Friday, September 2, 2011

Slow Cooker Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Lava Cake

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.

This is a chocolate lovers dream dessert.  Rich warm moist chocolate cake rises to the top of the slow cooker as it cooks, with a layer of thick hot chocolate fudge sauce on the bottom.  It is an easy and delicious dessert.

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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  1. I was so anxious to come and check out your lava cake in the slow cooker;saving this recipe for my chocolate lovers; thank you Linda,

  2. Yum! That looks so chocolately and intense! I love this slowcooker idea.

  3. Oh yes this is for me !!!I just love chocolate;)I wish you a nice day!!!

  4. I have still not tried cake in the slow cooker, this looks soooooo delicious, time to give it a go. Diane

  5. I'm going to share this recipe with my mom...I'm sure she will love it.

  6. Linda you always get my mouthwatering...... anything with chocolate even better ......this would make a great dish for a pot luck...

  7. i would have never thought that you could cook a cake in the slow cooker. WOW! And this Lava cake looks devine!