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Slow Cooker Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Guest post from Michelle of The Willing Cook

Are you the type that unplugs the oven in the summer to avoid heating up your whole house and raising your cooling bill? You’re not alone in this endeavor.

It’s always great to have a few favorite recipes to use during these warm (and enjoyable) summer months that do not require the oven, but rather use alternative cooking devices like the slow cooker and grill! These are great ways to cook dinner most nights, but what about dessert? Yes, that very important course to every meal!

Sure, you can opt for ice cream and popsicles, but what if you want cake? You’re sunk without the oven. Or are you?

I’m here to tell you that you’re not sunk. I have come up with a recipe that does many things for many of you chocolate lovers out there.

Are you ready for it? Molten Chocolate Lava Cake made in the slow cooker that is free of gluten, dairy, and egg (among a few other top allergens).

Yes, my friends, it’s true!

Before giving you the recipe, I want to point out a few things about it:

1. This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It is a chocolate lover’s delight! That is: it is rich!

2. Don’t expect a sheet cake-type consistency. It is lava cake, after all.

The outside rim surrounding the crock pot cooks up like a cake. The further you get towards the center of the crockpot, it turns to a pudding consistency, then an icing consistency. YUM!

I recommend serving the cake by spooning out some of the outer “cakey” rim, topped with a little of the pudding center, followed by the “icing”. Then, top it all with fresh berries and powdered sugar (that’s optional, but highly recommended).

Now for that recipe…

Looking for more oven-free and allergy-friendly dessert recipes? Here are a few of my favorites: Banana Chocolate Bar and Banana Nut Butter Balls

Of course, if you want to use your oven, you can find many other allergy-friendly fruit-inspired dessert recipes there, too. Things like: Banana Cream Custard Pie and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake with Blueberry Sauce.

Michelle is blessed to stay home with her three children (ages 10, 7, and 4), while her husband works to provide. When she’s not experimenting with allergy-friendly meals, she’s blogging about it at The Willing Cook. Through the Willing Cook, her hope is that you gain peace of mind in your kitchen (and your pocket book) and are able to serve those you love who suffer with food allergies.

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