Sunday, April 25, 2010

Molten Lava Cake and ***Ramekin Giveaway***


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED


Wow! That picture's bright enough to knock your socks off, isn't it! 
It just shouts out....

Eat me!
Eat me!
Rah Rah!
Eat me!

No, I wasn't a cheer leader in high school.
Those of you who know me from high school are nodding your head and thinking...
"Nope, no way (chuckle, chortle) that girl is not coordinated. Isn't she the one with the husky male singing voice and really big feet?" 
Those two qualities alone do not a cheer leader make.

But if I could cheer for this fabulous Molten Lava Cake, I would!
 It is seriously like a party in your mouth my friends.
A fun old party. 
This recipe makes 8 ramekins full of heavenly chocolate bliss.
(You could easily 1/2 the recipe if you only want 4 ramekins full of chocolate bliss.)
 When your fork hits the center of the cake it just oozes out all over your plate....
I told you it was going to be a party in your mouth.

And that's not the best part.
 Cookware.com would like to send a lovely set of Ramekin dishes to one of you.

 
Now, aren't you so glad you dropped by today?
Cookware.com  sent me two sets of these beautiful Ramekins and I have been thoroughly enjoying them. The pattern on the outside is just darling, and they are very well made. They bake well in the oven and are the perfect size for using as an ice cream dish as well. 
To enter the giveaway leave me a comment telling me how you would use these Ramekin dishes. Leave your comment by Wednesday Night at midnight, I will choose a winner at random and announce he or she on Thursday morning.  

Molten Lava Cake
Yield: 8 Servings
Time: 40 minutes
 recipe adapted from: Kraft Foods

8 squares Baker's Semi Sweet Chocolate
1 C butter (2 sticks)
2 C + 2 T powdered sugar
4 eggs
4 egg yolks
1 t vanilla
dash salt
12 T flour

1. In a medium sized microwaveable dish melt your chocolate and butter. Heat it up in 1 minute intervals, taking it out and stirring between each interval.
2. When it's nice and melted stir it all around to incorporate the butter into the chocolate.
3. Add the powdered sugar and stir to incorporate.
4. Add the eggs and egg yolks and blend them in with a wire whisk. Add the vanilla and salt and stir.
5. Stir in the flour.

6. Generously butter the insides of the Ramekins.
7. Pour the batter into the cups.

8. Bake at 425 degrees for 13 to 14 minutes. You want the out sides to be firm, but the center to be soft. Take them out of the oven and let the cute little darlings just sit there for a minute or two.
9. Run a knife around the edge of the dish and turn it upside down on your serving plate. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy the party!

75 comments:

  1. I would use them to make eggs, these lava cakes, pudding tarts and anything else. I don't have any pretty little dishes like these. They look like fun!!! It would be a treat to learn how to use them!

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  2. Jaimie,
    I have been following your recipes for a while and each time I come across one that is absolutely devine I have to try it out. I looked on the cookware.com site to see the different types and all I can say is I am willing to try this out even though it scares me to death to try something new. I made my boyfriend your Pecan Pie and he loved it so much that's all I make for him on speacial occasions. He is culinary artist himself and I'm always looking for ways to his heart... through his stomache hehe.

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  3. I would try pot pie's. I love pot pies. Or even maybe a cupcake or muffin of some kind. These are really cute dishes, I'm sure there are a lot you can do with these, I love to try new things. And their the perfect size to. Very cute and thanks for the yummy recipe for the Molten Lava Cake, can't wait to try it!!! Thanks Jamie

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  4. wow i love this recipe it look pretty easy to make. i would love to try it would one day soon. this for the giveaway

    Purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  5. I would definitely use them to make that molten lava cake...and pot pies...and creme brulee! Yum!

    Taunzi

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  6. I would definitely make up some Creme Brulee or some pumpkin custard. These are adorable.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I have been experimenting with ramekins as of late, but I don't have enough for the whole family. Can't wait to try this recipe! Lovin' the yummy blog.

    P.S. Are you interested in new things to try?
    P.P.S. Okay, cheer wasn't really your thing, but you had a million other talents for us to envy. Not to brown-nose, totally true.

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  8. Well I would have to try these lava cakes for sure! Whenever I go out to eat and actually have room for dessert, I get a lava cake. I'm also a big fan of souffles, so those would be on the list as well.

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  9. I use my ramekins for EVERYTHING, and recently just broke three of them!!! My kids love getting their own serving bowl. I would love a cute new set like these!

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  10. I would make these lava cakes, and probably creme brulee. They are beautiful ramakins!

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  11. The first thing I would make in them would be those molten lava cakes! Individual egg casseroles, homemade pudding, to store small amounts of leftovers for the next days lunch... I'd put mine to good use. Great giveaway!

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  12. I would use them to make that those awsome molten lava cakes you are posting. I have also been wanting to try my hand at creme brulee. So I would make those two recipes first.

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  13. What adorable ramekins! I think I would probably use them as you did to make molten chocolate cakes, because I haven't made them in SO long, or I'd try some chocolate souffle's!

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  14. I would definitely use them to make your molten lava cakes! I love molten lava cake!

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  15. Of course I try the molten lava cakes, but these would be perfect for mini pot pies.

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  16. These look like very versatile dishes. You could of course bake in them and make the molten lava cake but could also be used for things on the table like sour cream or salad items to be added if you choose like bacon or for snack items like nuts and mints.

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  17. I LOVE your blog... best recipes ever! after using the ramekins to make the lava cakes I would use them to make creme brulee. YUM!

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  18. I have never owned a set and I would love to try new things with them like this cake!

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  19. Oooh I would love these! They are so cute! I just got a vita-mix and so I love to make healthy ice cream, these bowls would be cute to have the ice cream in. Plus I want to try making this lava cake-yummmmmm.

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  20. I would for sure try your recipe for Molten Lava Cakes - they look fabulous, and they use ingredients that I always have on hand - dinner guests would be in heaven!!! I would also use them for Peach Crumble, Trifles, and of course Vanilla Ice Cream with your Chocolate Sauce (If anyone hasn't tried this recipe yet, it is a WINNER.)

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  21. I have always wanted a set of these, but could never get up the courage to buy them. I would LOVE to use them to make this yummy molten lava cake and I can't imagine what other things I could come up with. (I love the internet and searching for things, so "uses for Ramekins" would be my next search!)

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  22. Um Jamie, I want a ramekin so I can make that molten lava cake. Duh. What else would I want one for? :) I'm getting a bunch of ladies together to make the serving trays! We may have to make some of your yummy treats too while we're at it. Speaking of treats, I made your peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and ate most of them myself. BEST COOKIES EVER!!!! Well, next to your sugar cookie bars anyways. :)

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  23. I've wanted a ramekin set for ages!! I must say, my creativity has been stunted somewhat without them. I've wanted to make creme brulee, french onion soup, and my absolute FAVE, molten lava cake, but my lack of proper dishware has been limiting. I hope, hope, hope I get picked!-sarah lunt

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  24. I would for sure try the molten lava cake - all that yummy, gooey chocolate - yum! I think I would also try to make some individual cheesecakes or some type of cobbler. Desserts all the way!

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  25. I got turned on to your blog by one of my married daughters - and have really enjoyed it!!! I've gotten several good recipes and my family has loved them all - so nice to be inspired to cook dinner again. Thank you.

    I would love to try these cute ramekins with your chocolate molten lava cake - and rice pudding - and individual pot pies - and anything else I can think of. Thanks again for your inspiration.

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  26. oh wow, that looks so delish! Brownies baked in those ramekins and then topped with vanilla ice cream would be fabulous!

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  27. Karlee Jo WaddoupsApril 26, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    I would use them to make this wonderful lava cake! Probably as a big ice cream bowl and maybe even keep them displayed on my kitchen counter top! They are beautiful and would match my decor wonderfully!!

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  28. I'd make the molten lava cake, obviously! But the ramekins every day job would be to use for making perfect little circles of microwave-cooked scrambled egg that fit exactly right onto a toasted English muffin for quick and easy homemade "mc" muffins.

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  29. Oh wow - thanks for the opportunity to enter. Would you believe that after all these years, I still don't own any ramekins? I know, I should be ashamed! Anyway, I'd definitely use them for Creme Brulee!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  30. I have wanted to try making creme brulee ever since having some for dessert in a French bistro. However, I don't own any ramekins, so these would definitely allow me to finally try this dessert!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Julie
    jaforslev@aol.com

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  31. I would love to win these and try making the molten lava cakes. I tried a different recipe once but I only had 2 of these dishes and the recipe didn't really turn out. A full set would be so much easier and they are really cute!

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  32. I would make that yummy lava cake! I also would like to make some individual pot pies!

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  33. May Canadians enter? I'd probably try to teach myself to make creme brulee.

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  34. First, I would try your Molton Lava Cake, yum. I have so many fav recipes that I would use these for. Pot Pie, custards, eggs, and cakes to name a few.

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  35. The first thing that came to mind for me was pot pies.....but the molten lava cakes look scrumptious! I've seen these before but never tried to make them. I think baked rice pudding would be good, too. Beautiful ramekins. I enjoy your blog, Jamie.

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  36. I have seen so many recipes that require ramekins, and I don't have any. So no matter how good the recipe looks, I pass it on by. But if I had some, I would be cooking up a storm! Starting with your lava cake. Oh my goodness gracious deliciousness looking!!

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  37. Oh, these look so good. Can't wait to try the recipe, but I'll have to use a muffin pan since I don't have any of these cute little ramekins - see I even learned a new word today. I think some quiche would be good in these too. I'm trying out the tier plate this weekend too. Thanks.

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  38. These dishes are way too cute, I would try out the cakes for sure, but I would love to use them for one of our family favorites,Shepherd's pie, maybe personal pot pies and maybe even try souffle's, I have never tried making those, Thanks for doing your blog I love it,every recipe I try of yours has been a hit in our house.

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  39. I love these and they match my dishes! Isn't that convenient? First I would make molten lava cake and then everything else I could think of. They are perfect. I love your blog!

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  40. Ooh, I want them! I would make lava cake, mmmm, but also little bread puddings. And individual cobblers. So many possibilities!

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  41. I hope this only posts once. My computer freaked out when I tried to post earlier.
    I would make individual german puff pancakes. My kids love them and these would be co cute to bake and serve them in. Heres to hoping!

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  42. I have a recipe for Gourmet S'mores, and it would actually look gourmet if I had pretty ramekins. I would also like to try German pancakes in them so that each serving has tons of that fluffy crust around the edge!

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  43. Of course I would make these molten lava cakes!! I might even be tempted to try my hand at creme brulee!

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  44. OOOH! There is a plethora of things I would use these cute ramekins for! I would make the lava cakes, use them for ice cream, pot pies, just to show off, they are darling!!!
    Mckay

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  45. I love your blog. I have it bookmarked and read it everyday. I have tried lots of great recipes. Thank You. I would love a set of ramekins. French onion soup, individual pot pies etc. Yum!!! If I win you can contact me at mmdebry@hotmail.com Thanks for all the great ideas. Marla

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  46. I've never had the opportunity to use a ramekin but I've seen some yummy French Onion soup recipes and pastries cooked in them.

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  47. Oh the possibilities! I would of course make the molten chocolate cakes, then mini quiche,or how about chocolate souffle, creme bruele(spelling oops), mini cheesecakes, cakes, rice puddings, it's fun even thinking about it. Thanks for the chance to win. Copperstoneelectric@msn.com Camille.

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  48. Creme brulle for breakfast, creme brulle for lunch, creme brullee for dinner. That's what I would make in those beautiful ramekins. WAIT, is it in a package of four? Then creme brulle for at midnight. I lived in France and fell in love with the perfect delicious simplicity of creme brulle.

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  49. Um...these lava cakes. And I have been wanting to make individual baked oatmeal these would be perfect for them.

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  50. Oh how fun! I would definitely use them for an intimate dinner for two. Little mini pot pies and little lava chocolate cakes for dessert, here we come! ; D

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  51. OHHHH. I have been wanting ramekins forever. Just haven't splurged. Lava Cakes are my favorite...but I have always wanted to try a souffle (SP?)

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  52. I once made a broc and carrot terrine that would go great in these pretty little ramekins. I'd love to win them, thanks for the chance.
    asmithonline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  53. I would definitely use them to make these Chocolate Lava Cakes. They look so good and rich.

