Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

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8 servings SERVINGS


  • 3 1⁄2 cups packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • Whipped cream, ice cream or fresh raspberries, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups brown sugar, flour, 6 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, butter and vanilla. Turn into a slow cooker.
  • In another bowl, combine remaining brown sugar and remaining cocoa. Sprinkle over batter in slow cooker. Pour boiling water over the top. Do not stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1⁄2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 30 minutes. Serve topped with whipped cream or ice cream, or a few fresh raspberries.Want more quick ideas for mealtime? Check out 20 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to find more editor-recommended recipes for every meal.