Chocolate Crockpot Lava Cake

The is a recipe a I found on pinterest. I looked interesting to me because I had never made anything sweet in the crock pot. I figured tuesday night dinner was a good time to try it. I found these things called crock pot liners which will literally save you hours of scrubbing, and make it easy to pick up the liner and then store that in the fridge. Thanks Jamie! 

box chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 C milk
1/2 C vegetable or canola oil
3 eggs
1 (3.9 ounce) instant chocolate pudding
2 C milk

1. Grab a 3-4 quart crock pot and line it with parchment paper. Spray the inside of the paper with cooking spray. The parchment paper helps the cake cook without burning along the edges. You can make it without the paper, just be sure to watch it closely.

2. Find yourself a nice chocolate cake mix and pour it into your stand mixer or medium-sized mixing bowl.
3. Add 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup oil and 3 eggs. Beat on low-speed for 1 minutes. Scrape the bottom of the bowl and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until the batter in nice and glossy.

4. Pour the batter into the lined crock pot.

5.Pour one small box of chocolate pudding into your stand mixer or medium-sized mixing bowl. Add 2 cups cold milk and beat it until the pudding thickens. Should take about 3-4 minutes.

6. Pour the pudding over the top of the cake batter. Don’t stir it.

7. Grab a bag of milk chocolate chips and pour the pretty little things all over the top of the pudding. Again, please do not stir it.
8. Cover the crock and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, or until the top of the cake is set.

This recipe is easy in the sense that before dinner you can throw everything into the crock pot and while your eating it will cook, and you don’t have to worry about it.

To the the truth I was not satisfied with the taste of it! To me it tasted like pudding and cake layered on one another. It didn’t have the lava cake consistency, and also didn’t have the taste. The cake would of been good in the crock pot without the pudding! My guests actually loved it. It just wasn’t my favorite, and I would make this recipe again. I am going to stick to conventional lava cake from now on.

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Rum Chata Pudding Shots

Here is my “cocktail” that I chose for 2nd Annual Cookies and Cocktails. these were so good I could have eaten it out of the bowl with a spoon.

 

One box of Vanilla Instant Pudding Box

One cup of Milk

One cup of rum chata

One tub of small cool whip.

 

Mix together and distribute into small jello shot cups. Refrigerate, enjoy :)

Chocolate Oreo Poke Cake You look DELISH.

And guess what. It was. I saw this many times all over Pinterest and thought to myself, the kids would love to make these.

Poke Cake 

Poke Cake, seemed very Mid-west. My mom is from Michigan and I visit every where and I know those mid-westerners love to pudding and jello in everything. Green Jello, mayonaise, they do it all. But this recipe actually looked good, so I had to try it, with my own spin of course. Perfect dessert for a Tuesday night Recipe.

So I got your average chocolate cake box and made it like it said on the the box. But there is only a few of us girls at TND’s so I figured I didnt need the whole thing, so I split the cake into two casserole looking shaped pans. I gave one the cakes to the boy I babysitt for him to make his own poke cake. I kept one and only used one box of pudding because I was only using half the cake.

It was tons of fun poking the cake and pouring in the oreo brand pudding. Once it cooled, I decided that it wasnt complete without cool whip… I mean cmon. Then I crushed my  one dollar guaranteed value oreos (thanks stop and shop) all over the cake… and it was DELISH. The cake is so most and it was just a plethora of chocolate goodness. But not too much.

All Poked!

Pudding Poured ( I dont have a picture of the final product)

Then JT made his poke cake, with vanilla pudding, and REAL whipped cream, (from a can) and we topped them with the special edition birthday cake oreos I bought earlier in the week and hated. and his cake was MARVELOUS TOO.

My mini chef, notice his pokes, He loved poking the cake.

So over all its just a great recipe. And everyone at TND’s loved it. I have been brainstorming other ways to make it, Lemon? Pumpkin? Stay tuned!!

Success!!!