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This Cookies and Cream Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes recipe is taking over the world. The best Valentine’s Dessert recipe, heck best dessert recipe ever! 

A photo of a red velvet molten lava cake filled with cookies and cream chocolate spilling out of the cake and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and chocolate sauce.

Years ago we posted about our Copycat Chili’s Molten Lava Cakes Recipe and it is a huge reader favorite recipe. I mean, literally goes crazy every Valentine’s Day, in fact it’s a popular dessert recipe all year round. Last year we made the best decision we’ve ever made for this blog, we made Cookies and Cream Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes.

How do you do Valentine’s Day? Is it all about spoiling your significant other? Do you let the kids do things at school and count that good? Do you make it only about the kids or is it about the whole family?

Cade and I have never been huge about Valentine’s Day, and Cade especially isn’t a big fan. We make it a special day for the kids and take care of one another as well, but we also strive to do that all year round. We really make an effort to do Daddy/Child and Mommy/Child dates during February.

A photo of a red velvet cake topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and chocolate sauce drizzling down the sides.

These molten lava cakes are the perfect way to show love! Love at Valentine’s Day, love at Christmas, love on a Friday, or heck, even a Wednesday! They are so indulgent and decadent. Don’t they look so fancy? Like I spent hours and hours in the kitchen? The truth is quite the opposite! They are so simple!

Can You Bake a From a Cake Mix?

The question you need to ask yourself is can you bake a cake using a cake mix? If the answer is yes, then you can make these cookies and cream red velvet molten lava cakes. That’s all it really is. Make a cake mix, stuff some cookies and cream chocolate in it, zap it and eat! It’s really that easy!

A photo of a red velvet molten lava cake filled with cookies and cream chocolate spilling out of the cake and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and chocolate sauce.

What is Red Velvet?

Red velvet cake is believed to have originated during the Victorian Era. The term “velvet” was used to let people know that the cake was a soft and velvety crumb cake. Devil’s food cake also originated during the same time. Devil’s food cake uses chocolate and red velvet cake uses cocoa. The red tint originally came from the non-Dutched cocoa used to make the cake. Now red food dye is added to enhance the red color.

A photo of a red velvet molten lava cake sitting on a white plate.

Can Molten Lava Cakes Be Made in Advance?

This style of molten lava cake can be made in advance. The cakes can be baked, cooled, and stuffed with the chocolate up to a day or two ahead of time. Just be sure to store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. When you are ready to serve them, pop them into the microwave for about 30 seconds to reheat the cakes and melt the cookies and cream chocolate. Top with a scoop of ice cream and some chocolate sauce and dive on in!

A photo of a red velvet molten lava cake with cookies and cream filling that has been cut into and spilled all over the plate. It is topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Can You Freeze Molten Lava Cake?

You can freeze these cakes in a freezer bag for up to 3 weeks. They should be frozen with the cake baked, stuffed with the unmelted cookies and cream chocolate, and topped with the cake “lid”. When you are ready to eat them, let them come to room temperature and then warm them up in the microwave.

A photo of a red velvet cake topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and chocolate sauce drizzling down the sides.

Needed: More Lava

If you find yourself in need of more lava in your molten lava cake (like I always do), you can melt the chocolate in a bowl, pour it into the cake and top with the lid after the whole cake has been reheated. Proceed with the ice cream as normal. It’s impossible to have too much lava!

A photo of a red velvet molten lava cake with cookies and cream filling that has been cut into and spilled all over the plate. It is topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

I said this is the best dessert ever and it really is! Warm red velvet cake, hot white chocolate lava with crunchy cookie bits, cold ice cream, and chocolate sauce…it is everything a dessert should be!! It just screams LOVE!! Happy Valentine’s Day (or Happy Wednesday!) friends!!

Valentine’s Day RECIPES

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a red velvet cake filled with melted cookies and cream white chocolate candy bar

Cookies and Cream Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 7 Cakes
This Cookies and Cream Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes recipe is taking over the world. The best Valentine's Dessert recipe, heck best dessert recipe ever! 

Ingredients

  • 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Large Cookies and Cream Candy Bars
  • Ice Cream
  • Chocolate and White Chocolate Sauce

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir together the dry cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk and oil.
  • Spray a large Cupcake pan with nonstick spray and evenly distribute batter 3/4 way full. Bake according to package directions.
  • Turn the cakes out onto their tops creating a “volcano” and allow to cool.
  • Using a pairing or serrated knife, gently cut a hole out of the center without going clear to the bottom.
  • Fill the hole with pieces of the cookies and cream chocolate bar. Stuff as much as you can inside of the cakes without breaking the cakes, and then slice off the bottom circle of the piece of cake you removed and place it on the hot fudge hole like a lid.
  • Store the cakes in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to eat. Reheat in the microwave until warm, about 30 seconds.
  • Top with ice cream and sauces.

Notes

You can freeze these cakes in a freezer bag for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Cookies and Cream Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 180mg8%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A photo of a red velvet molten lava cake filled with cookies and cream chocolate spilling out of the cake and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and chocolate sauce.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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