros says:

    I have met those people that do not like chocolate…they exist. It is weird and I cannot even wrap my head around that fact!!! You are an amazing resource for the gluten free population, showing that you can have the same things other eat…but heck, even better!!!
    Best chocolate dessert? Chocolate pots de creme at Django…or a Chocolate Creme Brulee.
    Beautiful post,Spicy!

  23. Oh. My. Heaven. This is the very next chocolate dessert I’m making. It’s amazing how something so ooey gooey delicious is only a handful of ingredients. I love me all kinds of chocolate – definitely like the dark more as I’ve gotten older.

  24. Kitchen Belleicious says:

    raspberries and chocolate go so well together. I love this idea and lava cakes can be tricky for some- you did an amazing job! Sending chocolatelove to you!

  25. Betsy @JavaCupcake says:

    Looks fantastic!! 🙂 Great bloghopping with you!

  26. Lauren Slayton says:

    As much as I look forward to the kale salad, and I do, this looks amazing. I love ramekins too. And it’s #GF so I’m thinking this may have to go in our chocolate newsletter. Will em once I wipe the saliva from my chin (I figure salivating is ok if licking the plate is).

  27. Jessica | Oh Cake says:

    Gorgeous! I love this GF version (as will my GF friends!) and your photos are just fantastic. I especially love the “raspberry calendar” one – fantastic!

  28. Gorgeous!I’m just loving this Chocolate Bloghop so so much!Great pics as well 🙂

  29. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    Oops! I was commenting while on a rattley bus. Should’ve been ‘wee mistake’ !

  30. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    Well if this is you making a weeks take with your timing, we’re all in trouble, because this looks amazing. Will definitely bookmark to make for my chocolate-mad nephew when I visit him in Florida in a few weeks’ time. Will aim for 8 minutes but not worry if I go over a tad. Love the hearted raspberry image!