Slow-Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake


Allow us to introduce you to the gooiest, fudgiest, easiest chocolate cake on the planet.

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake served with ice cream on a plate.
Photo: Victor Protasio
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
8 servings

This may be the simplest cake ever. Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl, dump the mix into a slow cooker and set it and forget it for three hours. The trick is to let the cake finish “cooking” outside of the slow cooker for a pudding-like center. The only thing you need to worry about is getting to the cake while it’s still warm (but you can always stick a scoop in the microwave for 30 seconds to reheat). Serve it with whipped cream or ice cream if desired, but trust us, you'll want it.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Whisk together sugar, flour, softened butter, eggs, cocoa, instant coffee, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.

  2. Generously coat a 3-quart round or oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour batter into slow cooker.

  3. Drape a clean kitchen towel over slow cooker, and place the lid over the towel. Pull towel taut under lid. Cook on LOW until edges are set, about 3 hours.

  4. Remove insert from slow cooker to a wire rack, keeping towel and lid in place. Let stand until center is mostly set, about 30 minutes.

  5. Scoop warm pudding cake onto individual plates, and dust evenly with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
20g Fat
56g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 60mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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