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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
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!