Filled with old-fashioned goodness, this dessert works well in a slow cooker. Orange zest and chocolate chips give it extra pizzazz.
I absolutely adore pudding cakes. This is by far the best I’ve had. I was never a big fan of orange and chocolate but this is delightful.
Makes 4-6 servings.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar (I didn’t have any and used brown sugar instead)
1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 2/3 cups hot water
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, granulated sugar, 3 tbsp cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir n milk, butter, orange zest and chocolate chips. Turn into 3 1/2 quart electric slow cooker.
In another bowl, mix together the brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa until well blended. Sprinkle over the batter. Gently pour the water evenly over all: do not stir.
Cover and cook on high setting for 1 3/4 hrs-2 hrs. Do not cook on low setting for a longer time.
Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with whipped cream.
Be sure that the 2 1/2-quart souffle dish you plan to use will fit into your 5-quart slow cooker before proceeding.
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (I use my frozen puree – thawed & drained)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup pecans *as mentioned above, I used walnuts
In a large bowl, mix together the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin and water. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Blend well. Stir in the pecans. Turn into a buttered 2 1/2 quart round souffle dish. Carefully place the souffle dish in a 5 quart electric slow cooker.
Cover and cook on the high heat setting about 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 hours or until a cake tester inserted in center of the cake comes out clean. (Do not attempt to cook on the low heat setting for a longer time.)
Remove the lid and turn the cooker off. Leave the cake in the cooker until the dish is cool enough to handle. Remove from the cooker.