Friday, June 28, 2013

Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake

Just because you're short on space doesn't mean you can't cook dessert =)

This is an easy mix and forget cake recipe that passed the toughest food critics I know- my kids.

2 cups flour 
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Line your crock pot with parchment paper.

 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the applesauce and vanilla (the mixture will look curdled). Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated.

Transfer the batter to the prepared slow cooker and cook, covered, until set and a wooden prick inserted in the center comes out clean, 2 to 2 1/2 hours on high.

Holding the parchment, transfer the cake to a rack and let cool for at least 15 minutes.

Frost with your favorite frosting or top with vanilla ice cream and serve warm.


  1. Yum! I have a spice cake recipe that uses diced apples instead of applesauce- I never thought to try it in the crockpot. :) Maybe I'll make the kids happy this weekend and make dessert.

    1. Did you make it? How did it turn out?