Fear of baking? Here are two foolproof dessert recipes that anyone can make

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MILWAUKEE -- Have a fear of baking? If so, no problem! In this week's Dining with Duria, Angelica shares two foolproof dessert recipes that anyone can make.

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Ingredients for cake layer:

  • 1 package Devil’s Food cake mix (or your favorite Chocolate cake mix)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups water (you can also use 1 ¼ cups milk)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (if you use milk for cake, use ½ cup canold/vegetable oil)

Ingredients for topping:

  • 1 package (4 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 bag (12 oz) chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, water (milk) and canola oil.  Beat for a few minutes until well mixed.  Transfer to a greased, large oval slow cooker.
  • In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes.  Let stand for 2 minutes until soft-set.  Spoon over cake batter – DO NOT MIX LAYERS TOGETHER.  Then sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 ½- 3 ½ hours or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Best served right away and warm with ice cream.

2-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake


  • 1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake mix
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Fresh fruit like strawberries or raspberries (optional)


  • Combine crushed pineapple (DO NOT DRAIN) and angel food cake mix in a bowl.  Batter will be fluffy.  Pour batter in baking pan/baking dish/cupcake tins.
  • Bake according to the temperature and time on cake box.
  • You can serve it with whipped cream and fresh fruit on top.