At this time of year, we have been on several Carnival Cruises and a signature dessert for them is their Chocolate Melting Cake. A warm, ooey, gooey cake served with ice cream. Since it doesn’t look like I get to cruise right now, I decided I needed to make one but using my Crock Pot to.
Yes, your Crock Pot is for more than soups and roasts. I have a whole section of recipes for you to try. I’ve been making a chocolate cake for years in my Crock Pot, but decided to do it as a Lava Cake this time. And my guys are so glad I did.
Many restaurants are starting to serve this type of cake too. But, you don’t have to go out, make it at home.
As with any recipe you make in the Crock Pot, but especially something like a cake, your type and size of Crock Pot can greatly affect cooking time.
I suggest you testing it at least 15 – 20 minutes before the suggested cooking time is complete. If the edges are getting pretty firm, it’s done.
Anytime I make something like this chocolate cake or a brownie, I like to serve it as I would a sundae. Toppings such as ice cream, whipped cream, strawberries, and caramel sauce are just a few of my favorites. On the cruise, many people order this cake with peanut butter. Maybe that is something you want to try.
- 1 box chocolate cake mix, I used Duncan Hines Devils Food
- 1 1/4 cups 2% or whole milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 box (3.4 oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
- 2 cups 2% or whole milk
- 1 bag (12 oz) chocolate chips - I used dark chocolate
- Spray Crock Pot with vegetable spray
- Mix all 4 ingredients together, until well mixed as you would a normal cake mix
- Pour into Crock Pot.
- Mix pudding and milk together until thick
- Place dollops over cake mix
- Sprinkle chips on top of pudding mix
- Cover and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours.
- Remember to check and make note for the next time you cook it.
- If you prefer, milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips could be used instead of dark
- I have found the oval 5 - 6 qt. Crock Pot works better than the deeper, round one
- You may like a darker fudge cake mix
- Do not test as a normal cake since the middle will be fudgey and not solid
- I like to place a towel under to lid to prevent moisture from dripping down
Mix up cake and pour into Crock Pot
Top with pudding
Sprinkle chips on top
Cover and bake until done
If you prefer, milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips could be used instead of dark
I have found the oval 5 – 6 qt. Crock Pot works better than the deeper, round one
You may like a darker fudge cake mix
Do not test as a normal cake since the middle will be fudgey and not solid
Place a towel between Crock Pot and lid when cooking (this picture from another recipe)
Let me know if you try this.
What’s your favorite thing to use your Crock Pot for?
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