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Old 09-12-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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ISO help/advice with crock-pot cooking

I just made a cake in the crock pot and it came out very weird...not like if i did in the oven. They said in the rec. bake cake in your crock pot,just like if it was in the oven.Yeah right! It came out very moist in fact i would say steamed. Is this the way it is suppose to be.....I mixed the batter and poured it in the crock pot insert that was sprayed and put the lid on. But the results were like i said steamed. Would putting a rag between the lid and crock pot help or would this still turn out with steamed cake?

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Never thought about cooking a cake in the crock pot....but this makes me wonder if an old fashioned plum pudding might turn out well in a crock pot....Hmmmm.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Can you post the original recipe here?

It's going to be steamed because the lid traps the moisture in. Crock are not ovens. Maybe they meant that if the measurements and cooking times even out it will be just like a cake baked in the oven. nice and moist

I'd recommend that you take another look at that recipe and see where you can decrease the liquid amounts just a bit. Whether it be with the oils if any were needed right down to the eggs and water. Set the crock on low. Don't lift the lid. Covering it with a towel will inhibit you from seeing what's going on. You might end up having to cook it a little longer.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:34 AM   #5
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If you liked the flavor of the cake and were only unhappy with its moistness, try making it again and cooking it on HIGH for 3-4 hrs. BTW, if you take off the lid and then find that the cake is not quite cooked, the rule of thumb is to allow an extra half hour to let the temp and pressure return to their proper level.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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the cake tasted good.....and it was done, i just thought it was not at all like cake from the oven. Seemed to moist,wasnt sure thats the way its suppose to be?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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Crockpots braise food so yes, it will always be like that.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #8
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Also that's a lot of liquid for a cake mix! Add to that, recently most companies have started making their mixes smaller hoping that nobody would notice. So smaller mix, lots of liquids, wet cake.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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i have just read if you put a towel under lid this will help collect the moisture. Do u think it would be similar than to a oven cake?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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No. It will never come out like an oven cake.

Even if the towel collects the moisture the cake will still cook using steam, as all of the moisture will still be there, trapped in the cooking vessel.
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