Slow cookers are one of the most incredible inventions of the 20th century. I mean, think about it – you put some uncooked food in a slow cooker, go to work, and come back at the end of a long hard day to find your food all slow-roasted and delicious. It is by far the most stress-free method of cooking imaginable! Now, while I am a huge fan of slow cooker meat, potatoes, and really almost any savoury dish, I only discovered recently that you can also use a slow cooker to make dessert! That’s right, everything from moist chocolate lava cake to chocolate chip banana bread pudding can be made in a slow cooker. And guess what? When you make desserts in the slow cooker, they turn out even more gooey and rich than in an oven. There’s really no reason not to give it a go!
Check out 11 slow cooker desserts that will be instantly devoured.
11 Slow Cooker Glazed Cinnamon Coffee Cake
This Cinnamon Coffee cake is divine! Moist, sweet, and filled with cinnamon, this cake will be a guaranteed hit. Be sure to include the streusel topping and vanilla glaze for the full effect. Read the full recipe here.
10 Slow Cooker Peach Crumble
Crumbles are one of the best-suited desserts for slow cookers. This Peach Crumble is the perfect summer treat. Slow roasted peaches and a buttery, spicy topping is all you need to make this simple and scrumptious dessert. Check out the recipe here.
9 Slow Cooker Rocky Road Chocolate Cake
This mound of chocolate, marshmallows, and pecans is a great dessert for any occasion! Made with instant pudding mix for extra moisture, this Rocky Road Chocolate Cake is as rich and gooey as it gets. Find the recipe here.
8 Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Swirl Cake
Peanut butter overload! This moist and gooey cake is a mix of white cake, chocolate sauce, and peanut butter. And honestly, what could be better? Make sure to be generous with the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups scattered on top! Find the recipe here.
7 Slow Cooker Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake
You might be surprised to learn that cheesecake can actually be cooked in a slow cooker! And this refreshing Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake is a great way to start. Topped with citrus, chocolate, pecans, and sugared cranberries, this dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Find the full recipe here.
6 Slow Cooker Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
This dump cake is only made of five ingredients – it’s fool-proof! And it’s filled with delicious fruity flavours that are perfectly balanced by the pecans. Simply grab some cherries, pineapple, a white cake mix, butter, and pecans and you’re on you way to making this delectable cake. Find the recipe here.
5 Slow Cooker Nutella Swirl Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Dense, chocolatey, and full of Nutella, this pound cake is super easy to make as well as being ultra-yummy! All you need are your basic cake ingredients. From there, you add some chocolate chips into the batter, add a few dollops of Nutella, and then swirl around with a knife. Get the recipe here.
4 Slow Cooker Turtle Monkey Bread
This could be the perfect holiday dessert if your family’s a fan of Turtles. This Turtle Monkey Bread is chock full of brown sugar, pecans, whipped cream, and chocolate chips! Also, the recipes calls for the base to be made out of Pillsbury’s ready-made biscuits, which makes the whole baking thing that much easier. Grab the recipe here.
3 Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding
A warm and hearty dessert that’s perfect for autumn. This recipe is made with chunks of old bread (perhaps leftover bread from stuffing), toasted pecans, cinnamon chips, canned pumpkin, and a whole melange of delicious fall spices. Combine the ingredients and let cook for 3-4 hours, and you have an easy and yummy fall treat. Find the recipe here.
2 Slow Cooker Mocha Lava Cake
As if molten chocolate lava cake could get any better! This coffee-infused version of the classic lava cake will be loved by coffee-addicts and haters alike. By mixing your classic chocolate ingredients such as chocolate chips, chocolate pudding, and a chocolate cake mix, with as much instant coffee as your heart desires, you’ve got a delicious coffee-chocolate fusion. Find the recipe here.
1 Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp
I’ve already said how well crisps and crumbles work in slow cookers, and this Caramel Apple Crisp is no exception. This crisp is everything a crisp should be: crumbly, buttery, and soft. As the apples cook, the juices from the apple mix with the caramel and spices to create that amazing apple caramel taste. Tip: Drizzle some fresh caramel on top before serving. Get the recipe here.