Monday, November 19, 2012

Apple Cake {Crockpot}

I've always heard about baking in the crock pot, but I had never tried it. I was motivated to finally take the risk when I found this recipe on Melissa's Cuisine for this month's Secret Recipe Club!

I was really impressed with how this worked - there is no oil or butter in the batter, but all the steam created in the crockpot keeps the cake very moist. This was delicious with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. And now I am excited to try other baked items in the crockpot!

You can just whip this up in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Add in the apple

and stir well. The apples will start to release their moisture after you stir it a bit, so don't worry if it seems dry at first. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the eggs and vanilla.

Whisk them together, then add to the cake batter.

Stir until combined then transfer the batter to a greased crockpot. I used my smallest one, which is intended for appetizer-type dishes. It was the perfect size!

Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours. Carefully remove the cake to a plate and let cool slightly.

The cake is delicious warm or at room temperature but don't forget the ice cream and caramel sauce! Thanks, Melissa, for giving me the proper nudge to try baking in the slow cooker!

One year ago: Crumb-topped Apple and Pumpkin Pie
Two years ago: Spicy Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup
Three years ago: Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Find more great inspiration at Mangia Monday, Mop it Up Monday, Mix it Up Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday.

Apple Cake in the Crockpot

1 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large apples, peeled and diced
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Add diced apples to flour mixture and stir to coat. In a small bowl, mix eggs and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and gently stir.

Pour into a greased crock-pot. Cover and bake on high for 2 hours. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Serves 4-6.


  1. Oh crockpot desserts!!

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen
    (fellow group c member)

  2. I've heard of this before but haven't ever tried it. It sounds so easy and delicious!

  3. I have never tried a dessert in the crockpot...this does look tasty, though.

  4. Love, but haven't tried, dessert in a crockpot. We're inspired!

  5. Sara--I'm so glad you enjoyed this cake! I haven't made it in a while, but you've inspired me to make it again soon! :)

  6. Awesome! Dessert from the crockpot! I have to give this one a try.

  7. I love me a crockpot recipe! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm pinning it.

  8. This cake looks great. I don't have a crockpot, but it still looks interesting!

  9. I never thought of making a cake in the crockpot - it's kind of genius! Looks wonderful!


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