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Chocolate Lava Goo Cake

Hey everyone,

I’m late due to times conflicting and technical difficulties, SORRY.

But, here it is, the recipe worth the wait.


Chocolate Lava Goo Cake. (Makes about 3 dozen cupcakes)

Preheat oven to 350°F

What you will need:


      • 4 cups of Flour
      • 1 cup of cocao
      • 3 Tablespoons of Baking Powder
      • 1 ½ cups of Sugar
      • 1 cups Hershey’s Syrup
      • 3 cups of Milk
      • 3 egg WHITES (beaten vigorously to a frothy texture)
      • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil

For “Lava goo”

  • 2 Packs Jell-O Chocolate Fudge pudding mix (Prepared as directed on box)


Mix dry ingredients first, then add liquids and egg whites. Beat until smooth.

Fill Cake pan 1/2 full (I like to use cupcake pans so individuals get their own little cake).

Add dollop of pudding mix into the center of the cake(s).

Drizzle batter just to cover the top of the pudding mix.

Bake 25-30 minutes (or until done).

When done, the lava cakes should have baked holes on the tops. Next we’ll prepare a chocolate buttercream icing to add to the holes for additional chocolateness 😉

Chocolate buttercream icing:


    • 3 tablespoons of milk,
    • 3 tablespoons of cocoa,
    • 1/2 cup Hershey’s syrup,
    • ¼ stick of butter and
    • one cup of powdered sugar and

beat vigorously. It will be soupy. Continue adding powdered sugar until firm. If needed, add more cocoa to taste.

When cakes are cooled, but still warm, add icing to center. It will melt and add a “lava” liquid inside the cake.



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Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Dessert, Food


Long Awaited, Apple Cake!

Okay. I think I have this recipe about as good as I’m  going to get it. HOWEVER, make it for yourself, and give me any advice or input!!!

Matt’s (soon-to-be) Famous Oatmeal Apple Cake


To Start: Grind Oatmeal into a flour. This can be done in a blender or similar device (I use the magic bullet, it works great).

You will need:

  • 2 cups Oatmeal Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Applesauce
  • Splash of Apple juice
  • 1/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 medium Granny Smith Apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (sprinkle) Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  1. Preheat Oven–350°F
  2. Bake chopped apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar for about 10 minutes (until semi-soft) and then place to the side.
  3. Mix measured dry ingredients, Continue with other ingredients. You may beat batter, or ( I ) use a wood spoon. Mix in apples
  4. Pour batter into 8×8 (or 9×9) greased pan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.
  6. Sprinkle Granulated (or powdered sugar on top.

To know that the cake is baked fully, do the toothpick trick

Place a clean toothpick down the center of the cake and multiple other areas. If it comes out clean, it’s likely done, if it comes out wet and/or gooey, a few more minutes.

I hope you enjoy it. Try it and let me know! The texture is a little awkward, remember, you’re using oatmeal flour, not regular bleached flour.

This contains a lot of fiber as well!


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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in Food


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In the mood for a healthy lunch?

I started making lunches a while back and my fiance and I bought ingredients/food for this week’s lunch, which is amazing.

We are taking salads this week, thus to be healthier, we’re building our’s from scratch.

We started with:

  • Spring mix of greens,
  • shredded carrots (you can even buy them already shredded! [if you’re lazy like me :P])
  • Block Cheese (your preference [I got Colby and mozzarella]) cut the cheese to cubes.
  • Then, meats, the best part. I went to local grocery stores deli and bought Roasted smoked turkey and get it cut about a 1/2 inch and then cubed it as well.
  • Lastly a purple onion sliced.

Great, tasty and healthy lunch!

I’ve added fresh fruit, along with a pudding cup and water to fill out the rest!

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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Food


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Strawberry-Pretzel Salad

As everyone knows, yesterday was Superbowl Sunday (yay). We all know the outcome, good game. I really know nothing about football, but none the less, I enjoy “watching” it.

For the family get together with the soon-to-be in-laws, I made strawberry pretzel salad.

A great dessert that’s cheap and easy to make. It takes less than a half-hour to prepare and about 1-2 hours to set.

Okay, here’s what you’ll need (for my recipe, which varies in amounts from others I’ve researched)

Note: Generic ingredients work just as well as brand-name products.

  • 16 oz frozen strawberries
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • regular tub of whipped topping
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 6 oz box strawberry jello mix
  • 1.5 sticks margarine
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

Makes about 15 servings


          Make sure you use frozen strawberries, thawed and fresh strawberries, when dessert’s ready only tastes like jello.

Don’t drop frozen strawberries in jello, it’ll splash and stain!

To start:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees(F)
  2. Melt Butter (microwave or stove top)
  3. Measure 2 cups crushed pretzels and dump in 13×9 (glass) baking pan.
  4. Add granulated sugar to pretzels
  5. Add melted margarine and stir all 3 ingredients well.
  6. Press firmly to bottom of pan and bake 8-10 minutes.
  7. Once out of oven, and the pan is cool enough, place in refrigerator to cool more rapidly while you…
  8. combine cream cheese and powdered sugar, use hand mixer to blend (or whisk, spoon, etc. to mix well), then add whipped topping, and blend as well.
  9. When pan is cool, spread creamed mixture evenly in pan atop pretzel crust.
  10. Place back in refrigerator.
  11. Boil 2 cups water and stir in jello mix. Add frozen strawberries to the 2 cups hot jello mix and stir until a thickness occurs.
  12. Pour jello-strawberry mix on top creamed mixture in pan and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.


Ready to Serve.


Posted by on February 7, 2011 in Food