Momma Told Me: Blog POP! Air Baked Molten Lava Cake Recipe + Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W Giveaway 4/10

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog POP! Air Baked Molten Lava Cake Recipe + Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W Giveaway 4/10

I had previously received an Avalon Bay100W Air Fryer for a previous feature on Momma Told Me. No further compensation has been provided for this Air Baked Molten Lava Cakes follow up post. All photos contained below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2015.
Make these Air Baked Chocolate Molten Cakes in just 20 minutes with 5 ingredients, and an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W. #sponsored
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I'm a busy woman; and like Momma always said, 'If your life isn't busy you aren't living it right.' And while I'm busy being, well, busy, I watch a stream a lot of FOOD network programs. You know, the ones where contestants are given a box of mystery ingredients and told to recreate a gourmet meal in about 30 minutes. It seems like whenever the dessert round rolls around there's always someone making ice cream and always someone making a cake. Ice cream and a cake in a half hour? Insane, right? Well, while I do not have an anti-griddle, blast chiller, or $5k professional soft serve machine in my kitchen I DO have a time saving secret weapon, my Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W.
I introduced you to my shiny new air fryer a few months back with our Air Fried Banana Split post. We since have grown to use our trusty Avalon Bay 100W Air Fryer several nights a week for everything from the crispiest (oil free) tater tots to homemade cinnamon donuts and Parmesan baked broccoli. The air fryer, if you recall, works by circulating super heated air through the unit's basket to evenly and efficiently cook just about anything, no 'frying' required. While you can bake wet items (breaded, baking mixes, etc) the frying portion of this kitchen appliance works best within minimal moisture. Any crumbs or oils collected during the cooking process are also contained in the bowl which the basket sits in, for painless cleanup!
When I first began air frying I was skeptical of all the people who said one could bake inside such a device. However, quickly learned how convenient it was to cook or prepare a side for 2 people without preheating an entire oven (especially during the warm SoCal weather.) Soon I was ready to make the plunge and see just how convenient it could be baking inside an air fryer. I should note, you can put just about any oven safe crock or pan inside the air fryer basket (so long as it fits.) This is key to expanding your baking horizons with an air fryer.
Not only was I determined to first tackle a cake inside my Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W, but a molten cake- one of the most finicky of baked desserts, and with just 5 ingredients! Chances are you likely have these laying around the house- just make sure you are using Baker's (Caster) sugar (not powdered sugar,) which will be fine enough to bake into the delicate mixture.
I first melted my chocolate and butter in the microwave (tough, I know,) then I pulled out my hand mixer and beat my eggs and sugar for a few minutes on high, until they began to fluff in their foamy stage. Next I added the flour to my chocolate mixture and my chocolate mixture to my egg mixture. With a few even swishes of a spatula I was ready to fill my greased ramekins 3/4 full.
Make these Air Baked Chocolate Molten Cakes in just 20 minutes with 5 ingredients, and an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W. #sponsored
My Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W fits about 3 average sized ramekins comfortably. I was sure to preheat my air fryer in advanced for this particular recipe (due to the molten factor,) though most foods can be cooked inside the fryer DURING the preheating phase (very convenient.) The molten lava caked air baked for 10 minutes at about 375F.
Make these Air Baked Chocolate Molten Cakes in just 20 minutes with 5 ingredients, and an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W. #sponsored
I was instantly pleased with the color and texture of my air baked molten lava cakes, once I removed the fryer bin. I allowed the ramekins to sit, outside the air fryer, for 2 minutes then inverted them on prepared plates with a raspberry drizzle. With a few taps of the bottom of a butter knife, the cakes easily dropped free. Pulling up the ramekin to reveal the molten lava cakes I was quite pleased with myself. I could immediately see they had cooked perfectly, with a slightly darker center.
Make these Air Baked Chocolate Molten Cakes in just 20 minutes with 5 ingredients, and an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W. #sponsored
These air baked molten lava cakes were more than a sucess, they were a triumph- and easy enough to whip up in 20 minutes with no advanced warning. I see several successful hostess positions in my entertaining future! The center was decadent and rich, gooey and warm, and rivaled the molten cake from my favorite family chain. And cleanup? 2 mixing bowls and the (greased) ramekins- it was a breeze!
Make these Air Baked Chocolate Molten Cakes in just 20 minutes with 5 ingredients, and an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W. #sponsored
We have loved having an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W in our home and I can't imagine going back to life before one! I've cleared a special place on our kitchen counter and am always discovering new ways to use it. I'm especially excited to give our readers the chance to win one of their own! What would you bake first in your Avalon Bay Air Fryer?

