Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake

Posted on Feb 29, 2016

I make a lot of dishes from all of my favourite blogs, but I rarely share my results here as they are not my recipes and I like to try and share something new that I have made. But When I made this Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake from Averie’s blog Averie Cooks I knew I had to make it again and share it with you guys.


Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake


Vegan, seriously chocolaty, packed full of hot fudge sauce, soft fluffy sponge and chocolate chips in every bite. Is there anything else you want in a chocolate cake? Oh yeah its all cooked in a slow cooker… bonus! Whip it all together then let your slow cooker do all the hard work while you get on with other things.


I have been wanting to try a slow cooker cake recipe for ages but haven’t seen one I fancied that much. Then Averie posted this one on her blog and I knew it would be good. So I gave it a go and it was amazing!


Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake


Averie states this recipe is accidentally vegan but I love the fact it is. I am really enjoying exploring vegan baking. It certainly has its challenges but its great fun. But if such dietary requirements don’t bother you then feel free to use cows milk and non vegan chocolate chips in this recipe. I am positive it will be just as great.


Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake


This slow cooker vegan hot fudge sauce chocolate cake is definitely going to become my go to chocolate cake recipe for the slow cooker. Like most cakes and bakes this is best consumed on the day of baking as the fudge sauce soaks up into the cake by day 2, but it still tastes amazing which is the main thing. It just becomes more like a super fudgy brownie.


Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake


So have you tried cakes in a slow cooker yet? If not this is definitely one to try, because you won’t be disappointed. Its all made in one bowl, so very little washing up (which is always a good thing) it will satisfy a crowd and you can do whatever you like while its cooking! Netflix anyone?


Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake



Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake

Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake

Slow Cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake is a light fluffy chocolate sponge topped with chocolate chips and hidden beneath is a thick rich layer of hot fudge sauce.
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Course: Cake / Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Author: Emma (Original recipe from Averie Cooks)


For The Cake

  • 125 grams plain / all purpose flour (1 cup)
  • 100 grams granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 28 grams unsweetened cocoa powder (1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 180 millilitres unsweetened almond milk (3/4 cup)
  • 80 milliliters vegetable oil (1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 190 grams vegan semi sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

For The Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 100 grams granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 360 milliliters boiling water (1 and 1/2 cups)


  • Line a 6.5 liter / 6 quart slow cooker with either a liner or baking parchment. I don't have any liners so I used baking parchment. Lining it will make it easer to take the cake out and store it and to clean your slow cooker but it is not an essential step.
  • In a small bowl add in the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, whisk till fully combined.
  • Add in the milk, oil and vanilla and stir everything together until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into your slow cooker and spread it out into a thin layer.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top so they are evenly distributed.
  • Wipe your mixing bowl out with a paper towel or use a clean bowl and add in the sugar and cocoa powder for your hot fudge sauce and give it a little mix.
  • Carefully pour in the boiling water and mix until everything is combined.
  • Very carefully pour this liquid over your cake batter and whatever you do resist the urge to stir! Let the liquid sit on top of the cake batter.
  • Place the lid on your slow cooker and pop it on high and go and relax.
  • Check your cake after one hour for doneness, all slow cookers vary and yours may take less time then mine did. The original recipe called for 1 and 1/2 hours but mine took a little over 2 hours to bake through.
  • Poke it with a pick and if it comes out clean then you are good to go.
  • Turn your slow cooker off, take the ceramic dish out and place to one side for 10 minutes to cool down a little before serving.
  • Serve with vegan cream, vegan ice cream or a little powdered sugar.
  • Stored in an airtight container in the fridge this cake will last up to 5 days. The sauce will be absorbed into the cake by day 2. Still tastes great.
  • Pop it in the microwave for 60 seconds to warm it up slightly.
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Original recipe can be found at Averie Cooks


  1. There is currently no doubt in my mind that I absolutely love you. You are sent by the Divine! Just this past week I’ve started experimenting with making my own vegan chocolate desserts. It’s been miss and near miss so far, but now that I’ve got this recipe I’m destined for luscious chocolate goodness. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    • Hi Indigo, thank you 😀 Vegan baking is tricky but I am certainly enjoying experimenting with it.

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  2. Wow, this looks unbelievably delicious! As I scrolled down, every picture looked even better than the one before. I have got to try this recipe!

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    • Hi Shelly, I can’t recommend this recipe enough its totally amazing and a new obsession of mine 😀

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  3. I have yet to try making cake in my slow cooker but I am definitely going to soon! You have already given me a favourite mug cake recipe Emma, and there’s a strong chance this could become a favourite going on appearances so far 😉

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    • Hi Natalie, thank you. This is definitely my favourite slow cooker cake, I now make it so often it’s almost becoming an obsession! 😀

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  4. I like experimenting with vegan baking too- it’s so creative! This chocolate fudge cake looks so amazingly chocolatey! I don’t have a slow cooker but would totally consider getting one just to make this cake! 🙂

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    • Hi Von, it’s definitely worth getting just so you can make this cake! 😀

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  5. oh my! Drooling.. Love the idea. This is amazingly delicious..Thanks for sharing. Going to try this out soon 🙂

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    • Hi Kushi, thank you. I’m sure you will love it 😀

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  6. Whoa! My family would love this fudgy dessert!!! And so easy, too 🙂

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  7. Oh my! This looks so gooey and fantastic! I haven’t ever made a cake in my slow cooker .. I really need to give that a go!!

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    • Hi Ashley, you should give it a go it’s a great ‘lazy’ way to have cake!

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  8. This looks so fudgy and delicious! I love baking in the slow cooker but haven’t tried a hot fudge sauce cake yet. So fun to make and I love that it’s vegan too!

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you 😀 I am defiantly going to try more baking recipes now.

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  9. What a decadent looking dessert and how easy in a slow cooker. I think I found a new love.

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    • Hi Maureen, I must admit I am a little bit in love with this cake too 😉

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  10. What a genius idea, Emma. I have never made chocolate cake in slow cooker, but this cake looks and sounds incredibly YUM! Love anything chocolate, so can’t wait to try!

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    • Hi Anu, thank you. I must admit I am totally hooked now on making cakes in the slow cooker 🙂

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  11. Oh goodness! Hand me a spoon and call me a happy girl. The cake and the sauce look dream worthy!

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    • Hi Pamela, that’s pretty much what I did the first time! 😉

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  12. So gooey and tempting! I love the idea of using slow cooker to make the cake. Splendid!

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