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5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


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
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot fudge


  • 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!


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 7.9% | Iron: 9.1%