Put everything for this recipe into the slow cooker, and it not only creates a rich chocolate sponge, but also it’s own thick and delicious chocolate custard hiding underneath! What is this magic?!
The Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Pudding takes 5 minutes to prep, and then can be left to do its thing in the slow cooker. In less than 3 hours you have the chocolate orange dessert of dreams.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I think this might be the BEST thing I’ve ever made in my slow cooker!
Not only is it soooo good, it’s also perfect when you’re cooking for guests because you can get it all ready hours in advance and then serve it straight out of the pan into bowls.
I love to make this at Christmas, when I need some easy dessert options that don’t take any time or need for kitchen space – or a place in the oven! This one is perfect for chocolate lovers and is just the ultimate comfort food at any time of year though.
Why you’ll love this recipe
⭐️ After a little prep it cooks itself
⭐️ Oozing chocolatey deliciousness
⭐️ Perfect for cooking for guests
About this Slow Cooker Pudding
This recipe is a bit like magic. Instead of dumping in all of the ingredients and then mixing together, with this you sort of carefully layer them up, then pour over boiling water gently – at which point it will all look a bit odd, but keep the faith!
Then you can leave the pudding up to about 2.5 hours it’s firm in the middle, and serve up straight from the slow cooker pan.. Add some ice cream on the side and you’re done! (Did I already mention how utterly heavenly this pudding is?!)
Other delicious chocolatey slow cooker recipe to try in winter is my Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate.
What you’ll need
- Butter – Salted or unsalted is fine.
- Self-raising flour
- Soft light brown sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder – Don’t forget this, it helps to make the pudding rise!
- Eggs – Medium or large.
- Orange Extract – This is available from the baking department of most supermarkets now. It adds heaps of flavour.
- Milk – Semi-skimmed or whole milk.
- Terry’s chocolate orange
- Boiling water
How to make it
- Mix up a sponge mixture in a bowl.
2. Tip the mixture into the slow cooker and press in the Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments.
3. Mix cocoa powder and brown sugar together and sprinkle evenly over the top.
4. Gently pour the boiling water over the top of the pudding, put the lid on, then cook as per the recipe card below. Add a few more segments on top and serve.
In the fridge You can keep this recipe in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat fully in the microwave before serving.
Lining the pan
If your slow cooker is the ceramic type (that is NOT non-stick) I would recommend lining it with baking paper before cooking this cake. Just squash a large sheet into the shape of the cooker (so there are no gaps for the sauce to escape). There will be no need to use the butter to grease it in this case.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Pudding
- 20 g Butter At room temperature, to grease the pan
For the sponge pudding mixture:
- 100 g Butter Melted
- 250 g Self-raising flour
- 125 g Soft light brown sugar
- 30 g Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 3 Eggs
- 150 ml Milk
- 2 tsp Orange extract
For the slow cooker:
- 157 g Terry's Chocolate Orange
For the topping:
- 150 g Soft light brown sugar
- 20 g Cocoa powder
- 500 ml Boiling water
- Grease the slow cooker bowl very well with the 20g butter.
- In a large bowl, mix all of the sponge pudding ingredients together until smooth. Put into the greased slow cooker and smooth out.
- Add chocolate orange segments evenly on top, pressing them into the mixture. (Keep a few segments back for decoration at the end.)
- In another small bowl, mix the sugar and cocoa powder for the topping. Sprinkle this evenly over the top of the cake batter.
- Carefully pour over the boiling water. (It will all look a bit odd at the moment, but keep the faith!)
- Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1.5 – 2.5 hours until the cake is firm in the middle.
- About 30 minutes before the cake is cooked I like to take the lid off and add the extra chocolate orange segments that I saved on top. These melt slightly and make the cake look lovely!