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Making Molten Chocolate Cakes

Northwest Pearls: Molten Chocolate Cake My mom found this recipe for molten chocolate cakes and we decided to try and make it!

The first attempt at the food was good, but the cakes cooked too long (they were in there as long as the instructions had said to leave them in) so they weren't very molten. The second attempt we changed the cooking time but didn't leave them in long enough, so when the cake was flipped over, all the molten chocolate fell out the top. The third attempt, they had the same problem as the second. And the fourth attempt, I just ate it out of the dish.

 

Attempt #1:

Northwest Pearls: Molten Chocolate Cake

Attempt #2:

Northwest Pearls: Molten Chocolate Cake

Attempt #3: The picture didn't turn out

Attempt#4:

Northwest Pearls: Molten Chocolate Cake

And attempt #4 with homemade sauce on top:

Northwest Pearls: Molten Chocolate Cake

It was delicious. Maybe a little flour-y, but pretty good overall.

Have you had much success making molten chocolate cake?

Zucchini Bread

Northwest Pearls: Zucchini Bread In my mother's recipe box, there's a 3x5 notecard with a recipe for Zucchini Bread typed out on it.

My sister thinks it's coffee cake, she wouldn't have tried it if we'd told her it was Zucchini Bread.

It's more of a cake than a bread, a ridiculous amount of sugar goes into the recipe, but it's delicious. I've been eating it for breakfast.

The recipe calls for:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 3 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of peeled and grated zucchini
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 3 cups of sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup of combined raisins, currants, and dates (optional, my mom substitutes these for chocolate chips.)

First you beat the eggs until foamy. Then add oil, sugar, zucchini, and vanilla. Mix well. Then add the flour, salt, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nuts, and raisins, currants, and dates. Pour batter into two greased/buttered loaf pans.

Bate at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Recipe makes two loaves.

Northwest Pearls: Zucchini Bread

Let me know if you try it and what you think!