Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

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Here you get a clean treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth without the added guilt.

Everyone loves a decadent dessert, even when you’re trying to eat healthy. For that reason, we came up with this Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake. By replacing refined white sugar with coconut sugar instead, you get a treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth without the added guilt that comes with most desserts. Plus, you can make this in the slow cooker, so no need to risk burning it if you don’t check it every 10 minutes!

For a real decadent treat, make a half batch of our Clean Eating Hot Fudge and drizzle over the top when serving.

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Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

Indulge in this decadent chocolate treat without worry or regrets.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk canned
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter or Ghee, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups water boiling hot


  • Lightly spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together dry cake ingredients. Add coconut milk, vanilla, and melted butter, and stir just until combined. Spread cake batter in a 3-4 quart slow cooker. Batter will be thick. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter.
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over the top of cake batter (do not mix in with the cake batter). Cover and cook on high 2-3 hours, or until the top is set. Turn off slow cooker and allow cake to set covered for 15 minutes before serving.


Hot Fudge sauce will be on the bottom of the cake.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 177mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 17
Keywords Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. Planning to make this tonight. Could half (or all) the coconut sugar be replaced with monkfruit? 48g of sugar per serving is still very high.

    1. Krista, I’ve never used monk fruit. Please let us know how the cake turned out if you did go with monk fruit. Would love to know the results.

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