Its easy and quick and with a little morning or evening prep time, your crockpot can be your best friend . Basically it involves planning, prep time and it finishes the rest of the job for you. If you browse the Internet or Pinterest, you will discover hundreds of possible recipes to make for your family.
In our little corner of the world, summer is upon us. Not only do I love cooking with the outside grill but use the trusty crockpot too. This way dinner cooks for you and you don’t heat your kitchen up as much by putting the oven on. Crockpot cooking is useful any time of the year!
Did you know that you can not only cook but bake a cake in your trusty crockpot? Yesterday I happened to stumble upon a chocolate peanut butter cake on Facebook. I apologize for no picture…it was so good we didn’t stop to snap a photo! The ingredients are simple,
Mix the following ingredients.
yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup butter, softened
Once it’s smooth and creamy, take 2/3 cup batter and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Grease crockpot. Put yellow batter in, followed by chocolate batter.
This recipe says to cook on high for four hours. My crockpot cooked it on high for two. You may have to experiment to see.
Next cool cake. While cooling, make frosting
3 Tbsp butter, softened
3 Tbsp milk,( I recently found out that I’m lactose intolerant. I substituted milk with almond milk and it turned out well. My husband and son couldn’t even tell the difference.
1 cup powdered sugar
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, optional to top the frosting. I skipped this step and it was even wonderful without it.
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, to drizzle over frosting
Blend ingredients for frosting. Spread upon cake. Drizzle chocolate syrup.
This was a quick weekly night dessert. I found no need to pop the cake out into a serving platter. I simply sliced the cake out of the pot and served.
Although we love cold summer desserts such as fresh fruit salad and ice cream, our family relishes in cake as well.This recipe met favorable reviews and the best part was that I didn’t need to heat up our kitchen. It’s been about 70 to 80 here so I limit my baking when it’s hot. Try it one night, you’ll be surprised at the great results!
All My Best,
Heart and Soul ❤️