Friday, January 6, 2012

Crock Pot Chocolate Fudge Cake {Recipe}

Crock Pot Chocolate CakeEven though we've had a pretty mild winter so far, the colder months have still been calling for rich, warm comfort foods to keep our bellies heated and happy.

And what's better than some hot, melty, oozing chocolate cake? Well, how about one that only requires throwing some ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it do the rest of the work? Yum!

Inspired from good old Betty Crocker, this cake has a built-in hot fudge sauce that only needs a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it a complete and utterly delicious dessert. Couldn't be easier!

Crock Pot Chocolate Fudge Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup baking cocoa
1½ cups hot water

Spray inside of 2- to 3½-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts, if using (I added chocolate chips instead, because can you ever have too much chocolate?). Pour batter into slow cooker.

Mix brown sugar and ¼ cup cocoa in small bowl. Stir in hot water until smooth. Pour evenly over the batter in slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high heat 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake recipeTurn off slow cooker. Let cake stand uncovered to cool slightly before serving (the recommended time is 30 to 40 minutes, but I think we lasted more like 5 or 10 before the smell was too much and we had to dig in). Scoop warm cake into dessert dishes, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and spoon a little extra sauce over the top.

Mmmmm! This doesn't last us more than a day or two, but it is just the thing to hit the spot for something easy, filling and delicious!


Anonymous said...

I have never made a cake in the Crock Pot. Have seen recipes, just never tried them. This looks like chocolate heaven with no fuss!

BethElderton said...

This sounds delicious! I have one recipe for a crock pot cake--it is wonderful and I have shared it with everyone on my family. I can't wait to try this one! Thank you!

Liz Mays said...

Oh yummy to my tummy! I thumbed it up!

Barb said...

I agree,chocolate heaven is what it looks like. I'm going to make this but swap splenda & whole wheat flour so it will be heavenly & healthy! I like this no eggs recipes,thanks! I'd like to see more recipes like this maybe even without the chocolate option.

Miranda said...

Yummy - I'm definitely going to try this!! I love my crockpot.

Hope you are having a great start to your new year, Xenia :).

Mellisa said...

Another reason why I love Crockpots!!! Great recipe, thanks for sharing Xenia.

Anonymous said...

looks amazing!!

Jenny said...

Oh man, I wonder how many WW points this is? LOL! Looks good!

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Xenia, this looks soooo yummy! Wish I had some right now. I can almost smell it! :)

Becca said...

I've never made any crockpot desserts. I will have to try this!

Texas Type A Mom said...

What a neat concept to cook cake in a Crock Pot.

BethElderton said...

I finally got to try this last night--it is delicious!!! So easy (except for living in the house with that scrumptious smell while it cooked!)

Thank You!

Rose-Marie said...

I never realized you can make cake in the crockpot!!! I'm getting mine out tonight!!! This looks way too good to pass up!!

terri said...

making a cake in the crock pot is a great idea. especially in the summer when you dont want to over heat your kitchen. i have seen recipes for making bread in the crock pot and i would like to try that, too. this might have to be the 'special dessert' i am wanting to reward myself with for losing all the weight i did. although, if its too good i may end up gaining it all