Food & Drink

Recipe of the Day: Slow but yummy chocolate cake

Let a slow cooker do the work to make this chocolate cake.
Let a slow cooker do the work to make this chocolate cake. Kraft


1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix

1 package (3.9 ounces) chocolate flavor instant pudding

1 cup sour cream

1 cup water

2/3 cup oil

4 eggs

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup thawed whipped topping

Mix dry cake and pudding mixes in large bowl with whisk* until blended. Add next 4 ingredients; mix well. Stir in chopped chocolate. Pour into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; cover with lid.

Cook on low 4 to 5 hours or on high 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until top surface of cake has no wet spots and cake begins to pull away from side of slow cooker.

Serve warm with whipped topping. Serves 16.

Tip: This recipe works best in a round slow cooker between 4 and 5 quarts. If your slow cooker is larger than this, line the empty slow cooker with heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray before using as directed. This helps prevent the edges of the cake from overcooking.

*For best results, use a whisk to mix the cake batter because an electric mixer will produce a cake with a tough texture.