Print
Simple and elegant Red Velvet Lava Cakes for Two would be the perfect close to any romantic meal. With chocolatey red velvet cake and molten cream cheese core, this dessert is deceptively quick and easy to make. Recipe includes nutritional information. From BakingMischief.com

Red Velvet Lava Cakes for Two

Simple and elegant Red Velvet Lava Cakes for Two would be the perfect close to any romantic meal. With chocolatey red velvet cake and molten cream cheese core, this dessert is deceptively quick and easy to make.
Course Dessert
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 388 kcal
Author Tracy

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/3 cup (2oz) semisweet chocolate chopped (good quality chips are fine)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons red gel food coloring divided
  • 2 tablespoons (15g) all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Center

  • 1 ounce cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar plus more for cupcake pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • Powdered sugar (optional for dusting)

Instructions

Cake

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and oil and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Grease two baking cups of your cupcake pan. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the entire cupcake cup, sides included, like you're making a souffle.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk egg. Slowly whisk in cooled chocolate mixture and 1/2 teaspoon of the gel food coloring. Stir in flour and salt.

Cream Cheese Center

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together cream cheese, sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon food coloring, and vanilla. Transfer mixture to a disposable plastic bag (or piping bag) and snip off one corner.

  2. Divide chocolate mixture evenly between your prepared cupcake cups. Insert piping bag into the center of the batter and divide cream cheese mixture evenly between the cups.

  3. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until edges look set. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes in the pan before plating and dusting generously with powdered sugar.
  4. Serve and eat immediately.