You can bake a cake in the crock pot!
Can you imagine?
I just did it ,and it came out moist and extra delicious.
It started yesterday when I noticed a few crock pot cake recipes online. I was intrigued and said , " Judee you have to get out that crock pot and give this a try." This was a first for me, and I have to say the results were great!
It was right up my alley because I love making anything and everything in the crock pot. I use crock pots, not just for cooking , but also for serving. When I am having company, I use my crock pot to heat up the soup, keep it warm , and I serve right from it..
The crock pot I used today is unusual. It is a two sided crock pot.
I used organic palm sugar for the extra nutrition and low glycemic effect.. It was also my first time trying palm sugar
This is my recipe for Crock Pot Apple Cake adapted from a great blog, Finding Joy In My Kitchen
3-4 large organic apples, sliced ( I used delicious)
1 and 1/3 cup almond meal ( you can use GF flour or regular flour if you are not gluten free)
2/3 cup gluten free oats ( oatmeal)
3/4 cup palm sugar + 1 TSBP for the apples ( if you don't care, you can use sugar)
2 tsp baking powder ( I use aluminum free)
1 + 1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 tsp vanilla
DirectionsPeel and cut up apples. Toss with 1 TBSP palm sugar, 3 TBSP almond meal, 1 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix almond meal, oats, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon.
In a small bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, applesauce.
Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until the batter is smooth and blended. Pour the mixture over the apples and mix completely.
Pour batter into a well greased crock pot.
Cover and turn onto high and bake for about 2 hours. ( check after 1 and half hours that it is not too dry.)
Turn of the heat and remove lid. Take a rubber spatula and pry sides loose. Allow to cool off . When cool turn over and release cake.
Step by Step
|Cut up apples and then toss with 1 TBSP palm sugar, 3 TBSP almond meal, 1 tsp cinnamon|
|Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl ( forgot to take a pic)|
Mix dry ingredients in a larger bowl. Mix dry into the wet and pour over the
apple mixture until well blended.
Why would you use a crock pot? To free up your oven if you have a lot of things to make. Since a cake usually has to go in alone, it creates oven time. Also, in the summer, if you don't turn on the oven, you don't need to heat up your kitchen. I'm sure you can think of lots of reasons making the cake in the slow cooker could work out well. Personally, it just looked like fun, and I wanted to try it. I have to say, both cakes were moist and delicious.
If anyone is interested in the coconut flour recipe, it is egg and dairy free.
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