|Pecan-Cinnamon Pudding Cake, Holly at Nap Time 2011|
What better to go with those sweet sentiments than a sweet Crock Pot dessert for today's recipe? This Pecan-Cinnamon Pudding Cake comes to you from the book Rival Crock-Pot: 3 Books in 1. This dessert is perfect if you have it cooking while a small dinner party is eating their dinner. Your house will smell amazing, and shortly after your guests will have a warm, delicious treat.
Pecan-Cinnamon Pudding Cake
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup milk
5 tablespoons melted butter or margerine, divided
1 cup chopped pecans
1-1/2 cups water
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. Coat Crock Pot with butter or nonstick cooking spray (seriously... don't forget this step!!)
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Add milk and 3 tablespoons melted butter or margerine and mix until just blended (it will be pretty thick!) Stir in pecans and spread mixture into the bottom of your Crock Pot.
3. In a small saucepan combine water, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter or margerine. Bring to a boil and carefully pour over batter in Crock Pot. Do not stir once added.
4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/4 hours to 1-1/2 hours, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes, then invert onto serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired. ENJOY!
This is actually the first dessert I've ever made in the Crock Pot, and I have to say that I am impressed! Yummy, yummy. I'm a firm believer that if we wanted to, we could get along just fine without a microwave or oven as long as we had our Crock Pot.
Chopped pecans can be more expensive than pecan halves, so if you have a few extra minutes, it's worth buying the halves and putting them in a Zip-loc bag and crushing them yourself with the flat end of a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin.
If anyone has any advice for getting this cake out of the crock and to a serving plate cleanly, please let me know! Because the distance from bottom of crock to serving plate is about 5 inches, the drop seems to happen with a bit of a mess. The outcome is still acceptable (see my picture above) but if you're a perfectionist this will annoy you like crazy.
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