Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

I've been intrigued by baking in the slow cooker for some time now, anything from cakes, fruit crisps to bread. Sunday I finally experimented with a recipe from one of my new favorite cookbooks, The Crockin' Girls Slow Cookin' Companion. I've gone through and bookmarked all the recipes I'd like to try, I could keep myself busy for awhile. I also love how each recipe comes with a photo, I love to see pictures of what I'm making.

There were a couple similar recipes but I chose this one mainly because it didn't require a cake mix or eggs, we used up the last of them for breakfast that morning and I was being lazy.  I was able to quickly mix up the batter and dump everything into the crock pot. After 1 1/2 hours we had this amazing looking cake with tons of gooey hot fudge sauce on the bottom.

We took this over to my parent's for dinner that night. I left the settings on warm and the cake kept just fine. We served ours with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and enjoyed our 5 minutes of pure bliss. Now I'm even more excited to try other baked goods in my slow cooker. Have you ever used your slow cooker to bake desserts? I'd love to hear your responses!

Hot Fudge Cake
1 c brown sugar
1 c flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c milk (I used whole)
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 cocoa powder
1 3/4 c boiling water
In a bowl whisk together brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add in milk, melted butter and vanilla, mix well to combine. Spread into the bottom of a lightly greased slow cooker. For topping, mix together brown sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle on top of cake batter. Pour boiling water on top, DO NOT stir. Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream.

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1 comment:

  1. I've only tried dessert in the crock once and it didn't turn out well, lol. But that looks so yummy, I'm willing to give it another attempt! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share Wednesday. I'll be sharing this on my Facebook page this afternoon:


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