slow cooker crock pot chocolate cake recipe

Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We’re sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of course, since it slow cooks too. Here, discover the sweet side of your favorite appliance with the best Crock Pot chocolate desserts.

You can make more than just BBQ in your slow cooker. When you’re filled up and craving something, well, chocolatey, your slow cooker might actually be the best way to go, since it does most of the work for you.

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And it turns out there are almost too many chocolate desserts to choose from. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up nine of our favorite slow cooker dessert recipes starring chocolate:

Addicting 5 Ingredient Chocolate Bars


These easy-to-make chocolate bars are filled with crunchy pretzels, sweet chocolate and butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and roasted pumpkin seeds. This five-ingredient recipe is great in a pinch, and besides, Half Baked Harvest would never lead anyone astray. Get the Addicting 5 Ingredient Chocolate Bars recipe.

Chocolate Nut Clusters


Chocolate nut clusters are an all-time slow cooker classic. This recipe uses white chocolate, but you can use any kind. Just combine the chocolate of your choice with nuts, dump it all into your slow cooker, and let it do its magic. (Add caramel and you have slow cooker turtle candy.) Get the Chocolate Nut Clusters recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie


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Did you know that you could make a chocolate chip cookie in a Crock-Pot? We did not. It’s kind of like a blondie, but who are we kidding, it’s a circle (and that makes it a cookie, right?!). Instead of making a batch of small cookies, make a giant one in your slow cooker and share (or don’t). Get the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding


This bread pudding is a decadent, chocolate lover’s dream, and it’s the perfect use for any extra french bread you might have lying around. Make sure to cover your Crock-Pot with a thin towel, to avoid a bread-pudding soup. Get the Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe.

Chocolate Lava Cake


Jam packed with three layers of chocolate, this large-format lava cake will scorch your mouth if you’re not careful. The cake firms up around the edges, and the center is just a molten explosion of chocolate ready to ooze out. Get the Chocolate Lava Cake recipe.

Vegan Hot Fudge Pudding Cake


This vegan hot fudge pudding cake is even better than lava cake, and it’s vegan! You won’t miss much with this plant-based cake, and you won’t even be able to tell the difference. It’s a chocolatey, gooey mess that you’ll make again and again in your slow cooker. Get the Vegan Hot Fudge Pudding Cake recipe.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake


Chocolate and peanut butter go together like two peas in a Crock-Pot. If you’re looking for the richest and most decadent dessert on this list, you’ve found it. And this one uses Reese’s cups as an ingredient, inside and out, so we kind of had to try it out. Get the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake recipe.

Chocolate Flan


If you’ve gotten rid of your stodgy old slow cooker for a multi-function Instant Pot, you can use the pressure cooker setting to make dessert too. Known as Brigadeirão in Brazil, this creamy chocolate flan is a perfect potluck dessert that produces perfect slices every time. Melt sugar, blend up some flan batter, pour it in a bundt mold, and put it in the Instant Pot (or other multicooker), and enjoy an amazing dessert in about 15 minutes. Get the Chocolate Flan recipe.

Spiced Hot Chocolate


Make this spiced hot chocolate concentrate to keep on hand for a few days so you can make rich hot cocoa in a flash (and you can add whatever milk you want to it). Piloncillo, an unprocessed raw cane sugar used in Mexican cooking, can be subbed out for brown sugar and molasses, but you’ll taste the difference. Get the Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe.

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