Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes For Two

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Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes For Two

Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 2


  • ¼ cup of butter equivalent to 56g
  • 100 g of semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-2 tablespoons of granulated sugar adjust according to your sweetness preference
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 teaspoons of red gel food color
  • Butter for coating the ramekins


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (conventional) and prepare two 6 oz ramekins by generously brushing butter inside.
  • Combine chocolate and butter in a heat-safe bowl, then microwave in 20-second increments until melted. Stir to blend.
  • In a separate bowl, use an electric hand mixer to whisk together the egg, sugar, salt, and vanilla for 2-3 minutes until the mixture becomes light, frothy, and nearly triples in volume.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until just combined.
  • Sift in the flour and gently fold it in using a rubber spatula. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Add the red food color and gently fold again, adjusting the quantity based on your desired color intensity.
  • Divide the batter between the two ramekins and bake for approximately 10-11 minutes until the edges are set but the center remains molten, as indicated by a slight wobble.
  • Allow the cakes to cool in the ramekins for 1-2 minutes, then carefully turn them out onto dessert plates. Dust with powdered sugar, and voila – your delightful treat is ready to be savored!

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