Steamed Pumpkin Crockpot Cake #Recipe

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I have this nasty habit of burning desserts. I get busy doing something and I forget about what's in the oven every single time. My boys have come to expect well toasted cookies and cakes throughout the years. A few years ago though, I fell in love with my Crockpot, and have been making monthly Crockpot meal menus for a while now. So, I figured, why not start making dessert in the Crockpot too. I'm telling you, it is virtually full proof, and this steamed pumpkin Crockpot cake is probably the moistest cake I have ever tasted. Don't believe me, give it a try for yourself!


1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 stick melted butter
2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 can 100% pumpkin


Step 1: Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a bowl together.

Step 2: Whisk together butter, brown sugar and eggs in a bowl until blended well. Then, add the can of pumpkin and mix well.

Step 3: Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until they are blended well and no lumps remain.

Step 4: Place the mixture into a casserole dish or bowl that is at least 2 1/2 quarts and can fit into your Crockpot comfortably.

Step 5: Place the bowl with the mixture into the Crockpot and then place 1-2 inches of hot water in the bottom of the Crockpot around the bottom of the bowl. This forms a sort of dutch oven.

Step 6: Place the lid on your Crockpot and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours or until a skewer or knife comes out clean from the center.

What dessert recipes do you like to make in the Crockpot?

Recipe adapted from an old Crock-Pot slow cooker magazine. 

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  1. Holy cow! THIS. IS. BRILLIANT. I had no idea you could make a cake this way. And pumpkin yum! This looks so good!

  2. This is a beautiful, beautiful thing that I need in my face STAT.

  3. WOA! I have never heard of doing that with a crockpot before! That's awesome! Looks delicious!

  4. That looks so great! I've never made a cake in my crockpot before. It looks like I've been missing out.

  5. Wait! That came out of the crock pot? I have to try this!

  6. I love that you can put this in the crockpot! What a timesaver!

  7. What a great idea to make a crockpot cake! I have never made a dessert in a crockpot before and definitely am inspired to now!

  8. I have never tried a cake in the crock pot before. Love mine for roasts and stews. Your cake looks delicious!

  9. That looks wonderful! I would never have thought to use the crockpot!

  10. Wow, that looks so amazing! I'll have to try making a cake in the slow cooker sometime.

  11. I didn't know you could make this in the crockpot. I gotta try it.

  12. Never made a cake or a brownie in the crockpot but this looks good. Will have to try it out. Thanks.

  13. I have never made a cake in the crock pot! I need to try this!!!

  14. Is it same good for the oven?

  15. This looks amazing. I love using my crockpot for sweet and savory dishes, look so yummy!

  16. I have never tried to make a dessert in crock pot. Looks good!

  17. I have never made a dessert in the crockpot.This looks good!

  18. Mmm these look great! I love pumpkin!

  19. Delicious! I love pumpkin recipes.

  20. Genius! What a great way to have cake without having to heat up the whole house in summer, too!



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