Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gooey Goodness

For as long as I remember my son's birthday cake has been the same: chocolate cake, chocolate filling, chocolate frosting. Sure there are times when he deviated slightly but those were rare occasions.

My daughter, on the other hand, firmly believes that variety is the spice of life.
Earlier this month when I asked her what cake she wanted for her birthday, pat came the answer 'chocolate lava cake'. The little to no time she took to reply told me that the little minx had thought about it earlier and was probably waiting for me to ask her.

While we've enjoyed such a cake on several occasions I've never tried to make one at home.
The only reason for that is because ingredients for most recipes I've seen called for
x egg yolks.
What do I do with the x egg whites?

Fortunately for me, I found this recipe!

The cakes turned out really well.
A tad sweet for me even after I had reduced the sugar slightly; but that's just me. The other good thing about the recipe was that it did not make me look for ways to dispose off any remaining egg whites.

The look on my daughter's face when the gooey goodness came gushing out of the cake was priceless!
At that instant I was crowned The Best Aai (mother) in the Whole Wide World.

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