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Old 11-18-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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How to get smooth surfaces baking with ramekins?

Hello fellow bakers,

I just baked myself some chocolate lava cake from scratch and from the top it looks smooth, though when I got it out of the ramekin the surfaces on the inside was rough but still maintained its shape.

So I was wondering, whats the technique to get all the surfaces smooth and finish with the restaurant quality presentation?

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p.s the lava cake was too sweet hahhahaha

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Old 11-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #2
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isn't that what icing or melted chocolate is for?

actually, i don't know, toan. i'm not a baker. one should be around shortly. (most bakers are shortly an a-round, aren't they)
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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I would think that buttering and/or buttering and flouring would help that. You could also try some pam spray if you didn't want to butter and flour.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Grease and flour the sides (butter, pam, baking spray, etc.). This will help create smooth sides on your ramekin cakes.

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Old 11-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Since you're making chocolate cakes, dust with cocoa instead of flour so your cakes won't have ugly white blotches on the sides.
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Since you're making chocolate cakes, dust with cocoa instead of flour so your cakes won't have ugly white blotches on the sides.
Good call.

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Cut a circle of parchment to put in the bottom. Then grease well, and use cocoa powder, as Andy said.

The parchment will help.
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