About 6 months ago my husband got me a slow cooker. This is a new thing to me. For a while it was just sitting on our counter as I had no idea what to do with it. I know that there is many recipes out there for slow cooker but whenever I check them with my husband he does not approve it or says: “YEAH, we could try it” what essentially means: “It doesn’t sound like something I’m gonna really like, but if you insist lets make it”. It is not what I am looking for.
With two small children and a puppy, after a day of cooking, the last thing I want to hear from my husband is his lack of approval of the food that’s on the table.
Lately, I cook ONLY dishes I have asked my husband about and got his 100% approval, or when I know that if he won’t eat it I WILL FOR SURE.
It was a little bit different in this case. He had read the recipe and said his verse: “YEAH, we could try it”, but I knew that no matter what I WANT TO TRY THIS CAKE. I knew that if he doesn’t like it I probably will.
I wasn’t wrong. He ate one piece and said: “Hm… it is different”. After a few days he asked for a piece of this cake but it was too late. I ate it all with a small help from my daughter.
It is not a brownie, that’s for sure. It is more like a lava cake.
Cream cheese swirl:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk chocolate (semi-sweet or milk chocolate chocolate chips are fine, too)
For the chocolate cake:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
In a bowl, beat cream cheese, egg, 1/4 cup sugar and salt together until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl combine flour, soda, salt, 1 cup sugar and cocoa powder. Beat in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until just blended.
For easy removal, line slow cooker with aluminum foil and pour chocolate mixture into foil liner. Place tablespoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on the chocolate mixture and with a knife, gently swirl mixtures together to create a marbled design.
Set cooker on high heat and cook for about 2.5 hours.
To prevent the water from the lid of slow cooker to drip onto the cake, before you cover it with a lid put a towel over the slow cooker and than put the lid on top of the towel.
Print the recipe:
This cake came out very moist.
It has the right balance between sweetness and bitterness. I loved it.
Will be making it again.