We typically use slow cookers or Crock-Pots for soups, stews, meats; they have been the center of kitchen get-togethers, tailgating parties, and cookouts for decades. Slow-cooking is a definite time-saver especially when you have a million other things going on.
What many don’t know is that Crock-Pots can also be used to make set-it-and-forget-it yummy decadent desserts. The warm and gooey textures of your sweet creations are sure to win over the grands!
Now put that Crock-Pot to work!
Decadent Molten Chocolate Cake
- 1 box devil’s food cake mix
- 1 package instant chocolate pudding
- 1 c. whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
1/4 c. sour cream
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
- cooking spray
- Ice cream for serving, if desired
In a large bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes, then whisk. Add milk, eggs, melted butter, sour cream, vanilla, and salt and mix until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
Grease the bowl of a 5 or 6-qt. Crock-Pot with nonstick cooking spray. Add batter to Crock-Pot and smooth top with spatula. Cook on high for about 2 hours but check at 1.5 hours to make sure the edges aren’t burning. Cake can be kept on warm for up to 3 hours before serving. The finished cake should be gooey in the center and set on the sides. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Peachy Perfect Peach Cobbler
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1/4 cup 2% milk, warmed
- 6 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches (about 6 large)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup walnuts, optional
- Vanilla ice cream, optional
Whisk together 1 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk and melted butter; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened (batter will be thick). Spread onto bottom of a greased 5-qt. slow cooker.
Combine peaches, the remaining 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, walnuts (if desired), lemon juice and vanilla; spoon over batter. Cook, covered, on high until peach mixture is bubbly, 1-3/4 to 2 hours. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream.
Apple-licious Baked Apples
- 4 apples
- 6 tbsp. butter, softened
- 1/4 c. chopped pecans
- 1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- Pinch kosher salt
In a large bowl, mix together butter, pecans, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Slice off top of each apple and use a melon baller to scoop out core. Stuff butter mixture into apples, then place in slow cooker.
Cook until apples are tender, on high for about 2 hours or on low for about 5 hours. Serve warm with ice cream and warmed caramel.