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Sweet treat: Slow cooker chocolate cake

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Slow cooker chocolate cake

Every year I seem to have a love affair with my slow cooker. Yes, I know an oven can do exactly the same thing… but the slow cooker is just so… winning! I love that I can put it on and forget about it for a while, and then have that beautiful smell waft through the house. And it does something magic to the food, makes it all so full of flavour, or something.

I’ve been playing around with sweets in the slow cooker. I made an apple crumble a while back and it was yummy… but I forgot to take photos. I’ve learnt that when it comes to slow cooker desserts that it makes a lot, so it’s best when you have a good handful of people to serve {unless you want to be eating dessert all week}.

This slow cooker chocolate cake is moist and rich, and satisfying. It’s a really basic recipe that you could adapt to suit what you like. I added in white chocolate because I had some I wanted to use up, but you could add in raspberries or bits of your favourite chocolate bar. Pieces of chewy caramel would be delicious too! Or coconut… Get creative. And one little perk? You just toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and mix there, no need for lots of mixing bowls. Winning {again}.

Slow cooker chocolate cake


4 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
125g melted butter
1 packet of chocolate pudding {I used the Cottees instant pudding}
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup milk
300ml sour cream
1 1/2 cup chocolate, chopped


♥ Lightly grease your slow cooker with a little butter. Place all your ingredients into the bowl, and mix together until combined with a wooden spoon.
♥ Place the lid on and cook for 2-4 hours on low. My cake only took 2 hours, but my low isn’t very low. So the first time you make it just keep an eye on it. You want the centre to be firm.
♥ Serve with fresh berries and ice cream.

Does your family do dessert every night? Or is it just a treat thing when friends or family come around?

P.S. I’ve been totally indulgent with sharing a few naughty recipes lately, healthy ones coming up to balance it out. Promise!