Chocolate Lava Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe
This might be the most decadent recipe to ever come out of the slow cooker. Gooey chocolate cake and irresistible cinnamon whipped cream are a match made in heaven. To make the cinnamon whipped cream, beat a cup of heavy cream and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon until the mixture is foamy. Gradually add 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Chocolate Lava Cake is ideal for a crowd. Our recipe serves 8 but can easily be stretched to suit a few extra servings, if served with a scoop of ice cream. Be ready to share this recipe with family and friends—trust us, they’ll be asking for it after the first bite.
Chocolate Lava Cake
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 9 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
How to Make
Microwave butter and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl on high 1 minute. Stir mixture until melted and incorporated. (If needed, microwave an additional 15 seconds.) Stir in flour, milk, vanilla, baking powder, salt, egg yolk, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder just until incorporated. Spread evenly in a 4-quart slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
Stir together hot water, brown sugar, and remaining 6 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1/3 cup granulated sugar until combined. Pour over batter in slow cooker. (Do not stir.) Cover and cook on HIGH until top is set and browned, about 2 hours. Turn slow cooker off. Let stand 30 minutes before serving. Top servings with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
For Cinnamon Whipped Cream: Beat 1 cup heavy cream and ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.