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Gooey Decadent Red Velvet Lava Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Lava Cake Recipe

Aside from this being red velvet LAVA CAKE, you can bake these straight in a coffee mug! This recipe gets me so excited for so many different reasons! Learn how to bake the perfect Red Velvet Lava Cake every time! This is real red velvet made with vanilla, cocoa, and white chocolate to achieve a sense of complete dreaminess.

The outside is a moist cake, and the inside is a creamy semi-liquid texture (hints the name “lava cake”!) These little cakes are so simple to make and hold such a great flavor. Top these with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a perfect dessert in a mug! They take very little time to prep and couldn’t be any more delicious.

Cook Temp: 375 Degrees F  – Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 


Yields 6

8 oz (225g) 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 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 


1. Set a rack in the center position and preheat the oven to 375oF (190oC).
2. Melt the butter and white chocolate in the top of a double boiler or microwave gently.
3. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl.When doubled in size and fluffy slowly add in the sugar bit by bit. Keep whisking until fully incorporated.
4. While the machine is running, Add in the red food coloring, vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Let the cakes rest for 5 minutes, then invert them onto dessert plates.
9. Serve the cakes immediately with ice cream and dusted with sugar.

On Page 2 below, you can watch a video tutorial to see these being made step by step…

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