Crockpot Cooking: 3 Sinful Chocolate Cake Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

It doesn’t have to be anyone’s birthday to bake a cake. Indulge with these easy and yummy cake recipes for your slow cooker!

I don’t know about you, but I think that there should always be a bit of cake going on in the week! A household without cake is not complete. If you live by yourself, baking a whole cake can seem a bit indulgent, but when you have a crockpot, it’s so easy you might be tempted… so why not make it and then take it to work with you? Bringing cake in to work helps you make friends! Of course you have to be a nice person too, but cake always sweetens the palate. Impress your colleagues, or your flat mates, with these creative crockpot cake recipes…

#1 Gooey Chocolate Crockpot Cake!


This is an amazing recipe, which only requires you to sling all the ingredients into the pot and turn it on! Can’t get much easier than that eh? I know what you’re thinking – Uh-oh, my crockpot is going to make me soooo fat! Just make it, put two generous pieces aside for yourself, and give the rest away! Seriously, let go of the plate, let your friends devour the rest…


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 packet chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Spray a large crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Chuck all ingredients into the crockpot and mix together with a wooden spoon or something of the sort.
  3. Pop the lid on the crockpot and cook for 4 hours on LOW.
  4. Check the cake by inserting a knife in the center. It should come out fairly clean. You’ll know the cake is done when the edges begin separating from the sides of the pot.
  5. Your first cake you make might require some checking until you get to know how quickly your slow cooker actually cooks the cake.
  6. Turn the crockpot off and allow the cake to rest for up to 30 minutes. Slice and serve with ice cream or whipped cream or sprinkle with powdered sugar to garnish.

Time to get messy… num num!

#2 Triple Chocolate Crockpot Brownies


As if things couldn’t more naughty, these brownies are going to disappear as soon as you let your colleagues or flat mates loose on them!  Be warned… your friends may develop a love/hate relationship with you if you make these too often – they’ll love you because they’re yummy but they’ll hate you for making them all gain a few extra pounds!


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)


  1. Lightly coat a 5-quart slow-cooker insert with cooking spray.
  2. Line the bottom with parchment paper and lightly coat with spray.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Place butter and chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted.
  5. Add sugar; stir to combine.
  6. Stir in eggs.
  7. Add flour mixture, walnuts, and chocolate chips and stir just until moistened (but don’t not over mix, no that wouldn’t do!).
  8. Transfer it all to your slow cooker and smooth the top.
  9. Cover and cook on LOW, 3 1/2 hours.
  10. Uncover and cook for 30 minutes more.
  11. Remove insert from slow cooker and run a knife around edge to loosen brownies.
  12. Let cool completely in insert on a wire rack, about 2 hours.
  13. Turn out onto a work surface and cut into 14 brownies.

TIP: The center might look undercooked when the time is up, but don’t worry, it will be perfect once cooled!

#3 Rocky Road Choco Cake


Whoever thought of combining marshmallows with chocolate was a GENIUS! You might not want to share this one to be honest with you, it’ll look so pretty… and drool worthy… and you may want to scoff the whole thing right away!


  • 1 (18.25-oz.) packet chocolate cake mix (from your local supermarket)
  • 1 (3.9-oz.) packet chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups milk, divided
  • 1 (3.4-oz.) packet chocolate cook-and-serve pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. .Beat the cake mix and the next 5 ingredients on the list with 1 and a 1/4 cups of milk, at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Then pour the batter into a lightly greased 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Cook the remaining 2 cups of milk in a heavy non-aluminum saucepan over medium heat, stirring as you go, for 3 to 5 minutes, or just until bubbles appear (do not boil). Then remove from the heat.
  3. Sprinkle your cook-and-serve pudding mix over the batter, and slowly pour the hot milk over the pudding.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 and a 1/2 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the pecans in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.
  6. Turn off the slow cooker. Sprinkle your yummy cake with pecans, marshmallows, and chocolate morsels. Let stand 15 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly melted.
  7. Spoon into dessert dishes, and serve with ice cream, if desired.

Note: This cake will look like it needs to cook just a little longer, but by the time the topping is set, it’s ready to serve.

Share Your Chocolaty Inspirations…

Have these recipes inspired you to dig your crockpot out of the cupboard? Tell us what you and your friends thought of the results! Did you make any additions or changes to the recipes? Perhaps you have some chocolaty ideas of your own you’d like to share? Leave your comments below…

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Zara M.

I love to write, draw, take photographs, dance tango, write in my Midori Traveler’s Notebook and ogle other people’s Filofaxes. Oh – and I like LOTS of sugar in my tea! I want to inspire you, and show you the world through my eyes.

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