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Slow-Cooker Strawberry Soda Cake

When you want a sweet cake without the heat of the oven, this slow-cooked strawberry spin on cola cake comes in handy. The topping smells divinely like chocolate-covered strawberries. (Remember this one for Valentine’s Day!) Delicious served with whipped cream or powdered sugar. —Laura Herbage, Covington, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1% chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup strawberry soda
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Whipped cream and sliced fresh strawberries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix chocolate milk, melted butter and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; gradually mix into chocolate milk mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker.
  • For topping, in a small saucepan, combine soda and sugars. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in dark chocolate chips, jam and molasses; pour over batter.
  • Cook, covered, on high until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Serve with whipped cream and strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 504 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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