Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's too hot to cook... So I'm baking a cake in my Crock Pot!

No, I'm not insane (really, I swear!) But I have been craving some good fudgie chocolate cake for days and tonight I went and did it.. I've been waiting to get Crock pot liners (because I refuse to use the dang thing without them, I hate washing dishes (no dishwasher here) and that crock pot can be a total nightmare to clean) and I grabbed them at Target the last time I was there.

Now, this has got to be one of the easiest recipes that I've ever made because essentially you just toss it all in the crock, turn it on and walk away.. Way easier said than done though because as soon as you smell it 'baking' up you want to tear into it.. but it's So worth it! I don't even remember where I got this recipe since it's hand written on a piece of notebook paper (!) But it's one of my absolute favorites!

Crock pot chocolate fudge pudding cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
dash salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1-3/4 cups hot water

Directions:
  1. Spray 4 quart crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Add milk, cooking oil and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Pour into prepared crockpot.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir second amount of brown sugar and second amount of cocoa together.
  6. Add hot water and mix well until blended.
  7. Pour over batter in crockpot; do not stir!
  8. Cover crockpot and cook on high about 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 8-10 servings

2 comments:

Kristen said...

Crockpot cake... what a great idea for when the heat is on!

Ginger @ Crock Pot Recipe Exchange said...

OMG! A crock pot dessert that's not from a box.... I'm soooo excited about that! So glad to see all of these crock pots being put to good use again ;) Keep on crocking!