Did you know you can make a delicious cake with very little effort right in your slow cooker? Try this amazing gooey chocolate lava cake recipe for your next gathering without ever turning on the oven!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
(Adapted from Betty Crocker)
Ingredients for the cake:
box of chocolate cake mix
1 and 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil like I prefer)
Ingredients for the topping:
1 four serving size box of chocolate instant pudding
2 cups milk
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
Beat together cake mix, oil, eggs, and milk with an electric mixer or stand mixer for a few minutes until batter is smooth. Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray so the cake won’t stick. Pour mixture into the slow cooker and smooth over the bottom. Beat together the 2 cups milk and pudding and pour over the top. Do not stir. Then sprinkle chocolate chips over top without stirring. Cover and cook on high for 2 and 1/2 hours. You’ll know when it is done when the outsides and top set up like a sponge- the middle will be gooey. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired. Serves 12. Enjoy! 🙂
Notes: Your cook time will vary based on the size and shape of your slow cooker. For instance, original recipe said 2.5 hours on low, but many reviews say that was very incorrect. I cooked mine on high for 2.5 hours with a wider shaped oval slow cooker with a larger cooking surface. If you have a taller slow cooker, it may take longer. When cooking on high, be sure to watch the cake so it doesn’t burn.