Originally Posted by Janet H
The Dutch oven crowd makes cakes and breads in those slow cookers so I'm not sure why you couldn't bake a cake in a crock pot - but it might be really slow....
That's just it - a Dutch Oven is an oven, and the heat source, whether a stove top, regular oven or a bed of charcoal, can be regulated. Dutch ovens are featured every year in Ruidoso, New Mexico at the Chuck Wagon Cook Off Championship. Everything from buttermilk biscuits to apricot cobbers are baked in them.
But the crock pots that I've seen and used, have only two temperature settings, Low and High. That makes baking pretty uncertain since most recipes call for a specific temperature.
As I said before, it can be done, but if you have access to a regular or toaster oven, why would you want to? It's risky at best.