First off let me say that this dessert is so rich you may be able to quit your day job, kidding aside make a full pot of coffee with this because you are going to need it. It’s true I ate 2 servings at once so of course it was rich but it was so good after the first bite I actually was sad I shared because I wanted the whole pot.
Picture for a moment you have company coming over and your oven if full. The roast is in the dutch oven along with two side dishes and a jello salad on the counter and you just can’t imagine having one more baking dish dirty! the House is hot enough with the oven going all day and you just want a dessert you don’t have to worry about getting up every 5 minutes to see if it is too brown on top. I have the recipe for you! It was so simple my 6-year-old could do it.
1/2 cup butter (dairy free sub coconut oil or spectrum); 1 cup sugar; 1 cup tom sawyer GF flour; 4 large eggs; 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa; 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (or favorite nut or simply omit); 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon; 2 tsp vanilla extract; marshmallows for later and vanilla ice cream if you desire. Add a pinch of salt if you are not using salted butter.
My standard directions apply: throw everything but the marshmallows and ice cream in a bowl and mix! what is more simple, I won’t make it if it isn’t simple! here is the great part you can make this ahead of time keep in fridge. Then as you are serving dinner or dinner is about done (depending on when you like to eat dessert) put batter in your crock pot. Yes in your crockpot. If it isn’t non stick spray or coat with some oil. Then just turn it on low and leave alone for 1.5 hours. It will be somewhat pudding like, just scoop it into a bowl and mix some marshmallows in (they will melt to a gooey delight while sitting) and serve with vanilla ice cream.
The calories on this is outrageous, but so worth it once in a while to have a warm pudding like cake mixed with sweet vanilla ice cream and that full pot of coffee. I think I may be in love with this recipe.