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14 Slow Cooker Desserts That Practically Make Themselves

Cake made in a slow cooker > cake in the oven.

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Everybody knows that slow cookers are perfect for making soups, stews, and braises — but what if I told you you could make desserts in them, too?

That's right! Slow cookers are perfect for cooking moist cakes, crumbles, and a handful of other delicious treats — and we rounded up 14 of our favorite recipes that prove just that.

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1. Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies

Three types of chocolate make these fudgy brownies the ultimate chocolate lovers' dream. Get the recipe.

2. Slow Cooker Blueberry Cobbler

tasty.co

This comforting cobbler — made with only five ingredients — is the perfect recipe to transform sad winter blueberries into something delicious. Get the recipe.

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3. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

Feel free to make the dough and assemble the rolls the night before — that way, all you have to do is place 'em in the slow cooker and turn it on in the morning. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Cheesecake

The low heat of the slow cooker is the perfect thing to delicately cook this cheesecake and makes it light and silky. Get the recipe.

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5. Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

slowcookergourmet.net

Pro tip: Line your slow cooker with parchment paper to make removing these cookie bars a breeze. Get the recipe.

6. Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

iheartnaptime.net

The best part about this cake? It separates into a top cakey layer and a bottom fudgy layer so you get the best of both worlds. Get the recipe.

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7. Slow Cooker Lemon Cake

Serve this bright lemon cake with whipped cream and fresh berries to trick people into thinking you spent hours on it. Get the recipe.

8. Slow Cooker Gingerbread Dump Cake

Just dump everything in, walk away, and let the slow cooker do the work. Get the recipe.

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9. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pecan Pudding Cake

This festive pumpkin dessert is part cake, part pudding, and 100% delicious. Get the recipe.

10. Slow Cooker Coffee Cake

Besides cooking entirely in a slow cooker, this cake is made in one bowl with no mixer required — so it's virtually foolproof. Get the recipe.

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11. Cookies and Cream Slow Cooker Fudge

This easy fudge recipe only takes three ingredients to make but does need to set overnight, so make sure to plan accordingly. Get the recipe.

12. Slow Cooker Chocolate Caramel Monkey Bread

Using store-bought biscuit dough makes this addicting monkey bread a cinch to throw together, but feel free to make your own dough if you're feeling ambitious. Get the recipe.

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13. Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

rachelschultz.com

Because rice pudding is the ultimate cold weather dessert. Get the recipe.

14. Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Pie Cobbler

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A can of cranberry sauce + a can of apple pie filling + cake mix = the easiest and most delicious recipe you'll ever make. Get the recipe.

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