Molten Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Pistachios

December 14, 2015
5 Ratings
Photo by Lisa Bryan
  • Makes 4
Author Notes

An utterly delicious molten chocolate cake that's gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. It's a healthier take on the classic, but believe me when I say, there's no compromising on taste! It's sinfully good with a gooey, chocolate center, a dollop of coconut whipped cream and sprinkled pistachios on top. A new classic for sure! —Lisa Bryan

What You'll Need
  • chocolate cake
  • 1/2 cup organic palm shortening
  • 7 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cassava flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Topping
  • 1 can (13.5 ounce) full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, chopped
  1. Ensure that the can of coconut milk has been refrigerated overnight. Open the top of the can and carefully spoon out the hardened coconut cream into a small bowl, leaving the coconut water behind. (note: If your can has not fully separated into coconut cream and coconut water, you'll need to try again with a new can).
  2. Using a hand mixer, whip the coconut cream, vanilla and honey for 1-2 minutes. Place in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Grease and flour four 6 ounce ramekins with a little palm shortening and cassava flour. Set the ramekins on a baking sheet and set aside.
  4. Heat the palm shortening in a small pot over medium heat until fully melted (1-2 minutes), then turn off the heat. Add the chocolate to the warm palm shortening and stir until melted.
  5. In a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer with a medium sized bowl), beat the eggs, egg yolks, honey, vanilla extract and salt at high speed for approximately 2-3 minutes. The mixture should slightly thicken and turn a pale yellow.
  6. Turn the stand mixer to low speed and slowly add the chocolate and cassava flour until fully combined into a batter consistency. (note: the chocolate should not be hot, only slightly warm).
  7. Spoon the batter into the ramekins and bake for 8-9 minutes or until the tops and sides have set but the centers are still soft and slightly jiggly.
  8. Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for one minute, then invert each ramekin on a plate. You may need to gently tap the ramekin to unmold the cake.
  9. Top with the coconut cream and pistachios and serve immediately (as the coconut cream will melt quickly on the warm cakes).

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3 Reviews

Shelley L. August 12, 2017
Thanks Lisa, for "fixing" the recipe. :) Can't wait to give it a try.
Shelley L. August 12, 2017
How much cassava flour do you use for the molten chocolate cakes?
Lisa B. August 12, 2017
Hi Shelley - it seems several ingredients mysteriously disappeared from when I originally posted it. I've just fixed it. :) Here's the recipe on my website as well: Enjoy!