S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake from the Slow-Cooker Cake – a sweet chocolate treat
I love using my slow cooker – soups, stews, pulled pork, potatoes, chili, roast beef, chicken….. well I’m sure you do too. Why? Because it saves me TIME. What’s the one thing that people say on a Monday morning when you ask “how was your weekend?” Always, always – “it was too short!” So in addition to finding ways to make delicious pies and pastry – I’m searching for easy and quick recipes for you to make delicious desserts.
On Labor Day weekend I made an amazing BBQ Pulled Pork. So following on that success, I’ve been researching recipes and wondering what other wonderful things I could use it for? I got my answer earlier this week from hubby Mark, who advised me that when he returned home to our RV last Monday the propane tanks were empty. Apparently all of the baking I’ve been doing in our little oven in the RV takes a ton of gas! Who knew?
Using a slow-cooker to make squares or bake a pudding or cake, it’s just not a connection I make when thinking about creating a dessert.
But after making this amazing S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake, the slow-cooker has moved to the top of my list for baking delicious Sweet Treats.
Now there are some good examples of how to line your slow cooker with foil, to make a pan like form so that you can lift the cake out of the slow cooker when it is done. I’ve put a link here for you. I take a different approach and use an actual foil baking pan – a round one, it so easy to use and fits my slow cooker perfectly (put the size of the pot here). We want this to be as quick and easy for you as possible!
You can buy both the slow cooker and foil baking pans at the Store – which lists all of my Baking Equipment Favorites.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup milk
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Heath Bars – crushed
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ¾ cup boiling water
Vanilla ice cream
Mix together 1 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 tbsp. cocoa, baking powder and salt for the first layer.
Stir in milk, butter and vanilla.
Spread over the bottom of your foil lined slow cooker or in the foil baking pan.
Sprinkle crushed heath bars on top
Mix the second layer of ¾ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup cocoa and sprinkle this over the mixture in your slow cooker.
Pour boiling water over it all – do not stir
Cover and cook on High for 2-3 hours depending on your slow cooker. This is tricky. I set mine for 2.5 hours, but when I checked at 2 hours, the cake was done.
Cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. This cake is so rich and chocolaty, it won’t last long!