The perfect gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding, with a molten chocolate centre! Moist, festive, and boozy, this is a festive dessert that’s also healthier than the original – the ultimate crowd pleaser! Oil-free and super easy to make. 

Gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding

Ah, British classics. I have to say, my mum and I took a while to get used to them when we first moved here. The festive season and the foods it involves is just so profoundly different to Russia. Nonetheless, we thoroughly enjoyed the discovery process!

From the beginning, my mum in particular fell in love with Christmas pudding. So, it’s only appropriate that I’m finally sharing a special diet- and allergy-friendly one that will nonetheless wow everyone present at your Christmas party!

About this gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding

Yep, the perfect gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding is finally here. I’m not kidding. I haven’t been able to stop eating it. It’s pretty much a dessert situation for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And a snack in between.

Closeup of vegan chocolate Christmas pudding

I have to say, this proved tricky to perfect. I wanted to create a recipe that didn’t involve any normal gluten-free flour. Hence, almond flour to the rescue. Almond flour is my current obsession, because it’s perfect for creating a soft, fluffy and moist texture, especially in combination with a nut butter. You won’t believe that any flour is missing!

I have to say that this recipe is a bit more labour intensive than my usual ‘throw ingredients into a pan’ recipes. A bit more time-consuming too. But, for a perfect festive treat, it is entirely worth it!

Boozy molten chocolate centre

Okay, I have to say that the chocolatey centre is what makes this vegan Christmas pudding stand out. Just imagine: a warm, molten, gooey centre with a delightful undertone of whisky. Outside: a fluffy, slightly zesty sponge which absorbs some of the chocolate. Music to my ears, if you ask me.

Slice of vegan chocolate pudding on a white plate

Of course, if you want to keep this Christmas pudding alcohol-free, simply emit the whisky or replace it a non-alcoholic beverage. Alternatively, use any other alcoholic drink of your choice. Liqueurs work incredibly well.

Reasons to love this vegan Christmas pudding

Slice of vegan chocolate cake on a white plate

It is…

  • Incredibly moist and full of flavour.
  • Spongy, fluffy and not dry at the slightest.
  • Completed with a heavenly chocolatey centre.
  • With a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Oil-free.
  • Flourless.
  • Perfect for impressing guests of all dietary requirements.
  • Boozy (but this is optional).
  • Easy and beginner-friendly.
  • Ideal for the holiday season.
  • Just the ultimate vegan Christmas pudding recipe!
  • Freezer-friendly.

How to make gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding

Soak the dates in the boiling water for around 20 minutes.

Add the medjool dates, the water you soaked them in, orange peel, vanilla extract, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, almond butter and almond flour to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C/350 F.

Melt chocolate in a water bath over the stove. Then, transfer to a mixing bowl with whisky, maple syrup and coconut milk. Whisk together thoroughly.

Molten chocolate sauce ingredients

Transfer 2/3 of the dough to a hemisphere cake tin and bake a dent in the middle. Pour in the chocolate sauce, then add the rest of the dough over the top.

Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes. Best served immediately, but can be frozen or kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Other vegan Christmas dessert recipes

  • Vegan eggnog
  • No-bake cake pops
  • Gluten-free vegan chocolate cake
  • Peanut butter tahini cookies
  • Vegan gingerbread cake

Vegan Christmas pudding on a white plate

Let me know in the comments: what’s your favourite festive dessert? If you give this gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments below.

Gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding

Get the Recipe: Gluten-free Vegan Christmas Pudding With A Chocolate Centre

The perfect gluten-free vegan Christmas pudding, with a molten chocolate centre! Moist, festive, and boozy, this is a festive dessert that's also healthier than the original - the ultimate crowd pleaser! Oil-free and super easy to make. 

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 2.5 cups medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • 1 large orange, peel of, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups almond flour

For the chocolate centre

  • 5 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp whisky, optional
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor
  • Conventional ovem
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hemisphere cake tin
  • Aluminium foil

Instructions 

  • Soak the dates in the boiling water for around 20 minutes. 
  • Add the medjool dates, the water you soaked them in, orange peel, vanilla extract, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, almond butter and almond flour to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C/350 F.
  • Melt chocolate in a water bath over the stove. Then, transfer to a mixing bowl with whisky, maple syrup and coconut milk. Whisk together thoroughly.
  • Transfer 2/3 of the dough to a hemisphere cake tin and bake a dent in the middle. Pour in the chocolate sauce, then add the rest of the dough over the top.
  • Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes. Best served immediately, but can be frozen or kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Calories: 503kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 417mg, Potassium: 571mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 50g, Vitamin A: 127IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 4mg

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