I have such a fun recipe to share today!
I previewed a photo of this recipe on facebook a couple of days ago and I was so surprised by how many of y'all were excited for me to share this one.
Have you ever made a cake in your slow cooker?
Did you know you could make a cake in your slow cooker?
Well, it turns out you can.
And it can turn out really good too!
This particular recipe comes from the new Goosberry Patch cookbook,
If y'all follow my blog, then you know I'm a fan of these Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.
Because they are chock full of recipes from everyday home cooks.
No test recipes here. Do you ever feel when you buy a new cookbook sometimes and try some of the recipes that you wonder, "Did anyone actually make this??".
With so many recipes coming at you from all different angles these days because of the internet and all the thousands of new cookbooks, it's hard to know the good from the bad.
Lots of recipes are not tested. Some aren't ever made more than once by the recipe creators.
But not these recipes.
These are tried and true recipes from folks that are your friends, your neighbors and
maybe even your Mom and Grandma! Real, everyday recipes (225 to be exact).
Sure, we all like to tweak a recipe here and there to make it our own but you know when you try these recipes, the recipe as a whole will work and taste good.
This particular book focuses on the slow cooker (a.k.a. the Crock Pot).
It gives recipes that can help you use your Crock Pot all year round.
Some folks are more inclined to use theirs in the summer months so they don't have to turn on the oven and heat up the house. But it can be used all the time.
And y'all know how much I love my slow cooker, so I was so excited to get this
cookbook in my hands!
There are recipes in here for soups, stews, beans, sides, drinks and even dessert!
And you know it was the chocolate dessert that screamed out to me to be made.
I had to try it as soon as I saw it because I was curious why it was called a Hot Fudge Sundae Cake. I thought, "Where's the fudge part?"
Well, you will see!
NOTE: This recipe calls for a 2-3 quart slow cooker. I don't own one that small.
My smallest slow cooker is 4.5 quarts. So I doubled this recipe to make it work for my slow cooker. Please keep this in mind if you make this recipe.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
6 tbsp. baking cocoa powder (divided use)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups hot water