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Chocolate Crockpot Cake

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This easy chocolate crockpot cake is simple and delicious and fully of chocolate flavor.

This post was originally published February 7, 2012.

I discovered this cake many years ago when I was working on learning to cook from scratch. We didn't have a lot of money, so I was trying to be creative with the ingredients we had on hand without spending any money.

Everyone raved about how delicious this cake turned out. It is almost like a chocolate cobbler, with a spongey cake on the top and underneath is this amazing chocolate pudding that creates a moist and decadent cake.

I love the fact that this cooks in the crockpot, freeing you up to do other things. There is no fussing over it.

While I was busy working, my cake was cooking. No forgotten timer, no overcooking the cake. It just bakes away in the crockpot!

The hardest part about this cake is mixing all the ingredients together. From there, it becomes a dump and go dessert — my favorite kind!

How to Make a Chocolate Crockpot Cake

To make this cake, you are going to mix all your dry ingredients together. Then add in your wet ingredients.

Mix it all together and then put it in the crockpot. Make sure you get it pretty even.

Then you are going to top it with a boiling hot liquid mixture. While the cake cooks, this liquid transfers to the bottom making that awesome pudding mixture.

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Let it cook on low for 2 hours. Then remove the lid and let it sit with the crockpot unplugged and turned off for 20 minutes.

This gives it time to cool off. Trust me, if you do not do this, you will burn the roof of your mouth because the cake is so piping hot.

I like to serve this with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a big scoop of my No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

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Yield: 6 servings

Chocolate Crockpot Cake

Chocolate Crockpot Cake

This easy and decadent crockpot dessert is the perfect treat for a cold fall day. Hot chocolate cake with a pudding-like center.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 cups Boiling Water


For the cake:

  1. Mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, melted butter, and vanilla until combined. Spread the batter over the bottom of a large crockpot.

For the fudge topping:

  1. Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over the cake batter.
  2. Pour the boiling water over the top. DO NOT STIR! Cover and cook on High for 2 hours.
  3. The cake will be very hot! Turn off heat, and remove the lid. Let sit 20-30 minutes before serving

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 5g

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Mary Jane

Monday 27th of May 2013

This was so good! I'll definitely make it again

Jennifer Sikora

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Hi Mary Jane!

So glad to hear that you loved it. I think I might make me some this week as well :)


Tuesday 10th of July 2012

Can't take my eyes off that cake and I still mindlessly still scrolling for it. Looks really good! I love chocolate cakes and I definitely can't wait to try this one.


Saturday 11th of February 2012

Mmm that looks yummy! Jen #79


Thursday 9th of February 2012

made this at work today. It was all kinds of awesome! The whole floor smelled like warm chocolate. The fudgy goodness was so good. Thanks for sharing.

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