Did you quit your New Years’ Resolution diet yet? Promise you didn’t give up chocolate for Lent? Good, then you can have this cake… it’s ooey, it’s gooey, it’s chocolate and marshmallow goodness, and it’s perfect for those intense chocolate cravings. And even better, it’s made in the crock pot, so you can set it, forget it, and come back for that delicious s’mores goodness. If you’re looking for the perfect crock pot cake, this is your best bet!
While I am all about a good diet, and I am still trying to get through mine as best as I can, I’m also okay with a cheat day now and again. And if anything is worth a good cheat, well, it’s this cake… mmm, this gooey, decadent, lava cake. It’s just dripping with chocolatey goodness. But dieters, beware– this treat is RICH. (And so, totally, absolutely worth it).
Start out with your favorite chocolate cake mix. Prepare the ingredients according to package directions. Spray a crock pot with cooking spray, then pour the batter into the slow cooker.
Next, mix chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups of cold milk, whisking according to package directions.
Sprinkle the top generously with mini marshmallows. The mini ones work best here to get nice and gooey, but you’ll get the same flavor if you buy regular marshmallows, and they’ll work just fine, too. Spread the pudding on top of the marshmallows gently.
Top the pudding with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips, and you’re all ready to set it and forget it. Place your slow cooker lid on your crock pot, cooking on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours… that will give it long enough to get gooey, but not overdone. You’ll want to switch the slow cooker off when the edges are done, but not overdone. The inside will continue to cook in the warm slow cooker even as you serve from the edges.
This is one of my favorite cake recipes ever. I know that it’s not the prettiest dessert on the planet, more akin to a cobbler than a layer cake, but the flavor is on point and so amazing that you’ll be making this one again and again!
This crock pot cake is so rich and delicious… a glass of cold milk pairs perfectly with it! From the melted marshmallows to the crumbly graham crackers, and of course, the rich chocolate, you’ll be enjoying s’more flavor all year round. This cake is winter’s answer to that fireplace treat.
- Chocolate Cake Mix, plus ingredients listed on the back of the box
- Chocolate Pudding Mix (4-serving), plus 2 cups cold milk
- 1/2 Cup Mini Marshmallows
- 1/4 Cup Crushed Graham Crackers
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Prepare cake batter according to package directions and pour into greased crock pot.
- Prepare chocolate pudding mix.
- Cover cake mix with mini marshmallows, then carefully spread pudding mix over marshmallows.
- Top evenly with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until edges are done and pudding is bubbly.
- Serve warm!
This is the perfect dessert to serve after burgers and fries with this Fry Sauce and Steakburger Seasoning, or you can check out these Mississippi Mud Cheesy Potatoes, which are a perfect side to any meal!
Have you slow-cooked a cake? Let me know how it went in the comments below! And tell me about your new years’ resolution… did it involve dieting? Have you kept it, or did you give in to something delicious like chocolate?