Archive for » March 26th, 2011«

For a truly different chocolate cake, think outside of the normal cake box and inside the slow cooker. This easy dessert comes out warm, moist, fudgy and wonderful….
  • 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 OR Chocolate Chips
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1-1/4 cups cola
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped OR Chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dark rum


  • In a small saucepan, bring cola and dried cherries to a boil. Remove
  • from the heat; let stand for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, chocolate, baking powder
  • and salt. Combine the chocolate milk, butter and vanilla; stir into
  • dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cherry mixture. Pour
  • into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  • For topping, in a small saucepan, combine the cola, sugar and brown
  • sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in chocolate and rum until smooth. 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 maraschino cherries if desired.

Buon appetito always!