Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Crock Pot Chocolate Cake

If you follow my blog you know I use my Slow Cooker a lot. Nothing's better than coming home after work and having dinner ready to go. As you continue to use your slow cooker you learn some dishes are more suited to the slow cooker than others.

Until recently, I had never used my slow cooker for a dessert. A few weeks ago during one of our first camping trips, I tried this Apple Crisp. Wow, dessert does work in the slow cookert!! After my first success, I found this recipe for Crock Pot Chocolate Cake. I never would have thought a chocolate cake would bake in the slow cooker but it does. Don't expect the same texture as a cake baked in the oven. The texture of a slow cooker cake is more like a flourless chocolate or pudding cake. A trick I learned when I made the Apple Crisp is to take a towel or a few paper towels and put them under the lid. You'll find this absorbs the steam and moisture and helps the desserts to bake. If you're a camper, like I am or if you don't want to heat up your oven this summer, give this cake recipe a try!



Crockpot Chocolate Cake
  • 1 pkg. two layer chocolate cake mix
  • 3 oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Preparation:

Spray a 4 quart crockpot with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and pudding mix. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the water, then add the sour cream and oil and beat until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and beat well. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour into crockpot. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until top springs back when touched very lightly with finger. 8-10 servings

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday's, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tuesday's at the Table.

7 comments:

  1. Like you I use my slow cooker quite a bit; but have never been brave enough to try dessert. You tempt me for my kids next visit; thank you.
    Rita

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  2. I like to use mine in the garage or in the car. I slow cook while we are driving on a trip...it's awesome! I make a similar cake and it's delicious.

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  3. Looks so good, I'd never have thought to use a crockpot to make a cake! Very cool idea, Julie!

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  4. cool!

    Love,
    Traci @ ORDINARY INSPIRATIONS!
    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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  5. I tried something like this once but it did not turn out like yours!! It looks amazingly delicious! I am so trying this one out!!!

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  6. Wow...I feel the need to try this soon!

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  7. I like using my slow cooker too and think it would be fun to try a dessert! Thank your for the inspiration :)

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