Easy Chocolate Cake

Submitted by Leah Speziali

Easy Chocolate Cake

5 from 2 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs melted butter/Margarine/spread
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup self raising flour


  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix really well until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into a greased and lined slow cooker bowl.
  • Cover with a tea towel under the lid and cook on High for 1 - 1 & 1/2 hours. When a skewer placed in centre comes out clean it is cooked.
  • Turn out of slow cooker bowl and let cool before icing and/or decorating however you like.
  • I used a 1.5L slow cooker. This mixture is a perfect size for it!

30 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Cake”

  1. The Icing recipe/method for this cake was as follows:
    Place 1- 1&1/2 cups of pure icing sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into a bowl. Mix to combine. Then you just add milk a little at a time mixing quite vigorously to combine and to also get rid of any lumps in the icing sugar. 1-2 tablespoons of milk should be plenty. I just add milk and mix intermittently until it’s the icing consistency I want, thick or more runny. On this cake I refrigerated the icing while the cake cooked and then iced while just slightly warm and it was lovely.

  2. This was my first slow cooker cake and i will never do it in the oven again! I used coffee milk instead of plain milk and it was delicious!

  3. The quantities were too small for my size slow cooker- we only seem to have one size here in Australia?
    So I doubled the flour, cocoa, milk, added 3 eggs, and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and 5 tablespoon s melted butter- worked perfectly for my 6 liter cooker- ! Yumm .

  4. I have a rectangle slow cooker with a removable crock insert what can I use to cook cakes and muffins in? Would a silicone loaf pan and silicone muffin pan be best? And put it on the wire rack?

  5. Nicole Koeleman

    Made this cake today and added about 3 tablespoons of Nutella, yummy! I doubled the recipe and the size was perfect for my 3 litre slow cooker. It took about an hour longer too πŸ™‚

  6. Just looked at this recipe and all your comments.I’m going to give this a go tomorrow. Will let u know how it turns out. Thank u for all the advice xx

  7. Hello again.
    I usually make all my cakes in the oven.
    Please can u tell me can I use the same recipe and then put the mixture in the slow cooker
    6 oz flour
    6 oz sugar
    6 oz butter
    2 eggs
    If I can use this mixture please can u tell me how long to put it in slow cooker and what setting please
    Thank u xx

  8. Ruth Parkhouse

    Just made this its turned out brilliantly. I used a cake tin since i have a 6lt. I might double it next time or use a smaller tin. Yay

  9. Really enjoyed this. I had to use splenda instead of sugar but it was fine. Cant have icing but had a dash of ice cream with it as soon as it came out. Heaven for someone who cant eat much cake

  10. Loved by my kids! The hardest part was waiting for it to cook. Mentioned to my two year old son that I was going to check the cake and off he goes to get us all spoons for eating! Even the dog got a spoon (no cake though!) A great size for an afternoon tea snack. Very moist and yummy.

  11. Great easy yummy recipe using staples from my pantry, will definately be making this again. Served with dollop cream

  12. Super yummy! I didn’t turn the bowl quite enough during cooking and ended up with a small burnt patch on one side – lesson learnt for next time πŸ™‚

  13. Kelly Mellross

    Made this tonight for dessert. Had it hot straight out of the slow cooker with ice cream… delicious ?

  14. My first time cooking a cake in the slow cooker and it wasn’t overly bad but i still think it was missing something to sweeten it up but tasted good with choc/ mint ice cream

  15. 5 stars
    So delicious!
    I made some tweaks as discovered no eggs in the fridge so used 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt (1/4 cup per egg stated), and only used half the amount of brown sugar.
    Still sweet enough, deliciously pudding like (so moist!) yet not too heavy! Still can’t get over the fact I can make a cake in a slow cooker!!!!

    I started slow cooking only a month ago and I now use it almost every day since finding this site. So thankyou Paulene!!

  16. Jamielee Kershaw

    5 stars
    Delicious cake ?
    I have a 4.5l slow cooker so I doubled the ingredients. Cooking time on high was just the same as the recipe says.
    It came out very yummy, will definitely be a regular cake I cook.

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