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Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake (+Video)

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake is a homemade chocolate cake that makes it’s own hot fudge sauce as it cooks! Simply delicious!

 A CHOCOLATE SLOW COOKER DESSERT

I have such a fun recipe to share today! I previewed a photo of this Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake 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!

a white bowl filled with hot fudge sundae cake and topped with vanilla ice cream and a maraschino cherry.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS SLOW COOKER CAKE:

  • For this recipe, you really need a smaller (2-3 quart) slow cooker. If the slow cooker is too large or wide, the cake may cook very unevenly and you won’t get a proper fudge layer to form. I have not tested it with anything larger so cannot tell you how it would turn out. Bake it at your own risk.
  • I have only tried this with whole and 2% cow’s milk. I have not tried it with almond or oat milk so I can’t say how those would turn out.
Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake in a white bowl with a spoon dipping in the cake. Cake is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a maraschino cherry.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • milk
  • oil
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped nuts (optional)
  • brown sugar
  • hot water
all purpose flour, sugar, cocoa powder, milk, water, baking powder and a white crock pot.

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT HOT FUDGE SUNDAE CAKE:

Spray a 2-3 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. For baking, I like to use this kind that has flour in it.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

In a bowl, sift together flour, sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

I don’t own a flour sifter so I just took a long-tined fork and stirred it up real good.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

 Then stir in milk, oil and vanilla extract.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Give it all a good stir until combined, then fold in nuts (if using). Spread batter evenly into your slow cooker.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa powder.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Stir in hot water until smooth.

pouring hot water into cocoa in a white bowl

Pour this mixture evenly over batter in slow cooker. DO NOT STIR.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Cover and cook on high setting for 2-2 1/2 hours (it took about  2 1/2 hours for mine to bake).

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

To test if it is done, stick a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean (with no cake batter hanging on it), then it is done. Let cake stand, uncovered for 30-40 minutes before serving (this will thicken the sauce.)

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

On the top you will have your cake layer. Underneath that cake layer is your fudge sauce. So slice up the cake (it’s okay if it falls apart a little bit on you, this cake comes out very moist). Spoon it up on a plate or bowl. Then scoop up some of that hot fudge sauce that is on the bottom, and drizzle a bit of that on top of your cake along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

overhead photo of hot fudge cake in a white bowl with a blue slow cooker behind the bowl.

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Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake recipe.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake (+Video)

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake is a homemade chocolate cake that makes it's own hot fudge sauce as it cooks! Simply delicious!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a 3-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, sift together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Then stir in 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Finally, stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) if using.
  • Spread batter evenly into your slow cooker.
  • In a separate bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar and 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Whisk in 3 cups hot water until smooth.
  • Pour evenly over batter in slow cooker. DO NOT STIR.
  • Cover and cook on high setting for 2-2 1/2 hours.
  • To test if it is done, stick a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean (with no cake batter hanging on it), then it is done.
  • Let cake stand, uncovered for 30-40 minutes before serving (this helps to thicken the sauce on the bottom.)

Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 66g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: February 2013
Updated and republished: July 2022

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  1. I like to use my crockpot as often as possible! I have been married forty years and on my second one, I've been looking at the newer ones lately.

  2. I like to use my crockpot as often as possible! I have been married forty years and on my second one, I've been looking at the newer ones lately.

  3. I have 4 crockpots and I usually have all 4 going on the weekends. I make meals we can heat up during the week or make into something else like taking bbq beef and putting it on top of baked potatoes. Yum!

  4. I love my crock pot, but I don't use it as much as I used to when my family was large. Now it is just my daughter and I. I would love some recipes made for two! I suppose there are cook books out there like that, but I wonder if there is a Gooseberry patch one? Crock Pot Cooking for Two! I love Gooseberry Patch! 🙂 Have a great day!

  5. I have three crock pots of various sizes. I don't use them as often as I would if I had some good recipes. I love the one posted here and have checked out several of your others. They are great!

  6. I own two crockpots and love to use them. They are wonderful for everyday as well as for having lunch ready when you get home after church on Sundays.

  7. I have a crock pot but havent used it in a long time. Seeing all these yummy looking recipes is inspiring me to get it out and use it. I love the convenience of putting the ingredients in it and coming home to a meal, or treat, all ready. 🙂 btw-i am a long time fan of gooseberry patch!!

  8. I don't use my slow cooker much since it is just me but I use it alot when family is here and for dinners at work, love it!
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    Pinned the recipe, follow and like on facebook!
    Would love to have this cookbook!

  9. I own a crock pot but definitely don't use it as often as I would like. Currently, I use my crockpot maybe once every two weeks.

  10. I love to use my crockpot. I make an awesome roast in it. Chili and chicken & dumpling are good in there as well as spaghetti sauce