Slow Cooker Desserts
Jul. 17, 2013 10:58 pm
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 2:09 am
I must admit that I'm becoming a bit confused, as one dessert turns out real well, after cooking for HOURS longer than the recipe calls for, while the next seems dry after the recommended time... Either way, that has nothing to do with tonight's post,
but is simply an observation.
My latest (fourth) dessert is Slow Cooker Fudgy S'more Cake. This recipe is supplied by "Betty Crocker" (tm) and calls for their triple chocolate cake mix. The recipe cooked in the alotted time, but to me seemed rather dry, even after being doused with marshmallows,
and chocolate chips! Per the recipe, graham crackers served on the side (to "make" it a S'more,) was a nice touch, adding a bit of class to the dessert when served.
My second serving, I added more 'mallows and choc. chips before reheating in the micro... For me, the "YUM" factor comes from the melted chips which make a sort of fudge topping.
Knowing what I know now, I would "re-make" the recipe, using the first cake, which was Amazing Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake as a base, and topping with homemade fudge sauce and the marshmallows, with the grahams on the side. This would take "good" to "OMG!"
As I've already stated, I was tempted to skip the "cake in a box," for a "from scratch," but in all fairness to the recipe, I felt that I should follow it. I have many choices left for the next, but am in a tizzy, wondering if I will want a "white chocolate"
thing, or bread pudding... I believe that it was "Doc" who commented on being a bread pudding fan, and the recipe I have printed calls for white chocolate - should be pretty darn good by the sound of it! I did oven bake a chocolate bread pudding, "Capirotada"
some time ago, that was simply yummiliscious, but of course, that's not following the theme of these desserts... BUT I might be able to alter the baking directions given some experience with slow cooker desserts!
Till next time, be well, be crazy!