Introduction: How to Make Microwavable Brownie Lava Cakes

By following these simple steps, even the most inexperienced bakers can make Brownie Lava Cakes; here are the things you will need.

Liquid Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of Vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup of water

Kitchen utensils:
- 2 plates
- Egg whisk
- Large mixing bowl
- 1/2 cup measuring cup
- Pam Original cooking spray
- 6 oz. custard cup(s)
- Small mixing bowl
- Tupperware container
- Hot pads or towel
- Table spoon sized measuring spoon
-  Pyrex measuring cup
-  Knife

Dry Ingredients:
- 3 eggs
- Strawberries (1 for every 4 cakes)
- Dove Chocolate Promises
- Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix or Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix
- Whipped cream

Step 1:

Pour the dry Pillsbury chocolate fudge brownie mix into the large bowl and use the egg whisk to whisk out the larger lumps until the brownie mix is relatively smooth.

*Tip: This process should take approximately 2 minutes.

Step 2:

Spray the entire inside of each custard cup until the inside of the cup is lightly coated with Pam original cooking spray.

Step 3:

Using a measuring spoon, add 1 tablespoon of the dry brownie mix into the cup and flatten it against the side until the inside of the cup completely coated, then dump the excess brownie mix back into the bowl.

*Tip: Perform this over the large mixing bowl in order to reduce the risk of a mess.

Step 4:

Add the ¼ cup of water, ½ cup of vegetable oil to the smaller bowl, then crack 3 eggs into the smaller bowl and whisk them thoroughly for 2 minutes.

*Tip: Make sure the egg yolks fully dissolve into the liquid mixture.

Step 5:

Pour the liquid mixture of water, vegetable oil and eggs into the large bowl that contains the brownie mix and stir with the egg whisk thoroughly for 2 minutes or until the batter is smooth and lump-less.

Step 6:

Spoon a 1/2 cup of the batter into each of the custard cups using the measuring cup.

Step 7:

Stack two unwrapped Dove chocolate pieces on top of the batter in each of the custard cups and press them into the center of the batter. Use a knife to spread batter over the top of the chocolate candy so the candy’s surface is not exposed.

Step 8:

Place one of the filled custard cups on a small plate and put it in the microwave and cook at full power for 1 minute and 20 seconds(using a 1500 watt microwave).

*Tip: Start off by cooking a single cake in order to check how much time is needed for your specific microwave.

- 1 cake for 1-1:20 minutes
- 2 cakes for 1 ½ -2 minutes
- 3 cakes for 2-2 ½ minutes
- 4 cakes for 2 ½-3 minutes

Step 9:

Remove the plate and custard cake from the microwave using the hot pads or towel, then place the plate and cup in the freezer for 20 seconds.

Step 10:

Remove the custard cup and plate from the freezer and gently run a thin knife around the inside edge of the custard cup.

Step 11:

Place another small plate on top of the custard cup containing the cake, and flip both plates over. (With the cake sandwiched between them). WARNING: Bowl may still be hot!!

Step 12:

Wait a minute for the custard cup to cool off, then pick up the custard cup leaving you with one Lava Brownie Cake.  (Repeat the process for each individual cake that you cook or you can leave cakes in custard cups as desired).

Step 13:

Using your knife, cut the strawberry(s) vertically into 4 equal sized slices.

Step 14:

Add the whipped cream and one piece of cut strawberry to the top each Lava Brownie Cake for decoration as desired.

Step 15:

Add any extra batter from the large mixing bowl to the Tupperware container for storage and ENJOY!!

*Tip: The batter can be kept for up to a week before it spoils,