What Daughter Says: Save time and cleanup with an air fryer in your kitchen.





One Momma Told Me reader will win an Avalon Bay Air Fryer of their own! Follow the official Blog POP! Spring Fling Giveaway LINKY to enter more great giveaways when you're done, and check out the full recipe and tutorial video, below!
Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W
Make these Air Baked Chocolate Molten Cakes in just 20 minutes with 5 ingredients, and an Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W. #sponsored
Air Baked Molten Lava Cakes
***Click here for printable Air Baked Molten Lava Cakes Recipe
**Yields 4
Ingredients:
1.5 TBS Self Rising Flour
3.5 TBS Baker's Sugar (Not Powdered)
3.5 OZ Unsalted Butter
3.5 OZ Dark Chocolate (Pieces or Chopped)
2 Eggs


Directions:
Preheat Your Air Fryer To 375F

1. Grease and flour 4 standard oven safe ramekins.
2. Melt dark chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl on level 7 for 3 minutes, stirring throughout. Remove from microwave and stir until even consistency.
3. Whisk/Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and frothy.
4. Pour melted chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Stir in flour. Use a spatula to combine everything evenly.
5. Fill the ramekins about 3/4 full with cake mixture and bake in preheated air fryer at 375F for 10 minutes.
6. Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool in ramekin for 2 minutes. Carefully turn ramekins upside down onto serving plate, tapping the bottom with a butter knife to loosen edges. Cake should release from ramekin with little effort and center should appear dark/gooey. Enjoy warm a-la-mode or with a raspberry drizzle.

119 comments:

  1. Yum! Your cakes look perfect. I would cook salmon in the air fryer.

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  2. I would love to cook French fries.

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  3. That looks ooey, gooey and just plain delicious. I could easily eat that entire thing all by myself, too.

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  4. I would make some mini cherry pies.

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  5. I would make baked potatoes and french fries.

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  6. Wow that looks really yummy! I would want to try making sweet potato fries.

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  7. I love everything about this post! The air fryer is the coolest, and that molten lava cake looks amazing. I've got to get one of these. I would definitely start out with your lava cake recipe and then move into a cobbler maybe.

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  8. The Avalon Bay Air Fryer looks like something I need to be asking for for Mother's Day! Nothing beats a perfectly gooey chocolate molten cake and I love how versatile the machine is!

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  9. I would make fried chickens and black forest cake.

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  10. I would love to try to make some home fries and some chicken. Love that you can also make desserts with this Avalon air fryer. I can really see using this often. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. I would make fried chicken first in the Avalon air fryer.

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  12. My daughter happened to be walking by when I was scrolling through the pictures and she yelled for me to stop. I guess I am making this over the weekend lol

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  13. Lava cakes are too delicious for their own good. I'd love to be able to make them whenever I want.

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  14. I had no clue you could use an airfryer like this! I need one!!!

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  15. Those look SO freaking yummy. And because they're not too big I could eat more than one, right? hehee!

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  16. This looks AMAZING! I have always wanted to try a lava cake!

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  17. I've never heard of air baking! This sounds cool and looks divine!

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  18. I would make some fries. My kids love them but we usually bake in the oven because we do not like to fry in oil.

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  19. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I would never have thought of using a fryer to make them. Delicious...

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  20. That looks so delicious! And your pictures are amazing!

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  21. I would like to make french fries in it.

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  22. I'd bake the molten lava cake. I've always wanted to make one of those!

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  23. These look so delicious. I will have to look at getting a Avalon Bay Air Fryer. There are so many great things you could use it for.

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  24. If I won, I would use to cook dinner, like baked chicken, adding in veggies and potatoes :)

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  25. If I won, I would use to cook dinner, like baked chicken, adding in veggies and potatoes :)

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  26. I would definitely air fry french fries so I could make epic poutines...

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  27. I would make potato wedges in it , I have wanted one for the longest time.

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  28. I would make french fries first in the Avalon air fryer. I am so excited!!

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  29. I would make potato chips, donuts the molten lave cake!! I see that I can do so many things, like a roast! I would do that too :)

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  30. I would make fried chicken & fries for my husband.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I would probably use it to make sweet potato french fries!

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  32. I have never heard of air baking - I would probably make some kind of potato with it. Maybe the tater tots?

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  33. This cake is just terrific! Yum!

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  34. I would try to make the Moulton Chocolate cake first. I would love to win this giveaway.

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  35. These look so yummy, I have seen these before but they always look so complicated to actually make....thanks for making this recipe look like something I would actually try at home...

