Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe on iheartnaptime.com ...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!

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

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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.

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!

adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

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

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Alicia

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!

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  1. Amy@theidearoom posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:03 am (#
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    Making this for my family! Guaranteed they will love it! Pinned!

  2. Cydney posted on September 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm (#
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    What size slow cooker do you use?

    • Alicia posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:31 pm (#
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      I used a six quart but a four quart would work as well

  3. heather+@french+press posted on September 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm (#
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    I have always wanted to try dessert in my slow cooker; this  looks delicious

  4. Michelle posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:50 am (#
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    I never knew you could make chocolate cake in a crock pot! Definitely going to try this!

  5. Coleen posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#
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    I made this and all I have to say is…YUM!

  6. Kristyn posted on September 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm (#
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    Looks great, Alicia!! Just pinned. :)

  7. Lori posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:34 am (#
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    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!

    • Alicia posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:30 pm (#
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      I used a six quart but I have made it successfully in a 4 quart as well. 

  8. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm (#
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    oh my gawd, I have to try this!

  9. Ali posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm (#
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    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. Marla Ramsey posted on October 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm (#
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    I so love fudgy cake. I hope this is it

  11. Becky posted on February 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm (#
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    At what temperature did you have your crock pot set and how long does it cook?

  12. Becky posted on February 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm (#
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    Ha! I see it now

  13. Anna @ Feminine Adventures posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm (#
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    This looks AMAZING! I’ve got chicken on my crockpot now, but cannot wait to try. 

  14. Kitty posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm (#
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    I love chocolate! This recipe looks great! Pinned, and making it for company tomorrow night.

  15. Belinda @bindybee posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:13 am (#
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    This looks really good. I love Nutella! Never made a cake in the slow cooker before but must give it a try. 

  16. Meg posted on May 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm (#
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    Hi Have you ever tripled the recipe to cater for a large group? If so what would be your recommended clocking time thanks :)

  17. Timi posted on September 3, 2015 at 2:17 am (#
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    Hi! Could You tell me what is exactly this “slow cooker”? I don’t know it, but I’m very curious. Thanks!

  18. Kristyn posted on October 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm (#
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    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? 

    • Laura Capello posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:19 am (#
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      Yes! It cooks up to be more of a sweet icing layer. :)

  19. Claire posted on January 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm (#
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    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!