Crock-Pot Cake

Crock-Pot Cake
Crock-pot Cake
Wilting due to the record-breaking heatwave? Well, welcome to my front porch and a great way to keep your cool and a little shade will make your day. No need to stop all baking…just take it outside!
Crock-Pot Cake

So, this is where the action is! Lovely with my decor, don’t you think? My porch smells luscious too, while I’m rocking and reading storybooks to my littlest grand girl, so fun…more about her soon!

Crock-Pot Cake

Crock-Pot Cake
This is all you need for a family treat that serves 8-12 appreciative fans.  Throw all but the vanilla chips in a big mixing bowl and whirl away for 2 minutes.  I also decided to add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to my cake, cause we all just love a good dose of vanilla!  Stir in vanilla chips…Grease or spray your crock so the cake won’t stick.  Set your timer for 5 hours. It takes 5 to 6 hours depending on your pot.  Yes it will burn…you can relax, not leave town!

Crock-Pot Cake

Crock-Pot Cake

Now, put it in a sweet shady spot, and plug it in!  Whoo-whoo…Please come back for the big reveal in just 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, when we will be dishing it out for you!  So now drum roll please…the baked cake comes to the top of a 3 quart crock pot.
Just spoon it out and add a little ice cream and topping. I made a simple huckleberry sauce. Our home is comfortable and cool, and you will find that no matter how you make this it is a real treat four seasons out of the year.
Crock-pot Cake
Ah-ha: I always serve this with ice cream and often a sauce when I’m at home or traveling in our RV. My car has a socket in the back and I love to put my pot in a box and let the cake bake while we are traveling through Yellowstone Park for our picnic, rafting down a river, or playing in winter snow!  Just know, this cake doesn’t just bake on your porch.
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Crock-Pot Cake
Summer blues? Beat the heat by plugging your slow-cooker in outside and bake a Crock-Pot Cake. It's awesome served with ice cream or whipped cream...enjoy!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cake mix (I used white)
  • 1 small box instant pudding (I used vanilla)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup oil, (I used canola)
  • 12 oz. of chips (I used vanilla chips)
  • 1 tsp. of extract (I used vanilla)
  1. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream eggs, water, eggs and extract.
  2. Beat for 2 minutes. Stir in chips.
  3. Pour into a greased crock pot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, depending on your cooker.
  4. I have a friend who bakes hers on high for 3-4 hours...I've never tried it.
  5. I always cook mine on low with great success. Set a timer.
  6. Check it visually and with a toothpick in 5 hours.
  7. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Tiffany

    wow, cook it while you’re driving, that’s a great idea! I can’t wait for the reveal. I think i’ll have to make this and maybe put the crockpot on our fire escape 🙂 It has been HOT here.

  2. gnee

    Hi Tiffany, I was thinking of you and all of NYC when I wrote this. Your fire-escape is perfect…take a picture and send it so I can add it to my post.

    How are your darling kids? I miss you!

  3. Julie Harward

    What a fun ides…I love the idea of the porch smelling so good! A great idea while out playing and to come home to something all done and ready! 😀

  4. Cathy

    It’s so hot here that the only cooking I could even think of would be a crockpot on the porch. I’ll bet the whole neighborhood could smell the cake. This will be a lovely dinner with a salad served first.

  5. LDH

    ya know… you’re an amazing lady! Full of fun and great ideas. I love stopping by to visit with you! Cool cat/hot crock pot hehe

  6. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    Looks like fun! I’ve made many a meal in the crock pot or Nesco on the patio but never cake! I’m working on an oven free post too, hopefully for next Friday! Stay cool :@)

  7. Julie

    I love my crock pot and have always wanted to bake a cake in it! I will be giving this a try!!

  8. Linda@Coastal Charm

    This crock-pot cake is really “COOL”…I will give it a try! Hope you have a FUN weekend!


  9. Natasha

    What a great idea! That cake looks delicious. I will remember this for when summer arrives Down Under!

    Best wishes,

  10. Patricia Torres

    Oh my lovely… The looks delicious.. yummmmm!! I like how you’ve organised your proche.. Beautiful! I’m here from show & tell.. 🙂

  11. elizabeth @ twelvecrafts

    Why have I never even heard that this is possible? A cake in a crockpot? Amazing and so yummy looking! Visiting from TT’s New Friend Friday.

  12. gnee

    You can make this recipe any place you can plug in a crock pot. Just be careful because all crock pots are different. I’ve heard the old ones are better because they aren’t so hot. They are making the new ones hotter because of food not cooking properly concerns.

  13. Roberta

    What a great idea…now if I only had a crock pot! I forwarded this link to my sister since she now has mine 😉

  14. Kristen

    It’s amazing how ingenious we get when the weather is hot! That cake looks great and the fact that it was made outdoors makes it look even more charming!

  15. Vintagesouthernlife

    Fun idea and it looks delicious. Temps were 101 here in SC yesterday. My neighbors are going to be so jealous, LOL!

  16. Joyce

    I have never tried a crock pot cake but have always wanted to make one so now I will. Too hot to turn on the oven these days. Stay cool.

  17. Stephanie@cre8tive

    I would SWEAR I could smell that through my computer. Dang it looks good. I am going to have to try that. But I don’t have a 3 qt one, but I will get one for sure. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Gypsy Heart

    What a great idea! I think baking on the porch is going to be a fun experience ~ and I can just see the neighbors wondering where that exquisite smell is coming from. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

    Anxious to see your porch ~ and hoping you’re having a wonderful weekend.


  19. FlyAwayHome

    Looks yummy. I will be trying this soon. I will say, you are the first person I have ever heard of plugging a crockpot into the car, but hey, great idea!

  20. Pam

    I’ve honestly never made a cake in a crock pot, but I’m willing to try because this looks VERY delicious! And “baking” on your front porch or in the car?……GENIUS! LOL Following along. Pam @ Sallygoodin

  21. Brenda

    I am going to keep this in mind. I like the idea of coming home to a warm dessert, no matter what time of year it is. I bet it smells good too. Have you ever tried it with chocolate chips?

  22. Megan

    Sounds great! I bet it would be wonderful with homemade rhubarb sauce as well!

  23. Amanda@The Hand Me Down House

    Oh, yum! What a delicious idea! BTW – your porch is adorable – I LOVE it!! It looks like you have a wonderful spot to relax after a long day!

  24. Cheryl

    I had no idea you could do this – so neat! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  25. Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun

    My two loves~ cake box mixes n crock pots! I think I’ve made a similar cake over a campfire but this is even easier… (I’m all about easy here!) THANK YOU for sharing a fun twist. I’ll hafta try chocolate… Just found your wonderful blog and will return often. Congrats on the house sale!!!
    Merry Christmas,

  26. Brandi

    my daughter remembered me making this recipe after seeing it on your blog last fall, when i first started blogging . she begged me to make it again for her this evening.


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