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3T Throwdown: Molten Lava Cake

A few days ago I told you about participating in a 3T Throwdown. Head over to Food (Just Sayin’) and Shin Dig It to see how Toni and Tonya did! Mine didn’t come out like it was supposed to. My “lava” was “lava rock”. It wasn’t hard just solid. My recipe called for custard cups instead of ramekins. Mine were Pyrex and most ramekins are ceramic. I believe this was where the cooking time differed. I baked it the least amount of time. Here is the recipe and my results for the contest. If you try it please let me know how yours turns out!

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  • 2/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Land O’ Lakes Butter with Olive Oil
  • 3 ounces of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Flour


  • Butter (4) six ounce Ramekins
  • In a microwave safe bowl, stir together Chocolate Chips and Butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir, then heat again for 10 seconds. Stir until all the Chocolate is melted.
  • Stir in softened Cream Cheese and Vanilla.
  • Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Switch to Low Speed and gradually mix in Flour, only until combined
  • In a large bowl, combine Dark Brown Sugar and eggs and beat for 2 minutes
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in chocolate mixture until no streaks remain
  • Pour batter evenly into the baking cups.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes in preheated oven until tops are bubbly and puffed
  • (I baked mine in the Pyrex Custard Cups for 13 minutes and they over cooked)
  • The center will still be soft. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Run a butter knife around the outer edges to free the cakes from the baking cups.
  • Turn each cake upside down onto a dish
  • Top with your favorite topping and eat!


Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I did not receive any cash, product or sponsorship of any kind. All products used in this post were purchased by me. Any brands named were in no way involved in the writing of this post. I wrote this post because I love to cook and bake and want to share it with my readers!

4 Simple Rules to Cooking with Glass

One of the things that take up most of my cabinet space is my cookware. I am a huge Pyrex fan! It wouldn’t be at all exaggerated for me to say I have over 50 pieces.  Crazy, I know, but, I became so tired of plastic staining and getting mucked up in the microwave. My then mother- in- law, would buy it for Christmas every year and I always looked forward to it! When I think I already have too much, (as if) I see more awesome Pyrex pieces from them! I would love to be a Pyrex Mom or something like that lol Pyrex Ambassador? Hey, I am open to a name alteration! I came across these 4 very important tips for cooking with glass that I wanted to pass along.  Hope they help you in your cooking ventures!

Do you love Pyrex as much as I do? Valpak is currently running a giveaway on their Facebook page. You can win 1 or 5 Pyrex Prize packs or 1 or 4 $100 Gift Cards!

Pyrex prize pack that consists of: one (1) 3qt oblong, (1) 2qt casserole, (1) 1.3qt oval, (1) 9.5″ pie plate, (1) 8 inch square, (1) 2qt oblong,  (1) 2 cup measuring cup, (1) 4 cup measuring cup, (1) 8 cup measuring cup, (1) 2.5qt mixing bowl, (1) 4qt mixing bowl, (1) 7-cup round No-Leak Lids, (1) 3-cup rectangle No-Leak Lids, (1) 4-cup round No-Leak Lids, (1) 6-cup rectangle No-Leak Lids,  (1) 2-cup round No-Leak Lids, (1) leave in thermometer, (1) colander, one (1) can opener, (1) basting spoon, (1) turner, (1) digital timer, one (1) set measuring cups, (1) salad spinner, (1) set measuring spoons, (1) balloon whisk

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