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Chocolate molten lava cake and our 100th post

March 31, 2009

How cool to be writing our 100th post!  It’s like the 100th day of school, only I don’t have to wear 100 stickers or count 100 m&ms.  Instead, here’s an awesome recipe and a great giveaway too.

First for the recipe.  What says celebrate like a super rich and gooey chocolate dessert?  That’s what I thought, so I made chocolate molten cakes with marshmallow.  I love this recipe because it tastes absolutely amazing – like I spent forever baking it, but really it only took a few minutes to put together.  You’d never guess it though.  It’s so rich and the flavor is so intense that you need a big glass of something cold to drink when you’re finished.  It’s just a delicious dessert.  And since you make it in ramekins, you get 6 individual little masterpieces.  (**Recipe at the end of this post.**)

Chocolate Molten Cake with Marshmallow

And now for the fun giving away part.

We have three awesome prizes to send to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is leave us a comment to have a chance to win.  We’ll use random.org to pick a winner on April 5, so the contest closes at midnight on April 4.

Bea, in all her crafting glory, has made this adorable little porcelain cupcake for whoever wins the giveaway.  Is it sweet or what?  She actually made her own porcelain!  (I know, she really is too much, isn’t she?)  The lid comes off and the cupcake wrapper is hollowed out so you can keep your rings or other little trinkets in it.  That’s a penny next to it in the one photo so you can get an idea of its size.  You’ll also get two cookbooks if you win!  That’s 3….. count them….. 3 prizes to celebrate our 100th post.

Just leave us a comment and you’re name will go into the drawing.  The winner will be notified by email, but we’ll also post it here on April 5.  Thanks for reading our blog!

Recipe:  Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with Marshmallow

1 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 c. butter

1/3 c. granulated sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 c. all-purpose flour

6 large marshmallows

powdered sugar, for dusting

In a pot over low heat, melt chocolate chips and butter.  Stir until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.  Stir in flour.

Fill 6 buttered and floured ramekins halfway with batter.  Press a marshmallow into the center of the batter in each ramekin.  Spoon remaining batter equally over the marshmallows, covering completely.

Place ramekins on a baking sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree oven until the tops are puffed and cracking, about 12-15 minutes.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Run a small knife around the inside edge of each ramekin, and turn upside down to release the cake.  Place cakes right side up on plates and dust with powdered sugar.  Serve warm.

87 Comments leave one →
  1. ikkinlala permalink
    March 31, 2009 5:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing that recipe, and congratulations on 100 posts!

  2. Lara permalink
    March 31, 2009 6:37 pm

    My family will flip for that recipe- you just can’t go wrong with chocolate and marshmallow.

    And how on earth do you make your own porcelain?! Martha Stewart is crying salty tears of jealousy in her hands squeezed lemonade. Fantastic job!

  3. March 31, 2009 6:45 pm

    Love the look of that cake. Must try it!

  4. Tracey permalink
    March 31, 2009 7:07 pm

    Yum….can’t wait to try it!

    picturethis.tlh.blogspot.com

  5. wickednoodle permalink
    March 31, 2009 7:42 pm

    My two little girls will be over the moon when I make this for them! It looks so yummy. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. March 31, 2009 7:51 pm

    Oh, man! That looks FABULOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE anything with marshmallows. Hope you sent that second photo in to tastespotting! I’ve actually seen & printed out the recipe (now lost somewhere) from myrecipes. Thank you for reminding me that I’ve yet to make this.

    Congrats on 100 posts! I passed my by with a thought, duh! Hey, Great minds think a like as I’m (shh, haven’t said) having a giveaway.

    Babygirl and I are making your sugar cookie bars tonight (I showed her yours) I think I’m gonna make the full batch. I do have a question; are the bars soft? I ask because I don’t like “cookies” that are hard. I prefer they be soft so wanted to make sure I didn’t need to adjust the time any.

    Oh, have you read the book Bliss by O.Z. Livaneli? I’m starting it tomorrow with my friend, Wendy.
    ~ingrid

  7. March 31, 2009 8:34 pm

    I have never seen a molten cake with marshmallow – this looks AMAZING!! Congrats on 100 posts – it goes so fast, doesn’t it!?!

