Copycat Sonic Red Velvet Molten Cake


red velvetDuring Valentines this year Sonic had this beautiful, calorie filled Red Velvet molten cake. Oh. My. Gosh. It was amazing…..and Inspiring. Before I took the last bite, I was determined to copy the recipe. I was NOT waiting an entire year to experience this dessert.

I dug up an old recipe for red velvet cake and went for it! Here is what you need:


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 TBS cocoa powder

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 tsp red food coloring (My cake was NOT deep red like most red velvet cake, but I just couldn’t bring myself to put in the 2 TBS of coloring that was called for in this recipe. It still tasted amazing!)

2 tsp water

1 tsp white vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Syrup

Vanilla Ice Cream

Whipped Topping



Sift together the flour, sugar, soda,cocoa and salt. Set aside

With an electric mixer, combine softened butter, oil, milk, eggs, food coloring, water and vinegar. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix on medium for 2 minutes.

Place baking cups in a muffin tin and fill each one about 3/4 of the way up with batter.  Bake on 350 for 18-20 minutes.

While that is baking, make the cream cheese frosting.

Once our cupcakes cool, you are ready to go!


I put my cream cheese frosting in a piping bag to make it pretty. If you don’t have one, you can just spread it on the plate with a knife.



Place your cupcake upside down on top of the frosting.


Pour some of your chocolate syrup on the top.


Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Finish with a dollop of Whipped topping. (OK, so I didn’t put the cherry on top. I don’t like cherries…they remind me of cough syrup. I know, I am weird. For all of you normal people out there, a cherry would be a nice addition.)


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