Break out your slow cooker to prepare this gooey and delicious Gingerbread Pudding Cake. This Christmas pudding cake recipe is the ultimate no-fuss holiday dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs on (high)
45 mins


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  • Lightly coat the inside of a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine gingerbread mix and milk until mix is moistened. Stir in raisins (batter will be thick). Spread gingerbread batter evenly in the bottom of the prepared cooker.

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, and butter. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Carefully pour sugar mixture over batter.

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  • Cover and cook on high-heat setting (do not use low-heat setting) for 2 hours (center may appear moist but will set up as it stands).

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  • Remove liner from cooker, if possible, or turn off cooker. Let cake stand, uncovered, for 45 minutes to cool slightly before serving.

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  • To serve, spoon warm cake into dessert dishes. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your cake is finished cooking, spoon it out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Note: Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

501 calories; total fat 24g; saturated fat 13g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 50mg; sodium 548mg; potassium 197mg; carbohydrates 70g; fiber 1g; sugar 48g; protein 4g; vitamin a 680IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folatemcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 3mg.

Reviews (6)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
Made this for Christmas last year and served with eggnog ice cream.  Yummmm!
Rating: 5.0 stars
OMG, I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I've made it many, many times! It always comes out perfectly. In fact, I just made it for Thanksgiving this year. Instead of raisins, I added dried cranberries...more in fitting for the day. I've also added chopped crystallized ginger for an extra zing. If you like gingerbread, you will love this!
Rating: 5 stars
As I couldn¿t get the gingerbread mix I used a date loaf mix. It made a killer sticky date pudding!
Rating: 5 stars
Rating: 4.0 stars
I like To make this recipe! But don’t have a slow cooker of the size called for. Any suggestions?
Rating: Unrated
Really wanted to try making this, but couldn't find anything at the grocery store resembling 'gingerbread mix' in either the cake or cookie sections of the baking aisle! (This was in a large Save-on-Foods store.) Is there a general mix of ingredients & ratios that could be substituted to make such a dry 'mix' at home from scratch? Very frustrating sometimes to find great-looking recipes that rely on particular brands or items that I can't always find in Canadian shops.
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This turned out so fabulous! I will be making this over and over!
Rating: Unrated
Where do I find gingerbread mix?