I was really excited to make these cakes as I also made them last year. What I love about these lava cakes are that they are actually really easy to make, the hardest part would be getting them to be cooked just right. I planned to make this on my brothers birthday so I could give it to him. when I was taking the cakes out I was a little worried that they were over cooked, but they ended up being just right. Another thing I found hard was getting the cakes to come out of my ramekin, probably because I didn’t grease it enough or didn’t have enough coco powder in it. over all this recipe was quite successful.
For this weeks cooking we had to make a complicated meal or dessert. I decided to go with a log cake and ice-cream. over all the making of the cake wasn’t to hard, and the thing that took longest was the whipping of the egg whites. the recipe called for kosher salt which I wasn’t to sure about, but still ended up using. I felt very rushed during the end of making this cake. originally the recipe called for a different filling, but I opted to not do that one and go with a homemade ice-cream. It was difficult to spread it all evenly on the cake and to roll it up without the ice-cream melting. To cover the cake I made a chocolate ganache, which I realized was a lot easier than expected. when I served the cake, I was happy that I went with ice-cream because I personally found it to be a bit too salty and the ice-cream made it less noticeable. My family really liked it and went back for more during the rest of the week. I don’t think I would make this cake again since it, took a lot o effort and wasn’t my favourite to make. I think next time I’ll just buy one, but it was nice to try to make it at home.
This dessert was a two sponge cakes sandwiched with ice-cream and fresh raspberries. I was a little worried about making sponge cake since I had never done it before and also don’t make cakes that often anyways. The process of making the cakes was fun for me and I really enjoyed watching them rise in the oven. When the cakes cooled down they were a bit uneven and not level, I also noticed that I added to much sugar and it had a caramelized bottom and was shinny. When I went to serve it I had to think about what to put in between the two cakes I was going to go with a raspberry jam but then decided that it would be too sweet, so I decided to go with ice-cream and fresh raspberries.
I personally found this dessert to be too sweet. I would probably make this dessert again, but I would try a different recipe. This was a layered dessert with crushed graham crackers at the bottom, then an egg mixture, topped with a whip cream with canned pineapples folded in. Although this was an easy dessert to make it required quite a few steps which included mixing graham crackers with melted butter and baking it. After that I had to cream the egg, softened butter, vanilla and powdered sugar and freeze it for a few minutes. we then had to drain the pineapples and fold them into the whip cream and refrigerating it before eating it.
I give myself 4 out of 5 stars because I wasn’t the fastest at my cooking and was a bit behind at times but overall I did well.