This chocolate peanut butter cake recipe is a dream come true. Imagine being able to indulge in a rich, delicious cake without concern for calories or unhealthy ingredients! This slow cooker recipe makes it easy to whip up this cake just about any day of the week. Slow cooker cakes are always quick and simple, and can be assembled before the work day, so a dessert is ready and waiting when you arrive home. If you love dessert, but you are not fond of what dessert does to your waist line, this recipe is for you.
One of the things people often realize when they begin cleaning up their diet and focusing on their health is that many of their favorite indulgent foods still have health benefits. The key is eating them in moderation. Peanut butter is a great source of protein and chocolate is packed with antioxidants. Eaten in proper portions, these foods are actually good for your health.
The next time you are craving something sweet and gooey, do not turn to boxed cakes or pre-made treats. This slow cooker cake is just as simple to make, but is much healthier than those over-processed options. Love dessert and want more? Check our our collection Skinny Mini Desserts.
Yields: 16 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Slice | Calories: 141 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 10 g | Protein: 3 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup honey, optional coconut palm sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 cup peanut butter, no sugar added (additional peanut butter will be needed if you wish to ice the cake with it)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- Line the bottom of your slow cooker with cut-to-fit parchment paper and spray the inside using an oil sprayer.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder until well combined.
- In a second large mixing bowl, whisk together all your wet ingredients including the peanut butter, and then combine the two bowls.
- Stir all ingredients together until well combined.
- Time: 4 hours, or until a knife inserted in the middle pulls out clean
- Temp: Low
- Yield: 16 servings (cut like a pie)
- Recommended Slow Cooker Size: 4 quarts
- This recipe is featured in Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker Cookbook.
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