Slow Cooker Gingerbread Cake

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Cake
Servings: 10 Prep 10 mins Slow Cook 2 hrs 30 mins Cool 10 mins Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut up and softened plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mild-flavor molasses
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
  • 1 recipe Dried Fruit Compote
Dried Fruit Compote:
  • 1 cup dried apricot halves
  • 1 cup dried pitted prunes
  • 1 cup dried figs, stems removed
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick

Make It


1. Butter the inside of a 2-quart slow cooker using the 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, place the 1/2 cup butter; add 1/2 cup boiling water. Whisk until butter melts. Add the sugar, molasses, egg, and zest to the butter mixture and whisk until combined. Add the flour mixture and whisk until smooth.

2. Spoon batter into prepared cooker. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 hours (a skewer inserted in the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs). Remove liner from cooker. Cool 10 minutes in cooker. Invert onto a wire rack. Cool slightly or serve at room temperature sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired, and Dried Fruit Compote.

Dried Fruit Compote:

3. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir in 1 cup water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until liquid is syrupy (mixture will thicken as it stands), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; remove and discard cinnamon stick. Cool slightly or serve at room temperature over Steamed Gingerbread Cake.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 381, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 46, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 70, Monounsaturated fat (g): 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, Trans fatty acid (g): , fiber (g): 4, sugar (g): 47, pro. (g): 4, vit. A (IU): 1285, vit. C (mg): 1, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): 1, Niacin (mg): 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 41, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 208, Potassium (mg): 689, calcium (mg): 107, iron (mg): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.