Vegan Chocolate and Maple Fondant

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Vegan chocolate and maple fondant
4 portions


  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 60g dairy-free spread
  • 60g maple sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup (preferably golden for its delicate flavour)
  • 30g vegan dark chocolate
  • 60ml almond milk
  • 60g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla


  1. Prepare your ramekins or tins by brushing them with a flavourless vegetable oil then dust with cocoa powder.
  2. Cream together the dairy free spread and maple sugar until pale and creamy.
  3. Add in the mashed banana and maple syrup and beat well.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave.
  5. Place 4 tsp of the mixture onto a small plate and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until they are just starting to firm up.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 356°F / gas mark 4.
  7. Next, fold in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla paste into the remaining cake mixture.
  8. Half fill each of the ramekins / tins with the cake mix.
  9. Place the almost frozen cake mix into the centre of each ramekin/tin.
  10. Cover over with the remaining cake mix.
  11. Put the ramekins / tins in the oven and bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until the tops look set but when the pan is shaken, they have a slight wobble to them.
  12. Remove them from the oven and give them a minute or two to cool slightly.
  13. Run a spatula around the edge of the pan and turn them out onto the plate.
  14. Serve with your choice of plant-based ice cream or pouring cream and fresh fruit.

Made with plant-based ingredients, this vegan chocolate pudding is just as gooey and decadent as any dairy-based dessert. 

The cake mixture is packed with natural richness, being made with a mix of mashed banana, maple sugar, pure maple syrup, cocoa powder and vanilla paste. The best part of the dessert, though, is the melt-in-the-middle filling that lies in wait at the centre of the vegan chocolate fondant, ready to ooze out once the pudding is pierced. 

Want more deliciously sweet recipes like this vegan chocolate lava cake? Check out some of our other puddings and desserts below.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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