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Strawberry Lava Cakes

Strawberry Lava Cake is a decadent dessert made with creamy strawberry curd, naturally pink, it has a delicious strawberry center.
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Lava Cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 293kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2/3 cup white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter chopped
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of strawberry curd
  • 1 teaspoon lemons zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 vanilla beans seeds only* or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 4 large egg yolks room temperature
  • 4-5 drops pink gel food color optional


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Butter six 6oz ramekins and place them on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Add white chocolate and butter to a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and continue microwaving in 15 seconds intervals until all melted and smooth. Make sure to stir well after each interval.
  • Once the mixture has melted, whisk in flour, powdered sugar, strawberry curd, lemon juice, lemon zest, pink gel food color (if using), and vanilla bean seeds or vanilla extract.
  • Whisk in the eggs and egg yolks until well combined and the mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Divide the batter evenly among prepared ramekins and bake for 14-15 minutes, or until the edges are set. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • To remove the cakes from the ramekins, run a butter knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it and invert it onto a serving plate.
  • Top with powdered sugar or more strawberry curd and serve.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 628IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg