Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Geology Experiment

I tested out a fantastic new recipe last weekend. I must apologize for two things. Firstly, the picture quality leaves something to be desired. (There was a little camera "issue.")
Secondly, the tardiness of my post... the last week has been a whirlwind of exciting Look Cupcake business activity. Yummy times ahead in the land o' cupcakes.

I had a novel idea. Everyone loves individual lava cakes. You know, the ones you order at the restaurant and when you cut into them a gush of warm, liquid chocolate lava oozes onto your plate? Yes, those. They're usually baked in ramekins but why not a cupcake version?


The butter and chocolate go into a bowl for melting.
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Eggs and sugar are beaten together until...
Eggs & sugar into the mixer.


thick and foamy, like this.
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All mixed together and ready for baking.
All mixed and ready to bake.


As with all good experiments, there's...experimenting! Here I'm trying different cup/liner styles and different fill amounts.
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Just out of the oven. (Obviously, more batter per cup is better.)
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The lava dome.
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They sink as they cool.
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With a simple powdered sugar/cocoa garnish.
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End result: These were AMAZING. The centers weren't liquid, but ended up very moist, gooey and brownie like. I've decided I'll finish them with with a light buttercream and fresh raspberries.
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