Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

This is a chocolate cake that creates it's own chocolate pudding/custard beneath the cake. You serve it with a spoon with the pudding on the top. Garnish with whipped cream, A MUST! It is not a real sweet cake, but wonderfully rich.

Part One
3/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
2/3 Cup + 2 TBLS. Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup (half a stick) of Butter, melted
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Grease your slow cooker with cooking spray or shortening (I used butter flavored shortening).

In a med sized bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center, add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir until well incorporated with the dry ingredients and batter is smooth. The batter will be thick. Spread evenly in the bottom of a medium round slow cooker.

Part Two
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
2/3 + 2 TBLS. Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Boiling Water

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Gently poor over the top of your thick batter already in your slow cooker. DO NOT STIR!

Cook on HIGH HEAT setting until puffed and top layer is set, about 1 1/2hours. If you poke the top layer with a toothpick, it should come out clean.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Sandwich

I saw these on another blog and thought that my boys would absolutely LOVE them! So we whipped up a batch and whola! The recipe comes from the Picky Palate blog. You can see the original post here. I didn't change anything.
They were quite yummo, but I could only eat one, and even then I shared it with the kiddos. They're HUGE!
On the blog I got this from, she also used mini candy bars, like Snickers, and peanut butter cups. I thought that would be fun to try too.