Betty Crocker Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

You have to try this recipe. It is absolutely delicious. It’s easy to make and almost impossile to mess up. I made it last night while I watched a movie and we had it for dessert today. It’s like magic! A rich hot fudge sauce forms while the cake bakes. Yum!

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:3 hr 25 min
Makes:6 servings

1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 cups hot water

1. Spray inside of 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, the baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly in slow cooker.

2. Mix brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl. Stir in hot water until smooth. Pour evenly over batter in slow cooker.

3. Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

4. Turn off slow cooker. Let cake stand uncovered 30 to 40 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Turn cake onto a plate. A creamy fudge will line the bottom of your cake. Spoon out and serve with ice-cream.

Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.


  1. Jack's Mommy says

    oh my goodness! This recipe is TO DIE FOR…how exciting that you know about it too!!!! i found one on recipezaar and cooked it for the first time a few weeks ago and my husband went crazy over it (he even hates chocolate!). The only different thing I did – I didnt use the oil, didn’t use nuts, and i used self-rising flour… still turned out perfect!! 🙂 I served it in little blue willow tea cups and topped with whipped made a pretty little dessert..


  2. Hadias says

    I was thinking the exact same thing Angi. I have a felowship lunch after SUnday School coming up in a few weeks and this would be a great dessert idea. I ate mine with a cold glass of milk but I bet it would taste great with coffee as well.


  3. ~ Angi :) says

    Well, I’ve no problem with the ice cream indulgence, H . . .but that cake looks SO GOOD, I’m salivating. Wish I were going to be home this afternoon to make it! It would be a great desert for after our Bible Study tonight!


  4. Hadias says

    Now ladies, what kind of friend would I have been had I not shared this delicious recipe?

    BTW, after making it the first time you may want to add additional sugar if you have a sweet tooth and don’t prefer the flavor of dark chocolate.

    I actually ate it without the ice-cream. I just couldn’t bring myself to the brink of dessert self indulgence.


  5. Anonymous says

    This IS a delicious recipe…I made it just last week for the family (in the oven). But I’ve never tried making it this way….now I have one more slow cooker dessert recipe in my arsenal!! Yay!



  6. Renae says

    It is almost cruel to put that picture up while I’m surfing the internet before bed. 😉 I think I have all the ingredients though. Maybe I can make it right now…


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