Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

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You never need a reason or an occasion to eat a piece of chocolate cake! This Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake recipe requires just three ingredients to make and will remind you of Grandma’s dump cake. It’s very similar regarding its texture and taste except the only difference is this recipe is cooked in a crockpot. But don’t worry because cooking this cake recipe in a crockpot will not change its taste. You’ll notice how silky the melted chocolate which is almost fudge-like sauce oozes out of this cake and that’s what makes this dessert so unbelievably moist. Even though this chocolate cake recipe uses a cake mix, it still tastes decadent, and your guests won’t even know that it’s from a box. Although, if you prefer to make your personal favorite chocolate cake recipe from scratch you can do so by all means. You’ll be happy to know that a chocolate cake recipe is an easy one when you can use just one bowl to mix up all the ingredients without any complications or fuss. Although this cake tastes great just the way it is, there is nothing wrong with serving it with a side of vanilla ice cream. You could also add some chocolate shavings on top as a garnish because let’s admit there is never too much chocolate in a delicious chocolate cake recipe.

Baking cakes is an art, and you can always use your imagination to doctor up easy recipes by adding the ingredients of your choice. Plus, it makes the process of baking cakes a whole lot of fun. Since this recipe is cooked in a crockpot, it doesn’t come out with a cake shaped structure but rather more like a gooey chocolate dessert. That is why you will not be able to frost the cake. However, you can whip up some fun drizzles like Nutella or cream cheese drizzle. You could pour some brandy or rum on the cake when it’s fully baked. Add some fresh berries on top if you like. Along with chocolate chips, you can add butterscotch or toffee chips as well. Adding sour cream, buttermilk or Greek yogurt to cake mixes also gives a great lift to the overall flavor as well as adds a slight tang to the cake.

As a healthy alternative, you can use dark chocolate in the place of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dark chocolate is loaded with many health benefits that come from iron and other essential minerals and vitamins present in it. It is an excellent source of antioxidants that are known to kill free radicals in our body and improves the cardiovascular health as well. Always use the type of dark chocolate with a cacao content of at least 70 percent or more. This is because the darker the chocolate is, the lesser processing it goes through, and there is also less amount of added sugar in dark chocolate. If you can stick to using organic dark chocolate that’s even better.

There are so many amazing cake recipes out there, but not many of them will tell you how to bake a chocolate cake that’s fool-proof and straightforward to make. Thank you to Danielle at the Hugs and Cookies xoxo food blog for sharing this devilishly delicious Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake recipe with us. Do visit Danielle’s blog for more amazing cake recipes and kids birthday cake ideas. There is perhaps nothing better than a gooey piece of chocolate cake with melted chocolate overflowing. This Chocolate Cake recipe is a must eat for all the chocoholics. Surprise your family with this chocolate delight today!

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