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Molten lava cake – is it worth making from scratch?

Molten lava cake – is it worth making from scratch?

I have been meaning to do a molten lava cake post ever since I did the taste test on mug cake which apparently is a (very distant) descendant of molten lava cake. I was so disappointed with mug cake that I made it a point to remind myself of the original decadent (and high end) dessert(…)

Cook-off: Molten lava cake

Cook-off: Molten lava cake

For this taste test we bought The Decadent Molten Lava Cakes by President’s Choice ($6.99/4 servings) and Sensations by Compliments Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes ($7.99/4 servings). We then made our own molten lava cakes and tasted all three against each other. The frozen versions come pre-portioned in plastic cups that you pop them out of onto(…)

Mug cake

Mug cake

I recently started reading a food magazine called Lucky Peach. The Spring issue had a an interesting article comparing haute cuisine to haute couture. It explained how a famous chef would come up with a truly original idea and how that idea would make its way down the culinary food chain from fancy tasting menus, to(…)

Food Lab: Mug cake

Food Lab: Mug cake

Molten lava cake in a mug? Seriously? What will they think of next! I read an article about the history of molten lava cakes and it featured a recipe for mug cake. I also happened to see Dr. Oetker mug cake instant mix at the grocery store that same week – I figured it was(…)