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Slow Cooker Skinny Chocolate Lava Cake

This Slow Cooker Skinny Chocolate Lava Cake is every chocolate lovers dream-made with three chocolate layers! A decadent dessert everyone will love-perfect for potlucks, weekend brunch, or any family gathering!

Servings: Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

GREEN: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chip if using 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute or 5 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips if using 3 whole eggs

BLUE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips 

PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips

What makes this Chocolate Lave Cake Skinny?

To make this Lava Cake Skinny-you will use a box of Pillbsbury sugar free devil’s food cake mix, sugar free chocolate fudge Jell-O pudding mix, sugar free chocolate chips, and premier protein shake in place of the skim milk to keep the points low. I get the Pillsbury sugar free devil’s food cake mix and sugar free chocolate fudge Jell-O at my local Walmart or Kroger store. You can also find these online HERE on Amazon.

How do I make the Chocolate Pudding Layer?

To make the pudding layer you will use 1 ( 1 oz.) package of the sugar free chocolate fudge pudding mix combined with either skim milk (which would increase the point value per serving by 1 point) or  1 ( 11 oz.) carton premier protein shake. The premier protein shake is lower in points than skim milk and has 30 grams of protein-which makes this dessert low in points and helps fill you up.

I do not recommend using unsweetened almond milk-the pudding will not set with unsweetened almond or cashew milk. 

What kind of no sugar chocolate chips can I use?

 I LOVE  Chocozero no sugar added milk chocolate chips or Lakanto no sugar added chocolate chips. They two are my favorite when it comes to no sugar added chocolate chips. These are super delicious and have NO bitter aftertaste! If you prefer dark chocolate you can substitute the milk chocolate for Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips, Stevia Sweetened, with no added sugar.  You can find those HERE on Amazon.  

Where can I purchase ChocZero sugar-free chocolate chips?

You can buy ChoZero sugar-free milk chocolate chips HERE online.

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How do I make this Skinny Chocolate Lava Cake?

Spray a 4- quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl combine, cake mix, unsweetened applesauce sauce, water and eggs.

Mix until well combined. 

Pour cake batter into prepared slow cooker.

In a separate small bowl combine pudding mix and premier protein. Whisk for 2 minutes. 

Let it sit until pudding sets. ( about 2 minutes). 

Pour pudding mix over the cake mix batter. 

Cover slow cooker with lid.

Cook on low for 2 1/2  to 3 hours or until toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out with clean.

Using a food scale or a measuring cup-measure out 5 oz. or 1/3 cup no sugar chocolate chips.

Sprinkle the top of the warm cake with chocolate chips.

Turn off slow cooker. Remove the slow cooker ceramic insert. Let it sit uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until chocolate chips are soft.

Serve warm with fat free Reddi Whip or over a bowl of light vanilla ice cream.

Servings: Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

 

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  1. Spray a 4- quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine, cake mix, unsweetened applesauce sauce, water and eggs.
  3. Mix until well combined. Pour cake batter into prepared slow cooker.
  4. In a separate small bowl combine pudding mix and premier protein. Whisk for 2 minutes. Let it sit until pudding sets. ( about 2 minutes)
  5.  Pour pudding mix over the cake mix batter. 
  6. Cover. Cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out with clean. 
  7. Using a food scale or a measuring cup-measure out 5 oz. or 1/3 cup no sugar chocolate chips.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the warm cake with chocolate chips. Turn off slow cooker. Remove the slow cooker ceramic insert. Let it sit uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until chocolate chips are soft.
  9. Serve warm with fat free Reddi Whip or over a bowl of light vanilla ice cream.

Servings: Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

GREEN: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chip if using 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute or 5 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips if using 3 whole eggs

BLUE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips 

PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips

 

Notes:

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to week. Reheat in the microwave.

The point value is the same for regardless of what brand of no sugar added chocolate chips you use. 

Yield: 16

Slow Cooker Skinny Chocolate Lava Cake

Slow Cooker Skinny Chocolate Lava Cake

This Slow Cooker Skinny Chocolate Lava Cake is every chocolate lovers dream-made with three chocolate layers! A decadent dessert everyone will love-perfect for potlucks, weekend brunch, or any family gathering!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Sugar Free Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce sauce 
  • 1 1/4 cup water 
  • 1 (1 oz.) sugar free chocolate fudge Jell-O instant pudding mix 
  • 1 (11 oz.) carton premier protein shake (any flavor) or 11 oz. skim milk for an additional point per serving  (I use 11 oz. Caramel or Chocolate Flavor Premier Protein)
  • 5 oz. sugar free chocolate chips ( I recommend Lily’s no sugar added milk or dark chocolate chips or Lakanto Monkfruit sugar free Chocolate Chips)

Instructions

    1. Spray a 4- quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray
    2. In a large mixing bowl combine, cake mix, unsweetened applesauce sauce, water and eggs.
    3. Mix until well combined. Pour cake batter into prepared slow cooker.
    4. In a separate small bowl combine pudding mix and premier protein. Whisk for 2 minutes. Let it sit until pudding sets. ( about 2 minutes)
    5. Pour pudding mix over the cake mix batter. 
    6. Cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out with clean. 
    7. Using a food scale or a measuring cup-measure out 5 oz. or 1/3 cup no sugar chocolate chips.
    8. Sprinkle the top of the warm cake with chocolate chips. Turn off slow cooker.
    9. Remove the slow cooker ceramic insert. Let it sit uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until chocolate chips are soft.
    10. Serve warm with fat free Reddi Whip or with some light vanilla ice cream.


Servings: Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

GREEN: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chip if using 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute or 5 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips if using 3 whole eggs

BLUE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips 

PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips

Notes

    • The point value is the same for regardless of what brand of no sugar added chocolate chips you use.
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to week. Reheat in the microwave.
    • In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by creating a recipe in the recipe builder) not by the nutritional information. Since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn't realize there are zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional information which is not accurate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 36gNet Carbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

Nancy

Thursday 25th of February 2021

My crockpot is 6 qt. Will that effect the cooking time?

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 26th of February 2021

Hi Nancy,

Not much. However, I would recommend keeping your eye on it after 2 hour mark.

Have a wonderful day

Thanks

Pamela Hartin

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Oh my gosh! This is delicious! I will be making this again!

Beth

Friday 25th of October 2019

That should be a quarter cup of water and not 1 1/4 cup of water correct?… I’m looking back at it now since my batter seems really thin oh well let’s give it three hours ,it’ll still be good I’m sure ☺️

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 27th of October 2019

Hi Beth,

I use 1 1/4 (1.25) cup water which is the same amount that is called for on back of the cake box-and replace the 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for the oil.

Thank you!

Rosemarie Boll

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Do you think I could use Atkins chocolate shake?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Hi Rosemarie

yes, that would work great as a substitute!

Thanks!!

Jay

Monday 7th of October 2019

can it be baked in the oven like a regular cake, and do you think chocolate almond milk would do just as well as it relates to the taste?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Hi Jay,

Yes, this could be cooked in the oven as well. You'd want to cook it at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes.

Yes, chocolate almond milk would be an awesome substitute for the protein shake!

Thank you so much,

Linds

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