What is better than making a cake in a Crockpot? This Caramel Butterscotch Crockpot Cake is sweet, gooey, fluffy, and the perfect go-to dessert to feed a crowd without all the fuss.
I have stared at my crock-pot for 2 weeks straight, wondering what delicious dessert I can make. I’ve made a Crockpot Hot Fudge Cake, which was divine, and I have also made various cobblers. I’m on a roll! My success with making desserts in a crockpot made me want to keep my dessert crockpot recipes going. I wanted to make something ooey-gooey, buttery, and just downright delicious. Then, as I was cleaning out my pantry, I came across a bag of butterscotch chips and a box of Caramel Cake mix, and magic was made.
Ingredients for this Crockpot Cake recipe
This crockpot dump cake recipe is made of a few simple ingredients:
- Milk: I have yet to test this recipe with alternative milk options, but I imagine you could use a different milk choice.
- Butter- I recommend using unsalted butter when baking, but in this case, salted butter may give the cake the appeal of being a Salted Caramel Cake.
- Caramel Sauce- Feel free to use salted caramel or homemade caramel sauce.
- Butterscotch Chips- You could use chocolate chips if you would like.
- Box of Caramel Cake Mix- If you cannot find this flavor of cake mix, you could also use yellow cake mix.
You will combine these ingredients and let the crockpot do the rest of the work.
I love this dessert recipe because it is a foundation for many wonderful things. You can add apples, peaches, nuts, toffee, crushed Butterfinger candy, or whatever you want. This is a perfect dessert if you need to make something for a potluck. Also, drizzle the top of the cake with extra caramel. You can do or add about anything to it, and it will come out amazing. Enjoy!
Notes about this recipe
- I have made this recipe a few times, and the first time I made this recipe, I was a little scared once the water was added. I was worried that the cake wouldn’t come out correctly. However, as the cake begins to cook through, the water is what will make the cake gooey and extremely moist.
- It is best to use a 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe. If you use a different size, it may alter the cooking time.
- The best way to serve this slow cooker cake is with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes. You will underbake this cake in the oven for about 20 minutes, and it should still come out gooey.
I imagine you can. I have not. Therefore, read the manufacturer’s instructions very closely before baking.
Because we are cooking this in a crockpot, there isn’t enough consistent heat that would thoroughly cook through the eggs. Therefore, you may get sick. Also, we want the cake to have somewhat of a soft texture.
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