  8. March 31, 2009 9:03 pm

    That cake looks delicious. Congrats on hitting 100 posts.

  9. sumshay permalink
    April 1, 2009 1:17 am

    CONGRATULATIONS BEA and MICHELLE!!

    100 posts and not too much antagonism between the two of you…
    well, maybe I should ask Bea about how much pestering goes on in private emails. : )
    You know we love you, Michelle–you help keep us motivated!!
    And you know I love your blog, because I read everyday just to keep in touch (I miss our almost daily talks–darn job interfering.)

    And you crafty Bea, making your own porcelain?? Didn’t even know you could do that. (Gives me aspirations beyond Crayola’s Model Magic–the girls would love it.)

    And well, as for the food, my mouth is always watering…
    molten chocolate cakes–YUMMY!

  10. April 1, 2009 1:18 am

    Hi Michelle,
    Thanks for stopping by our blog, we’re anxiously awaiting my sister’s first DBer challenge, that will be the real test of her stick-to-it-ness.

    Your sister’s cupcake trinket box is absolutely adorable.

    You guys could do great business together, you could make yummy goodies and she could make cute porcelain goodies for showers and the like :)

  11. April 1, 2009 3:11 am

    Happy 100th!!

    The cake looks deeeeeeelish!!

  12. Jenn permalink
    April 1, 2009 4:56 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!! yummm!!! Congrats on the 100th post!

  13. Taylor permalink
    April 1, 2009 5:02 am

    Yum…that looks delish!!

  14. April 1, 2009 5:20 am

    Wooo! 100 is a nice round big ole number. Congratulations on your dedication! =)

  15. Quynh permalink
    April 1, 2009 5:24 am

    congrats on your 100th post!! the cake looks rich and delicious *drool*

  16. Melody permalink
    April 1, 2009 6:32 am

    The giveaway is too cute not to enter! What an adorable cupcake! And the molten cake looks DIVINE!

  17. Steven permalink
    April 1, 2009 11:11 am

    Seeing how my two young grandchildren are coming to stay this weekend, this chocolate marshmallow cake will be their big surprise!
    Thanks for the recipe – and here’s to another 100 fine postings!

  18. Judy permalink
    April 1, 2009 12:57 pm

    Those look delicious. Congrats on your 100th post!

  19. Carrie permalink
    April 1, 2009 1:05 pm

    That cake looks absolutely fabulous!! mmmmmmm, marshmallows! I can’t wait to try this when I am on vacation next week. I have a whole list of goodies I am planning to make, including homemade marshmallows, and this just went to the top of my list.

    Congrats on 100!

  20. Danielle permalink
    April 1, 2009 1:15 pm

    Just found your blog on foodgawker and I love it! This recipe is so simple! I’m definitely going to make this for my roommate who is OBSESSED with chocolate molten cakes. Thanks! And congrats on your 100th post :)

  21. April 1, 2009 2:31 pm

    Oh, I love the little cupcake box! Too cute!

  22. April 1, 2009 3:04 pm

    Congrats on the 100th post. The molten cake looks amazing!

  23. April 1, 2009 4:30 pm

    Oh yum! I like the idea of the marshmallow middle!

  24. Cess permalink
    April 1, 2009 4:30 pm

    how cute is that!!! Thanks

  25. April 1, 2009 4:50 pm

    That looks completely amazing…definitely going on my “to-make” list.

  26. Val permalink
    April 1, 2009 5:06 pm

    How brilliant to add marshmallow in a lava cake! Didn’t think they could be improved upon, but glad I was wrong. Thank you for sharing your recipe & picture. ;o}

  27. April 1, 2009 5:53 pm

    What a great idea about the marshmallow in the lava cake. Perfect filling for a lava cake.

  28. Rachel permalink
    April 1, 2009 7:45 pm

    Congratulations on 100 posts! The porcelain cupcake is absolutely adorable! The chocolate molten cake looks amazing too.

  29. Chumasmom permalink
    April 1, 2009 8:10 pm

    Adding my congratulations on your 100th post.

