Source: Eat at Home Cooks
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the 7th Tuesday of 2012, and your 7th crockpot recipe for the year! I’m really enjoying the challenge I’ve set for myself this year. 🙂
So it’s Friday afternoon, right before I leave work for the day, and I’ve decided that ya know — I really deserve something special tonight. I’m going to make a dessert of some sort!
I rarely bake anything. I know some people love to bake, but for me, it’s not really my thing. It’s not relaxing or me in any sense of the word, plus (and a big plus) is that I would gain a ton of weight if I baked more often. I struggle with my weight enough as it is, so I don’t need those added goodies in the house all the time.
But on Friday, I had convinced myself that I deserved something. With my 2012 challenge in mind, I thought it would be a great time to make a dessert in the crockpot (a category on my blog that is seriously lacking). I remembered that I had save this chocolate cobbler recipe from Eat at Home Cooks, and thought it would be the perfect night to make it.
I rushed home after work and got this in the crockpot asap. It was ready about 3 hours later, and was the perfect treat to end the week!
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. cocoa
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 Tbs. cocoa
1 1/2 cups hot water
I used a 3 1/2 qt. crockpot. Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tbs. cocoa and 3/4 cup white sugar. Stir milk, melted butter and vanilla into the flour mixture until smooth. Then, pour into the greased crockpot.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa. Sprinkle over the top of the batter in the crock. Pour hot water over the top. Do not stir!
Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove the lid and let stand for several minutes before serving. Eat at Home Cooks says that at first, it might be a bit too liquidy, but should thicken up after several minutes. I didn’t seem to have this issue when I made mine.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!