Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
A sweet and chocolaty cake with a hot fudge sauce made in the crock pot.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake is an easy to make dessert recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I made Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake to celebrate 15 years of marriage last week. We decide to have a simple evening in.

We usually go out someplace and make a big night of our anniversary or weekend but this year we spent the actual night at home eating dinner and dessert with the kids and then snuggled on the couch to watch Thursday night football.

After 15 years and 3 kids we've gotten to the point that it doesn't matter what we do so much as we are spending time together and having fun. Plus we had the previous weekend alone. When you have kids having the house to yourself for a night or two is like a dream come true! 

And since we were celebrating we had to have dessert, otherwise it's not really a celebration. So I decided to make a Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake with Lorna's help since I was having a massive chocolate craving, and it's super simple to put together.

It's a sweet chocolaty cake that floats to the top over a layer of fudgy sauce.

It definitely requires a scoop of ice cream to round out the richness and it's great for company since it's made ahead of time and requires very little supervision.

Butter Crock Pot to make Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Butter the inside of a 4.5qt to 5.5 qt Crock Pot.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, chocolate chips from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

In a large mixing bowl stir together :
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
  • 2/3 cup Chocolate Chips.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake mix in butter and vanilla from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


Add:
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake mix in milk from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add 1 cup Milk, and stir until well combined.

Spread chocolate cake mixture over bottom of crock pot to make Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Spread mixture over the bottom of buttered Crock Pot.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake is so good from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch. Mix together brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.

In a medium sized bowl combine:
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake add Creme De Cocoa or coffee from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Then I added 1/3 cup Creme De Cocoa that could be substituted with coffee instead. I just happened to have it leftover from make Grasshopper Pie and knew it would help intensify the fudge sauce.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake mix in coffee from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add:
  • 2 2/3 cup Hot Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla.

Mix until sugar and cocoa are well dissolved.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake pour coffee liquid over cake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Gently pour liquid mixture over cake mixture and set Crock Pot to High for 2 hours 30 minutes.

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake recipe is easy to make. It has a cake layer with a fudgy sauce underneath from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Cake will look done on top but will have a thin fudgy sauce underneath.  Turn off heat and allow cake to rest for 45 minutes to 1 hour for sauce to thicken and cake to cool.

Drizzle Hot Fudge Sauce over Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake and serve with ice cream. Such an easy crock pot recipe to make from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


Serve cake with a large scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and drizzle generously with hot fudge sauce.

Easy to make Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake recipe creates a hot fudge sauce under the cake while it makes. The perfect cure to your chocolate cravings from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

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Yield: 8
Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake

Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake

An easy to make Crock Pot Chocolate Cake with Hot Fudge Sauce recipe from scratch!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 2 H & 30 Minactive time: 45 MinTotal time: 3 H & 25 M

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Layer
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour Or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder, Natural Unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Nuts, Chopped (Optional)
  • 2/3 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Hot Fudge Layer
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder, Natural Unsweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Creme De Cocoa or Hot Coffee
  • 2 2/3 cup Hot Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Grease a 4.5 qt to 5.5 qt Crock Pot with butter and set aside.
Cake Layer
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, sea salt, nuts if using, and chocolate chips. Stir in melted butter, milk, and vanilla, until well combined.
  2. Spread cake layer evenly over the bottom of crock pot.
Hot Fudge Layer
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine brown sugar, cocoa powder and sea salt. Add creme de menthe, hot coffee and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour hot fudge layer carefully over cake layer. Set crock pot to High for 2 hours 30 minutes. Turn off heat and allow cake to rest for 45 minutes to 1 hour for hot fudge sauce to thicken.
  3. Serve cake with vanilla ice cream and drizzle generously with hot fudge sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

562.05

Fat (grams)

20.96

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.94

Carbs (grams)

87.51

Fiber (grams)

5.20

Net carbs

82.31

Sugar (grams)

51.95

Protein (grams)

10.76

Sodium (milligrams)

627.56

Cholesterol (grams)

16.78

The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or metric conversion tool.

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14 comments

  1. Wow that looks good, especially in the midst of 100 degree weather. Love this!

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  2. I'd break a diet for this!!

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  3. I love slow cooker desserts! This looks AMAZING!

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  4. What an amazing dessert and I love that it is made in the crock pot! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  5. It seems that if you left the top on the crock pot, the cakes would steam and be soggy. Do you leave the top off while cooking?

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    1. Hi no you place the top on during baking. The heat coming up off the sides of the crock help the top to form a crust. It is a much softer crust then if a cake was cooked in the oven but with the sauce over the top you shouldn't notice a difference.

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  6. This looks super-delish. I am excited to make a nondairy version of this cake (I will use margarine in place of butter and almond milk in place of the regular milk). I am going to replace a 1/2 cup of the flour with whole wheat. The one thing I'm going back and forth on is whether to cut some of the sugar. I often find that in baked goods, I can get away with using 2/3 or even just 1/2 the sugar the recipe calls for, and that it still turns out yummy. This one seems like a good candidate for cutting the sugar, especially since the chocolate chips will help keep it sweet. What do you think? Is it sweet enough as written that it can stand to have the sugar reduced somewhat? (Obviously it won't be quiiiiiite as delicious, that goes without saying, but I am aiming to satisfy my sweet tooth while still keeping the nutritional info slightly better.) I would love to hear your thoughts!

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    1. Hi, You could try cutting down the sugar but with the cocoa if will be a little bit more bitter so you would want to take that into account. For whole wheat I always use whole wheat pastry flour in baked goods because it's a softer wheat. Almond milk will be really yummy and I think that sounds great! You could even do coconut oil instead of butter if you wanted. Let me know what changes you make and how it works out! I love hearing other options!

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  7. Does it have a coffee taste?

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    1. The coffee doesn't leave an intense flavor it more helps intensify the the flavor of the chocolate much like if you've had a chocolate cake with coffee added. I hope that helps answer your question. Have a great week, Serena

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