Shocking, right? Me, not wanting to go into a grocery store, me, who loves wandering the aisles getting ideas on stuff to make.
And here it is. My version of the ever popular Crockpot Chocolate Cake.
I didn't have a couple of the ingredients that most of the recipes I googled called for, but that didn't stop me. Nope.
I made my own chocolate custard/pudding and then chopped up some dark chocolate and white chocolate bars I had in my baking cupboard and I soldiered on.
Recipe: Over the top, Chocolicious Chocolate Crockpot Cake
mine called for 3 eggs, 1 cup water and 1/3 cup oil
2 cups prepared Chocolate Custard Pudding
4 oz. Bar Dark Chocolate, chopped
4 oz. Bar White Chocolate, chopped
1 cup boiling water
Mix the cake according to directions, then fold in the chopped chocolate and the chocolate custard pudding.
Cook on high for half an hour, then pour the 1 cup of boiling water over it, using a spoon to disperse the water evenly over the top. You don't pour the water directly into the cake mix, basically you want to float it on top. Put the lid back on, cook an additional 2 hours then turn it to low and cook another 1/2 hour. ** For a total of 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Let rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.
** Your crockpot may differ, but if you do the toothpick test, it will give you an idea of how done the cake is. I got a little nervous at the 3 hour mark, and turned my crockpot down to Low.
The cake was moist, chocolatey, rich and totally delicious. I served it with some Cool Whip, but it would have been better with either some Whipped Cream or Ice Cream or a nice Custard Sauce. I will make this again, and again.
3 tablespoons Birds Custard Powder
3 tablespoons good processed Cocoa Powder
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 cups milk
Whisk the dry ingredients together, then add a 1/4 cup of the milk to the mixture and make it into a smooth paste. Whisk it into the milk and heat on high in the microwave for 2 minutes, stir, then heat again for an additional 2 minutes, stir and continue to cook in 1 minute increments until the mixture thickens. Set aside to cool, placing a piece of plastic wrap on the surface to keep a skin from forming. Let cool and add to the cake mix before cooking the cake.
I had a nice meal and in the interests of life, made sure I got some dessert first.
And then enjoyed the rest of the meal.
And honestly, I'm not that fond of Chocolate Cake, but this one, well, I'll be making it again and soon.
Served warm it was nourishing and comforting and a little gooey and totally wonderful.