My oven has been out of order for some time now as I await the arrival of some special order part. I had a craving for carrot cake and tried out this novel way of 'baking' one. The recipe is an adaptation from Beth Hensperger's "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook". You can use a small spring form pan that fits inside your large slow cooker. I did not have one so I used the no stick insert from my rice cooker as an improvised cake pan.