Molten Lava Cake

Crock Pot Molten Lava Cake

Molten Lava Cake

Molten Lava Cake

When we have company come over for dinner I like to make a quick and easy dessert. This Molten Lava Cake is my go to. It’s simple to throw together and I don’t have to worry about it because it’s in the crockpot.

Chocolaty Goodness

Chocolaty Goodness

In a small bowl mix together 1 Cup Sugar, 1 Cup Flour, 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa, 2 teaspoons Baking Powder, and 1/2 teaspoon Salt. Set aside

Melted Butter

Using a larger bowl add 1/2 Cup Milk, 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 1.2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract.

Making Molten Lava

Once I have the milk, butter and vanilla combined I will add the flour mixture. Making sure to mix well.

Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray. Pour the batter mixture into the bottom of the crockpot.

Chocolate Chips

Sprinkle the top of the batter with one cup of Chocolate Chips. This is what makes the ooey-gooey goodness even better.

Molten Lava

Lava

The next step is to add in a bowl: 1 3/4 Cups Hot Water, 3 Teaspoons unsweetened Cocca, and 3/4 Cup Sugar. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Pouring the liquid lava into the crockpot, covering the batter and chocolate chips.

Turn crockpot on high for 2 hours, after the first two hours turn it to low for another two hours. This will need to cook in the crockpot for a total of 4 hours.

Molten  Goodness

Molten Lava Goodness

Serve this warm Molten Lava Cake with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle it with chocolate syrup, yummy. You’ll be the hostess with the mostess.

If you enjoyed this recipe you might like another one of my favorites, Strawberry Cheesecake.

CrockPot Molten Lava Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

For The Batter part of the cake

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the molten part of the cake

  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips Sprinkled over batter
  • 1 3/4 Cup Hot Water
  • 3 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar

Instructions

  1. In one bowl add sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt

  2. In another bowl add Milk, Butter, and Vanilla.
  3. Combine both of these bowl ingredients together. MIxing well

  4. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
  5. Pour batter mixture into prepared crockpot

  6. Sprinkle with chocolate chips

  7. In a bowl combine Hot water, 3 teaspoons cocoa, 3/4 cup sugar until sugar has dissolved

  8. Pour this mixture over top of the batter mixture.

  9. Turn crockpot to high for 2 hours, then lower heat to low for another 2 hours

Have a great day~Jenny

You may also enjoy these recipes blonde brownie, chocolate chip cookies, Texas Sheetcake, and strawberry cheesecake.

Organized Baking Cente

Baking Center

Baking Center

Organized Baking Cente

 

I have seen all types of baking centers around on the internet. Most that I have seen focused only on the things that are needed for baking like, bowls, mixers, measuring cups and spoons. That wasn’t the way I wanted mine to be. My goal was to have my baking ingredients and baking utensils handy so I wasn’t running all over the kitchen for what I needed.

I have never had as much space in a kitchen before like I do in this one. With having the huge pantry like we have, meant that I wouldn’t have to use a cupboard for food storage. I decided that I would turn this corner of the kitchen into my baking center.

Baking Center Corner

 

 

Organized Baking Center

One of my goals is to try and keep more organized throughout the house, my kitchen has been the main focus. I feel that being more organized makes our home life easier to manage, especially the kitchen. We know where everything is and spend less time searching for things that we need. The key to staying organized is to put it back where you found it when you are done with it.

 

Baking Center

To organize the baking center I chose to use containers, baskets and mason jars for storage.  Most of my baking ingredients are in these Rubbermaid storage containers, with the exception of a few things that I have in mason jars. I used chalk labels to help with identifying what is in each container.

The baskets hold a variety of things, the two up top are filled with extra scoops for my containers,  sprinkles and food coloring. While the lower one holds my collection of measuring cups. I prefer to have the one set out where I can grab it easier, this is my go-to for measuring cups. The extra’s are in case these ones are in the dishwasher.

 

Baking Basket

In the pantry, I keep a basket that holds the original containers of the baking ingredients. I feel my containers are much more eye-pleasing than the original boxes and bags. Having this basket in the pantry lets me have a little stockpile so I won’t run out.

