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Old 09-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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The problem is that in an oven, the environment is relatively dry. Moisture is vented out as it evaporates from the batter. Sow cookers are designed to capture that steam, and is why you can place a rack of ribs in it, add no water, and still have a lot of braising liquid in the vessel as the ribs cook. There is little allowance for moisture to escape.

Of course, you aren't braising you cake. But you are steaming it. The result will be more moist, like a dumpling that's been steamed in soup, or like an English steamed pudding.

It will taste good, but the texture will be more gooey.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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As I said before almost 4 cups of liquid in addition to 4 eggs in ONE cake mix will make a very wet cake. As others have said, the nature of a slow cooker is to collect the steam and keep moisture in, no wonder this cake was wet!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #13
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As I said before almost 4 cups of liquid in addition to 4 eggs in ONE cake mix will make a very wet cake. As others have said, the nature of a slow cooker is to collect the steam and keep moisture in, no wonder this cake was wet!
+1. Bakechef has it.

It would be wet, even in a regular oven! For example, I'm looking at a CP cake recipe that calls for 2 1/3 cups liquid total, including water, butter, vanilla, and milk. Another recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups liquid plus 2 eggs. Nowhere near 4 cups liquid plus 4 eggs.

Maybe try a cake recipe adapted for the CP?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Ingredients:
1 package chocolate cake mix (any 2-layer size)
2 cups sour cream
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding (any size)
1 small bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. oil
4 eggs
1 c. water



Preparation:
Spray crockpot with non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients together. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours Try not to lift the lid. Serve with ice cream. HERE IS THE REC.
Mumu,

I've been doing some checking around for you. Mostly to refresh my memory that yes it can be done successfully. I've baked bread in my crock, converting a coffee can into a mold. The towel probably won't work. You could try using paper towels or even parchment paper. Others have done it. Here's a few links that might help you out.

Crock Pot Bread and Cake - How to's
They have a few recipes that you can get in a pdf file. They used sifted flour for a Chocolate Cake. Some say that over mixing the batter isn't recommended.

Crock Pot Blueberry Cake


Rival no longer sells this product,. Rival Cake and Bake pan Vintage Rival Crock-Pot Bread 'n Cake Bake Pan for 5 Qt Crock-Pot sold 3.10.12

I want that! I do have some old camping cooking equipment that could probably be converted to work in it as well. The things I'll try!

But anyways give it another try. You might get lucky. Good luck!

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:04 PM   #15
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #16
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+1. Bakechef has it.

It would be wet, even in a regular oven! For example, I'm looking at a CP cake recipe that calls for 2 1/3 cups liquid total, including water, butter, vanilla, and milk. Another recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups liquid plus 2 eggs. Nowhere near 4 cups liquid plus 4 eggs.

Maybe try a cake recipe adapted for the CP?
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #17
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Thanks for that, there are times I feel invisible on this forum.....
I tip my hat to you, bakechef. I may not always publicly give you the credit you deserve, but in my book, you are one of the people around here whose advice I respect without reserve. You are not invisible. You are respected.

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Old 09-14-2012, 10:27 AM   #18
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I tip my hat to you, bakechef. I may not always publicly give you the credit you deserve, but in my book, you are one of the people around here whose advice I respect without reserve. You are not invisible. You are respected.

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Well said, Chief. I totally agree!
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Thanks! I appreciate the kind words!

This is by far my favorite cooking forum.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #20
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Since we are on the topic of crock pot........ My crock pot might be on its last legs soon. I usually do a whole chicken with out water just seasonings on chicken and let the crock pot do its thing,if it quits working is it still possible to make the same thing in a granite enamel covered roasting pan,zero water and seasoning on whole chicken with lid at 350 in the oven? Will I have the same out come as if i did in the crock pot? Thanks
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