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  36. I'd make some sweet potato fires in it!

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  37. I want to try your molten lava cake recipe

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  38. I'm sure the possibilities are endless, but the first thing I would love to make is your recipe for Molten Lava Cake! It looks awesome and my kids would just flip over it!

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  39. My girls would probably insist on chicken strips and fries.

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  40. I would like to try some fish and french fries.

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  41. I would cook Salmon croquettes. I know they would be delicious!

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  42. I would try to make some chicken legs in it.

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  43. Wow, that's a really neat gadget! Your cake looks delicious. ♥ I'm not sure what I would make, but if I can replicate fried burritos in it, I'm SOLD.

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  44. I would make fried fish I think that would taste terrific.

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  45. I would love to try to make sweet potato fries! They are my favorite.

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  46. Those cakes look delicious! I would make chicken tenders!

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  47. I would make sweet potato fries. We always have sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes.

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  48. If I were the lucky winner, I'd make a big batch of sweet potato fries! I've tried making baked "fries" in the oven, but it's just not the same. I'd love to see how they come out in an air frier!

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  49. I might make your cakes! Yum! I would also use this for french fries and veggie sticks.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  50. I'd make my signature friend eggplant. It would be so much healthier with this, it ooks great!

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  51. This would be ideal for french fries IMO.

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  52. I'd make some shrimp in this the first time I used it.

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  53. Fried fish. My husband got a stern talking to about his health recently. I think this would be a lot healthier than a deep frier. Charlotte
    david.winters@verizon.net

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  54. I would try the lava cakes but I really want it for fried chicken

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  55. I hardly eat fried chicken but I would definately have to make it first. Its a must try in the air fryer.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  56. I would like to try fried chicken and homemade fries

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  57. I love it and i want it to make fried chicken .

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  58. I would make some fried shrimp in that thing.

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  59. I would make the famous homemade French frys for my kids they love them

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  60. The first things I would make is egg rolls and onion rings.

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  61. Yum. I would make me some fried raviolis.

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  62. I'd make sweet potato fries, your molten lava cake, and fruit pies to start with.

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  63. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)April 2, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    The first thing I would cook would be French Fries.

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  64. I would love to try to make some crinkle french fries. I love the crinkle fries so much better!

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  65. I would love to make jalapeno poppers in it!
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  66. I think this would be great for making fried chicken

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  67. The first thing I would fix would be chicken and okra.

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  68. I would try home aid French fries first. I have been interested in this fryer since I first saw this.

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  69. Air Chimmichangas.. They would be #AWESOME!

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  70. I'd try french fries first! Then I might get adventurous and try a cake or a pie or something!

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  71. I would make cheese curds and chicken strips (ugh, healthy right?) but soooo good!

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  72. I would make Italian Chicken breast with potatoes and green beans.

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  73. I would try making some sweet potato fries.

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  74. I would try Fried Green Tomatoes in the Air Fryer;

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  75. I would like to make french fries in this. I've heard of these, I'd love to try one out.

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  76. I would make fried chicken for my husband.

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  77. i would make buffalo wings

    JOE GERSCH

    joebissy@mail.com

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  78. I would love to make fish and chips (fries) in the Avalon Bay Air Bake :)

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  79. I would make crunchy fried chicken with french fries.

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  80. I would make fried shrimp and vegetable egg rolls.

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  81. I would love to see how fresh made fries turned out in this.

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  82. I am interested in seeing how the tator tots turn out.

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  83. I would love this for my family so much better for us they love fries and chicken cheese sticks

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  84. I want to make some chicken wings and that chocolate molten lava cake you have listed above.

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  85. I would love to air fry some chicken

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  86. We would have to try to air fry some chicken!

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  87. I would try to make some Mozzerella Bites first!

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  88. it looks amazing.i would love to cook some chicken wings in the air fry

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  89. I would love to make sweet potato fries.

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  90. I would love to cook some wings!

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  91. I'd use it first to make some homemade chicken nuggets!

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  92. I would make chicken it it at first.

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  93. I would use the air fryer to cook banana blueberry mini loaves and other similar things.

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  94. I would cook some French Fries first!!

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  95. I would make sweet potato fries first. YUM, YUM.

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  96. I would cook French fries.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  97. I would cook french fries and chicken tenders.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  98. I would make bacon and some meatballs!!

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  99. I would make bacon and some meatballs!!

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  100. Chicken Chicken and more Chicken!!

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  101. I would try cooking some french fries!

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  102. I would cook fries and chicken in it initially

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  103. I would try it with chicken wing dish

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