When you first turn off the cooker, this ultrarich cake might not appear to be done, but it sets up beautifully as it cools.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cool:
30 mins
slow-cook:
2 hrs to 2 hrs 30 mins (high)
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly coat the inside of a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray or line the slow cooker with a disposable liner; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add chocolate milk, oil, and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Stir in peanut butter pieces, chocolate pieces, and peanuts. Spread batter evenly in the prepared cooker.

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  • In another medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Gradually stir in boiling water. Carefully pour cocoa mixture over batter in cooker.

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  • Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

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  • Remove liner from cooker, if possible, or turn off cooker. Let stand, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes to cool slightly. To serve, spoon pudding cake into dessert dishes. If desired, top with ice cream and chocolate bar pieces.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; total fat 15g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 125mg; potassium 103mg; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 3g; sugar 26g; protein 5g; vitamin aRE; vitamin aIU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 101mg; iron 1mg.

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