A Chocolate Explosion

We have a very indulgent treat from  Atara Atara, the creator of Atara’s Ideas. We have already had some marvellous microwave baking this weekend, but now Atara has sent a photo of her Choco Lava Mug Cake! It looks so decadent and delicious!

Now Atara…this photo has led to a first aid incident in my household. Jack decided that microwave baking was within his reach. He thought that a chocolate lava cake would go perfectly with the red fruits salad he made this weekend. So he googled Choco Lava Mug Cake and he found a recipe. I will tell you what happened after you have seen Atara’s photo…


…Rather than use a mug, he used one of my ramekins. Jack said the ramekin was only in the microwave for a few seconds when the chocolate began to bubble up. So he opened the microwave door, and next moment I heard him utter a loud yelp and I heard the sound of smashing pottery!

Atara, I had to leave my laptop to come and nurse my poor Jack who had burnt his fingertips! I also had to clear up the chocolate and shards of ramekin that exploded all over half of my kitchenette. Jack can’t play the guitar at the moment Atara, his fingertips are so sore, and he can’t press on the chords without pain!!

Spoilt for choice with chocolate songs…but we have not had any Kylie Minogue this weekend…there is still time to correct that!

Remember…baking is a bit like fireworks. It can be great fun and look spectacular…but always make sure you have a responsible adult with you!!!

16 thoughts on “A Chocolate Explosion”

  1. Thankyou for including this little addition of mine to the picnic
    But Oh my god! It’s really sad that it led to this first aid incident with Jack 🤦‍♀️
    I didn’t want it to result in a messy kitchen for you and Jack’s sore finger tips! 🥺

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    1. A choco lava cake was just too irresistible to Jack…he learnt a lesson yesterday, microwaving a ramekin is not a good idea. If he had stuck to a mug, I am sure the catastrophe would have been avoided.
      It was nice to take a break from laptop and look after him. ❤

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    1. I think he did it for attention 😀
      He has been wonderful this weekend, making me drinks and feeding me. He has been sharing the photos of submissions with his family and friends. After his accident, I had to break away from my laptop to kiss his fingers better.

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    1. We are getting ready to go out on a walk soon!
      He is going to be ok…it’s only when he picks up his guitar and tries to finger the chords that he says it hurts!
      I will have to keep kissing his fingertips so he can return to playing!

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  2. poor Jack. I love mug cakes, they’re so fun and easy to prepare! thank you for sharing💞

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested! It would mean a lot to me!🥺🤍


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