This incredibly moist chocolate cake is simply delicious. and simple to make too. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray crock of a large slow cooker with cooking spray.

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla until well combined. Whisk in the boiling water. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.

  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared slow cooker.

  • Set slow cooker to "Low". Cook until cake has no wet spots on top and has pulled away from the sides of the crock, about 3 hours. Turn off slow cooker and allow cake to rest for 30 minutes before serving.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 434 mg sodium. 51.4 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
This cake was absolutely fantastic & we are VERY VERY PICKY. I made it when there were NO reviews at all last week. I'm glad I did. In fact, it was soo good we made it a 2nd time 3 days later when the first cake ran out. I am a closet gourmet chef & only eat desert usually if I make it (don't waste time eating store bought sweets). I'm not a cake fanatic, but this one yum. This took 3 hours like it says & turn off & leave for 30 more minutes -- I made it exactly according to the recipe -- we serve it on a plate with a side of ice cream (butter pecan is good or mint chocolate chip) & drizzle chocolate sauce (just a smidge) on top of ice cream & cake & top w/ whipped cream (can is good for this). I've made this twice & plan to make it a 3rd time any day. Tastes like devil's food. Smells soo good cooking. Don't heat it up in the microwave fyi or you may dry it out. Leftovers stay well for a few days w/plastic wrap atop & left in crockpot w/lid on if you like unplugged of course. I'm not sure why people are saying rubbery, tasteless. because that's furthest from the truth for us. Maybe they used Canola oil - u Have to use a heavier oil - like vegetable oil. I used Crisco veg. oil) I have a large oval Rival pot. I am searching for great recipes for my crock pot cookbook as I've found a lot of crock pot recipes are awful. This one is a keeper. Just like the italian sandwiches on this site for the crock pot. yum I've passed this recipe off already. Read More
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320 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 43
  • 2 star values: 23
  • 1 star values: 40
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
This cake was absolutely fantastic & we are VERY VERY PICKY. I made it when there were NO reviews at all last week. I'm glad I did. In fact, it was soo good we made it a 2nd time 3 days later when the first cake ran out. I am a closet gourmet chef & only eat desert usually if I make it (don't waste time eating store bought sweets). I'm not a cake fanatic, but this one yum. This took 3 hours like it says & turn off & leave for 30 more minutes -- I made it exactly according to the recipe -- we serve it on a plate with a side of ice cream (butter pecan is good or mint chocolate chip) & drizzle chocolate sauce (just a smidge) on top of ice cream & cake & top w/ whipped cream (can is good for this). I've made this twice & plan to make it a 3rd time any day. Tastes like devil's food. Smells soo good cooking. Don't heat it up in the microwave fyi or you may dry it out. Leftovers stay well for a few days w/plastic wrap atop & left in crockpot w/lid on if you like unplugged of course. I'm not sure why people are saying rubbery, tasteless. because that's furthest from the truth for us. Maybe they used Canola oil - u Have to use a heavier oil - like vegetable oil. I used Crisco veg. oil) I have a large oval Rival pot. I am searching for great recipes for my crock pot cookbook as I've found a lot of crock pot recipes are awful. This one is a keeper. Just like the italian sandwiches on this site for the crock pot. yum I've passed this recipe off already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
This cake was absolutely fantastic & we are VERY VERY PICKY. I made it when there were NO reviews at all last week. I'm glad I did. In fact, it was soo good we made it a 2nd time 3 days later when the first cake ran out. I am a closet gourmet chef & only eat desert usually if I make it (don't waste time eating store bought sweets). I'm not a cake fanatic, but this one yum. This took 3 hours like it says & turn off & leave for 30 more minutes -- I made it exactly according to the recipe -- we serve it on a plate with a side of ice cream (butter pecan is good or mint chocolate chip) & drizzle chocolate sauce (just a smidge) on top of ice cream & cake & top w/ whipped cream (can is good for this). I've made this twice & plan to make it a 3rd time any day. Tastes like devil's food. Smells soo good cooking. Don't heat it up in the microwave fyi or you may dry it out. Leftovers stay well for a few days w/plastic wrap atop & left in crockpot w/lid on if you like unplugged of course. I'm not sure why people are saying rubbery, tasteless. because that's furthest from the truth for us. Maybe they used Canola oil - u Have to use a heavier oil - like vegetable oil. I used Crisco veg. oil) I have a large oval Rival pot. I am searching for great recipes for my crock pot cookbook as I've found a lot of crock pot recipes are awful. This one is a keeper. Just like the italian sandwiches on this site for the crock pot. yum I've passed this recipe off already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
I made this before i read the reviews. I followed the recipe to the T. Did not change a thing and will not when i make it again. I did not change the time either. This is the best cake recipe i have ever had. I am just wowed how something so good came from a crock pot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2012
The recipe does not say how large of a crockpot to use. Mine is 3 qts and it took longer than 3 hours. However it was delicious. My husband who does not like cake had seconds. It was moist & rich. I used evaporated milk in lieu of regular milk because that is what I had on hand and I would not change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
Wonderfully moist cake. I made some changes to reduce overall calories. I used egg beaters substituted 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for the oil used 1 cup Splenda and 1 cup granulated sugar 1% Milk and lite salt. I added 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper for some heat great with or without it. Original version 313 calories per serving. My version 164 calories and every bit as good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
Love this cake and I am not a chockoholic. I always pass on choc. cake. Husband loved it. He is a chockoholic but has diabetes so I had to change somethings. 1.Used Splenda instead of sugar. 2. Used Egg Beaters instead of eggs. 3. Used applesauce instead of oil. 4. Used coconut milk because it was in the fridge and needed to be used. It came out fantastic! Cooked for 3 hrs. left it in in covered cooker another 30 minutes. Then we had warm cake. Wow Hoo Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2012
OMG.....awesome!!!! Thank you!!!! It will take 3 hours to make per directions if using a 5 - 6 quart slow cooker. Using a slow cooker smaller than that may require more cooking time as the cake will be thicker than if you use a larger slow cooker. I saw a lot of reviewers were upset because it didn't specify what size slow cooker to use and their cake took longer to bake than specified. I figured I would add this to my review in the hopes it will help people. Just keep checking it. As soon as you see the cake starting to pull away from the side of the slow cooker it is done. Turn off the slow cooker and follow the rest of the directions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
We were amazed! This is one of the best chocolate cakes I've tried and it can't get any easier. I used a 3 qt crock pot and cooked it for 3 1/2 hours. Not fully cooked in the center but we love it that way. I also used vegetable oil even though I faithfully use olive oil for all my other cooking. I read in one of the reviews that vegetable oil makes a better cake and it sure didn't disappoint us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
I was impressed with this and I've been cooking for 45 years. I did change the order of mixing. I mixed the entire cake and then whisked in the boiling water. This gives it that dense moistness that you get from Texas sheet cake it also heats up the batter to cut down on cook time. I always put a towel under the lid to absorb condensation. The last time I made it I topped it with a can of cherry pie filling delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
This is perfect. So easy and everyone loved it. Reminded me of the pudding cake. Very rich and moist. I dusted with powdered sugar for looks only because it is very sweet. Used half sugar and half "sugar free" to reduce amount of sugar grams. No one knew. Took approximately 3 1/2 hours to cook. Try this one. Read More
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