No one will believe you baked this beautiful, moist cake in your slow-cooker! The homemade cream-cheese frosting is lusciously delicious, but you can substitute canned frosting in a pinch.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
slow-cook:
2 hrs on high-heat setting
cool:
10 mins to 15 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut parchment paper to fit in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker; coat paper and sides of cooker with cooking spray. In a very large bowl stir together the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in carrots, pineapple and walnuts; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, milk, melted butter, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Add sugar mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Spoon into prepared slow cooker.

  • Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 hours (a long wooden pick inserted near the center should come out clean). If possible, carefully give crock liner a half-turn after 1 hour of cooking-do not remove lid. Turn off slow cooker. Carefully remove lid so condensation from lid does not drip on cake. Cover top of slow cooker completely with paper towels; place lid on top. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife around edges of cake. Carefully invert cake onto a wire cooling rack; turn cake top-side up. Cool completely on wire rack.

  • For frosting: In a large bowl beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency*. Spread generously over top of cooled cake.

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Or, use 1 16-ounce can cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 73mg; sodium 379mg; potassium 106mg; carbohydrates 72g; fiber 2g; sugar 48g; protein 6g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 549IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 59mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 109mg; iron 2mg.

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