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Easy Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake Recipe

This easy slow cooker gooey chocolate cake recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream! Packed with rich, decadent flavors and textures, it couldn’t be easier to make this easy cake recipe – no oven needed!

You know that moment when you need to make something for your family but you don’t have a lot of time? I’m here to help! This Gooey Chocolate Cake is simple, easy and delicious. The best thing about this rich chocolate cake is it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion – even those days where you’re scrambling at the last minute.

This easy slow cooker chocolate cake recipe is packed with rich, decadent flavors and textures. And it couldn’t be easier – no oven needed! 

Your entire family will think they’re eating out at their favorite restaurant when they see this decadent dessert waiting on the table at home!

Close up of a slow cooker working on kitchen shelf

The best part about this crockpot cake recipe? It doesn’t require any cooking or baking skills whatsoever. All it takes is one mixing bowl and a slow cooker! Be sure to read on for this simple slow cooker dessert recipe that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

And best of all? There are no dishes to wash with a slow cooker cake because everything goes right into one pot. So sit back, relax and enjoy your delicious dessert!

slow cooker gooey chocolate cake

What is a gooey chocolate cake?

Simple ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, butter and cocoa powder turn into a moist chocolate cake with gooey, chocolatey goodness! The chocolate chunks create a gooey center and a rich chocolate flavor.

How to Make a Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp espresso powder
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Ice cream for serving

Directions

Line a 6 quart crockpot with foil or a disposable liner and coat it with butter or cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs and vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients: sugar, cocoa powder, flour and salt.

Fold in your chocolate chunks and pour the cake mixture into the slow cooker.

chocolate chunks

Cover with the lid and the cake cooks on low for 3 hours.

Spoon into individual bowls.

slow cooker gooey chocolate cake

Recipe Variations

This decadent chocolate cake is a perfect dessert for any occasion. With little effort, the original recipe can be made into an even more impressive dish that will impress your family and friends.

  • Swap the chocolate chunks for dark chocolate chips or toffee bits
  • Swirl in peanut butter to the chocolate cake mix before it slow cooks,
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the cake batter for even more chocolate goodness.

Optional toppings or garnishes to add

You can add these ingredients to the top of the cake:

  • Vanilla ice cream,
  • Fudge sauce,
  • Whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • Fresh fruit
  • Gooey chocolate sauce (you can never have too much chocolate)

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Why should you add espresso powder into chocolate cake? 

This key ingredient in chocolate cake creates an intense flavor with the taste of coffee and the richness from cocoa beans.

Espresso powder is the perfect ingredient to use in chocolate cake because it will add that extra flavor and depth of taste without making your cakes too acidic or bitter which espresso can sometimes do.

slow cooker gooey chocolate cake
slow cooker gooey chocolate cake

Easy Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
This easy slow cooker gooey chocolate cake recipe is a chocolate lover's dream! Packed with rich, decadent flavors and textures, it couldn't be easier to make this easy cake recipe - no oven needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp expresso powder
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Ice cream for serving

Instructions

    Line a 6qt slow cooker with foil or disposable liner and coat with butter or cooking spray.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, flour, eggs, vanilla, and salt.
    Fold in chocolate chunks and scrap batter into slow cooker
    Cover with the lid and cook on low for 3 hours.
    Spoon into individual bowls and top with ice cream.

Notes

This decadent chocolate cake is a perfect dessert for any occasion. With little effort, the original recipe can be made into an even more impressive dish that will impress your family and friends.

Swap the chocolate chunks for dark chocolate chips or toffee bits

Swirl in peanut butter to the chocolate cake mix before it slow cooks,

Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the cake batter for even more chocolate goodness.

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