Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cakes Cooked the Slow Way

If you were one of the lucky recipients of a slow cooker this holiday don’t walk but run to your pantry and cook a cake in this wondrous appliance.

Yes, I said cake. I am still forever thankful each time I slow cook meats and stews to tender perfection in one of my (now 3) slow cookers. But cake? So, I searched and came up with a gooey chocolate cake worth the almost 3 hours from start to finish. The slow cooking process produces a rich chocolate sauce beneath a brownie like cake. I think I have said enough. Dust off your slow cookers.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Mocha Cake
Deep rich chocolate cake with a gooey sauce

5 quart slow cooker and 1 1/2 quart souffle dish

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 cup hot coffee

Spray souffle dish with cooking spray and set aside. Combine the first 8 ingredients. Pour and spread batter evenly into souffle dish. Place dish in slow cooker pot on high setting. Mix cocoas and brown sugar and sprinkle over cake batter. Pour coffee over cake batter. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours. Let cool in cooker for 20 minutes. Carefully remove souffle dish. Serve warm with or without ice cream.

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