Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

close-up of the dessert in a bowl.

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Chocolate Lava Cake made easy in the slow cooker! This easy cake has a rich chocolate flavor with a jiggly molten chocolate center. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the very best experience.



For the Cake:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 ounces chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk

 Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh berries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Cake: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour the batter into your slow cooker.
  2. Topping: In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, brown sugar, and chopped dark chocolate for the topping. Evenly distribute the mixture over the cake batter.
  3. Bring the almond milk to a boil in a medium saucepan and then carefully pour it over the cake.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set it to cook on low for 1 1/2 hours. It’s done when the cake is set around the edges and the center is still wobbly.
  5. Scoop the cake into bowls and top the servings with powdered sugar, fresh berries, and ice cream if desired.


Chocolate note: This cake has a deep chocolate flavor that’s not overly sweet. For a sweeter cake, use the same amount of semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate. You can use chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.

The nutrition estimate doesn’t include the optional toppings.