I hope you’ve enjoyed your holidays thus far – I have. However, I can’t believe I have taken this much time off. Can NOT believe it.
I’ll make it up to you with these Molten Lave Chocolate Cakes, and at the end of this post…with a giveaway.
See? That perked you up just a bit, didn’t it? And here you thought I was just going to do my 25 Days of Doughmesstic Christmas and then never give anything away ever again.
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Truth is, I’ve decided that 2012 is going to be MY year, and no one is going to stop me. 2011? Yeah, it was good. I wrote a cookbook. I went on sponsored trips. I made decent money. I ALMOST got on national TV show. (Thank the Lord that didn’t happen. The show kind of embarrasses me.)
So what’s in store for 2012?
Well, maybe two cookbooks. More trips, I hope. Bigger and better cakes. Blog posts that are meaningful to at least a few of you. I want to keep this up, be better, do better. Be a better writer, baker, blogger.
At the same time, I want to be a better mom. Seven starts school this fall. I can’t fathom it. That gives me 8 more months to spend as much time as time with him as possible, exposing him to as much fun as I can. Movies. Bowling. Fun trips. Maybe Disney? We’ve not been and maybe it’s about time we go.
Gracious…that was a tangent, wasn’t it? You are here for molten lava cakes.
So, molten lava cakes. These puppies are perfect for New Years Eve, or well, any night of the week if you want to make the people in your house feel special. They don’t have to know they only take 20 minutes start to finish, and more than likely, you have everything on hand to make them.
Shhh. I’ll never tell.
The above recipe is for 6 good sized cakes, maybe a little larger than one person should consume alone, but, um, neither Jon or I had any problems at all knocking one back with a couple scoops of ice cream. We went chocolate on chocolate, but feel free to go the vanilla route if you prefer. It’s just what we happened to have.
Now, you CAN make these in a regular muffin tin if you want, but why? I’m giving away this 6 Cup Giant Muffin Tin from Chicago Metallic. Now you, too, can make them the same way I do!
Just leave me a comment here, letting me know you want it. That counts as one entry.
I’m going to give you a bunch more chances though…so choose to do any or all of the options below. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each one you do.
- Stumble this post, then comment letting me know you did so.
- Pin a picture of this post on Pinterest (you know you want to, we Pinterest folks are addicts and want to pin anything delicious!) Again, be sure to comment letting me know you did.
- Share this post on Facebook, for one chance to win. Just be sure to come back here and comment, letting me know you did.
- For another chance, Tweet the link to this post. Again, return, and let me know you did – I’m not psychic!
- Fan Chicago Metallic on Facebook and/or Follow them on Twitter. Each one counts, so that’s two additional chances, just be sure to comment for each one you do.
That’s SEVEN total entries per person, max. All extra comments will be deleted.
Contest is open to addresses in the US only, and closes at 11:59pm EST on January 7, 2012. Prize is supplied and shipped by Chicago Metallic.
Happy NEW YEAR!