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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Slow Cooker Thursday

Sandra of Diary of a SAHM has started this Thursday recipe exchange for slow cookers ... yay!

I love slow cooker recipes so this will be another great recipe exchange to participate in. I have the Better Home and Gardens' Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes so I should have plenty of recipes to contribute!

My first recipe is a yummy dessert described as, "This pudding cake is a dessert lover's dream. Warm chocolate-peanut butter pudding develops under the cake layer as it bakes. Spooned over ice cream, it's the best!"

Peanutty Chocolate Pudding Cake
1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
1/2 C milk
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Tsp vanilla
3/4 C peanut-butter-flavored pieces
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 C boiling water
1/2 C chunky peanut butter
2 Tbsp chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

1. In bowl stir together flour, the 1/2 C sugar, the 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla; stir until batter is smooth. Stir in the peanut butter pieces. Spread batter evenly in the bottom of a greased slow cooker.

2. In a bowl combine the 3/4 C sugar and the 1/4 C cocoa powder. Stir together boiling water and peanut buter; stir into the cocoa mixture. Pour evenly over the batter in the cooker.

3. Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 2-2 1/2 hrs or until a toothpick inserted 1 inch into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let stand, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes to cool slightly.

4. To serve, spoon pudding cake into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with peanuts. If desired, serve with ice cream.


Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Sounds good but I would have to substitute the peanut butter..maybe more chocolate lol!


Michelle said...

Hmm....maybe you could try butterscotch?

Sandra said...

I should have worn a bib when I started checking all these recipes today, I'm practically drooling all over the place LOL

Goodness Michelle, this is just heavenly, how can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter???

Thank you for sharing, I've already added the recipe to my folder and will be trying it next week :)

Jen said...

I love chocolate and peanut butter

LauraJ said...

I'm an odd duck, I don't like peanut butter. I will eat Peanut butter sandwhiches with Jelly. And I will eat Reeces on occassion but I don't like peanut butter. Go figure!
Now this slow cooker thursday thing sounds like lots of fun!! I'll get a handy dandy notebook to write some of the recipes.
~I've been reading, just been so busy to post! Big hugs!!

Deb said...

Oh wow! That sounds wonderful. I'll have to dig my cooker out and try it.

Anonymous said...

it sounds really good. i love cooking in my slow cooker. i use it alot it the fall and winter time.

Faith said...

Sounds great!!

chelle said...

Ooooo sounds delicious!

PEA said...

Oooooh now that sounds sinfully good!!! I'm gonna need to call Richard Simmons soon! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this recipe...I have a slow cooker but hardly ever use it...this will make me take it out:-) Hugs!

Pamela said...

This is amazing...who ever knew you could make cake in a slowcooker! :)

Catch said...

yummy! have you made this Michelle? It sounds so good!!! I love to use my slow cooker too. I wonder is a slow cooker the same thing as a crock pot??? A roast taste so much better in a slow cooker than in a crock pot...lol

Much More Than A Mom said...

I really suck at participating in these things, but I will definitely try your recipes - I love my slow cooker!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

I love baking cake in my crock pot. This one looks wonderful. I'm going to try it.

bubandpie said...

I just clicked over from Frog and Toad and found this recipe - and jumped up and tried it right away! Except I didn't have any peanut butter chips, so I used regular chocolate chips (for an inferior result, I expect, but we'll see in about three hours or so!).

I've never used a blog-recipe before, so this is a first for me!