Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

I don’t know that I can or will ever forget the first time I tasted a chocolate lava cake. It was love at first bite. My mom loved them too- and she wasn’t a big chocolate fan (key lime was her thing, for sure!). Making the chocolate lava cake in the crock pot may seem like a slow torture because your house will smell like you are in chocolate heaven all day long but oh, is the wait ever worth it. Ooey, gooey, chocolate amazement awaits.
crockpot chocolate lava cake recipe

Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Ingredients –

 1 C. Sugar + ½ C. sugar (set aside)

1 C. flour

3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder + 3 Tbs. cocoa powder (set aside)

2 tsp. Baking powder

1 tsp. Salt

3 tbs. butter or margarine, melted

1 tsp. Vanilla

12 oz. chocolate chips

2 C. hot water

Directions –

Using a non-stick spray grease the inside of your crockpot. I’d even recommend using one of those disposable crockpot liners.

 chocolate lava cake ingredients

#1. In a medium size bowl combine flour, 3 tbs. of cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside (see photo).

 chocolate lava cake ingredients

#2. In another bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla and melted butter. Next, slowly fold the dry mixture in and mix well

 chocolate lava cake start in slowcooker

#3. Pour the batter into your greased crockpot. Pour the 12 oz. of chocolate chips on top of the batter. (see photo).

 slowcooker lava cake in progress

#4. Combine your 2 cups of hot water, 3 tbs. of cocoa powder and the ½ C. of sugar you set aside earlier. Stir until the sugar is melted. Slowly pour the mixture over the top of your batter and chocolate chips (see photo).

 chocolate lava cake partway

Cook on high for approximately 2 hours but keep an eye on it – especially the sides. You don’t want it to start burning. If it does, turn the crockpot down. Cook for 2 hours on high and then another 2 hours on low.

 crockpot chocolate lava cake

*Cook time may depend on your crockpot so keep an eye on it. Makes approximately 6 servings.

 slowcooker lava cake recipe

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side. Yum!


PS we are not responsible for  you licking the screen. Nor the bowl.  Have dignity.  Eat from a bowl and use a spoon :)


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9 comments… add one

  • I love lava cake and wouldn’t have thought of making it in the crockpot. Yours looks delicious! I might not be able to take my mind off this recipe until I make it myself. :)

  • This look so yummy I just printed it so that I can try it this weekend Thanks

  • I never thought about making desserts in the crock pot. Some of these look so yummy, I will have to try.

  • I just love chocolate and this looks really amazing!

  • Wow, this looks amazing! I’ve never tried making a cake in the slow cooker. I would love to try it.

  • My crockpot’s broken. I don’t know why I’m torturing myself by looking at these recipes! I’ll get a new one soon and try this :)

  • Oh be still my heart! This looks wonderful!

  • I love chocolate and I love crockpot recipes. This is a must try recipe.

  • How yummy this Crockpot chocolate cake sounds, I wish I had the stuff here today, I would probably make it, it is raining and gray and this Lava cake would be perfect. I have never made a cake in my crock pot but this sounds great. THank you for sharing.


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