Slow-cooker Chocolate Lava Cake recipe

After seeing this recipe shared on Facebook a few dozen times, I thought I would give it a try. It clams to be “restaurant-good and slow-cooker easy”. Hmm, we’ll see.

slow cooker chocolate lava cake

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ triple chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

1 box (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
2 cups milk
1 bag (12 oz) milk chocolate chips

Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer as directed on cake mix box. Pour into slow cooker.

In medium bowl, beat pudding mix and 2 cups milk with whisk as directed on box. Pour into slow cooker over cake batter. Do not mix. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours or until cake is set and pudding is beginning to bubble out of cake.

chocolate lava cake

Be prepared, your house is going to smell amazing!

slow cooker dessert

Mine took the full three hours to cook, maybe a little longer. I kept peeking and looking for bubbles, but they never really came like I expected. It felt like forever. When we couldn’t wait and longer, I tested a spoonful. The cake was fully baked, so I called it done.
The end result – delicious, sinfully delicious.

When you go to serve this cake, keep in-mind that it is super rich, even for a chocolate lover. We decided to pair it with vanilla ice cream and a dab of whip. Which was perfect.


Slow-cooker Chocolate Lava Cake was a hit with my family. I’d give this recipe an 8 out of 10.
Planning to try it? Come-on back and let me know how it goes.


  1. Karen Glatt says:

    I am not a good baker but I think this is an awesome recipe to make in the Crockpot. It looks so yummy and fun to make!

  2. Allison Swain says:

    I would like to try something like this out! Looks super easy and tasty. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. shelly peterson says:

    This looks super good and easy to make. I definitely want to try this.

  4. This looks really good! I love anything I can do in the slow cooker. The fact the ingredients are not lengthy or complicated also makes me happy! Oh, and chocolate. Chocolate makes me happy! 🙂

  5. oh wow I want to get a crockpot soon so I can make recipes like this, in fact, this lava cake for sure! I didn’t want to get anything as big as a 6-qt, I wonder if it would come out ok with a smaller one?

  6. shelly leatham
    Twitter: sleatham1

    We are going to give this a try!! It looks so easy and decadent!