Happy happy happy happy happy blogiversary!
Yay for 365 Days of Slow Cooking!
You’ve been alive for 4 years, little buddy and you’ve come a long way! Who knew that so many moms would love your recipes and come to you for inspiration for dinner?!
In celebration of the anniversary of my blog I made this delicious moist chocolate and caramel cake that will be sure to please a crowd and your taste buds! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! If you love this blog and have used my recipes please pin, tweet or facebook this post in celebration of this awesome day 🙂 Thanks, friends.
Makes about 10 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 6 quart
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
1 (16.5 oz) yellow cake mix, unprepared
1/4 cup cocoa powder (if you like it really chocolaty then put in 1/2 cup)
1 cup mini chocolate chips (or more if you like it like that…and I do)
2 Tbsp butter
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk
Garnish with chocolate syrup and chocolate, if desired
1. In small microwave safe bowl, combine cream cheese and milk. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute; remove and stir. Continue microwaving for 30 second intervals until cream cheese melts; stir with wire whisk to blend.
2. Place in large bowl; stir in yogurt, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and egg. Mix well. Add cake mix and stir just until combined.
3. Spray a 6 quart slow cooker with nonstick baking spray. Spread batter evenly in slow cooker.
4. In small saucepan, combine butter, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk; heat to boiling, stirring until blended. Carefully pour over batter in slow cooker.
5. Cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Uncover, turn off slow cooker, top loosely with foil, and let stand for 30 minutes.
6. Gently run a sharp knife around the edges of the cake and invert over serving plate until cake drops out. If any sauce remains in slow cooker, spoon over cake. Cool for 30-45 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate and chocolate sauce, if desired.
How could this cake not be good? Cream cheese, chocolate, sweetened condensed milk. It’s got all the makings for greatness. If you’re a coconut fan I think it would be so yummy to add some in with the batter too. 4 stars.
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Stuff Parents Need says
Hi friend! Wanted to let you know that I'm linking to this recipe and to the one on slow cooker pork tacos for a round up I'm doing on the 13th all about dishes I can't wait to try! Your photos might be included in the collage, but won't be listed alone so that they can't be "swiped." And of course, there will be a link back to your site so that folks have to come visit you to learn how to make the recipes! 🙂
Stuff Parents Need says
Happy anniversary! You go!!!
Roz Kravitz says
Congrats on 4 great years..love your blog an awesome recipes! Roz
Barbara Bakes says
Congratulations on 4 great years!
Thanks so much, Kalyn!
Kalyn Denny says
Yum, and what a cute photo of the kids!
Congratulations and wishing you many more years to come.