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Red Velvet Lava Cakes are one of the most decadent cakes you can prepare for your loved ones. They are easy to prepare and they are always a good choice for the times you want single serving desserts. They can be simply served dusted with some powdered sugar or topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh berries for a more sophisticated presentation.
These red velvet lava cakes not only look and taste amazing but can be easily prepared in advance and baked only before serving. As Valentine’s Day is approaching these red velvet lava cake might be a good choice for ending a romantic dinner. Enjoy!
- Makes 4-6 servings
- Lava Cake
- 3 eggs
- 4 tbsp (60g) sugar
- 4 oz (120g) white chocolate
- 1/2 cup (110g) butter
- 5 tbsp (50g) flour
- 2 tbsp (16g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp (15g) red food coloring
- Cream Cheese Topping (optional)
- 3.5 oz (100g) cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tbsp (16g) powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp (3g) vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (120g) whipping cream, chilled
- For decorating
- fresh berries, optional
- powdered sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease with butter 4 – 8oz (230g) ramekins and dust with sugar or flour.
Melt chocolate and butter over a bain-marie until smooth. Meanwhile beat the eggs with sugar and salt using a whisk or mixer until thick and light yellow. Add melted chocolate and mix well. Add red food coloring and mix to combine.
In a bowl mix flour with cocoa powder and salt and add it gradually to the chocolate mixture. Pour batter into the prepared molds.
Bake for 14-16 minutes until the edges are firm and the center is still soft.
While the cakes are baking prepare cream cheese frosting if used for decoration. In a bowl add cream cheese and mix until smooth for few seconds. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add chilled whipping cream and mix until stiff peaks form.
Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool slightly for 3-4 minutes. Run a sharp knife completely around the inside edge of the molds and invert onto plates.
Decorate as desired, either sprinkle powdered sugar on top or top with cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberries or strawberries. Serve immediately.