Monthly Archives: July 2011

Choc Lava Muffins


just saying the name makes me drool – LOL!

i’m not an expert on baking but i can really vouch that this recipe is the easiest ever! it has NO EGGS and no need for mixer.

Pei Chyi gave me the recipe from joyofbaking. Makes for 12 big muffins, here goes:

1 1/2 cups all purpose FLOUR

1 cup granulated white SUGAR

1/4 cup unsweetened COCOA POWDER, sifted

1 teaspoon BAKING POWDER

1 teaspoon BAKING SODA

1/4 teaspoon SALT

1/3 cup unsalted BUTTER, melted

1 cup warm water

1 tablespoon lemon juice (or vinegar) – i ‘optioned’ this out as i didn’t have any on hand

1 teaspoon pure VANILLA extract

Dark choc Kisses/just any chocolate of your preferance

1. Preheat the oven to 180*C.

2. Mix all dry ingredients together and stir.

3. Mix all wet ingredients together and stir.

4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together and stir till well blended.

5. Prep the papercups in the muffin tray. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into the papercups and (this is the part that makes the cake delish!) then, put 1 chocolate kiss in the middle of the cup, and spoon some more batter till it’s 3/4 full.

6. When all is done, bake for 20mins in pre-heated oven or till the cake springs back when lightly pressed. i try inserting a toothpick into the cake to check.

it’s so easy, i kinda love making it more than eating it! 🙂

** me so proud ** 😀


2011 already!


wow!! it’s already July and i’ve not posted anything for year 2011 as yet! last i checked it was still January. since i’m more relaxed today, which is sooo unusual, thought i’d take this time to quickly write some updates. (also because i was reminded by Claire G when she talked about her new blog that mine’s growing molds now :P)

my status was changed from SAHM to WAHM (Working At Home Mom) after CNY thanks to a good buddy who was willing to hire me to work online at home as a Customer Service for the company she’s managing. i started right after the hols, and so far, the pay has brought about a whole lot of difference to our monthly budget – in all things, He knows and He provides.

work is easy peasy, just a matter of time – what with housework, cooking and baby-sitting. the last one taking the most of my time. so when the kids nap in the afternoon, that’s my official worktime. and ever since Arielle started going to pre-school (8am – 12pm), i’ve had more quality time with Ashton during the morning hours, and sometimes read a chapter of a book before he gets up. THIS is luxury!!

Ayl has left the Sony family and joined Digi (communications company) in mid-May. he’s had to travel to Shah Alam everyday which makes 2hours of travelling to and fro every working day. sometimes, he gets home only at 8pm and that meant, more time for me with the kids… wwweeeee…. [note the sarcasm].

will write more when i’ve got more interesting things to post other than the boring everyday housewife blabber; though i do wonder if there ever will be anything more exciting than watching Ashton drool *sighs* 🙂 till then…