Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Spoon Cake with Hot Fudge Sauce
Posted on 20 October 2013
I have been on a delicious dessert run this month.
You see, my birthday was this month. That (inevitably) means a bunch of dinners out…along with the (inevitable) desserts. It’s not a birthday dinner without a decadent dessert, right?
So, I may be fasting the entire month of November. With the exception of Thanksgiving, of course.
But slow cooker month wouldn’t be complete without a gooey chocolate dessert. Last year, it was the slow cooker triple chocolate brownies. They were a touch more cake-like than my standard fudgy chocolate brownies, but a revelation nonetheless.
This year, I was intrigued by the idea of a spoon cake, a cake so ooey-gooey that it must be eaten with a spoon. Preferably with vanilla ice cream on top. Not much can beat a chocolate cake — served hot — that comes with its own fudgy sticky sauce.
Especially a cake that is assembled quickly and effortlessly and can be cooked in the slow cooker, thereby leaving the oven available for other important tasks. Not too sweet, but still entirely indulgent.
A sublime way to cap off my month of birthday dinners. How do you indulge for your birthday?
Barely adapted from Gooseberry Patch