Saturday, February 14, 2015

chocolate lava love cake


last week, I mentioned that the boyfriend doesn't like overly sweet treats. the next day, he said he really wanted chocolate lava cake for valentine's day, go figure. I've seen the crockpot lava cake several times on pinterest and I decided to give it a shot.

to kick it up a notch, I bought two kinds of ice cream to top the cake instead of plain vanilla. his favorite: chocolate chip cookie dough and my favorite: cherry. mine definitely looked more spirited since there's flecks of red in the ice cream! I love the idea of serving this at a party as a chocolate lava ice cream bar with lots of ice cream flavor options, sprinkles, and chocolate syrup. or serving it for holidays with the ice cream matching the occasion: peppermint for christmas, mint for st. paddy's, etc.

ok back to valentine's day. we ended up canceling our dinner reservations for a homemade soiree with friends at the last minute. good thing I already had this cake in the crockpot! we brought the cake and ice cream over since the recipe serves 12 people. the cake finished cooking on high while we ate a delicious dinner of chicken parmesan. this recipe was easy, yummy, and good for a large group. xo, lam


ingredients:
-1 box chocolate cake mix
-1 1/4 c. milk
-3 eggs
-1/4 c. oil
-1 box instant chocolate pudding
-2 cups cold milk
-1 bag of milk chocolate chips
-ice cream of your choice!

instructions:
1. line crockpot with parchment paper
2. pour cake mix, 1 1/4 c. milk, 1/4 c. oil, 3 eggs into large bowl. mix thoroughly until smooth. pour the cake mixture into your crockpot.

 

3. in same large bowl, pour instant pudding mix and 2 c. milk. stir until blended, about 2 mins.
4. pour pudding mixture into crockpot on top of cake mixture. DO NOT STIR.


5. pour the entire bag of chocolate chips onto the top of the crockpot mixture. DO NOT STIR. I used my hands to evenly disperse the morsels and to be gentle so they don't fall to the bottom of the mixture.


6. cook on high for 2 1/2 hours OR low for 6 hours.
7. top with ice cream and enjoy!

recipe adapted from do it and how

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