Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Over the top, Chocolicious Chocolate Crockpot Cake

I admit it.

I was lazy and didn't feel like running to the store to get stuff to make for a potluck we were attending.    I just didn't feel like driving 7 miles and then going into a grocery store.

Shocking, right?  Me, not wanting to go into a grocery store, me, who loves wandering the aisles getting ideas on stuff to make.  
But there you have it.  I just wasn't feeling the love.  
Then I looked in the pantry and got an idea and googled a little to find out a little more. 

And here it is.  My version of the ever popular Crockpot Chocolate Cake.

Crockpot Chocolate Cake
But...

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

1 box Devils Food Cake Mix, mixed according to directions
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.
  And why use just one bowl, when you can get three or more dirty? So happy for my dishwasher. 
Pour into a greased crockpot.
I had lined mine with parchment paper and then changed my mind and took it out again, and just poured the cake mixture into the greased crockpot.  Next time I will leave the parchment paper in there and take the cake out to serve it rather than leaving it in the crockpot. 
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. 
 Chocolate Crockpot Cake
 
** 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.

Recipe: Chocolate Custard Pudding   serves 4 or one chocolate cake

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.       

Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

4 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to try a crock pot dessert!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Michelle

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    1. You're welcome. I'm thinking of doing a repeat on this next week, or maybe sooner...

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  2. Oh my, all that yummy chocolate! Thanks so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for having me.

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