You were right, Rita! For Kevin's birthday I made a cake I thought he'd like because it's like undone brownie in the middle and he loves molten chocolate cakes. It was beautiful, but we all thought it was way too "undone"--that's saying a lot from me because I like doughy cookies and such. It was also too bittersweet for us. Our simple palates just wanted good old tasty chocolate, but this was too deep and rich. So we all choked down a piece and the rest of it sat in the fridge for a few days.
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Cake--I know, how could we not like this? It just wasn't our "style". It sure looks good though, so here's the recipe. I got this recipe from here and followed the recipe exactly, even the baking time and turning off the oven. I wish I would have baked it just a little longer. This IS a good cake, I think we just weren't in the mood for it as we'd just eaten a bunch of goodies, then dinner, when I forced this cake on the birthday festivities.
I couldn't just throw it out though. So, not being all that creative, I just stuck it in the freezer (but not for as long as I'd have liked, it was only while I made cookie dough) and whipped up my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough. I then chopped up the cake into pieces, much like I did with the brownies a while back. I added that to the cookie dough and baked them off. Since the cake was so deep, dense, and rich like that kind of brownie, these pretty much taste like the cookies that have brownie chunks in them. I feel good that nothing went to waste! I usually always halve this cookie dough recipe, so having done that, I also took half the dough that I'd put this cake into and added about 1/3 cup Reese's Pieces and oh, a good two tablespoonsful of peanut butter swirled throughout the dough. It was yummy. The cookie are good and now I'm happy to have not wasted the cake that no one wanted to eat.
And now for a quick product review.
I saw this marshmallow creme at the store and was a bit intrigued to try it. They have three flavors. The one I bought was S'Mores, toasted marshmallow flavored with some chocolate coated graham pieces to add in. Also available was PB&J with peanut butter and jelly pieces as well as Very Berry with little berry candy pieces for mix-ins. I followed the recipe you can find at Solo Foods website, the company who makes this stuff. On sale for 2 containers of marshmallow for $4.00 at our local grocery store.
And when all was said and done:
Results: I'd only give these about a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. They are just okay. I'd rather make rice crispies from "scratch" using the tried and true rice crispy recipe or even the Kraft marshmallow recipe. These were a bit dry. The crispy wasn't gooey enough and was a bit crumbly. The little chocolatey graham bits were good. I think they just need more marshmallow to go with the six cups of cereal they suggest. But that's just my opinion. These still got eaten up!