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.
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.