Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake


Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe on ...tastes like the chocolate molten lava cake -Amazing!!by Alicia of The Baker Upstairs for I Heart Nap Time

Hello again! I have another luscious dessert to share today that is just perfect for the cooler weather coming up. I’m so excited about fall… I love wearing cardigans every day, walking in the neighborhood with all the bright leaves falling, and enjoying all the delicious tastes of autumn. When the days get crisp, I find myself wanting warm, comforting foods, and this slow cooker chocolate cake fits the bill perfectly!

This cake is super easy to make and takes just a few minutes to put together! I love that it separates into two delicious layers: a moist cakey top and a gooey, fudgy pudding bottom. I always spoon a little of the pudding over the top of the cake, and I love the delicious texture. I’ve made this cake with both Nutella and peanut butter, and it’s super delicious either way. I’m sure it would also be delicious with cookie butter!

My favorite way to serve it is with some freshly whipped cream on top. This time I decided to be extra fancy and topped it with some drizzled warm Nutella and some chopped hazelnuts. My whole family loved it and my seven year old told me it was a cake fit for a princess. (I’m pretty sure that’s the highest recommendation she can give!) I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it as much as my family did!


Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe on ...tastes like the chocolate molten lava cake -Amazing!!


Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe on ...tastes like the chocolate molten lava cake -Amazing!!

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

This cake is super easy to make and takes just a few minutes to put together! I love that it separates into two delicious layers: a moist cakey top and a gooey, fudgy pudding bottom.



For the cake:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Nutella or peanut butter, or cookie butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips any kind would work great

For the topping:

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

to serve:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts


  1. Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. To make the cake, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together the milk, oil, and vanilla, and then add to the dry ingredients, mixing well. Fold in the Nutella and chocolate chips. Spread the mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. To make the topping, add the cocoa powder and sugar to a small bowl, then pour the boiling water over the top. Stir until dissolved, then pour the mixture over the top of the cake batter in the slow cooker. Do not stir! Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for two hours, or until the top layer has puffed up and is set.
  3. To serve, whip the cream until light and fluffy, then add the powdered sugar and whip until combined. Warm the Nutella in the microwave on 50% power until melted. Dollop each piece of cake with some freshly whipped cream, then drizzle with warm Nutella. Top with chopped hazelnuts and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Potassium 188mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 35g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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24 comments on “Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake”

  1. Making this for my family! Guaranteed they will love it! Pinned!

  2. What size slow cooker do you use?

  3. I have always wanted to try dessert in my slow cooker; this  looks delicious

  4. I never knew you could make chocolate cake in a crock pot! Definitely going to try this!

  5. I made this and all I have to say is…YUM!

  6. Looks great, Alicia!! Just pinned. :)

  7. What size slow cooker. I have a 4 quart and 6. I just don’t want to burn it or have a flat cake! It looks so yummy!

  8. oh my gawd, I have to try this!

  9. How come you don’t add any eggs? I was gonna try to make this recipe this week but I see no eggs? Will eggs mess this up?

  10. I so love fudgy cake. I hope this is it

  11. At what temperature did you have your crock pot set and how long does it cook?

  12. This looks AMAZING! I’ve got chicken on my crockpot now, but cannot wait to try. 

  13. I love chocolate! This recipe looks great! Pinned, and making it for company tomorrow night.

  14. This looks really good. I love Nutella! Never made a cake in the slow cooker before but must give it a try. 

  15. Hi Have you ever tripled the recipe to cater for a large group? If so what would be your recommended clocking time thanks :)

  16. Hi! Could You tell me what is exactly this “slow cooker”? I don’t know it, but I’m very curious. Thanks!

  17. Hi there! I just made this and it is cooking in the crockpot… the liquid mixture I put over the top was really runny, like water is that normal? 

  18. Wow!  That looks amazing.  I just got a Slow Cooker for Christmas and I’m looking for recipes to try out – this may have to be the recipes that christens it!

  19. Alicia,
    Loved this recipe. I made this with my 6 year old. Even the picky adults loved it. I passed the recipe on to my sister. Thanks for sharing.


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