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Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake Recipe

A satisfying dessert like this is a real treat on a chilly night. It separates into three layers—apples, cake and sauce—so I like to serve it in a bowl. —Ellen Schroeder, Reedsburg, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Spread into the bottom of a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle apples over batter.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, honey, melted butter, cinnamon and remaining sugar; pour over apples. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until apples are tender.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and confectioners' sugar. Serve with warm pudding cake. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup with 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture: 431 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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vonoepen User ID: 4967300 256433
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2016

"I have not made this dessert yet, but I would like to comment on printing the recipe. All Taste of Home recipes take 2 sheets of paper. Picture very large and print very small. Sukie"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 238322
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I don't know what happened but I made this today as directed and it was not very good! Tasted doughy and I let it slow cook for the 3 hours on low as directed. Will not be attempting this one again."

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 219141
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Great dessert---tasty and easy---I added more apples too, as mentioned before. Will definately keep this recipe handy."

iowa39 User ID: 4197646 195830
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Made this and took it to friends to cook while we were gone for a few hours. WOW awesome dessert. Skipped the sour cream mixture to serve with it and just used ice cream. Also took others advice and upped the apples to 4 instead of 2. I will make this again! SO easy!"

rachelwolfe User ID: 4114107 116956
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Amazing! I made this recipe exactly as is but chopped about 5 apples instead of 2 and it turned out so delish! Great for the fall season! And it's not overly sweet(I agree with the other review!)!! We were unsure of the sour cream topping-we never had it before but we loved it! We will keep it and use it again and use it for potlucks or holidays!!!!"

Elaine52 User ID: 2116340 132137
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Delcious! Light and not very sweet--just right after a big dinner. Ellie"

cookingrandma User ID: 1484342 117036
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"Made this for a fall food day at work. It was a huge hit! The entire crockpot was scraped clean within 15 minutes and before people started eating lunch! Had lots of requests from people for the recipe and know that at least 2 people made it and also got rave reviews."

emmbb User ID: 5433832 178020
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"This is a wonderful dessert!! My husband is a diabetic so I always change the recipes a little: I did use more apples (about 6) and only 1/4c of sugar. I also used Sugar free maple syrup instead of honey and one box of sugar free strawberry jello (2 c water) + 2 tsp. cinnamon. It was just fabulous and I will serve this as one of my desserts for the next buffet or church function, since it can be kept warm right in the slow cooker.......really great dessert either way."

kayemom User ID: 1940759 150186
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"This recipe is definitely a keeper! I usually make a dish exactly according to the recipe the first time, but after I had already followed directions as far as putting the apples in the crockpot, I discovered I had no orange juice. Rather than running to the store, I substituted cranberry juice. At any rate, this dessert was delicious and I highly recommend it."

annie4321 User ID: 1137921 116936
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"This recipe was very, very good. I loved that the apple pudding was in my slow cooker,(I didn't have to worry about getting desert out of the oven in time) while I was enjoying my Thanksgiving meal with my family and guests. This recipe was really easy and quick to do. EVERYBODY loved it, from the ages of 9 to 73! My mother even asked for the recipe. I will surely do this recipe again, it's a keeper! Thank you Ellen :)"

posipati User ID: 6297714 132860
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Sounds like the perfect ending for a holiday dinner - and sooo easy too!"

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