365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownie Cake
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Recipe for Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownie Cake

This hot fudge brownie cake was made for the slow cooker.  It's gooey and moist and ultra chocolatey.  Serve with vanilla ice cream for an ultimate dessert with minimal effort! 
Chocolate fudge cake in the slow cooker topped with vanilla ice cream
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**Okay guys, this is an updated post. I simply HAD to share with you how I updated one of my favorite desserts to make it even better. You're going to be so happy about this and I insist that you make it for dessert this week! Instead of pouring boiling water over the top of the cake I used milk. This simple change led to a hot fudge sauce consistency as opposed to a chocolate syrup/sauce consistency. It was so amazing and I could eat the entire pan hot or cold by myself. The picture above is from using milk instead of water and the pictures with the blue napkin are the original recipe which calls for water. ** 

Recipe for Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownie Cake #dessert #chocolate
(This is an updated photo/recipe from February 2009...it remains one of my very favorite desserts)
The oven version of this recipe was one of my very favorite desserts growing up.  It was often made when we had company for dinner or for a Sunday dinner.  It turns out so perfect in the slow cooker...which is good because this time of year the air conditioning is turned on and we don't need to make it work harder than it already is.  The slow cooker will keep your kitchen cool and let you have your cake too!  Win-win.  The best part of this cake is that it is like a brownie and fudge sauce all in one dish.  The cake floats to the top during baking and bottom layer becomes the pudding-fudge sauce.  You will definitely NEED the vanilla ice cream when serving this.  If you happen to have leftovers, it's super good for breakfast straight out of the tupperware in the fridge :)
Recipe for Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownie Cake...easy, delicious and ultra chocolatey

Recipe for Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownie Cake
Makes 8 servings
Cooking time: 2-3 hours

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
3 Tbsp cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 3/4 cups boiling water hot milk

1.  In a large bowl mix together 1 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 Tbsp cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
2.  Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla. Spread over the bottom of a greased slow cooker.
3.  In a separate bowl, mix together 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over the batter in the bottom of the slow cooker.
4.  Warm up 1 3/4 cup of milk in the microwave. (I put mine in a glass pyrex measuring cup in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. It didn't boil but was close to it.) Don't stir the milk into the batter. During baking, the top layer bakes into a cake and the bottom layer turns into a fudgy pudding/hot fudge sauce. Cover and cook on HIGH 2-3 hours or until center is almost set.
5. Scoop cake out into a serving bowl.  Drizzle with the fudge sauce that is underneath the cake part.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
This hot fudge brownie cake was made for the slow cooker.  It's gooey and moist and ultra chocolatey.  Serve with vanilla ice cream for an ultimate dessert with minimal effort!
Why not make some homemade ice cream to go along with the dessert??  Try these recipes from some other bloggers:

P.S. Check out these other crockpot desserts (get the recipe by clicking on the picture):
Recipe for CrockPot S'mores Fondue #summerdessert #smores #dessert #chocolate #crockpotRecipe for Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Sundaes #dessert #crockpot #slowcookerRecipe for Slow Cooker Black Bean Chocolate Pudding. #Vegan #Cleaneating #GlutenFree #DairyFree #NutFree


  1. That looks sooooo good!

  2. Holy cow yummy looking! I am going to have to give this one a try.

  3. I now know what I'm gonna be making for Valentine's for dessert!

  4. I thought this sounded like a perfect valentines day dessert for the family too!

    Looks yummy!

  5. Did it-Liked it. Took it to a family get-together and it got eaten all up! Need vanilla ice cream with it! thanks!

  6. I can see why you said this was good on Sunday afternoons. I just served it at work, and I need a nap! This came out really good. Great with vanilla ice cream.

  7. Trying this today! Looks so lush ;-)

  8. I do one so similar to this! Got it from a TV show called Best Recipes Ever on CBC (in Canada) and she had one very similar recipe... only diff is I make the 'fudge' stove top, then pour over the mixture of flour etc with NO STIR.... 2hrs later it is done... So darn good; will try yours next time. Meg

  9. Delicious! Thanks for posting!

  10. And I don't even have to heat up the kitchen?! I'm sold!

  11. Is this a recipe that could be doubled or even tripled? I thought it would great for an upcoming party.

    1. Hi Kevin. It totally would work. I would use a 6 quart slow cooker and cook it on high for maybe 3-4 hours. This will be great for a party. Everyone will love it. Make sure to buy vanilla ice cream to serve with it! :)

    2. Thanks Karen. I love your site.

    3. You're very welcome! :)