Rocky Road Chocolate Cake (Crock-Pot)

"This rich, gooey, cake from Southern Living is "baked" in a slow cooker. It's best served warm. Topping with chocolate or vanilla ice cream is a nice touch, but not necessary because the cake is so rich!"
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • Beat cake mix, next 5 ingredients, and 1 1/4 cups milk at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour batter into a lightly greased 4-qt. slow cooker.
  • Cook remaining 2 cups milk in a heavy nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or just until bubbles appear (do not boil); remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle cook-and-serve pudding mix over batter. Slowly pour hot milk over pudding. Cover and cook on LOW 3 1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, heat pecans in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.
  • Turn off slow cooker. Sprinkle cake with pecans, marshmallows, and chocolate morsels. Let stand 15 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly melted.
  • Spoon into dessert dishes, and serve with ice cream, if desired.

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  1. sjpayne1
    Awesome recipe! Came out very moist and yummy. Even better warmed up the next day. This was a hit at our dinner party. Very quick and easy to make. I used a 6 qt crock because I didn't have a 4 and it still turned out amazing.
  2. Chris McConnell
    Great recipe! It turned out perfect, but I cooked it for an additional hour.
  3. Mina in Toronto
    This was so good, it almost made me cry. I didn't have any pecans or any other nut for that matter, but it was still an awesome cake. I made it about a month ago and my stepdaughter still talks about it.
  4. Savanahsobell
    This cake was amazing! I didn't find it too rich, and I dont like overwhelming rich cakes. But light and fluffy and beautiful to look at as well. I had made a chocolate crock pot cake in the past, and it was such a let down, I didn't think I would ever try another... but I am sooooo glad I found this recipe! The only thing I can say is, I have a 6qt crock and it rose to the top, yet the recipe is for a 4qt. so I'm not sure what happened there, but it was such a great cake! I am so impressed! Thank you so much for sharing this!
  5. Sydney Mike
    Made this for my other half to take to a weekly meeting he attends & it was a big hit, at least with the chocoholics in the group, while the rest opted for the store-bought doughnuts ~ Their loss! I particularly liked the triple dose of chocolate in this one, & had I served it here at home, I'd definitely have topped it with even more (the chocolate ice cream)! Not something most would want a large helping of, but certainly a dream dessert for us -holics! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]



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