Yes, You Can “Bake” a Cake in the Slow Cooker!
Since I began my 30 days of slow cooker recipes at the beginning of April, I have determined that there is one recipe, for sure, that I will experiment with. It’s my favorite cake, German Chocolate. My mother made the best German Chocolate cake, and I have her recipe. It’s the best I’ve ever had.
What’s the Difference Between an Oven-Baked and Slow Cooker Cake?
I’ve made a couple of cakes in the slow cooker, and it is a little different than baking them in the oven. The first one I made was a type of dump cake. It seemed like a dump of mush at the two-hour mark, so I cooked it longer. Finally, I figured it must be done, so I turned the slow cooker off. The flavor was good, but the texture was very different than what I was used to.
Then I made a fudge brownie pudding cake, and it tasted delicious. Again, it had a different texture than an oven-baked cake. However, it tasted fantastic A-la-mode.
If texture matters to you, then a cake that doesn’t look just like an oven-baked cake may not look appetizing to you. However, the German Chocolate cake I made this evening tops any cake that I have made in a slow cooker so far. A friend came over to eat dinner – my Hobo Chili – and I served the slow cooker cake for dessert. We tried some when it had cooked for 2 hours…
then for 2-1/2 hours…
When we had the first bite at 2 hours, it needed to cook longer. However, that first bite was wonderful. Oh my! Then we had the second helping after it had cooked 2-1/2 hours. It tasted amazing.
I made the recipe differently than how I usually make it according to my mother’s recipe. That’s because I didn’t have the exact ingredients on hand. This slow cooker recipe is definitely a keeper.
- 1 Box Crocker Super Moist German Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 2-ounce bag pecans
- 1/4 cup French Vanilla Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Cup Ribbon Cane syrup
- 1 Cup coconut
- 1 Stick butter, melted
- Canola Oil Cooking Spray
- 1 Tablespoon milk chocolate baking chips
- 1/2 Cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- Prepare the cake mix according to the box instructions, including oil, eggs, and water.
- Spray the sides and bottom of slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Pour the cake batter into the slow cooker.
- Mix all other ingredients.
- Pour icing mixture into the middle of the cake mixture.
- Cook 2-1/2 hours on high.
YUM! My favorite, German Chocolate cake, was great!
What is your favorite cake, and have you tried it in the slow cooker yet?
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This recipe is delicious. I wanted to keep eating it until it was gone.