  30. Carla Pullum permalink
    April 1, 2009 8:58 pm

    Wow count me in!
    Carla
    cpullum(at0yahoo(dot)com

  31. April 2, 2009 12:40 am

    I enjoy your recipes and great food photos :) Congrats on your 100th post. Keep them coming!

  32. April 2, 2009 1:11 am

    My entire family will appreciate that cake recipe! Just when I think I’m going to swear off sweets forever a recipe like this comes along and I lose all my resolve. Oh well… ;)

  33. April 2, 2009 2:19 am

    I am printing out this recipe as I type–all that gooey chocolateyness AND MARSHMALLOWS TOO!!!

  34. Jen permalink
    April 2, 2009 3:13 pm

    Salivating right now.

  35. greenbean permalink
    April 2, 2009 4:17 pm

    i wish i had packed a dessert in my lunch!

  36. Carolyn G permalink
    April 2, 2009 5:47 pm

    I wish I had been there to have some of that yummy looking cake!!

  37. chris permalink
    April 2, 2009 7:28 pm

    Thanks and congrats!

  38. April 2, 2009 8:16 pm

    Chocolate Molten Cake with Marshmallow! Oh my!
    That makes my sweet tooth tingle. :)
    Congrats on your 100th post!

  39. Hanna permalink
    April 2, 2009 10:59 pm

    mmm this version of molten cakes sounds delicious, i will have to try it!

  40. audra permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:31 am

    mm I love molten cake– the darker the chocolate, the better. Never thought of it with anything else! Congrats on 100th post!

  41. Amy permalink
    April 3, 2009 3:06 am

    The molten cake looks so yummy! Happy 100th post!

  42. Tamara B. permalink
    April 3, 2009 4:08 am

    I had always wondered how they made those types of cupcakes, thank-you for the recipe it looks so delicious. Congratulations on your 100th post!

  43. carolyn s permalink
    April 3, 2009 4:16 am

    Ohhh, I believe I could get in trouble with that cake. looks yummy!

    congratulations on your 100th post, that is quite an accomplishment!

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

  44. April 3, 2009 4:24 am

    Congratulations! Love that little cupcake! Please count me in your giveaway. Thank you!

  45. Michelle permalink
    April 3, 2009 5:56 am

    Congrats! This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great giveaway
    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

  46. April 3, 2009 6:20 am

    The cake…with the marshmallow…oh, it looks so good it should be outlawed!

  47. April 3, 2009 6:25 am

    i am so making that molten cake it look so yummy happy 100th post i really hope i win this because i love tot ry new recipes my dad started teaching me to cook when i was five years old and the love of cooking is instilled in me because of him and i want to pass that love off to my son and it is always good to have a good cook book to use i have been married for almost six years now and no one gave me a cook book when i got married and i have never been able to afford one. hope i win vbarton24 at gmail dot com

  48. Joby permalink
    April 3, 2009 6:49 am

    Wow the molten cake could become a very addictive make. Congrats on 100 posts. Thanks for running. That porcelain cupcake looks adorable too.

  49. April 3, 2009 7:00 am

    What a great giveaway! I hope I win ( :

    A_C_E_(at)hotmail(dot)com

  50. Eliane permalink
    April 3, 2009 10:45 am

    I love this cupcake!!! It is super cute! And the books looks great too. What a great giveaway. Thanks a lot. Please count me in.

  51. Amber Bergstedt permalink
    April 3, 2009 12:03 pm

    The molten delight is just wow and who wouldnt love to win this one. Hope to win, ty!. ambpool(at)hotmail.com

  52. April 3, 2009 1:05 pm

    My mouth is watering! That cake looks delish!!!!! Yummmmmmmyyy!

    I’d love a chance to win, please!

  53. April 3, 2009 1:43 pm

    That cupcake is so cute!! Congrats on your milestone!

  54. April 3, 2009 1:53 pm

    Cupcakes are my favorite food! Congrats on your 100th post!

  55. jacque permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:19 pm

    I love this giveaway! That cake wouldn’t last long in my house! it looks soo00000000 yummy! congrats! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

  56. Dita permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:20 pm

    mmm.. Delicious

  57. Rita A. permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:46 pm

    What a great idea to use marshmallow inside. It looks delish. Congrats on the milestone posts.

