Slow Cooked German Chocolate Cake

Melissa Sperka Recipe

By Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen

10 Min
2 Hr

Oh yes, it's true...a chocolate cake in a slow cooker! I should include a disclaimer with this recipe, it is a chocoholics dream! This recipe is the result of an experiment in my kitchen. I wanted to come up with a simple, and original, slow cooker cake. This resulted in a slow cooked delicacy that is fudgey, rich, and completely over the top! The coconut pecan icing melts into the cake and ends up magically on the bottom. Have some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream handy, and serve it straight from the slow cooker.


1 box
18.25 oz german chocolate cake mix
1 can(s)
14.5 oz. coconut pecan icing
1 stick
melted butter
1 c
1/2 c
chocolate syrup
1/3 c
heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
large eggs
vanilla ice cream/whipped cream

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together the cake mix, melted butter, buttermilk, chocolate syrup, and eggs. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes. Spray the inside of the slow cooker liberally with butter flavored cooking spray and set it on the High setting. Fold 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips into the cake batter, then spread the batter evenly onto the bottom of the slow cooker. Drop teaspoonfuls of the caramel pecan icing over the top using the entire can. Then, with a knife, swirl the icing through the batter. Try to keep the icing about an inch away from the sides of the slow cooker, to prevent overcooking.
Cover the opening of the slow cooker with doubled paper towels first, then place the lid on top. Cook covered for 2 hours on High. After 2 hours, uncover, remove the paper towels, and check for doneness with a toothpick. If you see moist crumbs, it's done! Leave uncovered while you prepare the glaze in the microwave. To prepare the glaze, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/3 cup of heavy cream on 50% power stirring until smooth. Drizzle the cake with the chocolate glaze and allow it to rest uncovered for about 20 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. Yield: 10-12 servings

Cooks note:
I used a 6 quart oval slow cooker. If your slow cooker is round, you will have to adjust the cooking time to accommodate. The paper towels absorb the condensation preventing it from dripping onto your cake while it's cooking
Cook's note: If you really love pecans, toast 1/2-1 cup of roughly chopped pecans and sprinkle them onto the bottom of the slow cooker, before pouring in the batter. This will add a delicious crunch and texture to the cake! OR, sprinkle along with toasted coconut on top of the cake just before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Collection: Terrific Toppings

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Dena Holland Denacooks
Jun 24, 2015
The picture of this cake is almost sinful to look at. .oh my goodness deepest dark chocolate i have ever seen and I just had to pinch it being the chocoholic I am!

Wow! If that doesn't make a persons mouth water there's got to be something wrong with them! Hehehe

Thank you for sharing this awesome chocolate dessert! Can't wait to try it. .thanks again! Dena :)
Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen
Apr 1, 2013
Hi Joan, I made this in a 6 quart slow cooker to give you a point of reference. I've only made this cake in that size. I hope that gives you something to go on. Thanks ~ Melissa
Joan Ownbey joanie54
Apr 1, 2013
Can this recipe be cooked in a larger crockpot? Or would I have to double recipe? Thanks.
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