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Old 09-08-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake--TNT

Crewsk originally posted this recipe and I made it for our company last night. It was SO good! I have a large crock pot so I actually doubled the recipe and it turned out great. As I mixed the ingredients it dawned on me that this is pretty darn healthy too, as desserts go--only 2 Tbsp oil and no other fat!

I served it with a choice of vanilla or espresso chunk ice cream and fresh whipped cream topped with grated chocolate. Yum!

Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Sundae Cake


Makes: 6 servings
Total Time: 3hrs. 25min.
Prep: 15min.
Cook: 2hrs. 30min.
Cool: 40min.
(Total time will vary with appliance & setting)

1C. all purpose flour
1/2C. granulated sugar
2Tbsp. baking cocoa
2tsp. baking powder
1/2tsp. salt
1/2C. milk
2Tbsp. vegetable oil
1tsp. vanilla
1/2C. chopped nuts(optional)
3/4C. packed brown sugar
1/4C. baking cocoa
1 1/2C. hot water

Spray inside of 2 to 3 1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2Tbsp. cocoa, baking powder, & salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil, & vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly in slow cooker.

Mix brown sugar & 1/4C. cocoa in small bowl. Stir in hot water until smooth. Pour evenly over batter in slow cooker.

Cover & cook on high heat setting 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Turn off slow cooker. Let cake stand uncovered 30-40 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Spoon warm cake into dessert dishes. Spoon sauce over top. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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Old 09-08-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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I'm glad you enjoyed it PA!
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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YUMMMY! Your guests must have loved you!!
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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Ummmm......I'll have to remember to pick up some baking cocoa and nuts on my next trip to the store. Thanks Crewsk!
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Cut and pasted into my Discuss Cooking folder
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #6
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Thanks, pa! I've saved it, too. Might try it this weekend.
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:19 AM   #7
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Slow Cooker Cake

What adjustments would won have to make ofr HIGH Altitude? I'm, at 6,500 ft and have to adjust most baking recipes.

TIA, Charlie

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Crewsk originally posted this recipe

Makes: 6 servings
Total Time: 3hrs. 25min.
Prep: 15min.
Cook: 2hrs. 30min.
Cool: 40min.
(Total time will vary with appliance & setting)

1C. all purpose flour
1/2C. granulated sugar
2Tbsp. baking cocoa
2tsp. baking powder
1/2tsp. salt
1/2C. milk
2Tbsp. vegetable oil
1tsp. vanilla
1/2C. chopped nuts(optional)
3/4C. packed brown sugar
1/4C. baking cocoa
1 1/2C. hot water

Spray inside of 2 to 3 1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2Tbsp. cocoa, baking powder, & salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil, & vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly in slow cooker.

Mix brown sugar & 1/4C. cocoa in small bowl. Stir in hot water until smooth. Pour evenly over batter in slow cooker.

Cover & cook on high heat setting 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Turn off slow cooker. Let cake stand uncovered 30-40 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Spoon warm cake into dessert dishes. Spoon sauce over top. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:21 AM   #8
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I'm not sure Charlie, since it cooks in a crock pot and not in an oven. I'd keep an eye on it through the cooking time (mine took 2 hours as opposed to 2.5), but hopefully someone can give you some more advice.
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:37 AM   #9
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Did I miss the sauce part? Or was that just the cocoa, hot water bit at the end? Does that make enough for you to spoon over everything?

This sounds fab BTW.
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Thanks, crewsk and pa! I made this today and we just had some - YUM!! I don't have any ice cream so we had whipped cream. There's lots of sauce! BTW, Charlie, I'm at 8600 feet and I didn't change any of the ingredients or measurements. It came out fine. Mine was done in an hour and a half, though.
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