19 June 2012

Recipe of the Week: Crock Pot Molten Lava Cake

This is one of those recipes that you really need to keep because it is so good.  I had never made molten lava cake, but Albert "made" it for me on our first Valentine's Day dinner along with and awesome blossom so it's held a special place in my heart since then.  Plus it's chocolate and I'm completely addicted.  I pared it with peppermint ice cream for our Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious.  

I found the recipe on This Chick Cooks blog.





Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose {Jules GF} flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 6 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate (or 1/3 cup chocolate chips) 
  • 1 cup sugar (2/3 cup & 1/3 cup, added separately) 
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/3 cup milk 
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar 
  • 1-1/2 cups hot water


Directions:

  1. Coat the inside of a 2.5 to 5 quart crock with cooking spray.  Mix the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Mix well. Stir in the 2/3 cup of white sugar, 3 tablespoons of cocoa, vanilla extract, salt, milk, and egg yolk. Add the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Spread the batter in the slow cooker.
  2. Now mix the remaining white sugar, the brown sugar, cocoa, and hot water until the sugar is dissolved. I just stuck the sugar and water in the microwave for a minute or two and then added the cocoa. I used the same bowl from earlier. Less dishes :)  Pour the water mixture over your batter in the crock pot.
  3. Cook on high for 1-2 hours. You will know when the cake is done because it will be pulling away from the edges and it will look mostly set (cooked). It will still be floating on its chocolate sauce. When you check the cake try not to let the moisture from the lid drip on it.

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