Red Velvet Lava Cakes With Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

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1.) Can I put my lava cakes back in the oven if I test one and it’s not done enough?

Answer: Yes, if you take your lava cakes out of your oven and test one by turning it out on a plate and it is too runny, you can put them back in the oven and bake them a bit longer.

2.) If I make the lava cakes in advance is there anything I need to know before I bake them?

Answer: Yes, if you make the lava cakes in advance you should allow the batter to come to room temperature. Spoon it into the ramekins and then bake. 

3.) What’s the difference between a soufflé and a lava cake?

Answer: A soufflé is light and airy, and the egg whites are whipped and folded into the batter to achieve this texture. A lava cake is denser than a soufflé and is not fully cooked to achieve a molten center. 

4.) Is the molten center of lava cake safe to eat?

Answer: Yes, while the molten center is not fully cooked it still reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Therefore, it is perfectly safe to enjoy.

5.) Can I re-heat my lava cakes after baking them?

Answer: While the lava cakes are at their best when eaten freshly baked. They can be re-heated in the microwave on a plate for 30 seconds. Be sure to remove them from the metal ramekins before heating in the microwave.