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Mealtime Makeovers...Did someone say cake? PDF Print E-mail

By Ashleigh Noyes

Tribune Staff


Cake was one of those creations that changed the world, in my opinion. All these wonderful inventions are discovered daily; electricity, motor vehicles, computers, space shuttles and cake! But, who has time to make it?
At our house, cakes come around only as often as birthdays and sometimes not even then. Last year for her birthday, Alexa asked me to make her a brownie volcano with pink lava instead of a cake, her dad was a little disappointed.
I was thinking of Valentine’s Day and chocolate when I decided to seek out this recipe. I found it not so long ago in a Disney magazine the kids get in the mail. Boy does Disney have some pretty awesome ideas! All I have to do is throw in the ingredients and poof, a chocolate molten masterpiece. Try this one out at your house, you are destined to love it!


Crock Pot Chocolate Cake


1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons butter
2 ounces semi sweet chocolate
1 cup sugar (2/3 cup and 1/3 cup)
3 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup cocoa
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cups hot water
Whipped cream or ice cream
Coat the inside of crock pot with cooking spray.
Whisk together flour and baking powder and set aside. In a large bowl, melt butter and chocolate and mix well.
Whisk in 2/3 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, vanilla, salt milk and egg yolk. Next, add the flour mixture and stir until well mixed.
Pour batter into crock pot and spread evenly. In a medium bowl whisk together remaining sugar, cocoa and hot water until sugar is dissolved.
Pour the mixture over the batter in the crock pot; cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours depending on crock pot size.
When done, the cake will be very moist and floating on a layer of molten chocolate. Cake is ready when it is set and edges begin to pull away. (Try not to let the steam on the lid drip onto the cake.
When cake is done, turn off crock pot, remove lid and let cool for 25 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.