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Chocolate Lava Microwave Cake???

Discussion in 'Recipes and Tips' started by Chef Carrie, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Chef Carrie

    Chef Carrie New Recruit

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    I read mention of a "Chocolate Lava Microwave Cake" somewhere on this site earlier today. I've never heard of this and didn't find it at any of my recipe "go-to" sites. Anyone have the recipe? Thanks!
     
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  2. PC_CPR

    PC_CPR Advanced Member

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    It's made in the Rice Cooker Plus. So if you search for Rice Cooker recipes, it will be among the other recipes.

    It's basically a boxed cake and half a can of frosting. Make the cake mix in the cooker and drop dollops of the frosting over the mix (in center). Cook in micro for about 9 minutes. You should have a rotating tray in the micro.

    Turn over onto a plate that is NOT flat (lava will spill over!).
     
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  3. Smashie

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    I just made this tonight.......again. YUMMY
     
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  4. Chef Carrie

    Chef Carrie New Recruit

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    Thank you!!! I thought it was possibly something made in the large micro-cooker. I am a new consultant and recently "purchased" many new items with my PC bucks. I haven't really used the micro-cooker yet. Any suggestions other than melting things?
     
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  5. PC_CPR

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    The recipe file here on this site also has ideas. I've used it for potatoes.

    BTW, I just remembered that recently they mentioned here on this site--possibly what you originally saw--that you can do the cake in the classic batter bowl. I haven't tried it yet.

    I will say that you do the cake at a show--you WILL sell several cookers. I sold 6 at one show and 2 at the following show where several raved about the previous show! Not bad for a 15 minute demo (including opening the mix box)!
     
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  6. dwyerkim

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    I"d like to try this at a show but I'm really kind of scared of it flopping... I don't have a rotating tray in my own microwave so I can't test it out. Any other tips for making this? I have not had luck with the stoneware fluted pan micro cakes at my house (only did it once though)... again, maybe it's since I dont' have the rotating piece, though I did turn the cake every few minutes as the recipe suggested.
     
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  7. Carissidy

    Carissidy Legacy Member

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    I have been wanting to try this recipe for a long time, how much better does it get to have hot cake freshly made in 9 mins?? Thats awesome for a last minute dessert!
     
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  8. ljeffries

    ljeffries Veteran Member

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    My microwave is kind of small, so the cakes don't work for me in it.
    Practice at a friends house with a 'full-sized' microwave.
     
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  9. Smashie

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    I have made it twice, and it's awesome. I am going to take it in to a business and demo it there. I will already put the ingredients together, and just flip it over and serve!!!
     
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  10. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I love this recipe. And I always flip it out onto the Celebrate Plate
     
  11. buzz26

    buzz26 Regular Member

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    Just to make sure...you mix the cake in the cooker...drop icing on it...then microwave.

    Don't want to miss up something so simple:)
     
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  12. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Yes just mix the cake, in a bowl I always use my batter bowl and then spray the inside of cooker, at least that is what I do and then pour the batter in and drop the icing on it.

    MMMMMMMMM
     
  13. PC_CPR

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    Smashie--that's a great idea.

    Heidi, I've made the cake in the cooker at least a dozen times and have never sprayed the inside. It's just not necessary. I use the Mix n Scraper to scoop out any remaining choc. It cleans up easy with warm water!

    BTW--I tell my customers to time me--cake is done in less than 15 minutes including the time it takes to open the box! I had two customers tell me that they made the cake the same day their products arrived (without needing a recipe either--just from my demo).
     
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  14. PC_CPR

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    Oh, and I mix all the ingredients right in the cooker using the whisk. It's such an awesome demo--and yes, yummy too. I also made it once with lemon cake and choc frosting (just what I had in the cupboard) and it looked nice with the two color effect.
     
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  15. Smashie

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    That's how I make it too! No need to get anything else dirty!!;)
     
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  16. buzz26

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    Fabulous! I've just signed and don't have all the great products to make many things. I've got to build my collection. The lave cake is a great way to start. Sounds like it impresses guests too.
     
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  17. dwyerkim

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    so how do you serve this? I"m envisioning it being kind of messy... can you cut slices or do you kind of use a spoon to scoop it?
     
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  18. PC_CPR

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    You slice it. There's some sauce that you can scoop over the slice but the slice will have some already.
     
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  19. pamperedbykathy

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    I do my in the BB. I have taken the ingredients to two partys we have gone to and made right there so the cake is still warm when eaten, but doesn't heat the kitchen. I have gotten alot of ahhhs and have sold some BB because of it.

    It is just so it easy and fun it is hard to stay on my diet. I realize that it is only 4 points on Weight Watchers, but the number 4 multiplied a few times sure adds up. lol

    Kathy
     
  20. ginamkiely

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    i couldn't live without my micro-cooker. i have both but usually only use the large one. everynight i use it for my veggies with dinner, put any veggie in it, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, carrots, whatever, put an inch of water in it, microwave it for 5 minutes and you have perfectly steamed veggies. i've already sold about 15 of these in 3 months, they're a must have!
     
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  21. ahammons

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    If you cook it in the BB, how long do you need to cook it??
     
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  22. chefheidi2003

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    Wow thank you so much here I was making my batter bowl dirty when all this time I could have been keeping it clean on this to dirty on something else.
     
  23. PC_CPR

    PC_CPR Advanced Member

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    It takes about 9 minutes on the Rice Cooker AND the batter bowl.
     
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  24. tractorgal

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    I did a party which consisted mostly of my co-workers. I did the volcano cake in the rice cooker. I was so proud the way I was presenting it. When it was time to turn it onto a plate, and lifted the cooker up, I realized I had forgotten the dollops of frosting. I was stunned!! Everyone laughed and it was the joke of the evening. I think I sold at least one of the cookers that evening. Have made it at home, and it is delicious!!
     
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  25. Denarella

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    Out of curiosity, has anyone tried any other kind of cake/frosting combos with this one? I don't know if anyone has tried the boxed 'butter' flavored (You use a whole stick of butter) cakes (dunkin hinz, I think) but my goodness are THEY good. And this recipe can definitely be done in the micro in the batter bowl? (I only have the small micro cooker and I dont have the rice cooker yet)
     
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