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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

yield: 12 SERVINGS

Ingredients

Ingredients for the cake:

  • box of chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 3.9 oz. size box of chocolate instant pudding (4 serving sized)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Serving:

  • vanilla ice cream

Directions

1

Beat together cake mix, oil, eggs, and milk with an electric mixer or stand mixer for a few minutes until batter is smooth.

2

Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray so the cake won't stick. Pour mixture into the slow cooker and smooth over the bottom.

3

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.

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slow cooker chocolate lava recipe

Love chocolate cake?

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! It takes just a few ingredients and is a cinch to put together!

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

yield: 12 SERVINGS

A gooey chocolate cake to make in your slow cooker!

Ingredients

Ingredients for the cake:

  • box of chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 3.9 oz. size box of chocolate instant pudding (4 serving sized)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Serving:

  • vanilla ice cream

Directions

1

Beat together cake mix, oil, eggs, and milk with an electric mixer or stand mixer for a few minutes until batter is smooth.

2

Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray so the cake won't stick. Pour mixture into the slow cooker and smooth over the bottom.

3

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.

Additional Notes

(Adapted from Betty Crocker)

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Note: Your cook time will vary based on the size and shape of your slow cooker. 

For instance, the 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. 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. I would start checking the slow cooker towards the end of cook time to make sure it isn’t burning.

Gooey Chocolate Cake Heaven!

Get ready to enjoy some awesome hot lava cake that is so good and literally oozing with melted chocolate. My family really enjoyed this idea, and we’ve since taken this cake to a few potlucks with success as a fun and unique dessert!


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Comments 113

  1. Jennifer

    Has anyone tried it in the new casserole crock pot? I got one for Christmas and want to make this in it. Was wondering if it altered the cooking time at all? Thanks!

    • Jennifer

      Made this today in the casserole crock pot. 2 hours 45 minutes on high and it was perfect. A big hit at our church potluck!

  2. Kenia

    Can I double everything to make it serve more than 12 people and just cook it longer?

    • Chris mcevoy

      Can u double this recipe? How long would it take to cook thank you

  3. Judy

    I made this for my husband’s family on Easter. I cooking in the crockpot for about 2 hours and 45 minutes on high. It was great!

  4. Michelle

    Would vanilla pudding work? I don’t have chocolate pudding on hand.

  5. Ashley Discuillo

    does the recipe stay the same for a small/exsmall crock pot?

  6. Megan Ryan

    can you put it in the fridge over night then bake it in the crockpot

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ya I’m not seeing a reason why that wouldn’t work out. – Thanks Megan 😀

  7. Colleen Mc

    Tried this today, so yummy! Didn’t have chocolate cake mix but had vanilla so I used banana pudding and added two over ripe bananas to the mix. What a great dessert idea, especially in the summer when you don’t want to heat the house up with the oven.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That sounds yummy! Thanks Colleen

  8. skater82

    Are you mixing the milk and pudding to just blend it together or are you actually making the pudding?

    • Kelsey

      How was it . Wanting to make it but all I have is the pudding cups

  9. L A

    Can you turn it out of the crockpot and decorate it like a standard cake?
    Or is this best served scooped out of the crockpot?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I think it’s best scooped out if the crock pot 😀

  10. Alison

    Can you use vanilla pudding?or premade pudding?

  11. Jess

    Have this in the crock pot now! Anyone know best way to store leftovers/reheat?

  12. Eunice

    Can you double the recipe for 24 servings? If so, how long do you cook it for… on high?

  13. Shuntae Richardson

    I tried my luck and made the cake. I followed the recipe and that part turned out great. My issue was I cooked the cake as stated on the recipe and my cake ended up overcooking. Although it was overcooked, we were able to sort of eat around the dry parts. I guess I would suggest really watching the cake after 1 1/2 hours just in case your slow cooker cooks faster. Overall, its a quick and easy dessert.

    Shuntae

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for the tip! 👍

  14. Joy

    How about lemon cake w lemon pudding and White choc chips?

  15. Sandy

    Can you make a double batch in a 10 quart crock pot.

  16. Erica Hebert

    I followed the recipe to the T and after 3 and a half hours on high, it’s still completely liquid. I don’t understand :/

  17. LeeAnn

    Made this yesterday for Easter dinner. Served with vanilla ice cream. Holy hell it was sinful!! Delicious

  18. Donna

    I made last night in same size crock pot as pictured and it turned out good! It looked done at 2 hours on high, so I turned it down to warm at that point. I think I agree with another reviewer that and hour and a half or maybe 1 hour & 45 minutes might be better if you want a “lava” texture. Mine cooked into a nice moist cake because I had to wait to serve until my guests arrived.

  19. Jacob hughes

    Looks delicious! All tho can we use like butterscotch chips instead?

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