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Slow Cooker Recipes: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Recipes: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Slow Cooker Recipes: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
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.

Slow Cooker  Recipes: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Recipes: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Recipes: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

From Life as a Lofthouse Blog.

This was really good. My husband can't stay out of it!


  • 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


  1. Mix together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
  3. Spread batter over bottom of a large crockpot (this will rise so don't use the mini crocks). Batter will be stiff.
  4. Combine brown sugar and cocoa powder.
  5. Sprinkle over cake batter.
  6. Pour boiling water over the top of it all and resist all temptation to stir! DO NOT STIR.
  7. Cover and cook on High for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
  8. Remove lid, turn off, and let rest 30 minutes before serving so it isn't so hot!
  9. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.


  1. I’m not sure about that one. I think it might be a good idea to track down multiple slow cookers to fit your crowd. Then you know it will turn out!

  2. Jessica

    I love the chocolate molten cake it was wonderful & so easy. I am wanting to make for a large crowd so I wanted to cook it in the oven do you know if I would use the same exact recipe for the oven? I did not know about the liquids.

    Thank you
    Robin Persson

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