Debbie provided printable party hats with cute “spikes” down the back for each child to wear & take home.
The cupcakes were topped with simple dinosaur toys that are available in $1 stores or toy stores.
A “hot lava trifle” is served, made by layering crushed oreos(with chocolate center), gummy worms, a “nest” of chocolate ‘dinosaur eggs’, and cherry balls for hot lava.
The ‘dinosaur eggs’ and ‘lava balls’ are also placed in baggies for favors.
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus a bit more for molds
2 teaspoons flour, plus a bit more for dusting molds
4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
2 large whole eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup of sugar
Makes four 4 or 5 ounce molds or ramekins
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Butter and lightly flour molds or ramekins (tap out excess flour)
3. In top of double broiler set over simmering water, combine butter and chocolate. Heat until just melted.
4. In bowl using electric mixer, beat together eggs, yolks, and sugar until light and thick.
5. Add a small amount of the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat to combine. (Make sure egg mixture does not harden from heat of chocolate mixture) Slowly add in remaining chocolate mixture.
6. Quickly beat in flour until just combined. Pour batter evenly into the molds.
7. Place the filled molds on a baking sheet and bake until the sides have set but the center remains soft, NO MORE THAN 6 to 7 MINUTES!! This is the key to this dessert- it cannot be over cooked!
8. Invert each mold onto a plate, let rest 10 seconds. Unmold by lifting up one corner of the mold, the cake will fall out onto the plate.