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Making this super easy Crockpot chocolate lava cake is the perfect treat even during those busy weeknights. It’s a great and indulgent dessert everyone will devour.

Did you know that you can make cakes in the Crockpot? Baking in the slow cooker is actually really satisfying. Everything comes out really moist and delicious and you don’t have to hover around in the kitchen keeping an eye on the oven.

I really enjoy making things like Crockpot chocolate lava cake because it’s super indulgent and everyone always begs for more. It’s a super simple dessert that really puts a smile on every face.

If you want to serve it up with some ice cream, even better!

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Pin showing the finished Crockpot chocolate Lava cake ready to eat.

Can you really bake in a Crockpot?

Absolutely. I have made so many cakes in my slow cookers over the years and you can even make things like pineapple upside down cake, baked apples, and more! If you like making lava cakes try out this Crockpot Peanut Butter Lava Cake!

When you bake in the Crockpot you are saving yourself so much stress and hassle. You can use a liner for your slow cooker and then cleanup is a real breeze. I love that I don’t have to stand around watching the oven wondering when the perfect time will be to pull out the cake.

Another look at the finished crockpot chocolate lava cake ready to eat.

Kitchen essentials for Crockpot baking: 

These links are great for shopping the best Crockpots and accessories for making Crockpot chocolate lava cake in your Crockpot.

I use a liner whenever I’m making anything that might get stuck on. It makes cleanup a breeze and keeps everything easy to remove! You’ll need a good metal serving spoon to get this recipe served up pretty and easily.

When it comes to Crockpots I have MANY…it’s an obsession of mine, I’m not too proud to admit. I like to have options when it comes to sizes. A nice 6 quart is useful for all kinds of recipes. You can also use a 4 quart for many recipes and these Little Dipper crockpots are perfect for dessert, fondue, and more!

a top down look at two bowls full of chocolate lava cake made in the slow cooker.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Crockpot chocolate lava cake at home:

This recipe uses simple ingredients to make a from scratch chocolate lava cake! You will need unsalted butter, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and espresso powder.

You will also need all purpose flour, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt. For the lava you’ll need some semi sweet chocolate chunks. For serving make sure to have some ice cream on hand because it goes great with this tasty chocolate cake!

That is everything we will need to make this slow cooker cake. It’s a delicious cake that you can make from scratch in about 10 minutes of prep time. The cake will bake for about 3 hours but in that time you can do whatever you want. No need to watch the cake like you would in an oven!

A bowl of lava cake with ice cream ready to eat.

How to make slow cooker lava cake:

Here’s the really exciting part. This recipe is super simple to put together. There’s nothing too crazy happening here, everything goes into the crockpot but the ice cream and then it gets baked. You’ll see just how easy it is to bake with the slow cooker and you’ll never turn back! Check it out:

Line a 6 quart slow cooker with foil or disposable liner and coat with butter or cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, flour, eggs, vanilla, and salt.

Fold in chocolate chunks and scrape batter into slow cooker

Cover with the lid and cook on low for 3 hours.

Spoon into individual bowls and top with ice cream.

A close up of the finished lava cake ready to eat.

Looking for more delicious Crockpot meals to try?

If this is your first time here at Slow Cooker Living (welcome!) you might not know that we have TONS of super simple recipes that are all made in the Crockpot. 

Here are some of our popular choices that I think you’ll want to check out. Don’t miss out on any of these delicious meals. The slow cooker can make your life in the kitchen so much easier, try out some of these simple meals for your next meal prepping session as well! 

Featured image showing the finished crockpot chocolate lava cake ready to eat.

My family loves Super Easy Nacho Chicken And RiceSlow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup RecipeCrock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken WingsSlow Cooker Beef StewAsian Crockpot Shredded Chicken, and Crockpot Meat Loaf Recipe

You can also try out these other tasty side dish recipes like Crockpot Baked BeansCrock Pot Cowboy BeansSlow Cooker Loaded PotatoesCrockpot Cheesy PotatoesCrockpot Rice RecipeCrockpot Green Bean Casserole or Crockpot Corn Casserole!

Printable Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe:

Another look at the finished crockpot chocolate lava cake ready to eat.

Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Making this super easy Crockpot chocolate lava cake is the perfect treat even during those busy weeknights. It's a great indulgent dessert everyone loves.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp expresso powder
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Ice cream for serving

Instructions

  1. Line a 6qt slow cooker with foil or disposable liner and coat with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, flour, eggs, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Fold in chocolate chunks and scrap batter into slow cooker
  4. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 3 hours.
  5. Spoon into individual bowls and top with ice cream.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 611Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 163mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 75gFiber 3gSugar 63gProtein 7g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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