Quick and Easy Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

Quick and Easy Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake

If you have a craving for chocolate and a massive sweet tooth then this Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake recipe is for you!  I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try it.

What I like most about this recipe is it’s simplicity.  Just a few ingredients thrown in a crockpot for a couple of hours.  Not fuss, just walk away and come back to a hot and gooey delicious cake.

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No Leftovers To be Had With This Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

This past weekend I needed a dessert recipe for a family Father’s Day picnic. I browsed through my collection of Pinterest recipe pins and decided on this Coconut Cheesecake.  It crossed my mind that maybe not everyone would enjoy a coconut cheesecake since not everyone likes coconut flavors.   I forged on anyway basically because of my own selfish desires to taste this delicious looking treat.

I feared for no reason since this bugger was devoured completely!  I didn’t even get any pictures of the sliced cheesecake, it was that good.  It had a velvety smooth texture with just the right amount of coconut flavor.  The original recipe did not call for toasting the coconut on top but I opted to toast if for more flavor and some crunch.

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Chocolate Mint Oreo Cake

I know I’ve mentioned this before but hubs loves anything mint and chocolate.  But he absolutely loathes cupcakes!  So when I found this recipe for Chocolate Mint Oreo Cupcakes I knew I had to somehow convert it to cake form.  It looked so delicious and I loved the idea of  whole Oreos on the bottom.

I decided to make mine in a 13×9 baking dish instead.  I simply just lined the bottom of my glass dish with the whole Oreos and followed the rest of the recipe as is, except for adjusting the cooking time too.  The cake version turned out really well.  The cake was moist and the icing was just the right amount of sweet and minty.

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Cake or Cookies? You Get The Best Of Both With These Cake Batter Cookies

Hmm, cake or cookies, cake or cookies?  Well, why not both!  These Cake Batter Cookies are like amped up sugar cookies only with the delicious taste of buttery yellow cake.  They are so good!  If you love sugar cookies and yellow cake, this cookie is for you.

This cookie recipe calls for a full box of dry instant vanilla pudding.  The pudding helps give the cookies a super moist, fluffy texture.  I’m usually not a cookie person but I can’t keep my hands off these!  I’m sitting here daydreaming of two cake batter cookies with a scoop of cake batter ice cream in the middle.  Now that would be heaven!

Cake Batter Cookies

from Chef in Training

Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 & 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
3/4 cup yellow cake mix, dry
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

sprinkles, optional

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350°.  In a separate mixing bowl; combine the flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.

2.  In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.  Add the eggs and vanilla until mixed.

3.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Mix until combined.  Mix in the sprinkles if desired.

4.  Using a medium cookie scoop, roll out 1″ balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets about 2″ apart.  Bake for around 10 minutes or until edges start to brown.  Let set on baking sheets a few more minutes before you transfer to a cooling rack.