Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Guest writer for the day on this girly blog:  ZACH!!   (fanfare and clapping)

Have you ever been sitting around craving a mountain of gooey, chocolate cake with a bit of ice cream?  Well, this recipe will give you your fix in about 5 minutes.  Besides, we all know how much Nikki likes her "Hot Chocolate Molten Lava Hot Chocolate Cake of Chocolate."  ;)

So, what you'll need for two smaller (and probably better for you) cakes, or one large (but still really delicious) cake:

- 1 1/2 - 2 oz. chocolate bar (the Hershey milk chocolate or even Dark chocolate works great)
- 2 oz. butter (half of a stick) *Note* If you are worried about the pounds, 1/4 of a stick still tastes good too
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp. flour
- 1 egg
- 2 chocolate truffles (or Rolos, like the one shown in the picture above), frozen... yes, frozen. As in, you put it in the freezer for a while (or 1 for 1 big cake)

First, put the chocolate and the butter in a bowl for melting.  All you need to do is nuke it in the micro for about 30 seconds, maybe even 25.  Don't overdue it!  It won't even look melted, but just start stirring until it's one consistency.  If it just don't wanna mix, give it another 5 secs of nukage.  DON'T put it in for 10 minutes and walk away and forget about it ... *cough*

In a separate bowl combine the egg and sugar. Whip it good (whip it! whip it good! ... never mind) until the sugar is somewhat dissolved.  Slowly add the chocolate mix while mixing.  Slowly add the flour while mixing.  Now you have your batter!

Here's the fun part.  Get out two mugs (or 1 big one).  Yes, mugs - as in, hot chocolate mugs.  Lubricate... Sarah hates that word... I mean, GREASE the insides with more butter or shortening rather liberally.  Then, evenly split the batter into the two mugs.  Now, drop one of your chocolate truffles in the middle.  Don't worry about pushing it down much, because as you will see, during the nuking the batter kinda swarms around the truffle.

To cook:  I've never put both in the microwave at the same time, and I don't know if it would mess up the time or not, so just do one of the cakes for now... Nuke it for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.  Now, get out a plate, tip the mug upside down on top, give it a few taps and (hopefully) you will have a cute little chocolate addiction sitting right there in front of you!  Serve with whatever else you are craving and probably shouldn't eat!

- Zach... eh... Sarah's husband...


  1. HAHAHAH! I got a kick out of the shout out to my long stretched name for it! This looks AMAZING! I am going to have to try this ASAP! Thanks for guest posting zach! I am so proud!

  2. As my grandson would say, "ooey gooey yummy for my tummy." I'm definitely going to try this.

  3. Thanks for following, I am now following you too.

    I am a chocoholic and this looks delicious.