While browsing through slow cooker recipes, I wasn’t sure just what to think when I found a crockpot recipe for Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. I’ve used my slow cooker for many things: dips, dinners, and fondues; but I had yet to bake a cake in one! It seemed kind of strange. I mean…cake? How does that work? Apparently it works very well. This recipe has totally and completely converted me. This chocolate cake was so good! I can now see that I need to think outside of the slow cooker box. I am now on the lookout for other ways to use my slow cooker that don’t involve roasts. With a machine that produces such amazing results with such little fuss, it only makes sense. While I really do enjoy putzing around in the kitchen, I don’t always have an hour and a half to devote to a complicated, twenty ingredient kind of recipe. That’s where this one comes in. It uses things that you likely already have on hand so you won’t need to make any special trips to your local grocery store! You’re welcome.
This cake recipe is a snap! So convenient, I have turned to this lava cake when the heat of summer gets to be too much. Sometimes, you just want dessert but when the humidity climbs, the last thing I want to do is add to that by using the oven for thirty minutes–or longer! That’s when recipes like this come in handy. Best of all, you don’t even stir! Really, it can’t get any easier than that. Fudgy, moist, and warm, serve it with vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t get any better than this slow cooker chocolate lava cake recipe from Life as a Lofthouse blog.
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