Chocolate Lava Cake

I need to preface this post by saying that this is NOT a healthy, real food recipe.  You might have guessed that from the Chocolate Lava Cake title. Yeah, I know that’s what I promote and blog about but, if you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll know that I encourage the 80/20 rule of clean eating.  That’s what’s most realistic for most people.  In my own life, I try to get closer to 90/10 clean eating and allow some indulgences.  This is one of those times.  I wanted to make a healthier version of it but my kids weren’t having any of that so it’s not healthy in any way.  Unless you look at it in a non-food way – the time spent enjoying chocolate dessert with my girls was priceless.

Chocolate Lava Cake


1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
2 cups water, divided
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder


Coat bottom and sides of slow cooker with coconut oil so cake does not stick.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 1 cup of water and coconut oil. Stir to get most of the lumps out.
Pour mixture into slow cooker.
In the same mixing bowl, combine 1 cup HOT water, sugar and cocoa powder and make sure that sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour this mixture on top of cake mixture and cook on high for about 2 hours.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Have you ever tried dessert in the slow cooker?  What’s your favorite dessert?

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