Brrrr! While I know that there are some people that look forward to winter and enjoy all of the aspects that come along with the cold temperatures and the piles of snow... but I'm not one of them.
Instead, I look at January as the perfect month to be surrounded by comfort, coziness and warmth — fleece blankets around the house, flannel pj's to snuggle in at night, mugs of hot cocoa waiting on the counter and an abundance of soup recipes to choose from to warm us from the inside out.
Even better, as January is Slow Cooker Month, I'm even more inspired to create dishes for every meal that don't require much more than putting in the ingredients and flipping on the switch. And while we're all familiar with the appetizers, stews, main dishes and more, let's not forget about the delicious desserts that can come out of a slow cooker.
My favorite? Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake!
While this dessert can be created by using a boxed cake mix, I find that I have the individual ingredients on hand more often than the box. Plus there is just something about making a dessert from scratch that fills me with a little extra pride!
No one needs to know that all this delectable dish requires is to mix up the batter...
...add on a layer of brown sugar, cocoa powder and boiling water...
...and flip the slow cooker switch to High for 2 to 2½ hours.
I'm telling you, the most difficult part of making this Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake is smelling the amazing aroma while it cooks and then letting it sit for a little while after so that it doesn't burn your tongue. It's hard to wait to put on that dollop of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and scoop up a big bite!
Whether you whip this up as a surprise for your family or dish it out with coffee to your friends, this cake manages to fill you up with rich, chocolatey flavor and a feeling of being warm and cozy on a chilly winter night.
Kraft is hosting this tasty dish for me, so find the complete recipe and instructions here: Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake. Yum!
This post is a part of a partnered campaign with Kraft Foods, however, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own.