Monday, March 14, 2011

B Cleaned House...

B decided it was time I had a big-girl he cleaned house, did a little Photoshop work, and made me get rid of clutter.  I happily obliged to let him have his way, but then he let me know it would cost me.  I forgot...nothing is free.  So, for his effort I made him chocolate lava cake...and I praised his awesome skillz... I may have even pulled a Wayne and Garth...I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy.

I shamefully admit I don't know my way around Photoshop...I can crop...that's about it.  But, B is like a Photoshop wizard.  He's like the Bruce Lee of Photoshop.  He was all clicking here, clicking there, and typing commands as fast as his fingers could fly.  I contributed by standing over his shoulder and painting my nails...

Any way, all that to say I'm going to post the recipe for the chocolate lava cake...because that's all I can bring to the table.  Sorry, I don't have a picture..we ate it too quickly while celebrating B's awesomeness.

Chocolate Lava Cake
4 squares Semi-sweet Baking Chocolate
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Whole Eggs
2 Egg Yolks
6 Tbs Flour

Preheat oven to 425 degrees (I set my oven to 400)
Spray 4 custard cups with cooking spray and place on cookie sheet.
Microwave chocolate and butter in large bowl on high for about 1 minute, until butter is melted.  Whisk chocolate until melted.
Stir in sugar until well blended.  Whisk in eggs and egg yolks.  Stir in flour.
Divide between cups.

*Bake 10-12 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft.  Let stand 1 minute.

Serve with *vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream

**Do not over bake or the center will be done instead of nice and gooey.
We serve ours with homemade buttermilk ice cream...the tanginess of the ice cream pairs well with the cake.

Happy Monday!


Iowa Sunshine said...

hello talent --- your blog looks (more) awesome! i think B needs to host a Photoshop class and attendees will bring chocolate baked goods :) the new pics of your children are wonderful!

haverlee said...

very very cute!! love it.

danielle @ take heart said...

um. hello, blog designer husband you have. dying over your header!!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

I love it! Nikki, this looks sooooo good! Perhaps you should hire B out for this...?

Nikki said...

You girls are so sweet! I will say thank you on behalf of Brent...I will not take credit for his work ;) He may have a new job lol!

Jami said...

It looks amazing! And I bet your nails do too! lol

Emily said...

FABULOUS! It's so big girl :)

Really props to him! :)

danielle @ take heart said...

lava cake and buttermilk ice cream? be still my heart.

Laurie J said...

love the new look! and that cake sounds delish.

Laurie J said...

p.s. and I'm following now cause I need more chocolate ideas in my life! ;)

Nikki said...

Danielle...try it, it's amazing!

Thanks Laurie! I love meeting new people! Hope you enjoy the cake!