    Oh, I love your site. Check it out daily.....

    faye b.

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  54. I would use it to make that mouth watering Lava Cake for my Birthday next week. I am going to sit on my behind, eat your Lava cake and enjoy my last year of living in my twenties(and maybe cry a bit) but I know the cake will cheer me up- you never fail me Jamie!

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  55. I would be able to make these lovely lava cakes for the first time since eating one on my anniversary two years ago! I have looked for a good recipe ever since! I have never been able to make them because I didn't have any Ramekins...

    Eileen

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  56. Oh how about mini little scalloped potates... yumm and some lava cake.. yumM!

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  57. I would try making little individual chicken pot pies for all of my kids. I think they would love anything that was served in their own little personal dish.

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  58. Chili's discontinued their chocolate chip molten lava cake! It was a sad day when I found that out. I would use the ramekins to recreate my guilty pleasure.

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  59. Funny thing, everytime we go out to dinner and there are Molten Lava Cakes on the dessert menu, my husband tries to convince me that we need to order dessert. He would love it if I made them for him at home! I am thinking the ramekins would also be great as cute serving dishes for butter, sour cream, cheese, etc. Thanks Jamie!
    Heidi Sabey

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  60. I just bought larger ramekins to make Pazookie's in and would love to have some of the smaller ones too. They are really cute!

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  61. I would make this lava cake which when I saw the picture it was so mouth watering that I went and had a some chocolate right away :) I'd also like to try making tarts, and little pot pies, it would be fun to let the kids make there own little meal in a one I think. So what else could I bake those lava cakes in, coffee cup, little pyrex dishes that would probably work right?

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  62. The molten lava cakes of course!

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  63. definitely a chocolate souffle or molten lava cake. Those ramekins are adorable!

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  64. Heather,
    Little Pyrex dishes would work. The recipe the Pioneer Woman has on her site uses those. I also read another recipe that said you could bake them in a muffin tin. However you would want to 1/2 the recipe. The recipe I have posted would make 20 cakes....well, maybe you would want 20 cakes! Good luck! Let me know how they turn out!
    ~Jamie

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  65. I would "try" to make Pot Pies!!! They are beautiful!!

    Sandi S.

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  66. I would with out a doubt make these lava cakes. YUM!

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  67. I would make your lava cakes, some creme brulee, more lava cakes, and more creme brulee. And when I was done eating and cooking I guess I'd have to go buy some more pants! :)

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  68. These could be used for some cute little chicken pot pies, not to mention all sorts of yummy desserts! First time visiting your site! Love it!

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  69. There is so many things I could do with those! Mini cakes, puddings, pies and so many other bad for my hips recipes!

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  70. I'd use the ramekins for trying out this yummy lava cake recipe you just posted (!!!) and also for French Onion Soup. Probably in that order, too. :)

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  71. I would love to make creme brulee in them..The burnt sugar on top of the cream --yum.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  72. I'd make your molten lava cake of course:) Or I have a recipe for cake in a mug..this would do nicely. Any which way I would be using them often!

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  73. I would love to try out the molten lava cake with these darling ramekins. It would also be fun to try some chicken pot pies. YUMMY!

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  74. Hi there I was so excited to see this post. I am Angie Alm's Sister in law and I love your Blog but I was so excited about this Molten LAva cake and dishes. My mouth is watering. My cute son and I love going to Chili's to eat their Molten Cale and he has requested that I figure out a way to make it like that or better for his Birthday. Well I am in luck because I can try this and hopefully win a dish or two. Keep up the good work.

    Melanie

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  75. by midnight??? Wednesday?? Hmmm.. that's an hour from now, so maybe I won't be the absolute last one to leave a comment. Hopefully~

    I would use these darling dishes to hold ice cream while eating in front of a Jazz game (or Pittsburgh Penguins!) - but I would only need two, so if there's a set of 4, I'd use the other two to grow some gorgeous strawberry plants!!!!! (I have NO dirt to plant anything in outside, it's all cement. Which is not a complaint, I'm grateful for the cement at this time, so it's simply an observation - I gotta get something to grow strawberries in!)

    Great website, thank you for all the work/play you do here!

    p.s. I will most certainly make this Lava Cake, but definitely plant strawberry plants too~

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