Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Do NOT make this cake.

I'm not being cute and saying "oh yeah, don't make it because it's so chocolately sinful and will add inches to your waistline," I'm saying "it's disgusting and made me want to vomit; do not make it."

Tomorrow is Brandon's birthday and I wanted to do something new for his cake. So I thought something in the crockpot would be moist and delicious. Right? Wrong.

I found the recipe here and couldn't wait to make it! It calls for chocolate and peanut butter.. what could go wrong? I mixed together all of the ingredients and threw it in the crockpot this morning before work. When I came home for lunch, the aroma of chocolate filled the apartment. I couldn't wait to try it!

8 hours later...

This is what it looked like after slow cooking--not too bad, right?

I decided to go ahead and dish it up and add a scoop on ice cream on top. Oh yeah, it was going to be amazing.

My mad photography skills.

I made Brandon and I both a bowl, took a huge spoonful, shoveled it in my mouth and... 

It tasted like what I'd imagine watered down, soggy, tasteless dog food tasting like. 

Don't make it. 

But I do have a question: is there such a thing as a good crockpot dessert recipe? I'd love to try it if there is! 

Anyway, Happy Birthday Babe! Sorry your cake sucked!


  1. LOL I will definitely not make it.
    Its pretty good. I use 1 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup milk instead. When it's done, for that added kick, I top with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Yum.

  2. Don't you just hate when something that seems like it should be great just isn't? I made Crockpot oatmeal with cranberries and nuts,etc. a few years ago with the same results. I awoke to the smell of cinnamon and oatmeal and fruit that when tasted was horrible! Thanks for the tip. I had wondered when I have seen recipes like this floating around Pinterest. :) Saw your link on Savvy Southern Style.

  3. Bummer. I did that with chocolate zucchini bread-not in the crock pot though. I love making rice pudding in the crock pot! Good luck:)

  4. I've seen these crockpot cake recipes & wondered if they could possibly turn out good ... Thanks for clearing that up :)

  5. I've made baked apples in a crock pot - they are yum! But never a cake :)


  6. Thanks for the warning I have never have any luck with crockpot desserts other than rice pudding and even that was mediocre.

  7. yuck. I dry heave over the smell of dog food, cake that tasted like it would send me to the bathroom in a hurry! Good to know I need to steer clear of it!
    Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

  8. Thanks for the caution! I've seen loads of this type of recipe around on Pinterest - I won't bother! I'm your newest follower :)

  9. If you will put paper towels over the slow cooker before you put the lid on, the paper towels will absorb the condensation during the cooking process and the cake will not be soggy.

    I've had lots of luck that way.


  10. Found and followed you through 36th Avenue's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)



  11. There is there is! My mom makes one and we call it "kettle cake" but I think it's also called lava cake. It's AMAZING! You use one box of chocolate cake mix, one box of chocolate pudding, and half a bag of semi sweet (or milk choc) chips. You prepare the cake batter and pour it in the crockpot (sprayed w/cooking spray), on top of the cake batter pour your prepared chocolate pudding (instant) and on top of that the chocolate chips. Cook for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours then serve with ice cream!

  12. Aww bummer, I'm sorry the cake didn't turn out any good. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional so we don't try it out too. :-)

  13. Hi Annie,
    Sure am glad you warned me and now of course I want to make the cake right away. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

  14. I have made a lava cake in the crockpot and it was really good. I've also made blueberry cobbler and it was awesome....

    Sorry your cake was yucky!

    1. Here are my two recipes:

      I'm featuring your post this morning on my Facebook page! Thanks for linking it up to The Mommy Club. The new linky opens tonight at 9pm!

      Crystal (& Susie)

  15. thank you for this fabulous recipe!! I have never baked a cake is a crock pot...and I love the idea! I will definitely try this...thanks!!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  16. oh my gosh...after I went to copy the recipe, I read your review! oh no!!
    but it looks good anyway. maybe i won't try it after all.

  17. Thanks for sharing a warning about this recipe at Potpourri Friday!

  18. I love using my crock pot for main dishes, but haven't had the courage to attempt desserts. Now I am even more afraid! lol! Thanks for the tip on this recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  19. haha Oh no!!! It looked good though! Thanks for the heads up and not making it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  20. I'm really glad you told me about this! I've seen this recipe around the blogosphere and thought it looked pretty good-I definitely won't be trying it now!

    Thanks so much for following my Christmas blog. It's great to meet you and I'm following you now too.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  21. Woot! Congrats! Your not so tasty crock pot dessert was my #1 most clicked link in The Mommy Club last week. You are now the top featured post in The Mommy Club this week! Stop on over and see your feature! I'll be giving you shout outs today and pin you to my Mommy Solutions Pinterest Board!

    Thanks and the new linky is up and running.


  22. Ha! This is hilarious!! I love that you blogged about something that didn't work. It seems like all you ever see are the ones that do! Too funny! Thanks for sharing at our Weekend Wonders party!!

  23. Too bad the cake didn't turn out well, with chocolate and peanut butter you would think it would be fine. I've never made desert in a crock and I think I would be afraid... :-)

  24. This post totally made me smile! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! Your post was one of the top viewed so I have featured you with this week's party. Please stop by and grab a feature button. You deserve it! http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/09/blog-stalking-thursday-60.html

  25. OMG, this is too funny. I really thought before I started reading this was a tease about making it. So glad I read it all the way through. I have a blog and have a few crock pot desserts on there. The tastiest and best was by far the Blackberry Peach Dump Cake. It was AMAZING! I also have a pumpkin dump cake I have to get posted that was also amazing. Have you tried Crockin' Girls? They have a ton of dessert recipes. Good luck

  26. I totally thought that was a tease and it was going to be delicious! That's too funny, well not really I guess. But your post is! Thanks for a fun read :) And thanks for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party, I hope to see you again this week!

  27. Too funny!!
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  28. Hilarious--and don't worry, I'm not even tempted to make this!
    Thanks for linking up to the oldies party this week--the new party will be live on Monday night.


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