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RECIPE: “Whole Lot Of Lava” Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Published on September 19, 2010 by   ·   13 Comments Pin It

Deserving Girls Deserve Dessert! Taking care of our bodies, taking care of the planet….What’s a girl to do when cravings must be satisfied and that sweet tooth has got to indulge? Raw vegan chocolate cake anyone?   Chocolate Hazelnut Lava Cake. Not only will it knock your socks off, but it will impress anyone lucky enough to eat your “un-cooked” vegan deliciousness!

Chocolate Hazelnut Lava Cake


  • 3 cups hazelnuts (unsoaked)
  • 16 whole medjool dates, rough chopped
  • 2 tsp hazelnut liqueur
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1
  • 8 tsp cinnamon


  • 3/4 cup coconut nectar (or substitute agave nectar)
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1.  Place the hazelnuts and salt in the food processor and process until nuts are finely ground into a nice meal.

2.  Add the dates, then process again until the mixture begins to hold together.

3.  Then add the cacao powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and hazelnut liqueur.

4.  Process again until the cacao is well blended throughout the entire mixture.

5.  Place 1/3 cup of the cake mix in each of the ramekins and press the mixture down with your fingers to compact.

6.  To make the ganache, place all ganache ingredients in a blender and process until creamy and smooth. (This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.)

7.  Add 2 TBS of the chocolate ganache to the top of each cake-filled ramekin.

8.  Top the cakes with the remaining cake mixture evenly among the 4 cups; approximately 2 TBS of the cake mixture.

9.  Again slightly press down to encase the chocolate ganache.

10.  Dehydrate at 105F for 15 hours.

Servings: 4

Yield: 4- 6 ounce ramekins

Recipe courtesy of Chef Tina Jo. replaces, creating an interactive community of people interested in Raw Veganism, either as a lifestyle or just another option for dinner.  The site has forums, recipes, tips & tricks and my new eBook, Real Life Raw: 7 Day Juice Feasting available to download at no cost.

Cutie Chef Tina Jo Making Raw-Veganism Look Hot.

Cutie Chef Tina Jo Making Raw-Veganism Look Fantastic.

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Readers Comments (13)

  1. Jackie Morgan says:

    Wow – can’t wait to make this! I guess raw veganism is a bit more than the carrots, bananas and almonds that I eat religiously. I’m going to her site right now – it sounds delicious and she’s such a cutie. If that’s what raw chocolate can do for you – I’m signing up!

  2. Stacey Wilson says:

    I too will be making this VERY SOON! Checked out her website. It’s quite impressive and user friendly. FYI…she’s giving away a free juicing book.

  3. Shannon says:

    this sounds DELICIOUS (i love lava cake, and hazelnut), but obvs requires a dehydrator, yes? bummer.

  4. Chastity Holmes says:

    Ooooh, that looks yummy! I’ve made a few raw vegan desserts before but this takes the cake!!!

  5. Janessa says:

    This looks out of this world. And I love anything that includes a liquor in the ingredients list!

  6. Liliane says:

    That looks amazing. Tina Jo sure has talent!

  7. Katie says:

    Almost looks too good to eat. Notice I said almost.

  8. Sarah fein says:

    I don’t have a hydrater – how can I bake this?

  9. Lori Seekamp says:

    please clarify the ingredient cinnamon in the cake. i notice a 1 after nutmeg and am wondering if it should be 1/8 tsp cinnamon. recipe sounds divine!!!

  10. Kai says:

    8 tsp of cinnamon seems like a LOT!? Make sure to use Ceylon cinnamon and not toxic Cassia.

  11. Greig says:

    I know this will be a twist and not completely raw, but w no dehydrator how can I suage this and bake it? Please!! A curious hungry mind wants to know!

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