I saw the original recipe on Taste of Home’s email newsletter but I didn’t think the dried cherries would go over very well. If you want to use those, just use ½ a Cup and soak them in the ½ cup cola instead of the cherry chips and you’ll be fine. This is “crocked” because it uses Rum in the icing. It was the easiest cake I ever made in my entire life! Moist, warm, gooey, chocolate, cherry, cola goodness!! Try it, you will like it!
Crocked Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake
• 1/2 cup cola
• 1/2 cup Cherry Chips
• 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
• 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
• 1/4 cup rum
• In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, chocolate, baking powder, cherry chips and salt. Combine the chocolate milk, butter, cola, and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
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 batter; 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.
• It has a lovely cherry “sauce” in the bottom of the cake that can be drizzled on top like I did.
• Very moist and very good!
The Healthy Flavor
I have never in all my life seen such a recipe, wow!! I’ve recently seen crockpot cakes but heard bad reviews…however, yours looks like it turned out really well and moist. Did it hold together well?
Yes, but I had to let it cool for a while – and I used a large spoon and it came out just fine – only a little fell apart. However, I tried it when it was hot and it looked like a pile of cake crumbs! Maybe it was the cherry chips (much like chocolate chips) that held it together. Cut a piece this morning and it came out just like a cake baked in a pyrex dish!
That looks delicious. (Which reminds me that I have got to bring my crockpot home from the office. It has been there since Christmas break!) This sounds like a great Valentine’s Day cake for the staff.
That is EXACTLY what I’m going to do too! We are having a chocolate competition for Mardi Gras/ Valentines Day. I’m making these and another dish that I will post this weekend. So it will cut better, I think i will make it the night before and then take it to work and plug it in the next day just to warm it up a bit.
Rum and Ghirardelli chocolate – Wow!
It is very rich but sooooooooooo worth it!
Oh my goodness. This looks and sounds so divine. I used to love cherry coke but haven’t had it in forever. I’ve never made a crock pot cake but this may be my first!
I recommend it highly! You need to let it cool pretty long (an hour) so it won’t crumble and fall apart when you try to get it out but it will still be warm!
Thanks for the tip!
Seriously? You are brilliant, I’ve never even hear of a cake in a crock pot! I need to try this soon- after I’ve taken off the pounds I put on over the holidays.
It is so rich and warm and gooey! seriously, you need to try it. If you don’t like cherry, I would use caramel bits or something.
Ooooh, it would be possibly even more fabulous with caramel bits! I am a sucker for caramel, especially if it’s a little salty.
That sounds fabulous!
Wow! Looks amazing. And anything with Ghiradelli in it is a winner to me 😉
This looks delicious. I swear, I’ve wanted to eat each and every on of your latest posts!
Awww…shucks – that’s real sweet of you to say!
I’m going to make this today. I’ll let you know how it goes. Sadly, I don’t have cherry chips so I have dried cherries soaking in coke as I type this. Thanks for the great post.
Oh yay! Ours is gone……….. please let me know what you think!
Ok…just had a bit of it, with a spoon, right out of the crock pot after the 30 minute sit. First…HOLY COW. It is good. Rich doesn’t even begin to describe it. I think I prefer the soaked cherries. I soaked them in the coke for a half day and they tasted almost like I added fresh cherries (which would be a good idea in season). I am serving it (warmed a bit) tomorrow morning. I think due to its richness, I will make the whipped cream very light without a lot of sugar.
I also think I am going to halve the recipe and use my smaller crock. With this recipe a little will go a long way.
Added note: I thought I had somehow messed up when making it. My batter and yours in the picture looked different. Mine was really liquidy when I poured it into the crock and yours looked more solid. When I poured the topping in, it was like almost the same liquid texture and that I had messed up the recipe. But I forged on. Glad I did. The “topping” that forms on the bottom reminds me of baked alaska and I bet it would go well with vanilla ice cream.
This is a keeper! I “pinned” it and have had a lot of re-pins…. 🙂
Oh! One more thing for your readers. I didn’t have Cherry Cola and used regular cola. Works wonderfully and still had great cherry flavor (possibly because of the long soak of the dried cherries). I’m guessing semi-sweet chocolate chips (cookie making standard) would work if a person doesn’t have a bar of the “good stuff’ on hand. Has anyone commented on this? I’m curious.
I am so glad you liked it and it worked well for you! Yay! You are right – it is so doggone rich and decadent and that the topping is on the bottom in the end……I think my picture must have been deceptive because you really think it’s going to just meld together into one big mess when you first pour the topping onto the cake part. But somehow it works! I hope you have great reviews tomorrow! Please let me know because I will look forward to hearing about it!
No one has commented on it yet but the Cherry Chips did perfect and those were same size of chocolate chips – they melted while in the slow cooker so I’m sure the chocolate ones would as well!
Marsha Joy Baker
What a perfectly wonderful doctored up crockpot cake! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.
Thanks! It’s really rich and tasty! Thanks for hosting!
These looks super yummy!! Pinned 😉 Thanks for sharing, Kelli!
GRACIOUS ME! I.WANT.SOME!
Oh this is good, gooey and scrumptious!