SLOW-COOKER DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 package (3.9 ounces) chocolate flavor instant pudding
1 cup sour cream
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1 cup water
2/3 cup oil
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.