Crockpot cooking with chocolate

@Barb42 (4216)
United States
August 26, 2008 12:00pm CST
I love chocolate and I love cooking in my crock pot. I have one recipe that I used to make with chocolate when we were building our house. It is a chocolate cake which is sort of like fudge and great eaten hot with vanilla ice cream. I cooked mine in a coffee can in the crockpot. You need 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of soda, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt,6 tablespoons of cocoa, 1 cup of real mayonnaise (no dressings), 1 cup of hot water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. Just mix this all of in your mixer for 2 minutes. Be sure to only fill your coffee can 2/3 full so it won't spill over into your crockpot. It takes about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours for this cake to cook in the crockpot. I believe you will enjoy this cake as much as we did. I would often put it on early, run up and work on our house for a few hours, and then serve my family a good piece of fudge cake and ice cream! Delicious!
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@snowy22315 (76477)
• United States
26 Aug 08
This sounds pretty good. I mgith make this if i get an opportunity. I guess the issue is having a cofee can. I think I just threw one away. I guess I can dump coffee out of the one I ahve and put it in the cannister. I think I heard of a crockpot fudge cake that was similar to this one. It sounds good.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Just putting up this discussion makes me want to cook this cake again. I can just taste it.
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@GardenGerty (115215)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Barb, do you put water in the crockpot? For my bread recipe you do , so I was wondering.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I haven't ever put any water in mine. There will probably be some condensation with the top on the crockpot.
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@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
26 Aug 08
That sounds absolutely wonderful. I just have one question. Do you cook it on the high setting or the low setting? I've never baked in my slow cooker and think I'm going to try this very soon.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I didn't have the setting to cook it on written down. But, as fast as it cooks, I'm sure that I cooked it on high. I'm thinking about cooking one of those soon and I guess I'll find out. Even if you put it on slow, it will only take lots longer to cook. Don't know if that would make a difference in how it turned out, though. Another thing I couldn't remember is whether I cut the other end of the can out before or AFTER the cake cooked. I am thinking I cut it out afterwards and that's how it comes out easily. I do know that's how I get things such as cranberry sauce out of a can - either cutting the bottom off or puncturing it. That releases the contents.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
4 Sep 08
Oh my goodness...that sounds marvellous....and strange considering the mayonnaise. I have one question though Barb...what do you mean by a "coffee can"?
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
4 Sep 08
You buy coffee in a l lb coffee can. And then you use it to cook the cake in the crock pot.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
4 Sep 08
Thanks mate.
@brimia (6585)
• United States
27 Aug 08
How interesting..I've never seen a recipe like that. I love fudgey cakes and brownies. I also like crock pot recipes...I never really think about using mine, it just sits on the shelf.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
27 Aug 08
There are several cake recipes out there for the crock pot. But, this is the only one I have ever used.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Yummee. Sounds like it is delicious. It must be nice to be able to make something yourself. I never had the time or patience for cooking, so I have not done much cooking in my life. Though I wish I could maybe when my kids are grown up and I can start baking for my grandkids. Wish me luck
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
27 Aug 08
If you have a crock pot, this is one of the easiest recipes you could make. Anything, really, that you make in the crock pot is easy. Try it sometimes. I think you would do good.
@GardenGerty (115215)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Oh, that sounds so very good. I bet lite mayo does not work, either. I am going to try this, probably tomorrow. I love being able to make things without heating up the entire kitchen. I am voting for the idea that chocolate is GOOD for you. I think this will make my sweet tooth happy.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I almost put one on tonight. Think I will tomorrow for dinner. I like to put them on just in time for them to be ready to eat when we get ready for dessert. Gosh, I can feel the pounds coming back on.
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@phisha84 (286)
• United States
26 Aug 08
hey, that sounds pretty cool! Can you use something different like a small bread pan, whatever they called? Maybe loaf pan I think....Anyways I'll have to try that sounds yummy. lol.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Now that I can't really say. I do know they have a special pan to use in your crock pot but I don't have one. A friend of mine had told me about cooking the cake in a coffee can and I was reluctant to do it, but it worked. IF you have one of the newer crockpots which is oblong, I would think you might be able to use one of the small bread pans in there. I guess you could try it and see. If it didn't work, you aren't losing all that much.
@kittenmc (464)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try this!