Monday, June 4, 2012

Mellow Monday: Birthday Edition

This is one of those special Mellow Mondays that our goslings and I get extra excited about - Daddy Goose is home from work!  In fact, he has the whole week off.  To make life even better, we are celebrating his birthday today!  We've had a packed weekend of celebrating, so we are looking forward to being very mellow today.

I'd like to invite you to help us celebrate Daddy Goose's birthday.  Join us by making today's slow cooker dessert.  (Yes, you can make dessert in your slow cooker.)  There are so many great recipes for slow cooker desserts, this one is from one of my favorite recipe websites,  Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake includes two of Daddy Goose's favorite ingredients, chocolate and peanut butter.  How could you go wrong with these ingredients?

  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate milk or 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chip
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunk
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water


  1. Coat a 3 1/2 or 4- quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, stir together flour,the 1/3 cup sugar, 2 T cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  3. Add chocolate milk, oil and vanilla. Stir until batter is smooth.
  4. Stir in peanut butter flavored pieces, chocolate pieces and peanuts.
  5. Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared slow cooker.
  6. Combine the 3/4 c sugar and 2 T cocoa powder.
  7. Gradually stir in the boiling water.
  8. Pour mixture evenly over batter in slow cooker.
  9. Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 2-2 1/2 hours or until a wooden toothpick inserted 1 inch deep into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Let stand in cooker 30-40 minutes to cool slightly before serving.
  11. To serve, spoon the warm cake into desert dishes. If desired, top with scoops of ice cream. Spoon the sauce over cake and ice cream.

Enjoy this yummy dessert and put a few candles in it just for fun - because as you know, life is about taking the time to celebrate!

Happy Birthday, Daddy Goose!

Momma Goose


  1. You can substitute soy or almond milk and the recipe would be vegan!

  2. I love it! Thanks for the suggestion. What's funny, I had to actually go out and buy milk to make this because we only have Almond Milk in our house!


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~ Momma Goose