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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!

Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

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.

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.

Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

4-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving* 

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Notes:

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

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 or 3/4 cup liquid 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.


Makes 16 ( 1/3 cup) servings

4-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to week. Reheat in the microwave.
    • Smartpoints: 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/PURPLE: 3 Smartpoints without chocolate chips or 4 SmartPoints per serving with chocolate chips 

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.

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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!!

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