Chocolate Zucchini Cake in a Slow Cooker

We've still got an overabundance of zucchini from the garden and while trying to come up with new ways to use it all I stumbled upon baking… in a crock pot. I never would have thought this would work, but I'm so glad it does. With a slow cooker (a.k.a. crock pot) you don't have to keep an eye on it like you do with an oven. You just pour the batter in, go off to do something else and come back 2 hours later – ideal! The cake is moist and divine… well, what dish with chocolate is not divine? Read more »

I've modified the recipe I posted previously, added more zucchini and reduced the amount of sugar, so it's healthier and the results are so much better! I'm really pleased with the way these turned out. Better tasting and better for you! Now that's my kind of dessert! Actually, you could eat these muffins any time… they make a good snack (perfect for kid's lunch boxes – get some extra vegies into them without them realizing), if you're like me and can't eat a lot first thing in the morning they are lovely for breakfast with your morning coffee or tea. So without further ado, here's the recipe… Read more »

When I first saw this recipe I couldn't imagine it making a nice apple crumble. I thought the crockpot would turn it all into a apple porridge type mush. But my curiosity got the best of me before too long and I gave it a try. I was delighted to find that you can make a beautiful apple crumble in a crockpot! The crumble comes out crisp and crumbly, the apples are cooked beautifully, and since you're cooking in a crockpot it couldn't be easier. Read more »