Slow cooked chocolate cake recipe

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Learn how to make a chocolate cake in your slow cooker with this simple recipe. Just make the mixture and add to your slow cooker - easy!

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This slow cooked chocolate cake is a real treat and so easy to make in your slow cooker.

Slow cookers are much-loved for how they really bring out the flavours in food and this recipe for chocolate cake is no different. Unlike our classic chocolate cake (opens in new tab) recipe, this recipes contain just five ingredients - but after slowly baking away for up to two hours, they turn into a delicious, 5 star-worthy cake that’s guaranteed to be moist and cooked to perfection. This slow cooked cake can then be topped with either buttercream icing or served with a dollop of cream for a final touch. 

Read our tried and tested reviews of the best slow cookers (opens in new tab).

Ingredients

  • 120g chocolate
  • 120g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g sugar
  • 30g flour

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Method

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bain-marie. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar until the mixture whitens.
  2. Gently fold the chocolate into the eggs, add the flour and mix well until you achieve a smooth batter.
  3. Place a few sheets of absorbent paper at the bottom of the stoneware of your slow cooker to isolate the mixture and soak up the excess humidity.
  4. Cook in the slow cooker for 1 1/2 to 2 hours - start on High. After 10 minutes, reduce heat to Low.  

Tips for making slow cooked chocolate cake:

If you don’t have a bain marie, simply place the chocolate in a glass or heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water and allow it to melt.

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Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.