Crockpot Molten Lava Cake

What’s better than a cozy, warm bowlful of chocolate cake with a built-in chocolate sauce?


Easy. Making the aforementioned, incredibly delicious cake in the slow cooker. This was so easy to make, and so, so good. I’ve made a variation of this recipe several times before in the oven, but since oven space is prime real estate in this house, I seized a golden opportunity to utilize one of my crockpots.

Incidentally, Bed Bath and Beyond is having a blowout sale on Calphalon digital crockpots – they’re half price until the end of the week…… 

Anyway, the bowl you see above is all that’s leftover from last night. I’m wondering who is going to get to it first tonight – Sabrina, Alexander, or J.

Maybe I should do the honorable thing and eat it, then claim the dog got to it. 

A small sacrifice for peace and harmony, I know.

Crockpot Molten Lava Cake – adapted from Little Mom on the Prairie

2 cups brown sugar
2 cups All-purpose flour
6 tbs.. unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
4 tbs. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips.

Molten Lava Sauce:
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups boiling water

Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla until combined. Spread the batter evenly over the bottom of the crock.
 Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over the cake batter. Slowly pour the boiling water over the mixture, and do not stir. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, until the center is still wiggly.  Spoon into bowls and serve as is or with a scoop of ice cream.

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