Tasty Treat Tuesday: Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

I  absolutely love the Molten Chocolate Cake at Chili’s!  When I was pregnant with my third, I craved it so much that we ended up eating there once a week for several months.  To this day, whenever we get close to a Chili’s parking lot my children all groan in unison.  Lucky for then, my brother-in-law law introduced me to this crockpot version of the cake and it is so yummy.  When we had it, my mother-in-law was there so we went the gluten free route and it was still really good!

Here is what you need to make it:

  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix (If needed, Betty Crocker makes gluten free cake mixes that are pretty good)
  • 1 Box of Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 2 Cups cold milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Bag of Chocolate Chips
  •  1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 2/3 cups of water
  • 1 Crockpot Liner

 Here is how to make it:

  • In a bowl mix the cake mix, water, eggs and oil, then pour into the crockpot.
  • In a bowl mix the pudding mix and milk, then pour in a spiral motion over the cake batter.
  • Pour chocolate chips on top.
  • Put the lid on and cook on high for two hours.
  • After 2 hours, turn off the crockpot, but leave the lid on for another 30 minutes.  This helps the pudding to set.
  • When ready, scoop out a serving and top with vanilla ice cream.



  1. There is quite the error. If you mixed the cake with 2 eggs,2T water and 2T oil you would not be able to pour. All the other posted recipes call for much more liquid ingredients.

    • melinda-ann says:

      Good catch Meg! I’m not sure what I was thinking when I typed out that recipe, but those measurements are clearly wrong. I made the corrections to the post. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

  2. Can you please be more specific with measurements?
    Size of pudding box, and bag of chic chips. I can’t wait to try this!

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