As part of my new, better me in the new, better year, I decided I would cook/craft/do something that I had pinned on pinterest and blog about it. I like reading other people's blogs when they blog about it, and OMG I am a mad pinner and a not-so-mad doer of the pins.
And that, my friends, is a beautiful feeling. A feeling worthy of making good on my promise to try one Pinterest thing a week. So, I quickly scoured my Pinterest trying to find something doable on a (slightly) Nyquil high, and with the resources I had on hand. Here you go:
Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake (as skinny as I could get it AND dairy free)
adapted from this recipe
For the cake
1 cup splenda brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp low fat margarine
1 tsp vanilla
For the pudding
3/4 cup splenda brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 cups boiling water
Directions: For the cake: Mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla until combined. Spread the batter over the bottom of a large crockpot.
For the fudge topping: Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over the cake batter.
Pour the boiling water over the top. DO NOT STIR! Cover and cook on High for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
Cake will be very hot! Turn off heat, and remove lid. Let sit 20-30 minutes before serving, so its still warm but wont burn your mouth : ) ENJOY!!
*I loved it, Rob thought it was "pretty good" and Max gave it back to me. Rylan didn't eat enough of his dinner to get dessert**, I'm mean like that. My kids are weird. They don't like chocolate. Max likes chocolate milk, but a brownie? Chocolate cupcake? No thanks.
**How weird is Rylan? He didn't eat SLOPPY JOES!!! That is what we had for dinner. What kid doesn't like sloppy joes? At least enough to get dessert? If he wasn't Rob's clone, I'd send him for a paternity test.
Its starting to look like Hot lava isn't it? Hot lava. Those words make me giggle.
I wouldn't be my mother's daughter if I didn't put a giant dollop of Cool Whip on it. Yum.
(note sparkly not chewed fingernail above plate)
According to My Fitness Pal, 1/8 of the recipe gets you 332 calories.
And just for your viewing pleasure, here is a video from a birthday party we went to a couple of weekends ago. Not only did our kids sit down and take down their cupcakes BEFORE the birthday girl even got in the room, we had this: