January 28, 2011 Recipe AND Great Giveaway!

I am so pleased to be a scheduled Blog Stop for the remarkable author Betty Auchard. Follow a couple of simple rules, and be entered to win a free hardback copy of her book: The Home for the Friendless.

Go to the “Contest” page (see bar at the top, SHOULD say, Home, About Me, Contest)

Follow the “rules” on that page. At 5 pm PST Feb. 3, 2011 I will pick a winner. Winner WILL BE NOTIFIED ON BLOG.

Have fun! Stop in every day for more chances to win, and more about Betty’s fantastic book and speaking tours.

NOW – on to today’s recipe. First off, I recommend that if you live alone you don’t try this unless you are having a party! 🙂 It is yummy, fattening and Oh so chocolaty!

Crockpot Lava Cake

(This may be a “duh” moment, but you MUST have a standard sized Crockpot to make this – and I recommend you use the kind of Crockpot that has a removable crock)

10 minutes to prepare
3 Hours to Cook 
Makes 12 servings

1 package chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1-  2/3 cups water
1 large package Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding Mix
2 cups cold milk
1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips


Prepare cake mix into batter using eggs, oil, and water proportions given above, NOT the ones on the box. Pour into crock-pot.

Prepare Jell-O Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix using milk amount listed in ingredients list. Pour this over cake mix in crock-pot. Sprinkle chocolate chips all over the top of the batter.

Cook in crock-pot on high setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until cake is moist but not jiggling  and little volcanoes of spitting chocolate appear on top. Serve with ice cream, whipped topping, or on its own for a really special dessert. Serve small portions, this stuff is RICH!

Last time I made this, I used mint chips; particularly tasty are the Andes mint chips. Another alternative is the Heath brand milk chocolate with Crushed Heath Bar – found in the same place as the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. Play with this recipe with different flavors of cake and/or Pudding mix – it is a great dessert to make for a kid’s party.You can use just about any kind of cake mix or pudding mix or even different kinds of chips. Create anything you want with this simple recipe! 



About ReaderWoman

Professional reader and researcher for writers - Reviewer and Editor for online book review sites - AVID reader (well, duh!) writer, crafter (sewing, jewelry, fiber art) photographer, herb gardener, love to learn new things - Married 3842 years, 2 "kids" (now 34 and 36) and two grands (13 and 15) Born and raised California Girl, with stints in Tennessee, learning to speak Southern, and Arizona, learning that living in a trailer is NOT fun! Enjoy conversations with wine and chocolate, long walks and being with hubby and family. Life is good!
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2 Responses to January 28, 2011 Recipe AND Great Giveaway!

  1. susanideus says:

    Not to be dense–I have an oval CrockPot, not the older round one. Will this still work?

    • ReaderWoman says:

      Actually a very good question -I am not sure how the placement of the cake batter etc. will be effected by the shape of the crockpot. I can’t think that it would make a great difference, although it is easier in one with the liner. You will have to be the guinea pig here – test it out and let me know!

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