 

On the counter

 

Kitchen Counter top

I wish I was the type of person that didn’t like to have anything on the countertops but I feel that some things are just necessary to have out.  My kitchen aid is a must to have out and available, the attachments are kept in the mixing bowl so I know where they are.

Next, to the kitchen aid, I have a shadow box that has handwritten recipes from my grandmother and my great-grandmother. My grandmother inspired me and my love of cooking/baking, she also would tell me how my great-grandmother would do stuff. I have a recipe that I laugh every time I read it because it says spank the dough, I know this was my great-grandmother coming out in that recipe. When I’m in my baking center its like I get to bake with my grandmothers.

The glass containers hold sugar and flour, I’m able to see when they are low and need to be filled. I actually will take time each week to make sure that all my containers are full. Then I know I’m ready for my next baking experiment and I also know if I need to replenish my supplies. Today I have a lava cake going. That will be a future blog post so keep your eye out for that.

 

 

In the drawer

 

Baking drawer

 

There are quite a few drawers in my kitchen. I like to keep things that I need while baking in this drawer. The one by the stove is for things I need when cooking.

This drawer isn’t as organized as I would like it to be. I’m looking into that, I think I want some kind of drawer caddy. But I wanted to show you the liner on the inside of the drawer. These liners are in my cupboards, drawers and I have some on top of my cupboards.

These are what I prefer because they don’t stick to surfaces, so when you remove them there is no damage. I take mine out now and again to wash them which they hold up really well. They do a great job at protecting the surface you are using them on. Can you tell I really love these liners, if you plan on buying any liners I recommend these?

 

Thanks for taking a tour of my baking center with me ~Jenny

 

If you liked how I organized the baking center take a look at how I organized my pantry.

Meatball Recipe

Homemade Meatballs

Meatballs

Meatball Recipe

 

 

Meatball, meatballs yummy, yummy meatballs.

Do you remember a couple weeks ago the post when Toot’s and I did our first ever freezer meals? I made meatballs for a couple of the recipes, plus I also froze some plan meatballs for a quick last minute meal at another time. I have to admit doing all those freezer meals was well worth the time and effort that we put into doing them.

But my family has also been asking for some “fresh” non-frozen meals. So today I made a fresh batch of meatballs to go on top of spaghetti. Unfortunately, they were not all covered in cheese and all the meatballs did stay on our plates.

 

YouTube Meatballs Video

Meatballs

Just look at those beautiful, uncooked, but still beautiful meatballs. To make it easier on my self when I was making them I made sure to have all my ingredients out and ready.

I wanted these meatballs to have a luscious taste, so I combined ground pork with my ground beef. I have also used ground turkey and chicken along with the ground beef in the past. The pork helps grab on to the seasonings better which helps with the flavor.

Breadcrumbs are a staple in my house, they can be used in many recipes as a binding agent. The breadcrumbs I used were the plain kind, they helped the eggs bind everything together better.

Making sure to break up the two eggs before putting them in with the meat, helps with mixing.

For my seasonings, I once again used my go to Lawry’s seasoning salt. Along with black pepper,  Italian seasoning, parsley flakes, minced garlic and onion that was finely chopped.

The little secret is that I use Worcestershire sauce.  Now I don’t use much of this because it can be a pretty impactful sauce. But if used sparingly it helps bring out a savory flavor in beef.

Let’s roll with it

After I have everything mixed up I use my small scoop to make the meatballs all the same size. Putting them in a prepped baking pan.  Once all the meatballs are formed I covered my pan with foil then they were placed in a 350-Degree oven for 1 hour.

Once these are baked you can do many things with them. Spaghetti is a good one, meatball subs: my family adores, you can use them for freezer meals like I did here.

The recipe

Meatballs

Delicious homemade meatball everyone will love. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 People
Author My Creative Manner

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Pound Ground Pork
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs Broken up
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley Flakes You can always use fresh
  • 1/2 Med. Size Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350- Degrees,  

    Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, 

    Mix all ingredients until combined, 

    Form the meatballs to preferred size.

    Place in a prepared baking pan,  

    Once all meatballs are formed cover the pan with foil,  

    Place in oven for 1 hour

     

    MeatBall Recipe

 

Enjoy~ Jenny