Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

So, if you didn't know, I'm a nurse.
This means I work 12 hours night while my kids and husband sleep.

This also means that I have 1-2 meals out of a crockpot every week (because let's be honest...there is no energy to make dinner when you've slept 5 of the last 36 hours).

So, when I saw a crock pot DESSERT...I literally yelped with happiness.
We tried it tonight and it was a HUGE hit.
Warm and gooey and totally delicious.

One note of WARNING:
My crock pot cooks VERY even though the recipe says to cook on high...I did mine on LOW for 2 1/2 hours and it was perfect and not burnt.
Please be aware of how your crock pot cooks and adjust it accordingly....I would cry for you if you burnt this cake and had to start over :)


Crock Pot Chocolate Lava
Cake from Life as a Lofthouse
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 cups Boiling Water

Directions: For the cake: Mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla until combined. Spread the batter over the bottom of a large crockpot.

For the fudge topping: Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over the cake batter.
Pour the boiling water over the top. DO NOT STIR! Cover and cook on High for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
Cake will be very hot! Turn off heat, and remove lid. Let sit 30-40 minutes before serving, so its still warm but wont burn your mouth : )

Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream or Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

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