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Slow Cooker Dessert 101 
Jun. 16, 2013 11:54 pm 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2013 10:12 pm
My first attempt at this summer's Slow Cooker dessert recipes, was quite an interesting experiment, as it turned out.  For all choco-holics, I chose Amazing Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake, having first determined that I did, indeed, have all of the ingredients.  No surprise that I did, as they are all staples that I presume any cook would keep in a well stocked pantry...  Here's the link from right here at AR:

I followed the directions, and poured the batter into the crock, which I'd sprayed with cooking spray.  Set the cooker on "low," placed the lid on, and set a timer for 3 hours.  Meanwhile, I ate lunch, and made a trip to the grocery!  When the timer chimed, I had put away most of the groceries, and anxiously lifted the lid, and peered inside.  "Cook until cake has no wet spots, and has pulled away from the sides..."  HMM...  There were numerous small "puddles" atop the cake at this point, and the sides had definately not pulled away from the crock.  Having placed the lid back on the crock, I set the timer for an additional 30mins.  "We" played this game for approx. two more hours. I finally decided that the cake was "done," and removed the crock from the base to allow it to cool.  I did not check with a toothpick as one would do with a cake in the oven, afterall, I was expecting this particular cake to be very moist and gooey-licious.

I was "amazed" as the recipe title suggests...  While the outer edges were a tad dry, the rest of the cake was so moist, that it was more like a pudding/brownie/fudge cake!  A small slice of cake, a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream, and ... SHEER DECADENCE!  I was also surprised that it was so "chocalatey" as it called for cocoa powder, rather than any other form of chocolate!  I've probably gained a few pounds, and will likely be on a sugar high for days!  (I hope that I can sleep tonight!) 

So, slow cooker dessert 1 was a great success, and I imagine will take some time to devour, despite it turning out so well.  Rich, it is, and I seriously doubt that I could eat more than just a few ounces of cake at any one given time.

If I've neglected any information in my little "report," please ask... though I think that I've hit the main topics of interest.  Once the crock is empty and washed, I'll think about dessert 2!

Be crazy... and eat sweets!
Jun. 17, 2013 4:26 am
Congrats. on your cake. You are right, perfect for chocolate lovers. Happy you had success. Have a great day.
Jun. 17, 2013 4:37 am
I admire your determination on your new series. Sounds like your first experiment turned out pretty well. Congrats!
Jun. 17, 2013 7:02 am
This is a "gonna try" to spring on my wife. I don't eat desserts but she gets into them with gusto! She'll take some to her office, too.
Jun. 17, 2013 7:50 am
Sounds like you are having fun along with getting something sweet to eat! Great blog!
Jun. 17, 2013 10:43 am
manella, the cake is wanting to stick to the bottom of the pot some, but I can live with that for the recipe's other attributes!
Jun. 17, 2013 10:44 am
Nice job! Of course, you had me at chocolate. I have been trying so hard to stay on track....I'm within 3# of my goal weight. So I will enjoy your blog and stay out of my kitchen. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Jun. 17, 2013 10:44 am
Cat, despite the extended cook time, it was well worth the attention once beyond the recommended cook time... Yumm!
Jun. 17, 2013 10:46 am
Mike, your wife will be speechless! Don't let her eat it all in one sitting! lol
Jun. 17, 2013 10:51 am
Lela, I've yet to make any food dish that wasn't (in the long run) FUN! While I don't always have an appetite, I do so love to COOK... I've said that I'll "try anything..." but I need to update that statement - I draw the line at making things like "sheep's testicles!" (Watching too many CHOPPED episodes - lol)
Jun. 17, 2013 10:56 am
BigShotsMom, I wonder if a "healthier" version could me made using sugar substitute, applesauce/oil mixture, fat free egg substitute, and lower fat milk (seems I used 2% myself...) Regardless, there will be more desserts as the weeks unfold! Congrats on achieving your weight goal (almost!)
Jun. 18, 2013 6:00 pm
SCC: You're always trying some new adventure! Gotta admire that! Glad to hear your first slow cooker dessert was a success. What's next?
Jun. 21, 2013 10:12 pm
bikerfamily, not quite sure what's next. Not a fan of rice pudding, or tapioca... Wonder if my Capirotada rec could be adapted? Or maybe a fruited dessert... Still have some of the choco. cake to deal with....
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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