It’s summer, and it’s time to meet your new BFF: the slow cooker!
Why is the slow cooker your new best friend? Because not only does it keep you from sweating in the kitchen when it’s toasty outside, but it also makes magical things happen.
Things like this Slow Cooker Turtle Upside-Down Cake
Uh huh. You read that right.
So again, I say: The slow cooker is your new BFF. You two will be very happy making this cake together.
Let’s get baking – er, slow cookin’!
Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy peasy and oh-so-tasty cake. From here on out, you’re about T-minus three hours to slow cooker cake bliss – with almost no effort at all.
Mix the cake batter ingredients, then pour half of it into the bottom of a lined and greased slow cooker. Cover and turn the slow cooker on high. Bake the cake until it’s just set, about 1 1/2 hours.
When the cake is just about set, make the caramel layer by melting together caramel bits and sweetened condensed milk.
Pour about 2/3 of the caramel on top of the cake in the slow cooker. Ohhhhhhh man.
Then pour the remaining cake batter on top. Cover it again and let it cook until the top cake is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean (a few crumbs are OK).
Let the cake cool in the insert on a cooling rack for a few minutes, then remove it from the insert and pull the foil away from the sides of the cake. CARE.FUL.LY. invert the cake onto a serving plate. What was upside-down is now right-side up! Or is it what was right-side up is now upside-down? My head hurts.
When the cake is fully cooled (patience, young grasshopper), frost the top with some chocolate frosting.
Then pour the remaining caramel sauce all over the top of the cake and sprinkle pecan halves on top, like so.
See this, here? Grab a friend and devour this treat – a piece at a time ‘til it’s gone. At least that’s what I did.
All in!Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) wants to swan dive into this cake. For real. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!