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Slow Cooker Rocky Road Gooey Cake

  • Cooking Time:

    3-4 hours
  • Servings:



15.25 oz. pkg. German chocolate cake mix
3.9 oz. pkg. INSTANT chocolate fudge pudding mix
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c. sour cream
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/4 c. milk, divided
3.4 oz. pkg. chocolate pudding mix, cook and serve style
1/2 c. almonds (optional)
1 - 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
Non-stick cooking spray

In my childhood, I always surprised family by requesting German chocolate cake as my birthday cake choice with Rocky Road ice cream on the side!  Here, in this recipe for Slow Cooker Rocky Road Gooey Cake, I have combined two of my favorites in one decadent dessert.  Get your sweet tooth ready for this one!

  1. Grease inside of crock and turn to LOW setting.
  2. Next, make cake batter by beating together cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, butter, vanilla, and 1 1/4 c. milk until smooth.
  3. Pour cake batter into slow cooker.
  4. Add 2 c. milk to saucepan on stovetop; cook over medium heat until milk is ready to bubble.
  5. Remove from heat immediately; set aside.
  6. Next, lightly sprinkle the cook-and-serve pudding mix over cake batter in crock then pour the hot milk over the top everything in crock. DO NOT STIR!.
  7. Cover and crock on LOW 3-4 hours.
  8. To finish this dessert, un-cover crock and sprinkle the top of the cake with marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips. Re-cover and turn off crock. Serve after marshmallows have started to melt, about 10 minutes. Serve in dessert bowls with ice cream, if desired.

NOTE: If made in the Casserole Slow Cooker only need to crock for 3 hours, also I used extra marshmallows with the casserole slow cooker.

Happy Crocking!

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Slow Cooker Rocky Road Gooey Cake


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10 years ago

Technically most marshmallows are not vegetarian, they use gelatin. Gelatin free marshmallows are available.

10 years ago

Also, thanks so much for having a vegetarian category!

9 years ago

My sister is allergic to all nuts except peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and cashews. Would Macadamia nuts be a great substitution for the almonds in this recipe? I would love to make this for her for Christmas dinner

9 years ago
Reply to  Jenn Bare

I have you on my FB and Pinterest pages, I will let you know on here, or either one of those.

Thank you so much

8 years ago

HI – What size Crock-pot is this recipe sized for?

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