Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crock Pot Molten Lava Cake

Crock Pot Molten Lava Cake
When I was younger, I worked for one of the church ladies, cleaning her house. She would make this on Sundays, for her husband. I could smell it cooking while I dusted and vaccumed, and once she invited me to have some…I HAD to have the recipe!
Thank you, Phyllis! This has become a family favorite with MY family now, too. Plus, very few dishes to wash!
Easy to make
Cake Ingredients:
2 C. Brown Sugar
2 C. All-purpose Flour
6 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 C. Milk
4 Tbsp. Butter, melted
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 C. Semisweet chocolate chips.
Molten Lava Sauce Ingredients:
1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1/2 C. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 C. Boiling Water
You can see chocolate chips hiding in there
1. Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in your crock pot. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla until combined. Spread the batter evenly over the bottom of the crock.
cocoa powder and brown sugar
2. Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over the cake batter.
NOTE: If you are not a molten fudge type of person, and want a more subtle cake, omit the sauce step, move on to the next part. The result is a springy, sweet and spongy cake that is a hit with the “I don’t much care for chocolate” crowd.
DO NOT STIR
3. Pour the boiling water over the top. DO NOT STIR!
Not a great presentation piece but delicious nonetheless
4. Cover and cook on High for 2 – 2 1/2 hours.
Molten Lava Cake with vanilla bean ice cream
5. Turn off heat, and remove lid. Let sit approx. 20 minutes before serving, so its still warm and liquid but will not scorch your tongue!
This is what the cake looks like made without the sauce. 
ENJOY!! I know we did! :D