PC The Decadent Molten Chocolate Cake Baking Mix intrigued me. There are a couple of ways to make this type of cake and I wanted to see which one they used.
The Making & Baking
First issue? You need 6 3/4 cup ramekins for this recipe. Luckily, I had that many but most newbie bakers will not. Heck, I almost didn’t!
I preheated the oven to 425F and then generously buttered the cups.
This is all you get in the box: a bag of mix.
You add two eggs and 1/4 cup of melted butter from your own fridge.
You stir together for 30 seconds to moisten and then scrap the sides of the bowl. Stir for 1 minute and they are right, the batter is very thick. Not “pourable”.
I spooned the batter evenly into the ramekins with an ice cream scoop. I put them on a baking sheet but could not leave it there.
I got out my offset spatula…
And smoothed those suckers down. Seriously!
I baked them in the middle rack for 8 minutes, until the edges were set but the centres were soft.
You are supposed to remove them from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes, then serve immediately.
That was it! No additional instructions. Grrr…
Aren’t you supposed to flip them upside down?! And if you do, what do you do if it doesn’t come out?!
Don’t expect the packaging to help you. I took a knife and went around the edges and gently pried the bottom a bit before trying again. This time it worked.
It definitely was gooey in the middle! The flavours were great, you can really tell there is that “Decadent” chocolate flavour in there. My only issue? I am just not a fan of eating raw cake mix. This is what this is. I had one hot out of the oven but then had to wait for Reg to come home to share.
You can have the same effect by adding truffles to the inside which is cool with me. No raw eggs!
I left them in the containers which probably was not a good idea. By the time he got home the bottoms had gotten oozy. Still, Reg loved them! Warm gooey chocolate cake? Totally up his foodie alley. Just not mine.
I could not reheat them and then eat them later, freaking out there was raw egg in there but Reg did not seem to mind at all. If you happen to have that many ramekins and this chocolate treat still appeals to you, you will probably love this. It is $2.99 (+300 pts) which seems a little steep to me considering you bring practically everything to the kitchen but it does make for faster and easier baking of a chocolate dessert many people love. For you, I give this three and a half out of five wooden spoons. Me? I give it a pass.
I want to thank President’s Choice for including this fantastic baby blue melamine mixing bowl with spout when they sent me their huge box of holiday treats.
Here I am taking it out of the box, just to give you some perspective on how HUGE it is!
I love using it and do so all the time. I was worried about not finding a spot for it in my cupboards but it just fits with other big bowls with spouts. You can pick this up for $9.99 and I love how light it is. Very helpful for me in the kitchen.
They also included matching measuring cups that I use all the time. They are so heavy duty though I removed the ring that holds them together. When they smack around they were hurting my fingers. Still, super high quality and a gorgeous addition to my kitchen.
The Happy Whisk says
For me a pass as well, as I don’t fancy convenience dessert sacks or boxes. Much more fun to go scratch.
Fun bowl though.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I don’t have any ramekins. Just an assortment of cat kibble bowls and water bowls. I don’t think Her Royal Highness would mind if I borrowed them?
Janet Pole (PAZ) says
Am sure that he cat won’t mind … or go to the dollar store which is where I got my ramekins/mise en place bowls.
Suzie Ridler says
Me too Happy Whisk, I prefer homemade for sure.
Debra, I might give this one a pass then. Her Royal Highness will not stand for her bowls being used for such a use!
Janet, I got all mine from the dollar store too, LOL. They take up a lot of space though!
I’m wondering if the package I bought was different..Same name and all ingredients the same EXCEPT for adding two egg yolks along with the two eggs. I had bought this before and then when I went to buy it recently the ingredients did not include the extra two egg yolks. I wonder what the problem is? Misprint error? Change of recipe? And which one is right? The ones with the two extra egg yolks did turn out better.
Suzie the Foodie says
I got this package five years ago so the recipe may have changed. Well, if it turned out better with the extra yolks, that’s the way it should be Gladys!