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Slow Cooker Thursday

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:25am

Sandra of Diary of a SAHM has started this Thursday recipe exchange for slow cookers ... yay!

I love slow cooker recipes so this will be another great recipe exchange to participate in. I have the Better Home and Gardens'Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes so I should have plenty of recipes to contribute!

My first recipe is a yummy dessert described as, " This pudding cake is a dessert lover's dream. Warm chocolate-peanut butter pudding develops under the cake layer as it bakes. Spooned over ice cream, it's the best!"

Peanutty Chocolate Pudding Cake
1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
1/2 C milk
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Tsp vanilla
3/4 C peanut-butter-flavored pieces
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 C boiling water
1/2 C chunky peanut butter
2 Tbsp chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

1. In bowl stir together flour, the 1/2 C sugar, the 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla; stir until batter is smooth. Stir in the peanut butter pieces. Spread batter evenly in the bottom of a greased slow cooker.

2. In a bowl combine the 3/4 C sugar and the 1/4 C cocoa powder. Stir together boiling water and peanut buter; stir into the cocoa mixture. Pour evenly over the batter in the cooker.

3. Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 2-2 1/2 hrs or until a toothpick inserted 1 inch into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let stand, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes to cool slightly.

4. To serve, spoon pudding cake into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with peanuts. If desired, serve with ice cream.
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