Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake

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Chocolate Lava Cake sounds like a dessert too decadent for a clean eating regimen. But, you’re in luck! We’ve changed this classic naughty dessert into a simple, healthy treat!

Rev up your slow cooker, pull out four quick and simple ingredients, and you’ll have spoonfuls of this hot, gooey chocolate cake ready to enjoy by dinnertime!

If you’ve never cooked a cake in a slow cooker before, the process may surprise you with how simple it is. The slow cooker bakes the most tender, moist treats. But, different slow cookers will cook with different finish times. So, the first time you make a cake in your slow cooker, you’ll want to stay close to ensure your first crockpot cake isn’t overcooked!

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molten lava cake

*just the molten lava cake, without ice cream Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1/8th of cake | Calories: 240 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 106 mg | Sodium: 25 mg | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 28 g | Protein: 7 g |

*molten lava cake and banana ice cream Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1/8th of cake and 1/8 ice cream | Calories: 306 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 9 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 106 mg | Sodium: 25 mg | Carbohydrates: 53 g | Dietary Fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 37 g | Protein: 8 g |


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup very dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • FOR THE ICE CREAM (optional)
  • 4 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Pour into a 4 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours, or on low for 2-3 hours. Crockpot times will vary, so start checking your cake around 1 1/2 hours. You'll know it's done when the center is set, and springs back to the touch.
  3. As soon as the cake is done, unplug the crockpot, and keep the cake covered until ready to serve.
  5. For the ice cream topping, use a hi-speed blender (like a Vitamix) to blend together frozen bananas and cacao until soft and creamy OR top bowlfuls of the hot cake with Skinny Ms. Whipped Toppingl or Skinny Ms. Soft Serve.

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5 Comments on "Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake"

  1. Ann  October 22, 2014

    Sounds lovely, but still naughty … any idea on how this may work substituting the maple syrup (pure sugar) with rice malt syrup?

  2. Jenny  September 16, 2015

    Can I substitute CaCao for the cocoa powder? Would it change the taste?

    • SkinnyMs  September 17, 2015

      We haven't tried this recipe using cacao, but we believe it would work fine without much variation in taste. Please let us know how it turns out.

  3. Erin  May 17, 2016

    Your recipes are THE BOMB!! I tell everyone about them! Your recipes are helping me lose weight. THANK YOU!!

    • Kym Votruba  May 18, 2016

      Wow, Erin! Thank you so much for the compliment! We’re so happy you like them. 🙂


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