Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CrockPot Thursday: Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake


Welcome to the fifth week of  Crock pot Thursdays by Andersons Angels and Staying Me. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Crock Pot Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

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This week I decided to do a dessert in the Crock Pot to share...
 
Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake
 
What you need:
1/2 cup cola
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping
1 1/4 cups cola
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup dark rum - I did not use this
Vanilla Ice Cream and cherries - optional
 
What you do:
In a saucepan, bring cola and dried cherries to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand for 30 minutes. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, chocolate, baking powder and salt. Combine milk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cherry mixture. Pour into crockpot coated with cooking spray.
 
For topping, in a saucepan, combine cola and sugars. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate and rum. Pour over cherry mixture; do not stir.
 
Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until set. Turn off heat; let stand, covered for 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream and cherries if you want.
 
ENJOY!!

5 comments:

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

Wow, that sounds amazing!! Where do you buy 'tart cherries'? Not sure I've even seen dried cherries before...?

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

This sounds so tasty. Would dried tart cherries be with the raisins and other dried fruit?

Trista said...

I found the dried cherries in the fruit section with the raisins and cranberries

bxcrochet said...

Sounds good. Never knew you could make cake in the crockpot.

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evilredcaboose said...

Decided to try this tonight.
My review of it will most likely be both in my Pintrest and I'll post it on my blog too