Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Someone's Birthday

So, as discussed here, it was my husband's birthday this past Sunday.  Let's just say that he's younger than Tom Cruise but older than Ashton Kutcher.  I'm 5 years younger than he is (yup, he lucked out ~ got himself a trophy wife, me :)) but I have more greys than he does! The innate unfairness of genetics is just another cruel reality in our lives! 

For the birthday dinner, we went out to Route 6, a relatively new seafood restaurant in Philly. I called in advance to make sure they put a candle on our dessert.  Here's a picture of Randy front of a Peach and Berry Crisp with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Feeling very ambitious, I decided to bake Chocolate Lava Cake as I declared here.  I followed this recipe to a tee but the whole thing came out to be one hot gooey mess. I think I should have left it in the oven a bit longer and also buttered and floured the ramekins better. In frustration, I vented out to my friends on FB and I received a great suggestion - just consume the mess of this chocolate with ice cream.  Regardless of this outcome, my husband loved the cake.  Yeah, he's a keeper :) 

Here's a picture of the pre-bake set. 

Here's a picture of the post bake.  The top of the cake stayed stuck to the ramekins and what fell out were these very soft and gooey stuff. Yup, this was a real lava-ly cake.

Btw, do you just love the forever old Corning plate? My mom gave them to me when I left for college!  

I'm going to try baking this again and again until I get it right! You just wait and see! 


  1. Ok, so they didn't LOOK picture perfect, but did you at least taste them? Because just the thought of warm, gooey, rich chocolate makes my mouth water! Happy belated birthday to your hubby!

  2. Jamie, thanks so much for your comforting words!! I know you are an amazing baker based on the photos I've seen on your FB wall. How do you do it? I've never been good at baking. I hope with practice I'll get better!


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