My mom has been here visiting me all week for her Spring Break and I wanted to try out some new recipes while she was here. I busted out my “Fix It and Forget It” cookbook and found this recipe in the back. My mom has an amazing hot fudge cake recipe for the oven but we wanted to see how this crock pot recipe would taste.
Let’s just say, we had zero leftovers! Doesn’t it look SOOOO good?!! It’s rich, gooey and super chocolatey. This is my new favorite dessert!
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 cups boiling water
- vanilla ice cream for serving
- In a mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 Tbsp. cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir in milk, butter and vanilla. Spread over bottom of slow cooker (batter will be really thick).
- Mix together 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Sprinkle over mixture in slow cooker.
- Pour boiling water over the top. Do not stir.
- Cover and cook on HIGH 2-3 hours, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. ENJOY!!
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Christine Bell says
OH. WOW. I want some!
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That looks sooo delicious! I have never done a dessert in the slow cooker – but that might be the time to try. I found you at Tatertots and Jello, but FYI your link does not work. It took me to your blog but the page was not found…. My boy’s will probably want to thank you too after I make this 🙂
Paula Jones says
New follower- looking forward to your blog! One of my best friends lives in Redondo Beach!!
Meghan @ The Tasty Fork says
Jen, this looks soo good! I have yet to try to make a dessert in the slow cooker. This looks like the perfect recipe to try!
Raising Reagan says
That just looks wrong for all the right reasons! Yum!!
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Thanks so much for coming by! I’m so glad you did because I found your great blog!! I pinned this, and I’m following you on Bloglovin’. =)
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
I’m giving this some PIN action! It’s making me seriously drool! And your pictures look amazing!
Cake…in the slow cooker?? GENIUS! I’ve never heard of such a thing! 🙂
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Hi, I recently tried a crock put hot fudge cake and it wasn’t that good. My next plan was to pull out my fix it and forget it book. Glad to know there’s a good one there!
Leslie @ Violet Imperfection says
Oh yum. This looks fantastic. Anything with hot fudge is a winner in my eyes.
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Cynthia Landrie says
This looks fantastic! I love most anything made in the crock pot! I know this will be on my list of things to make!
Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can’t wait to see what you bring next week.
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madge | the vegetarian casserole queen says
Love any excuse to bust out the slow cooker! And the fact that its cake is even better!
Rebecca @ Herons Crafts says
This looks amazing! I have never made dessert in a slow cooker before! But this looks good enough to give it a go!
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Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.
Miz Helen says
I really love that this awesome treat can be prepared in the Slow Cooker. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Do you deliver? Wow …wow! Easy and delicious? That’s for me! Adding this recipe to the top of my recipes to make soon!
Pint Sized Baker says
In a slow cooker?? This sounds great! Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.
Lorraine @ Cookin For the Seven Dwarfs says
Oh. My. Gosh! I’m not even a chocolate lover, but this. looks. amazing! Pinning so I can try! 🙂 Also, I’m following you on GFC, and bloglovin’! Thanks for stoppin by my blog!
Joanne T Ferguson says
JUST what a love …chocolate oozing…simple..YUM!
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M. Baird-Nosh My Way says
I am very curious about this cake. How does it look inside the crock pot when it’s done? Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Your co host from Nosh My Way. Marlene
Marsha Joy Baker says
Absolutely mouth-watering! What a fantastic recipe! Love that it looks moist and gooey. =)
Katie Adams says
Yummo! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe
Thanks for stopping by, Katie!!
This was by far the best ever chocolate cake (coming from a chocoholic. This is the 3rd time I have made it on Saturday mornings so my family can INDULGE all weekend. I followed the recipe exactly and would not change anything about this recipe…..if you want true moist, chocolate cake. Even better left over. I will let you know if I ever have enough left overs to test freezing portions.
meg tawney says
what size crockpot do you use?
Hi Meg! I use a 6 quart crock pot. Let me know if you have any other questions!!
Elaine C says
So no one has tried this?
I have! It’s very easy and tasty. I believe there are a few other people that have commented that they tried it and loved it, as well. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Can you fix this and remove from the slow cooker to have the next day?
I’ve never tried doing that. I’m thinking the fudgy sauce would soak into the cake and it wouldn’t be as good. It’s so thick and fudgy the day you make it!
I want to make it just like this. 🙂 what brand of cocoa powder did you use? I had a recipe that called for cocoa powder and the tolhouse brand is no where near this dark XD
I think I used Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa??