Crockpot Cakes, Easy And Delicious .

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    I have just recently learned about making crockpot cakes, and desserts, and I really like the idea. We don't have to use all of the electricity to heat up the oven, and the house stays cooler, and they are just so easy to make (that's my kind of cooking !).
    Today, I made a recipe that I saw on Facebook, and modified it for the crockpot. It is called pumpkin pie cake, and is basically just a can of pumpkin, can of canned milk, butter or oil, 4 eggs, spices, and a cake mix.
    I added some psyllium for more fiber, some flax meal, and Barleans blend of flax, chia, and coconut; so even though cake is never a healthy food, this was much better than just the plain recipe, and we got lots of fiber.
    Once you mix everything up, you just put it in the crockpot and leave it for several hours. Mine was about 3 hours, and I had it on high, but I imagine the time would vary depending on the heat of the crockpot.
     
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    When I bought my first Crockpot many years ago (1982) it came with a meat rack and a bread/cake baking "pot"...
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    I just took these pictures to show you and I still use this Crockpot, although I have a nice stainless steel Oval one now too (which didn't come with any accessories or cookbook).

    I do love my Crockpots and there is so much you can make in them now days.
     
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    I have one that's practically brand new...maybe I should start using it again. Sometime I feel like eating a chicken Ive cooked but can't turn the oven on here in the summer.

    After my MRI I'm going to dig it out!!
     
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    In my Oval Crockpot I can cook a turkey breast and a ham half. A whole chicken would be easy to do in it too. :)
     
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    I have a big oval one that I got from Costco when I moved here but then my husband died and the crockpot got put away.

    Then my ex got it out and used it a few times I think. He also bought a smaller one that I have somewhere also.

    I forget ...is the inside dishwasher safe?
     
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    Also...will a chicken's skin brown and crisp up?

    Actually I'm in the mood to be indulgent so I'm thinking hot wings...do they do well in the crock pot?

    Any good recipes?
     
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    @Chrissy Cross ,nothing will brown in a Crock pot. You have to brown it first then finish cooking it in the Crock pot.
     
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    Okay, guess I can turn the broiler on for a few minutes...thanks.
     
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    A chicken's skin does not brown and crisp in the crockpot Chrissy. When I got my first Crockpot it was recommended to brush Kitchen Bouquet on the skin so that you would have the browned look. I don't even know if they make this product anymore even.
     
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    Thanks @Babs Hunt ...after I get my MRI ordeal over with today....I'll get my crockpot out, if I don't take a nap.

    Also have to go to store for chicken...no way am I stopping on the way home...I'll be kind of drugged up...just a little...don't worry. :)

    And with this reply, I'm getting Pickles situated and I'm off.....

    Thanks everybody for keeping my mind directed in a different direction.
     
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    :)
     
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