  58. April 3, 2009 4:46 pm

    that chocolate molten cake lookds so yummy, can’t wait to make it!

  59. Jill R permalink
    April 3, 2009 4:47 pm

    Too cute!

  60. Evelien D permalink
    April 3, 2009 5:33 pm

    I found your site when I was looking for a recipe for molten chocolate cake. Congratulations on your 100th post, I’ll certainly check your blog more often in the future!

  61. Chris permalink
    April 3, 2009 5:33 pm

    Mmmm…that cake looks delicious! I probably wouldn’t use marshmallow though, since I’m not a fan.

    Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

  62. April 3, 2009 7:03 pm

    thanks for the recipe, we just tried to make it about a week ago and didnt have the right recipe apparantly! we will try this one!

    ali.holt@yahoo.com

  63. kath permalink
    April 3, 2009 7:03 pm

    this is terribly exciting!

  64. April 3, 2009 7:32 pm

    That cake looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 100th post!

  65. April 3, 2009 7:47 pm

    That cupcake is so cute. Congratulations on your 100th post.

  66. April 3, 2009 7:47 pm

    Congratulations on your century post!

  67. Carol permalink
    April 3, 2009 9:26 pm

    Oh My! Fabulous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Anna G. permalink
    April 3, 2009 9:49 pm

    Wonderful giveaway..thanks!!

    baggypants

  69. April 3, 2009 9:53 pm

    Great prize and that dessert looks fantastic too! Thanks for the chance and happy 100th post! When it was my 100th blog post, I completely forgot about it.

  70. ChristieC permalink
    April 4, 2009 12:08 am

    Happy 100th post! Thanks for the chance to win

  71. Shirley permalink
    April 4, 2009 12:15 am

    Congratulations on your 100th post!!!!!!!! I showed hubby the recipe and he asked why it wasn’t ready to eat yet! It looks as if I will be trying your recipe soon.

  72. April 4, 2009 1:51 am

    Hi!
    Great giveaway
    Thank you very much for this opportunity
    ;)

  73. Renee G permalink
    April 4, 2009 3:01 am

    Wow – I’d love to win this. The cupcakes look yummy.

    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

  74. amber permalink
    April 4, 2009 3:25 am

    OMG so delicious looking! Thanks so much for the recipe and for the fantastic giveaway. I would be thrilled to win. Congrats on hitting your 100th post also! Heres to another 100 :)

  75. Regina D permalink
    April 4, 2009 4:55 am

    happy 100th. yummy recipe can’t wait to try it thanks

  76. April 4, 2009 5:13 am

    I would love to be entered in this contests.

  77. April 4, 2009 5:15 am

    I know what I’m going to be doing with my daughter tomorrow–Yum! Happy 100th to you, I’m glad I stumbled across your blog!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  78. April 4, 2009 5:38 am

    I would loooooove to win and add this to my cookbook collection! :-) Thank you!!

  79. April 4, 2009 5:47 am

    yummy prizes and recipe!

  80. April 4, 2009 6:18 pm

    wow that cake looks delicious!! thanks for sharing it with us! and what a great giveaway! :)

    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com

  81. Pam permalink
    April 5, 2009 1:03 am

    The cake looks fantastic – I’ll have to try it one day when I’m feeling ambitious… The cupcake is adorable! It would look so sweet in my baby daughter’s room!

  82. April 5, 2009 1:40 am

    Great giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks!

  83. April 5, 2009 1:43 am

    congrats! and the recipe looks delicious! we’ll have to try it out! Thanks!

  84. April 5, 2009 3:18 am

    I can not wait to try that recipe.

    :]]

    And that cupcake container is darling!

  85. oneordinaryday permalink
    April 5, 2009 12:11 pm

    Thanks to all who commented and stopped by our blog.

    This giveaway has now ended.

  86. oneordinaryday permalink
    April 5, 2009 4:39 pm

    Congrats to Chris from MI…. you are our lucky winner!!!

  87. dishinanddishes permalink
    September 13, 2009 4:20 pm

    I just posted a Molten Lava Cake recipe on my site but this is screaming MAKE ME! This is next…my family will LOVE it!

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