Who says pumpkin’s just for fall? Stay cool in the kitch with this easy slow cooker cake that tastes every bit as good this time of year!
So maybe you pull out your slow cooker in the fall when the temps start to drop, but did you know ye old slow cooker is awesome in the summer heat? And that it’s great for more than just meals?
You can bake dessert in your slow cooker in less than 3 hours and have yourself a moist, deliciously perfect cake. Like this incred Pumpkin Cake. Check out how to get it stirred, cooked, and in your mouth in no time at all -- without raising the temperature in your kitchen!
Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix, y'all. That's how we's gonna roll. Starting this way makes this recipe even easier than ever because there are no spices to mix into the batter -- but your final yum comes out tasting like a charm!
Grab yourself a can of pumpkin pie mix. You'll find it near the canned pie fillings at the grocery store. This version actually has spices already mixed into the puree, which adds a bit of extra flavor. If you can only find pumpkin puree, just use that and don't panic. Your final cake will still taste pumpkinlicious.
Toss the cake mix, pumpkin puree, 3 eggs, and a bit of butter into a bowl and stir together until smooth. Then, pour it all into a slow cooker which has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray.
Cover your slow cooker, turn the setting to low, and let it all come together over the next 2-3 hours. You'll know the cake is done when the center springs back lightly to the touch.
Pull that baby out of the slow cooker, top with cool, creamy whipped topping and a wee sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and you's got yourself a dessert good enough to eat anytime…but especially on a hot summer day!
Come on -- dig in!Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
Do you use your slow cooker in the summer? If so, tell us what you make!