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Monday, December 28, 2020

Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake, a slow cooker recipe

Today we are offering a Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake that is long on delicious flavor and short on beauty! But then again most homestyle chocolate desserts do not win beauty contests, only taste contests! And this Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake is exactly that, a big winner in the taste category... 

This delicious Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake will look like a dried-out mud puddle when you go to serve it, but I ask you kindly - don't let that stop you from enjoying every single bite! Once served up in your favorite dessert bowls, no one will be able to resist it, it is that good! 

People seem to love chocolate in any form regardless of what it looks like. You can find many recipes in cookbooks and on the internet called various names like Chocolate Mess or Chocolate Tornado, and even Chocolate Earthquake because many times chocolate desserts are not attractive in any way to look at, but always taste heavenly! 

This is a recipe just like that...

It is the sad reality for the color brown. And brown-colored foods have it even worse. Because they always look as boring as, well, as the color brown. And we all know the story of brown, it pretty much goes like this........" Good afternoon, here is that bouquet of brown roses you ordered!" (said no florist ever). 

But I recommend that you make this cake in spite of the way it will look as you peer down into the slow cooker after removing the lid. Plus this Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake is easy to mix up. With the relatively short cooking time, it is perfect to get into the slow cooker before starting dinner. And then right on cue, it will be ready and waiting to be enjoyed as soon as the dinner dishes are cleared away. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • baking powder
  • butter
  • chocolate chips
  • brown sugar
  • dry cocoa
  • salt
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • cooking spray, if desired
You will also need the following:
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • liquid measuring cup
  • small bowl for melting ingredients
  • 4 qt sized slow cooker
  • silicone spatula
Now you are ready to begin!

Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake
adapted from: Fix-It and Forget-It, New Cookbook
ideal size slow cooker:  4 qt

1 c whole wheat flour, pastry grind is best
2 tsp baking powder
2 T butter
1 c chocolate chips - divided
1 1/4 c brown sugar - divided
1/3 c plus 3 T dry cocoa - divided
1/4 t salt
1/3 c milk
1 T vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 c hot water

Coat inside of cooker with butter or cooking spray set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 T of the cocoa, and 1 c of the brown sugar.

In a small bowl, melt the butter and 1/2 c of the chocolate chips, set aside to cool slightly.

Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the flour mixture, along with the egg, milk, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and glossy.

Spoon into the slow cooker, spreading evenly.

Over the top of the pudding cake batter, crumble the remaining cocoa, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. Gently pour the hot water over the top.

Prepare the lid with a kitchen towel to prevent steam from dripping back onto the cake. Simply place the lid on top of a cotton towel. Gather up the excess toweling and secure it with heatproof clips, on the top of the outside of the lid. 

Cover and cook on low, 1 - 2 hours, depending on your slow cooker

Begin checking the cake after 1 1/2 house. The cake will begin to pull away from the sides of the crock liner when the cake is done. Carefully remove the lid taking care of the condensed steam of moisture...

Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Cake, from your slow cooker!

To serve spoon out a portion of the cake, add some of the pudding from the bottom of the pan, and a bit of whipped cream or ice cream! Feel free to add chopped chocolate and sliced berries or even a cherry on top!




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  1. Yum! I bake with gluten-free ingredients only now to keep our kitchen safe for when our daughter with celiac visits, but I do miss whole wheat flour!

    1. Fudgy slow cooker cakes would take well to your favorite gluten free baking mix. If you give this a try, please let me know how well it turned out. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

  2. I had to laugh at "a dried-out mud puddle" Quite the description there!
    My mom used to make something like this and it was very yummy! I do remember the texture being very fudgey and gooey!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!


    1. You know it is the curse of brown colored food! Truth in blogging has always been my style, thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

  3. YUM!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 42 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open until February 17. Shared on social media.

    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead.


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