Cook a Traeger Grilled Chocolate Lava Cake (for 10) on a smoker or pellet grill! Easy to make dessert that tastes amazing, and is done in 35 minutes.
Load hopper with pellets. Turn to smoke setting, leave lid open, and let fire get established and smoking. This usually takes 4-5 minutes. Once fire is established and it's smoking, set the temperature gauge to 350° F. Close lid, and let Traeger preheat to 350° (about 10-15 minutes). While grill preheats, prepare cake.
Stir together 2 cups self-rising flour, 1½ cups of granulated sugar and 3 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder in medium bowl. Add milk and vanilla extract and stir well, to make a nice, thick and smooth batter. Set aside.
Melt butter in a 12" ovenproof skillet or cast iron skillet on medium heat. Once butter has melted, remove skillet from heat, and spoon the cake batter over the top of the butter. The batter will not fully cover the butter. Try to spoon it evenly around the skillet. Do not stir.
In a medium bowl, stir remaining 2 cups of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder together. Once mixed, evenly sprinkle this mixture over the top of the batter and butter in skillet. It should cover the surface of the cake. Carefully and slowly pour 3 cups of boiling water over the surface of the chocolate lava cake. Do not stir. TIP: I recommend pouring the hot water into skillet OUTSIDE, next to grill.
Place the skillet onto a rack in the Traeger. Bake the lava cake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, with the lid closed. Check the cake at the 30 minute mark. When done, the chocolate lava cake should be set on top in the middle. Since there is some liquid chocolate "lava" inside, it will not feel solid all the way through. (I ended up cooking mine for 40 minutes-perfect!). When done, remove from grill and let it cool for 15 minutes until it is warm but not boiling hot.
When ready to serve, take a large spoon, and dip out the cake into small serving bowls. You should have enough for 10 portions! You will be amazed how much chocolate "lava" comes running (like a volcano) out of the cake. Top each portion with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and serve. Enjoy!
TIP: Don't have self-rising flour? Do this: Sift 2 cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt together. Use this mixture to replace the self-rising flour called for in recipe.
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