1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
2 1/4 cups water, divided
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
In large bowl, combine cake mix, 3/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Mix well. Spread in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray.
In medium bowl, combine sugar, cocoa powder, and 1 1/2 cups very hot water. Mix well.
Pour mixture into slow cooker. Cover with lid. Cook on high 2 to 2 1/2 hours. I cooked mine for 2 hours.
Turn off slow cooker. Let cool 15 to 30 minutes to thicken up the sauce.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.
I love to take a recipe with a lot of ingredients and figure out a way to make them with less ingredients, but still have the same flavor. The original recipe that I had for a Lava Cake had 12 ingredients; my version of it has only five.
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