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Good Morning!  About a week ago, I went live on Facebook to make the So Yummy version of Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes.  Things didn’t quite turn out as planned, and I vowed to try again, working on some tweaks to the recipe – This morning I was up bright and early playing in the kitchen, and I have to say, they turned out awesome!

If you had joined us, you know that I had a couple of small issues – I’ve modified the recipe just a bit to account for those issues and I taste tested them this morning before jumping online to let you know.

  1. I forgot the Oreos on the bottoms.  Completely my fault, of course!  I made sure to add them to this batch.
  2. The center wasn’t as gooey as I would have liked – basically, it didn’t ooze like Lava, and well, they are Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes, after all.  I made a tweak in the recipe to help with this and to also help with the flavor of the filling, which I thought was too sour.

Forgive the pictures, it was early and I was rushing to get this done for you!  No time for staging this morning!  The original recipe is linked below, if you’re interested in that as well!

Of course, you can always find us playing around, and I’m looking forward to trying out more of these recipes for the first time, live on Facebook!  Stop in, introduce yourself and have some fun with me –

Do you plan to try these at home?   I’d love to hear about your experience – Let me know in the comments!

Print Recipe
Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes
These come together pretty quickly and make an impressive dessert!
Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes - Bake with Rho
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 13 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Lava Cakes
Ingredients
Filling
  • 20 ea. Oreo Cookies
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese at room temp
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
Cakes
  • 2 Cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Red Food Coloring
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 ea Egg Yolks
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 13 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Lava Cakes
Ingredients
Filling
  • 20 ea. Oreo Cookies
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese at room temp
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
Cakes
  • 2 Cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Red Food Coloring
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 ea Egg Yolks
Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes - Bake with Rho
Instructions
Make the Filling
  1. Scrape the filling from 20 Oreos and place in a bowl.
  2. Add Cream Cheese and 2 tbsp sugar
  3. Using an electric mixer, set on medium, mix the filling, cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Turn up to high for a few seconds and whip it up until it is smooth and creamy.
  4. Using your preferred method (I use a cookie scoop), drop 1 tbsp dollops of the mixture onto a plate or a cookie sheet. You will have more than 12, I just make them all so that I can select the ones I like best later. The rounder these are, the better
  5. Place the filling balls in the freezer for 30 minutes.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (Filling) - Bake with Rho
Make the Cake Batter
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Prepare a cupcake pan by greasing each of the cavities and set aside.
  3. Prepare the dry ingredients by adding the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to a medium sized bowl (I've found that sifting the first removes the big lumps I tend to see in cocoa powder).
  4. Whisk them together thoroughly - you want to evenly distribute the baking soda and salt.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (dry) - Bake with Rho
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl: sugar, melted butter, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and egg yolks.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (wet) - Bake with Rho
  6. Whisk together to combine - continue whisking until the batter is smooth, it will be thick.
Assemble the Lava Cakes
  1. Fill the cupcake pan with batter, each cavity should be no more than 3/4 full.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (prepared pans) - Bake with Rho
  2. Pull the filling from the freezer and press one into the center of each.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (filled) - Bake with Rho
  3. Place the Oreo halves on top of each, pressing gently.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (oreos) - Bake with Rho
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes - test doneness by checking the cake around the Oreo - if it's wet, leave the cakes in the oven for another one to two minutes. When done, pull from oven and set on a wire rack to cool for 2 minutes.
    Modified Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes (cooling) - Bake with Rho
Finishing
  1. Flip the pan over and release the lava cakes. If they are baked correctly, they should come right out of the pan. Immediately plate them, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  1. I modified this recipe to make the filling a little sweeter - My personal feeling was that the filling was a little too tangy (almost sour) so I doubled the amount of Oreo centers and added the 2 tbsp. of sugar.
  2. Don't start the cake part of the recipe until your filling has been in the freezer for 30 minutes.  A little longer in the freezer won't hurt, and I believe that pulling them from the freezer too early when we were live, is what prevented them from giving that pretty lava ooze.
  3. So Yummy posted the original version of this, and based on our experiments it turned out great!  Any tweaks I've made are simply to satisfy my own palette and not a reflection on their hard work.

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