Hazelnut Pudding Cake


You're going to love this fudgy, chocolatey slow cooker cake. It starts with a box of fudge brownie mix, and ends with a sweet and gooey dessert straight out of your slow cooker.

Hazelnut Pudding Cake
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 18.4 ounce package fudge brownie mix

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ cup boiling water

  • 2 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur (optional)

  • 2 chocolate-hazelnut spread, warmed


  1. Lightly coat a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In a medium bowl stir together the next four ingredients (through the 1/4 cup water) until nearly smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup hazelnuts. Spread batter in bottom of cooker. Drop chocolate-hazelnut spread by spoonfuls on top of batter. Using a knife, swirl the spread into batter.

  2. In another bowl combine sugar and cocoa powder. Gradually stir in the boiling water and liqueur, if using. Pour evenly over batter in cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours, giving crockery liner a half turn halfway through cooking, if possible (center may appear moist but will set up upon standing). Turn off cooker. If possible remove liner from cooker. Let stand, uncovered, for 30 to 45 minutes to cool slightly before serving.

  3. To serve, spoon warm cake into dessert dishes; drizzle with the warm hazelnut spread. If desired, sprinkle with additional chopped hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
27g Fat
73g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 161mg 3%
Folate, total 14.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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