Chocolate Cake… in my New Slow Cooker!

posted by Andrea | 06/21/2012

As you know, Dave and I are smack in the middle of a huge kitchen renovation — which means our kitchen is completely unusable.

We have a pretty sweet temporary kitchen set up in our office area, but there’s no running water, no stove, no oven, etc. Which makes cooking somewhat difficult!

To compensate for my lack of kitchen appliances, I’ve been scouring the web to find as many slow cooker recipes as I can — and I am thrilled to be able to try out the new 6 qt. programable Stovetop Slow Cooker from Hamilton Beach!

Not only does this slow cooker offer the ability to program the time and temperature in advance, it also is the only slow cooker I’ve ever seen that can be used directly on a stove top (which means one less pan to wash!)

If you’re looking for a great new slow cooker, I’d highly recommend this Stovetop Slow Cooker from Hamilton Beach. And if you’re looking for a delicious new slow cooker recipe, try my chocolate cake recipe below!

Recipe for Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake:

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Ingredients

  • 1 18oz.boxed cake mix (I used Devil’s Food)
  • 1 4oz. box instant chocolate pudding
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 3/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray
  • Turn it on low to preheat
  • Mix all ingredients into a large bowl
  • Pour ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low 6-8 hours
  • SCOOP cake out into bowls and enjoy plain or with ice cream on top 

This is a delicious dessert any time of year, but especially great when you don’t feel like turning your oven on {or when you don’t have an oven to turn on!} I can see using this recipe for camping trips, tailgating parties, pot-lucks, picnics, and other family get-to-gethers.

Plus, it was so easy that I whipped it up in about 10 minutes (in our bathroom!)

A HUGE thanks to Hamilton Beach for providing me with such a fabulous slow cooker — just in time for our kitchen renovation! I can’t wait to continue using it all summer long and throughout the next several years!

Have you ever made dessert in a slower cooker?

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18 comments

  1. Patti Trevino

    06/21/2012

    This sounds like a great appliance addition… We love crock pot meals in our home too, and the added functionality of being able to use on the stove top is an added plus! Thanks for introducing me to this appliance. Enjoy that delicious looking cake!

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  2. Dee

    06/21/2012

    This reminds me of the dump cake recipes in dutch ovens over the campfires in Scouts!

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    Tanya Reply:

    I was thinking the exact same thing. I had an amazing cake in a dutch oven last year, and it also had about 20 some unwrapped caramels in it too….to die for…the name of the cake was death by chocolate or something like that!

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  3. Shannon

    06/21/2012

    Wow! I’ve never heard of a crockpot that you can use on the stovetop! I will have to check out that crockpot!

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  4. Tammy Skipper (@Tammy_Skipper)

    06/21/2012

    Good idea to do this for camping, pretty sure my teens will enjoy this for our 4th of July campout. Only question: what do you mean you can use it on the stove top? Like, just the liner part as a pot? Thanks!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yes Tammy, the “liner” part of the slow cooker (the part that you would wash) can go right on a stove burner like a normal pan. Pretty convenient!

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  5. Linda Bolt

    06/21/2012

    Wow! So how programmable is it? The one I have only has preset hours, like 8 hours on one setting. I would LOVE to have one that was truly programmable!

    And the liner can go on the stove top! Amazing!

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  6. Thrifty Mom in Boise

    06/21/2012

    Sounds delicious and easy. I’m going to try it in my dutch oven next time we go camping. The slow cooker sounds really neat too.

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  7. Beth

    06/21/2012

    Look so yummy!! I made Bananas Foster in the crockpot for my son’s school crockpot cook-off. It was a huge hit and so good that I was bummed it was all gone and there were no leftovers to take home! :) His principal joked she would need to invite us over for dinner and have us bring dessert!

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  8. Courtney

    06/21/2012

    I adore my slow cookers (yes I have multiple units) especially for busy families. I always make homemade yogurt in my crock pot as well as dinner several times a week. My favorite website for recipes is http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/. Stephanie is amazing at finding creative recipes to use in the slow cooker. Last year we had a complete slow cooker Thanksgiving meal. Everything was prepared in our slow cookers (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and even pie). It was an awesome experiment and quite a yummy one too.

    Andrea, try to keep your sanity during the remodel. My “type A”, clean, organized self does not do well in construction chaos even when the end result is awesome. Good luck and I can’t wait to see pictures!

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    julie Reply:

    I was just going recommend that same website. She also has a book out too. She makes baked potatoes in her crockpot too as well as oatmeal. Baked potatoes I haven’t tried because we need to make about 8 and I can’t find a crockpot big enough and the oatmeal, I have read that it is very good however we can’t eat it so I can’t verify that.

    Many good recipes! Crockpots are so worth the cost you pay for them. I couldn’t live without mine. I currently have 2 and use them both at least weekly!!

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    Heather Reply:

    Highly recommend http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ too. Her recipes and my programmable crockpot have changed my life. I have a programmable rice cooker too :)

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  9. LP

    06/21/2012

    I have had this and it is molten and delicious inside. :) Thanks for the recipe

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  10. Minerva

    06/22/2012

    Do you have a recommendation for how to do this all from scratch? It looks yummy, but I never buy boxed cake mixes or instant pudding. If you have a conversion, I would love to see it!

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  11. s. pipes

    06/24/2012

    I know it isn’t the focus of your post. But can you share the source for your bathroom vanity? I like it so much!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks… but the vanity was custom made specifically for our bathroom by my uncle. We also got the stone counters from a friend’s business… so you won’t find it anywhere :(

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  12. Katy

    06/27/2012

    Love the idea! We aren’t big chocolate eaters though…do you know if you could make this recipe subsituting yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding? Thanks for all your great ideas!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yes, for sure. It should work with yellow cake and vanilla pudding… and you could still toss some chocolate chips in if you wanted a little bit of chocolate. You could also try “french vanilla” pudding or even lemon pudding with a white cake mix.

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