Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Crockpot Hot Fudge Cake

When I was growing up, my mom made a wonderful hot fudge cake for special occasions. Click here to see the recipe. But in the summer heat, I try to avoid turning the oven on as much as possible. So no delicious hot fudge cake.

Until.....I discovered a similar recipe for the crockpot! Oh, yes! You can make this gooey chocolate delight without heating up the kitchen. It doesn't make as much as my mom's recipe, but it does serve 6-8 people.

Here's what you need:

1 3/4 cup brown sugar, divided
1 cup flour
5 TBSP cocoa, divided
2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teas vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 3/4 cup boiling water

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, flour, 3 TBSP of the cocoa, baking powder and salt.

Stir in the milk and vanilla until moistened.

Transfer to a greased crockpot - I use a small one. I think it's 3-quarts. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and nuts.

Spread the remaining brown sugar and cocoa over the top.

Pour the boiling water over all. Do not stir. The nuts will float to the top. That's okay.

Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. The cake will pull away from the sides when it is done.

Scoop out of the crockpot and serve with ice cream.

The pudding that develops as the cake cooks is amazingly delicious! It's thick and gooey and wonderful. I love how easy this is and how it keeps my kitchen cool.

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  1. My mouth is watering! Thanks so much for posting this, can't wait to try it. I love to use our crock pot in the hot summer months too!

  2. This sounds so amazing. Can't believe something this wonderful comes straight out of the crock pot. I need to venture into using the crock pot for dessert. This might be my first try!

  3. That sounds divine! I will have to try this after I get my new crockpot

  4. I just made a chocolate cake in the crock pot. It was so good. I never would have thought you could bake in the crockpot.

  5. Hi Marsha,
    This is a great cake, it just looks delicious. I like something like this in the summertime so we don't have to heat up the oven. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
    Miz Helen