This is a delicious and versatile recipe that can be found in my cookbook - Recipes & Recollections from The Better Baker.
My hubby is diabetic so I do lots of low sugar desserts in our house.
But this can be made sugar-full as well - you choose.
I was anxious to try the new sugar free cake mixes (thank you Pillsbury!) and so I chose this recipe and made it sugar free.
It was soooo good!
We enjoyed it with some tasty sugar free vanilla ice cream, but I didn't want to cover up
the moistness of the cake, so I took a picture before I added the ice cream.
It really was moist and gooey - something my taste buds adore!!
These are the simple ingredients I used.
It's always good to remember that when baking with Splenda, your baking time will be shortened. This recipe (using sugar sweetened items) calls for baking in slow cooker for 4 - 6 hrs. I baked this for only 3.
Hershey's has sugar free chocolate chips available that are very tasty. But I would recommend if you're not use to eating totally sugar free, use some sugar in this recipe as the sugar free products can tend to make you..um...er...'toot-y'!
You could use 50% reduced sugar cake mix, along with the other ingredients that contain sugar. Hoping you 'get the picture'.
Another change I made was instead of using 3/4 c. oil, I used 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 c. oil. Applesauce is a much healthier alternative to oil.
SLOW COOKER CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE
(From halfmysize.com and The Better Baker)
1 - 18 ozs. box chocolate cake mix
1- 3 ozs. box instant chocolate pudding
2 c. sour cream (I used lite)
1 c. water
3/4 c. canola oil
(I used 1/4 c. oil + 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce)
1/2 c. toffee bits, optional
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in toffee and chocolate chips. Pour into 5-qt. slow cooker that has been sprayed with cooking spray. (Or use one of those nifty liners). Cover and cook on low for 4 - 5 hours; center will be soft. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Yield: 8 - 10 servings
Try it...I think you'll like it!
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