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Red Velvet Lava Cake

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Make a delicious, rich Red Velvet Lava Cake dessert, which is a lovely Valentine's Day dessert to share with the one you love.
Red Velvet Lava Cake Recipe

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Red Velvet Lava Cake

4.66 from 29 votes
Make a delicious, rich Red Velvet Lava Cake dessert, which is a lovely Valentine's Day dessert to share with the one you love.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Make a delicious, rich Red Velvet Lava Cake dessert, which is a lovely Valentine's Day dessert to share with the one you love.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • 2 sticks (8oz/225g) butter
  • 1 cup (200g/7oz) sugar
  • 4 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 4 large egg yolks , room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ / 2 tbsp red liquid food coloring
  • ¼ Cup (1oz / 27g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cups (100g/ 3 ½ oz) all-purpose flour
  • confectioner's sugar , for dusting

Instructions

  • Set a rack in the center position and preheat the oven to 375oF (190oC).
  • Melt the butter and white chocolate in the top of a double boiler or microwave gently.
  • Whisk the eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl.When doubled in size and fluffy slowly add in the vanilla extract and sugar bit by bit. Keep whisking until fully incorporated.
  • While the machine is running, Add in the red food coloring, vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
  • Off the machine, sieve the cocoa, flour and cinnamon over the eggs mix. Gently fold in the dry ingredients to the batter and stir until just combined.
  • Butter your dishes or mugs really well. Divide the batter evenly among them . I scooped 1 Cup measure in each mug .It makes 6 in total.
  • Place the dishes on a baking sheet and bake until the sides of the cake are set but the centers are still soft, around 18 to 22 minutes. every oven varies so just keep an eye on it. If you take it out and it’s too soft in the middle, don’t worry, pop it back in the oven.
  • Let the cakes rest for 5 minutes, then invert them onto dessert plates.
  • Serve the cakes immediately with ice cream and dusted with sugar.

 

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Deny Lofen
Deny Lofen
3 years ago

Hi Emma, I’m Mexican and I think that my English isn’t very good, but I hope you can understand what I’m saying. I made this recipe for my Mom and Sister and they loved it (I ate a little too) The flavor was so good. I’m starting to bake breads, cake, cookies and all that stuff and I really love to do that; I tried this recipe and I’m glad that I tried. I can say that this recipe is one of my favorites

Abeer
Abeer
1 year ago

I halved this recipe and made it for this 4th of July weekend!!! Absolutely fantastic! Huge hit! 🇺🇸🎇

Vineela
Vineela
1 year ago

Any eggless version of this please? I’m a vegetarian baker!

Reshma Chopde
Reshma Chopde
2 years ago

Hello Gemma, I tried the recipe today sending a photo as well, I dont know if i baked the cake a bit more there was no lava the dessert was yummy though, any tips you could share ?

jo
jo
4 years ago

Can I not use the white chocolate and just use chocolate. I don’t have any white chocolate.

Sakshi Jethwani
Sakshi Jethwani
4 years ago

Hi Gemma,
Should i preheat the oven for lava cake?

Riham Ramadan
Riham Ramadan
4 years ago

Hello
Kindly advise if i will add nesquik cocoa (chocolate) powder instead of the unsweetened cocoa powder, how much will be the proportion?
Thanks in advance ????

Jenn
Jenn
4 years ago

I would love for you to create a matcha green tea lava cake! 😀

Astha
Astha
4 years ago

Hi I…what’s d best substitute for eggs in d lava cakes..?

KhadeejahMuhammed
KhadeejahMuhammed
5 years ago

My dear…
I ve tried this recipe several times nd it never cease to amaze me… absolutely yumm. Especially today… it was a hit with my friends … so thot will let u know.
Very much grateful to u for the recipes…
Love. K

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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