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Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake


GooeyChocolateCherryCake_2GooeyChocolateCherryCake_6GooeyChocolateCherryCake_1GooeyChocolateCherryCake_4GooeyChocolateCherryCake_3This Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake is definitely going to be a Halloween tradition in our home!! Around this time a year, I keep my slow cooker on hand as it’s the best kitchen tool for yummy home-cooked meals on the fly! This gooey chocolate cherry cake recipe turned out fantastic and of course, it’s extremely easy to make. The chocolate cake has almost like a moist gooey brownie texture and the cherries are a burst of sweet goodness! The cherries’ color make it feel like a Halloween dessert too, but it’s really perfect for any time of year if you put them in a small bowl or cup. The recipe is so good!!

I bought the adorable cauldrons at the Williams-Sonoma Primm outlet for $4 a piece! Unfortunately they’re not available online, but if you love them, call the outlet and they’ll ship!

Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake 
2 (21 ounce) cans of cherry pie filling
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla


Grease the bottom of the slow cooker with butter, then heat to high.

Pour in the 2 cans of cherry pie filling and spread evenly on the bottom.

In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Whisk until all of the clumps are out and it’s smooth. Then sprinkle on top of the cherry pie filling in the Crock-Pot or slow cooker.

Melt 1 cup butter, then add in the vanilla.

Pour over the dry ingredients. You can give ONE slight stir (don’t mix it entirely, you want the cherries to stay at the bottom!!)

As it cooks, you can poke in there and push down any areas of the cake that need to be covered in the cherries to cook. The cherries boil over and cook the cake.

Let it cook for 2 hours on high

Serve with vanilla ice cream and make sure to pile on those yummy cherries!

Recipe adapted from 101 More Things to Do with a Slow Cooker


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11 responses to Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake

  1. October 22, 2014

    This looks amazing! I love cherries and chocolate. I’ve never made a dessert in my slow cooker. I can’t wait to try this!

    1. Eden
      October 22, 2014

      This was one of my first desserts in a slow cooker too and I was a little nervous about the outcome, but it turned out fantastic! AND perfect for Halloween too 🙂

  2. October 22, 2014

    Oh my goodness, YUM!
    Looking forward to trying this!

    1. Eden
      October 22, 2014

      Yay!!! Happy you like 🙂

  3. October 22, 2014

    Wow! This sounds and looks delicious! I have a question though – your ingredients list 1 1/2 cups of sugar and then 2 cups of sugar a few lines down. Is this a typo?

    1. Eden
      October 22, 2014

      Yes, typo!! It’s fixed! Thanks for letting me know… it’s 1 1/2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar 🙂

  4. October 22, 2014

    That just looks crazy delicious. Cherry and chocolate is one of my favorite mixes!

    1. Eden
      October 22, 2014

      Thanks Julie!! I’m happy with how it turned out and it was a hit in our house!! Thanks for the sweet comment 🙂

  5. sharon
    October 23, 2014

    this looks like heaven! i was just wondering what to fix for our friday after thanksgiving bonfire, mmmmm, can plug the crockpot in the barn and a warm and yummy dessert will fit the bill! thanks!

    1. Eden
      October 24, 2014

      Sharon – I wish I had a barn to make this in!! Haha!! And a Thanksgiving bonfire… that sounds delightful. You really know how to take care of your family!! You’re the sweetest!

      1. sharon
        October 27, 2014

        if you are EVER in michigan you must stop by, romeo would love our goats and all the fun things on the property including our creek and cemetery, haha 🙂 you are most happily welcomed!

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