Crock Pot Chocolate Cake

February 02, 2012
Mmmm....not sure about this photo:

I really don't think it does this cake justice.  But, this is what happens when you miss your window of natural light when photographing food.  I have been doing pretty good getting my pictures done before a certain time of the day.  But, this one...just got away from me.  I'm learning these things as I go along as a food blogger.
The other thing that I have learned is that you guys love your crock pots.   Two of my most popular posts so far are the Crock Pot Shredded Chicken and the Crock Pot Mac n Cheese.
With that, I decided to give a dessert a whirl.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and it looked really good and all the ingredients were in my pantry. Plus and Plus.
We will be repeating this dessert in our house, so, no fear!  A new picture will be available soon!

Now, the original recipe says it will take about 3 hours to cook.  I have a large crock pot, so, it took mine over 4 hours to be done.  So,  keep an eye on it, depending on the size of your crock pot.  I also was not able to get out nice, neat perfectly cut pieces out of it,  so, I just scooped it and served it warmed from a bowl with some powdered sugar and chocolate syrup.  Yum.

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla until well combined. Whisk in the boiling water. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared crock pot.
Set cooker to "Low". Cook until cake has no wet spots on top and has pulled away from the sides of the crock, about 3-4 hours. 
Turn off slow cooker and allow cake to rest for 30 minutes before serving.


  1. Yay!! This one is just calling my name!
    How much, if at all, did this rise? I'm wondering if I could do it in my little 2-3 qt crock since my big one is going to be filled in just a bit...
    Thanks so much for sharing this! I look forward to linking you up when I post my attempt of this on !

  2. Hey did rise, but, very little. I think you should be ok with your little one:)
    Hope you guys enjoy it!

  3. Hi Erin! I'm seriously a chocoholic, and this seems like it should be my next recipe! I'm having a great time browsing your blog.

    I've awarded you with something special on my recipe blog. Come check it out at Have a great day!

  4. Hi Erin - I'm stopping by to let you know that I've been enjoying reading your blog for a while and I have nominated you to receive the Liebster Award for up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers :-) You can read about the award here:

    Congrats from one midwesterner to another, and thanks for sharing your blog!

  5. Thank you Laura and Domesticated Duchess! That is very sweet :)
    Hope you both enjoy the cake!

  6. ummm, i think i may be trying this today! :)

  7. Enjoy Stacey :)
    Thanks for visiting!


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