I recently came across a chocolate cake recipe for my crock pot. The recipe came from Favorite Brand Name Recipes; Vol. 7; April 16, 2002; No.6. The specific issue was titled “Home-Tested Slow Cooker Recipes”, the recipe is called “Decadent Chocolate Delight” and was published in 2002 by Publications International, Ltd. Because it looked easier than any cake recipe I have ever made I decided to try it. It is as follows:
1 package chocolate cake mix
8 ounces sour cream
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup of water
¼ cup of vegetable oil
1 four-serving size package size of chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
First, lightly grease the crock pot. Then mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the crock pot, cover, and set on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. This recipe serves 12 and is meant to be served hot or warm with ice cream.
I opted for the high setting and the cake was done in 3 hours. The cake baked perfectly and uniformly. It was rich and moist, and I was very happy with the ease and the result. However, the day I made the cake I didn’t have any ice cream so I used butterscotch sauce, which also worked, as a sort of icing. I also didn’t have eleven other people to help me eat it. Now I had quite a lot of leftovers, which I refrigerated. The cake has turned to be fairly easy to remove from the crock pot after it had cooled and I have since eaten it with both vanilla ice cream and butter cream canned frosting. My son and I agree the leftovers are still tasty after the cake has chilled when eaten with ice cream. I am the only one who has used the frosting, and I admit I have quite a sweet tooth, but that combination has worked for me also; however, it is not visually attractive.