Slow-Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake


Prep Time : 20 MIN

Total Time : 3 HR 20 MIN

For a dessert that’s restaurant-good and slow-cooker easy, try this home-cooked take on lava cake. Let your slow cooker transform Betty Crocker SuperMoist triple chocolate fudge cake mix, pudding mix and chocolate chips into an impressively rich dessert.



  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ triple chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs


  • 1 box (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 bag (12 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups


  1. Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer as directed on cake mix box.
  2. Pour into slow cooker.
  3. In medium bowl, beat pudding mix and 2 cups milk with whisk as directed on box.
  4. Pour into slow cooker over cake batter. Do not mix.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  6. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours or until cake is set and pudding is beginning to bubble out of cake.

Expert Tips 

To make your chocolate lava cake boozy, replace 1/4 cup of the milk in the cake batter with coffee- or chocolate-flavored liqueur.

To prevent the lava cake from burning around the edge, line the slow cooker with cooking parchment paper.

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