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

Ingredients
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

How-To

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! 

 


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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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