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Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

At this time of year our Slow cooker gets a lot of use. It’s great as a working mum because I can pop everything in first thing in the morning, and come back from work with a meal ready to eat. It gets used a lot for family meals but today I wanted to share a different type of recipe, for an all year round favourite – gingerbread!

Gingerbread is a tasty pudding all year round but is perfect during these colder months. It is so easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, especially if served with whipped cream or ice cream.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Gingerbread:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • 2 stick butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Slow Cooker (this is similar to ours – affiliate link)
  • Slow Cooker liner – affiliate link
  • Microwave Safe Bowl – affiliate link

Instructions on how to make Slow Cooker Gingerbread 

In a microwaveable bowl, heat the brown sugar, butter and molasses until it is melted.  Stir.

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

Add two eggs and whisk until fully incorporated.

Pour in the flour and spices and stir.

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

In a large measuring cup, microwave the milk for about 1 minute.

Whisk the baking soda into the warmed milk.  Pour into the molasses mixture and combine.

Spray the slow cooker with baking spray or line with a slow cooker liner.  

Pour into the slow cooker.  

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

In the now empty microwaveable bowl, heat the butter, brown sugar and water until the butter melts.  Stir until the brown sugar dissolves.

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

Pour over the cake mix in the slow cooker.

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

Put the lid on and cook on high and cook for 2 hours. The pudding cake will rise and the liquid will bake into the cake.

After 2 hours, remove the pot from the body of the slow cooker and set aside to cool and set.  

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe

Serve plain, with whipped cream or ice cream!

Slow cooker gingerbread recipe



  • Reply
    December 3, 2018 at 8:35 am

    That looks amazing! I’ve never used my slow cooker to make a cake, but think we will give it a go.

  • Reply
    Joanne Mallon
    December 3, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Wow, that looks absolutely delicious. Haven’t made gingerbread in a long time but this puts me in the mood. It’s a great winter recipe.

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