slow cooker hot chocolate cake

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Cake

My kids love cooking desserts in the slow cooker. I love how easy they are to make and that my kids can make the recipe on their own!  This is one of those recipes that my oldest actually made herself and the family enjoyed the fruits of her labor after a nice family dinner. The cake came out moist and delicious and full of chocolate flavor!

Use a large spoon to scoop out the Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Cake and into bowls. Make sure you get both the chocolate cake and the chocolate sauce into each bowl. I served with a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup over the top. You can never have too much chocolate!

You can substitute a cup of chocolate syrup for the brown sugar and cocoa powder. Mix the syrup with the hot water and pour over the top of the cake batter. The liquid thickens as it cooks.

Be careful when you remove the slow cooker lid. The sauce is piping hot and will burn you.

This is added to my favorite recipes that use a boxed cake mix for the main ingredient. I keep those recipes handy since they are so easy to make and are ones that you can whip up in a manner of minutes. I like when my guests think I made a hard dessert and then ask for the recipe only to find out it was made using a boxed cake mix!

slow cooker hot chocolate cake

slow cooker hot chocolate cake

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slow cooker hot chocolate cake

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Cake

Moist chocolate cake oozing with thick chocolate sauce cooked in the slow cooker in 2 hours. Serve in scoopfuls in bowls with a side of ice cream as a family dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix fixed according to the package
  • 3/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 Cups hot water


  • Spray the inside of a 5 qt slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • In a medium box, fix the cake mix according to the box. Pour the mixed batter into the slow cooker.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, baking cocoa and hot water until the liquid and powder combine. Pour this liquid over the cake batter in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Spoon out the cake into bowls and serve with ice cream.
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