Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe
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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

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Everyone who tries this dessert falls in love with it. Using a slow cooker liner makes cleanup a breeze. —Latona Dwyer, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 215 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Transfer to a greased 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spoon over cake batter; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out with moist crumbs. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p48

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Debra Torres User ID: 4566970 253317
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"Love taking this to church potlucks! The best dessert for a crowd. So easy, but it seems like you slaved all day to make it!"

lola717 User ID: 8804411 245430
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"i made this yesterday. I thought it was terrible. Nothing like I thought it was going to taste like. so disappointing."

NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 244250
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"I made this for my family on Valentine's Day and they were thrilled. We served it with vanilla ice cream. I will definitely make it again! I used the crockpot liner and am glad I did. No mess to clean up. I couldn't find devil's food cake s used German chocolate. Delicious. Only served the 4 of us. We had huge helpings. If I had company, I would try to double it."

mary.honerman User ID: 8175635 244025
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"This was so easy and so delicious! I will make it again! It took three hours on high to cook."

Pink1963 User ID: 8769674 243770
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This turned out perfect! Took like 3 minutes to put together, than 3 hours in the crock pot. A really great flavor, I will definitely make this again when I have people over, it does make a lot. I don't like cakes with frosting or that are too sweet, so this was just my cup of tea. Now I'm wondering if you can use other flavors of cake mix and pudding..........."

SpartanRepair User ID: 8748406 243028
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"I made this and it literally tasted like nothing(plain oatmeal like)... It made my house smell good atleast"

Evil74 User ID: 8689228 241294
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"I needed to try this but didn't have a chocolate cake, or chocolate pudding, so I used yellow cake mix with cocoa, vanilla pudding with cocoa, dark chocolate chips. was GREAT !!! , with ice cream , just over 2 1/2 hrs on high."

rdwags62 User ID: 6077205 237316
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"This cake was very rich and very good. I would call it a pudding cake rather than lava cake but that is not a big deal. We used to make pudding cake when I was growing up and this reminded me of that."

watsonl1 User ID: 3481416 237167
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"This cake was just so-so in my opinion. It is easy to put together, but don't forget it as you can most crock pot meals. Mine like other reviewers was done in 2-2.5 hours tops. The flavor is just so-so and it seemed to lack the "molten" texture I was looking for in lava cake. My daughter who is a choc-o-holic was not impressed either. Good to try but I wouldn't take this to an event or make again."

Ms.phyllischeeks User ID: 8599297 236118
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"I had it at church it was the bomb"

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