Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crockpot Brownie Pudding Cake - Cooking with Alicia & Annie Contest

Do you have a craving for chocolate? This easy dessert will take care of that!

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it cooks in the crockpot while you are eating dinner. By the time you have finished eating dinner, have cleared the table and are well on your way to resting your belly down (the time after dinner so aptly named by my son when he was 2), a rich, ooey, gooey, chocolatey dessert will be waiting for you in the crockpot.


This dessert is very rich and can easily be stretched to feed 8 people if you add a small scoop of ice cream or whipped topping to go along with it.

(Crockpot) Brownie Pudding Cake

1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons cocoa
2-1/2 cups brownie mix (half of a 21.5-oz. pkg.)
1 egg
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoons soft margarine
1/4 cup water
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
chocolate chips
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Combine 3/4 cup water, brown sugar and cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. (please ignore the reflections.)


In the meantime, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk together or mix well with a spoon.


Spread the batter evenly in the bottom of a lightly buttered slow cooker.

Pour boiling mixture over the batter. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours; turn heat off and let stand for another 30 minutes.

Spoon into dessert dishes while warm. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.



One change that I made:

My husband and kids aren't crazy about nuts in desserts so I left them out of this one. Instead, I added 3/4 C of chocolate chips - 1/2 C + 1/4 C in place of the nuts.

The 1/4 C. of peanut butter could not be tasted. I'm sure it helped to keep the pudding/cake moist. If you wanted more of a peanuty taste, you could use 1/2 C. chocolate chips + 1/2 C. peanut butter chips to the recipe. You could even add chopped peanuts to it, too.

Everyone agreed that this one is a keeper. You definitely couldn't eat this too often. As a treat, though, it's delicious! I followed the recipe exactly as it was printed. You can see the original recipe at Annie's Recipes.

This recipe goes toward an entry into the January Cooking with Alicia & Annie Contest.

8 comments:

~*amber*~ said...

Is that a polka dotted placemat or a polka dotted plate? I would love to have placemats with those type of polka dots; small yet colorful. :)

Tami said...

It's a plate. :) It's one of my GoodWill finds. I have an obsession with searching for different types of plates and bowls for all of my recipes. hahaha!

~*amber*~ said...

What a find! Hubby likes 'sets' of matching plates and what not. I could go with a very eclectic mix and be happy, especially if they were polka dotted. :)

Michelle said...

This looks really delicious. I want some now! I made a chocolate cake in the crock pot once and it was like a lava cake. yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love hot cake. This sounds delicious!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, you are making me SO HUNGRY! I'm on a diet and this is torture!! I've got to stop looking now.

Faulty Dreamer said...

That looks so yummy Tami!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks really delicious. Your blog has lots of good stuff .. I just found it, Ill have to go through your archives.. Thanks!

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