Four Quick, Convenient Crock Pot Cakes

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We’ve all used our crock pots for stews, soups, and chili; but have you ever wished you could combine the convenience of crock pot cooking with desserts? Surprisingly, there are actually many crock pot recipes for cakes and breads that make baking easier than ever.

We’ve compiled a few simple favorites for you below.

 

1. Quick Chocolate Cake

You will need:

* 1 package (6 serving size) instant chocolate pudding and pie mix

* 3 cups milk

* 1 package (18 ounces) chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix

* Whipped topping (optional)

1. Spray crock pot slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Empty pudding mix into crock pot and whisk in milk.

2. Prepare cake mix according to directions, blending well. Pour cake blend into crock pot. Do not stir.

3. Cover and cook on high 1½ hours or until cake is set.

Note: Serve warm, with whipped topping, if desired.

 

2. Berry Perfect Pound Cake

You will need:

* 1 package (16 ounces) pound cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix

* ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

* Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and powdered sugar

1. Spray crock pot slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Prepare cake mix according to directions, stirring in brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.

3. Pour batter into crock pot and cook on high 1½ to 1¾ hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Note: Serve with berries and powdered sugar, if desired.

 

3. Butterscotch Macadamia Pudding Cake

You will need:

* 1 box (18 ounces) golden yellow cake mix

* 1 cup water

* 4 eggs

* ½ cup sour cream

* ½ cup vegetable oil

* 1 cup butterscotch morsels

* ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts (or any nut you prefer)

1. Spray crock pot slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Combine cake mix, water, eggs, sour cream and oil and mix well.

3. Pour batter into crock pot and cook on high 2 hours, or until batter is set.

4. Sprinkle butterscotch morsels and chopped macadamia nuts over surface of cake. Cover, and cook 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Note: Serve warm, with whipped cream, if desired.

 

4. Pecan-Cinnamon Spice Cake

You will need:

* 1¼ cups all-purpose flour

* ½ cup granulated sugar

* 1½ teaspoons baking powder

* 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

* ½ teaspoon ground ginger

* ½ cup milk

* 5 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

* 1 cup chopped pecans

* 1½ cups water

* ¾ cup packed brown sugar

* Whipped cream

1. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger in a medium bowl. Add milk and 3 tablespoons of margarine or butter, and mix until blended. Stir in the pecans and spread mixture across bottom of crock pot.

2. Combine water, brown sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Pour melted butter and sugar mixture over batter in crock pot.

3. Cover and cook on high 1¼ to 1½ hours, or until cake is set and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand uncovered for 30 minutes, and serve.

Note: This cake goes well with glazed pears. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

 

It may seem like an unusual way to bake, but crock pot and slow cooker cakes and pastries are a great way to make tasty, traditional desserts in half the time. Treat your party guests or family to one of the unconventionally sweet and scrumptious cakes above today.

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