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Red Velvet Lava Cakes Recipe

These red velvet lava cakes are the perfect dessert for two. These lava cakes are chocolate-y, gluten-free and can be made in one single bowl.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Valentine's Day
Keyword: chocolate, gluten-free cake, lava cakes, one-bowl cake, red velvet, valentine's day
Calories: 345kcal
Cost: $7


Red Velvet Lava Cakes:

  • 2 ounces high-quality semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 drops red food coloring gel

Tart Whipped Cream:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream


To Make the Lava Cakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease two 4-inch ramekins with cooking spray and set them aside. 
  • Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water. Nestle a heatproof bowl atop the saucepan and turn the heat to medium-high. To the bowl, add the chocolate and butter. When melted, mix until combined. Remove from the heat and set aside. 
  • Meanwhile, to a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, pinch of salt, egg yolks, eggs and food coloring. Whisk until combined. Pour in the warm chocolate butter mixture and whisk until smooth. 
  • Divide amongst between the ramekins and place them on a baking sheet. Transfer them to the oven to bake for 15 minutes, rotating them at the 7 minute, to ensure even baking. 
  • Remove them from the oven and set aside. 

To Make the Whipped Cream:

  • Using a stand-up mixer with the whisk attachment or a bowl with an electric hand-mixer, add the sour cream and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Pour in the heavy cream and whip until medium peaks form, about 2 minutes. 

To Serve the Lava Cakes:

  • Run a sharp knife alongside the outside of the lava cakes and invert onto serving plates. Top with a scoop of the whipped cream and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. 


Serving: 2g | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 3mg