EASY SLOW COOKER CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE — Devil’s food cake mix, chocolate pudding, and loads of chocolate chips combine in your slow cooker in this gooey, decadent chocolate cake. Best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
When it comes to decadent chocolate desserts, it doesn’t get much easier than this Easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake.
If you’ve ever had a chocolate lava cake–or warm chocolate pudding cake–you know how dreamy and delicious they are. And in this recipe, the slow cooker does most of the work for you.
Basically, you mix up the chocolate cake batter, put it in your slow cooker, then top it off with dollops of chocolate pudding and loads of chocolate chips.
Three hours later you have a moist, rich, spoon-able dessert that any chocolate lover will go crazy for. Pretty much everyone who tries this cake falls in love with it.
And no one needs to know how easy it is to make–that can be your little secret. To make clean-up quick and easy too, use a slow cooker liner. Easy peasy!
Although the recipe calls for a devil’s food cake mix, you can use any chocolate cake mix with good results. Same goes for the pudding–there are several versions of chocolate pudding available, and any will work in this recipe.
I like to serve this cake with fresh berries to contrast with the richness of the chocolate and pudding. And of course, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream is a must!
This does make enough to serve a crowd, so if you have leftovers, simply spoon a serving into a microwave safe bowl and heat until warm and gooey.
Another reason I love this recipe, besides the fact that it’s ridiculously easy, is that it frees up space in my oven for cooking main dishes and sides. And I always have the ingredients on hand!
Next time a chocolate craving strikes, whip up this Easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake. You won’t regret it!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
- Devil’s food cake mix
- Vegetable oil
- Instant chocolate pudding mix
- Chocolate chips
- 1 devil's food cake mix
- 1 2/3 cups water
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 (3.9 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- With an electric mixer, beat cake mix, water, eggs and oil on medium speed until well combined. Transfer to a lightly greased slow cooker.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix until smooth. Let stand about 2 minutes until soft-set.
- Spoon pudding over cake batter, then sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out with moist crumbs.
- Serve warm with whipped cream, ice cream or fresh berries.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g
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