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Best Chocolate Crockpot Cake Recipe

Crockpot cake that tastes amazing!! So easy to make these mini chocolate cakes in a slow cooker that are done in just an hour and an ooey gooey texture.

crockpot cake

Have you ever made dessert in your crockpot?? Well I am all about using my slow cooker on a weekly basis, even in the Summertime, so the thought of making dessert in one too is right up my alley. Check out this chocolate fudge crockpot cake recipe that’s to die for and easy to make! Here’s how you make one of our favorite dessert crockpot recipes. (originally published 4/16, updated images, affiliate links present)

The other great part about these chocolate fudge cakes is they bake in their own dishes so there isn’t much mess when it’s all said and done

Slow Cooker Cake

If you too love slow cooker recipes of all kinds, you’re going to go crazy over this one. First let’s go over a few resources:

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It is super moist with almost a fudge like quality to it but rises slightly like a cake….delicious.

I have several sizes of crockpots. Each one is a slightly different shape and size and I like them all. If I am cooking a dish to bring to a potluck during the holidays I like my 8 qt or if I am just making a hot dip I like my casserole size.

crockpot cake

For this recipe we made an easy homemade chocolate cake vs. using boxed cake mix.

Crockpot Chocolate cake

  • Large bowl
  • 4 ramekin dishes and of course a crockpot
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, set aside 4 ounces
  • 4 tbsp. of salted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream for the top
Slow cooker cake recipe
  1. You are going to beat your eggs (for about a minute – set aside)
  2. Then beat sugar, salt and vanilla on medium for about 30 seconds
    1. increase speed to medium high and beat in eggs for 8-10 min. or until they become a thick pale yellow color.
  3. Add in your melted chocolate and melted butter mixture. Mix on medium for about a minute.
  4. Then add flour and mix for 30 seconds on medium to low.
  5. Portion your cake batter into 4 ramekin dishes.
cake in the crockpot
  1. Add an ounce or so of remaining chocolate chips on top.
  2. Add 2″ of water into the bottom of your slow cooker to cook crock pot chocolate cake.
  3. Put inside crock, cover and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours or until the mixture is slightly firm but still soft.
    1. under baking them will create more of a lava cake consistency 
    2. cooking on high isn’t recommended 
    3. toothpick inserted should come out semi clean with a little sticking
  4. Serve with ice cream, powdered sugar, whipped cream and maybe berries on top 

Enjoy your heart out with this slow cooker dessert! Want it faster? Try our air fryer cake recipe too.

how to bake a cake in a crockpot

How to bake a cake in a crockpot

  • You can make them in individual serving dishes quickly
  • Or you can make crockpot chocolate cake with fruit filling like you see here
  • There are pros and cons to both but either way get ready for some deliciousness
    • homemade may run you 30 minutes for prep and all
    • crockpot dump cakes can be thrown together in closer to 5

If you’re looking for a quicker method you can use these instructions for more of a dump cake.

It is good but takes longer to cook. Making it inside the actual crock will require you to spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. If not, you’ll have a few days of scrubbing to do. 

crockpot lava cake

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Crockpot Cake

Crockpot cake that tastes amazing!! So easy to make these mini chocolate cakes in a slow cooker that are done in just an hour.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 751kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • You are going to beat your eggs (for about a minute – set aside)
  • Then beat sugar, salt and vanilla and beat on medium for about 30 seconds, and then increase speed to medium high 
  • Beat in eggs for about 5  min. or until they become a thick pale yellow color.
  • Melt chocolate chips and butter in the microwave until smooth. Add this in slowly, mixing on medium for about a minute. Then add flour and mix for 30 seconds on medium to low.
  • Portion your mixture into 4 ramekin dishes.
    Add an ounce or so of remaining chocolate chips on top. The more you add the gooier they will be
  • Add 2″ of water into the bottom of your slow cooker to cook these crockpot chocolate cakes.
  • Put inside and cook on low for 1-2 hours or until the mixture is slightly firm but still soft.
    Add powdered sugar and maybe berries when done!

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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Cake
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 751 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 528mg15%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 571IU11%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Leah

Friday 9th of April 2021

Do you grease the ramekins?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 11th of April 2021

I'd spray lightly with non stick spray

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