I was a little skeptical. Having never used my slow cooker for anything other than stews and soups, I was unsure about the idea of cooking a cake/pudding/dessert type dish in it.
Turns out, it is a fabulous idea! It was delicious, moist, and as promised Gooey. And for this pregnant lady who LOVES chocolate...it completely hit the spot. The only reason it hasn't been cooked again is time and a lack of slow cookers. I used to think having more than 1 cooker that slow cooks a meal was crazy....I now understand why people not only WANT, but NEED more than one in their kitchen!!
Slow Cooked Gooey Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 tbs cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 tbs butter melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups boiling water
lightly grease and preheat slow cooker
Combine flour, cocoa and sugar in a bowl. Add milk, butter and vanilla essence and stir to combine. Add nuts and choc chips and mix.
Pour into slow cooker and spread evenly.
In a separate heatproof container, combine boiling water, cocoa and sugar and until dissolved and completely combined. Very carefully pour slowly and evenly over the top of the cake mix in the slow cooker. Cake mix will likely rise as you add liquid, just continue to add slowly.
Cook on high for 2-3 hours. Then turn off and leave in cooker with lid on until ready to serve.
Serve with ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
Once again, this recipe was tweaked from a recipe at Slow Cooker Recipes 4 Families.
This recipe is NOT healthy, but it is DELICIOUS!
And honestly, we all deserve to live a little once in a while!!