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Chocolate cherry crock pot cake

My boys and I are home from August 2012 Vacation #2. We are settling back into a routine just before school begins. Elijah will start Kindergarten this fall! I cannot think about that without shedding a few tears. The doctors warned us about potential "bad things" before he was born. They said he might not live to see daylight, and if he did that he may not see much of it. Five and a half years later, he is GOING TO KINDERGARTEN! I am a proud mama.

While I was out buying school supplies and shoes and shirts for my oldest boy today, this cake was cooking on my counter top. Two of the Paulas that I know are responsible for this delicious thing. Thank you, Paula, for the inspiration for this recipe, and thank you, Paula, for having a birthday this week! I love you both to pieces! 

Generously spray the inside of a crock pot with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine:

18.25-oz. package chocolate cake mix

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

4 eggs

Using a hand-held mixer, mix until just combined.


5.9-oz. package instant chocolate pudding mix

11.5-oz. bag milk chocolate chips

Gently combine the ingredients using a spoon.

Pour the mixture into the prepared crock pot.

Sprinkle 1 cup of chopped, pitted Bing cherries over the top.

Cook on high for 4 hours.

Scoop out with a large spoon and serve warm with ice cream and Bing cherries.

Have a delicious, er, great week!

Printable recipe: Chocolate cherry crock pot cake

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Reader Comments (8)

You have the best dessert recipes! This looks great!

That's fantastic news! Your itty bitty is a beast :) He's gonna rock kindergarten like a hurricane. Mostly cause he's hopped up on your FABULOUS DESSERTS! Holy crap this cake is awesome. I'm brunching tomorrow...I see this in my very near future!

08.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

This looks delish. and I AM SO ESTATIC for you, and your precious little boy, that is fighting to grow up and become an old man!!!! That is incredible...

09.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

How big of a crockpot?

11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTherese

Have you ever tried using marschino Cherri's if fresh bing cherrys are not available?

05.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Hi Kay, I have not tried using maraschino cherries, but I bet they'd work just great!

05.26.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Why not use dried cherries when fresh aren't available...maraschino cherries...???

Maraschino cherries are highly processed including bleaching the skin and then recoloring them that awful color!

06.27.2014 | Unregistered Commenterilovedessert

Thanks for the dried cherries recommendation, ILOVEDESSERT! Love it!

06.27.2014 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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