Slow-Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

Slower cooker chocolate cakeI recently bought a slow cooker, and am fascinated by all the amazing things I can make in it. For too long, I thought it was only for things like pot roast and things you'd bring to a church basement social. But oh how wrong I was. One of my favorite recent experiments: Dessert!

This recipe for chocolate pudding cake was given to me by a friend, and it's amazing and so incredibly easy. You just put in a couple of ingredients, let it cook for a few hours, then you have warm, delicious chocolate cake. How did I not discover the beauty of this thing sooner?

1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
3 cups cold milk
1 chocolate fudge cake mix
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (you can also use chocolate chips)
Whipped cream for serving

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.

Beat pudding mix and milk together in the slow cooker with a whisk for a couple of minutes.

Prepare cake batter as directed on the box, then pour it over the pudding.

Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 - 3 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Turn off the slow cooker, top with chocolate, and let stand for 20-30 minutes.

Top with whipped cream, and serve.


Image via Elizabeth/Table4five/Flickr

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