Cake Recipes for the Crock Pot
Crock Pot Cakes
Have you ever tried a crock pot cake? You should they're great. The first time I tried a crock pot cake was four years ago.
I was looking for an easy to make dessert to make with my students. I work with self contained students and teach reading, writing, and math, along with social skills and life skills. Cooking being one of the life skills that I teach, had me paging through cookbooks for a super easy, but delicious, dessert recipe. Usually we are making a healthy dish but I wanted to reward the class with a special treat.
It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be to find a dessert we could make with our limited resources. As luck would have it, I had told one of my colleges during lunch about my seemingly futile search. She told me I should try making a crock pot cake. At first I was a little reluctant. After all, who had heard of making a cake in a crock pot?
She gave me this recipe she had gotten from her sister for a chocolate cake. Promising me that it would be the best chocolate cake I ever ate she left me there reading the recipe.
I decided, what the heck, it sounded like it might be kind of good. I love chocolate, and everybody knows how children feel about it.
Needless to say, the kids were thrilled to learn we would be making a chocolate cake. It was unbelievably easy to make. You put all of the ingredients into the crock pot, set it on high, and 4 hours later you have a delicious, moist cake.
We used a big spoon to dip out the cake onto a plate, while still hot, and topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a dollop of whipped cream. It was the richest, moistest cake I had ever tried.
That same evening I began to look online for more crock pot cake recipes to try. I found some really good ones that I could tweak a little to suit my taste needs.
You really owe it to yourself to try making your own crock pot cake. You'll be glad you did.
Apple Crockpot Cake
1 can apple pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup raisins
Spray crockpot with non stick spray.
Place apple pie filling in crockpot
In bowl, combine cake mix and margarine, mixture will be crumbly.
Sprinkle over pie filling, then sprinkle with nuts and raisins. Do not stir.
Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours.
Serve with ice cream and/or whipped cream.
Lemon Crockpot Cake
3 eggs, seperated
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks and set aside.
Beat egg yolks and blend in lemon juice, butter, and milk.
Combine sugar, flour, and salt, add to egg mixture, beat until smooth.
Fold in egg whites.
Spoon into crockpot, cover, and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours.
Dust with confectioners sugar and serve.
Chocolate Crockpot Cake
1 pkg chocolate cake mix
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding
1 (6 Oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup oil
1 cup water
Spray crockpot with nonstick spray.
Mix all ingredient together.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Serve with ice cream and whipped cream.
Just a little note to add...
Did you know that cooking is the perfect way to help your child with math and reading? I found when I was teaching that it was a great opportunity to add a little math and reading instruction into following a recipe.
The students would read the recipe and have to figure out how to double it. The had to pay attention to the words and instructions so it helped them with following directions which they were collectively poor at doing.
It also forced them to sound out the words and learn what they meant - help with reading.
The math part came in when they had to add amounts to double the recipes. They came in contact with whole numbers and fractions.
The students loved cooking and of course eating the food they cooked. They worked hard at the recipes and their reading and math skills improved. It was a win-win situation for all.