Valentine's Recipe With Beth Branch
Red Velvet Lava Cake
It's Valentine's Day! This Red Velvet Lava Cake is a a fantastic Valentine’s Day dessert for many reasons. First, lava cakes couldn’t be easier to make. They’re pretty low-maintenance as far as desserts go, while still having an impressive presentation. The ingredients are fairly basic and you don’t even need a mixer—just a large bowl and a whisk! Second, this lava cake is just the right size to share between you and your Valentine. If you can’t find a 1-cup ramekin, feel free to use standard 4-oz ramekins instead. This recipe will probably make three to four smaller lava cakes, and will bake in about 14 minutes instead of 18-20. And third, there’s nothing quite like a homemade gift made with love on Valentine’s Day. Even if you and your date have reservations at a romantic restaurant, making these homemade lava cakes could be the perfect way to end the evening!
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup butter, sliced
1 cup powdered sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp red gel food coloring
Vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 425°F and spray a 1-cup ramekin with cooking spray.
- Place white chocolate chips and sliced butter in a microwave-safe dish. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each, until mixture is melted and smooth.
- Whisk in powdered sugar.
- Add eggs and egg yolks. Whisk to combine.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, and vanilla; whisk until just combined.
- Stir in food coloring.
- Pour cake batter into the prepared ramekin. Bake for 8 minutes; tent ramekin with foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake for 8-10 more minutes, or until cake is firm around the edges, but still giggly in the center.
- Remove from oven; run a knife around the inside edge of the ramekin to loosen cake from sides. Let cool for 2 minutes.
- Invert Lava Cake onto a plate and remove ramekin. Top with ice cream and chocolate syrup. Serve warm.