Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

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I think it must have come to me in a dream: the idea of a chocolate lava cake but one that was made in the slow cooker. It sounded like a meal planner’s heaven. Well, really, I think I had read it somewhere online but I didn’t remember where so I went searching because I knew this was what I wanted to make to satisfy my chocolate craving. When I first started looking at some of my cookbooks, most of them called for a cake box mix. I wanted something from scratch and I found several recipes online. guest post-chocolate lava cake-meal planning magic-2

I modified mine a bit because I was low on brown sugar, one of the main ingredients. Well, no one missed that extra sugar and my whole family loved it! I loved that I could throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker on a lazy Sunday afternoon and have the ooey, gooey goodness ready for dessert after dinner! So easy, I think it may be dangerous! We served ours with vanilla ice cream. And while not exactly the same, the leftovers are a fudgy sweet treat when warmed up slightly in the microwave. I hope you’ll give it a try too. If you’re a chocolate lover like me, you won’t be disappointed!


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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 cups Boiling Water
  1. For the cake:
  2. In a medium to large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. Pour in milk, melted butter and vanilla and stir until combined.
  4. Spread the batter over the bottom of a 3-4 quart slow cooker.
  5. For the fudge topping:
  6. Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa.
  7. Sprinkle mixture over the cake batter.
  8. Pour the boiling water over the top.
  10. Cover and cook on High for 2 - 2½ hours.
  11. The edges will be bubbly but the cake will look “set” with the pudding oozing around it.
  12. Cake will be very hot!
  13. Turn off heat and carefully remove lid.
  14. Let sit, uncovered, 20-30 minutes before serving.
  15. You want it warm but not too hot! Serve with ice cream if desired.

Thank you, Brenda!  I agree, that looks like one dangerous cake.  It sounds so easy and looks so good!!!


7 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

  1. Holy moly…this is awesome! This is a non-baker, chocolate lover’s dream. I think you might be my new best friend! I’m definitely trying this recipe for v-day! How could you go wrong?

  2. Looks easy, looks delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. To a ‘T’. First off, it only needs to be cooked for about an hour and a half. Secondly, the smell and taste of this thing is just wrong. It does not taste like decadant oogey gooey ness. At All. It’s disgusting. I literally tastes like unsweetened cocoa powder and flour. And it smells how it tastes. Don’t waste ingredients on this thing.

  3. I live in Sweden and so many recipes call for cake mixes and chocolate pudding, ready to use biscuits etc. We don’t have those things. I used to love Betty Crocker recipes but they all require what we don’t have.
    This is way to dangerous a cake to have around for just 2 of us but as soon as we have company this cake will be in the crockpot! Thank you!

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