Slow Cooker Fudge Gooey Brownie Cake

slow cooker chocolate cake
Fudge Brownie Gooey Cake

Ever craved something chocolate, but your oven wasn’t working? I had one of those days about a month ago. The fixer-upper cabin kitchen had an issue, and I couldn’t use the oven to bake. So out came the slow cooker. I went to the store for a fudge brownie mix. Since I hadn’t ever made a chocolate or brownie cake in “Old Blue”

Crock-Pot desserts
My Rival Crock-Pot

(my old faithful Rival blue Crock-Pot my mother-in-law gave me), I went on a Pinterest search.

Going on a Pinterest dessert search kicks my creative self into action. The recipes all look so good. But when I look at what I have on hand, I have to improvise unless I want to make extra trips to the store. Sometimes I plan ahead and make a list. Other times, I come up with on-the-spur-of-the-moment recipe ideas. The Fudge Gooey Brownie Cake was one of these. Ingredients varied from one recipe to another in my search. I wanted to make one with chocolate chips. The closest ones were a lava cake and brownie cake. Recipes differed on instructions as well.

Slow Cooker Gooey Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake

slow cooker chocolate cake

Gooey Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake


  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil's Food Cake Mix (there's pudding in the mix)
  • Cake mix ingredients
  • 1/2 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix


  1. Spray slow cooker bottom and sides with Pam cooking spray.
  2. Stir cake mix and the cake mix ingredients together and pour into slow cooker.
  3. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Beat pudding mix and milk together with a hand mixer or wire whisk.
  5. Pour pudding mixture over cake mixture and chocolate chips evenly.
  6. Cook on 2 to 3 hours.
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My gooey cake tasted very moist and so chocolaty and definitely satisfied the chocolate craving I had. That same week I started out trying to satisfy my chocolate craving by making a cup lava cake. It tasted good, but I wasn’t totally happy with it. Then I made this brownie pudding cake. Although it tasted wonderful, I thought it was way too liquidy in the center and cooked it about 3-1/2 hours. One of the recipes that inspired me mentioned about the center staying jiggly until it’s done. Well, mine was jiggly so I kept watching it. Finally, I took it out at 3-1/2 hours (this could also be due to the difference of slow cookers) because I didn’t want it to be too dry on the sides. I served it a’ la Mode for my husband, and he really liked it. If he likes it, it’s good because he’s not too crazy about sweets.

Though I made up my own recipe, it was similar to the two listed below. If you try my recipe, I would also recommend these that inspired me:

  1. Hot Fudge Crock Pot Brownies
  2. Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding

I’m open to any slow cooker chocolate desserts you suggest. Hey, if it’s chocolate, I’m all ears!

1 Comment

  1. I love chocolate. I have to try this. Did I mention that I love chocolate?

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