Recently Lava cakes (Molten Chocolate) have become very popular. This is a quick and delicious way to enjoy that wonderful tasting dessert.
I have heard that this chocolate lava cake was the result of a major culinary disaster. The dessert was meant to be individual chocolate cakes, but a cook took them out of the ovens to soon and the centers where still liquefied. Since there was no time to cook them further, the Chef simply introduced the dessert as chocolate “lava” cake!
1 pkg. (2 layer size) Devil's food cake mix
1 pkg. (12 oz.) Baker's Semi-sweet chocolate chunks
3 cups Cold milk
2 pkg. (4 serving size) Jell-O chocolate pudding & pie filling
1/3 cup General foods Italian Cappuccino
1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 1 Hour, 25 to for cupcakes
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9 pan or cupcake tins
Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Stir in half of
the chocolate chunks. Pour into prepared baking dish, set aside.
Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes, flavored instant coffee and cinnamon. Beat with a wire whisk for 1 minute, or until well blended. Pour over the top of cake batter, starting in center working your way to the side of pan; sprinkle Chocolate Pudding Cake batter with the remaining chocolate chunks.
BAKE until molten chocolate pudding cake appears done in the center. Cool slightly before serving.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!
Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get cool butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.
You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.
Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.
The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!