Delicious and easy, this low carb slow cooker cake will satisfy any chocolate and peanut butter lover’s sweet tooth. Grain-free and gluten-free too!
Okay, you know the title of this recipe is quite a mouthful. Really, it’s much too much to actually say without tripping over your own tongue. It doesn’t do very well when served to any company you may have over. “Oh, my dear, would you like a slice of low carb slow cooker peanut butter chocolate swirl cake with your coffee?”. You’re bound to get partway through the name and just confuse yourself. Or confuse your guests. So I am sure you are a little irritated that I didn’t come up with a more succinct name. But what’s a food blogger to do? A recipe title has to be descriptive so that you know what you are coming here for. If you are a peanut butter lover, you want to know your cake contains peanut butter. If you love chocolate with your peanut butter, you are dying to know that there is a little chocolate swirled in there. And it really wouldn’t do to leave off the fact that it’s baked in a slow cooker, because that’s kind of a critical piece of information. So if it’s a tongue-twister of a name, I apologize, but I really had no choice.
The funny part is that for such a cumbersome name, it’s quite a simple recipe. Really, wonderfully simple and wonderfully delicious. And one of the distinct advantages to cooking cake in your slow cooker is that you don’t heat up your kitchen at all. So even in the dead of summer in Phoenix, Arizona in a house where the recently AC conked out and the repairman can’t come for another few days, you could bake a delicious cake and not worry about adding heat upon heat upon heat. Plus slow cooker cakes stay wonderfully moist as they bake.
Now, if you do happen to live in Phoenix, AZ in summer and your AC has died and the repairman can’t come, may I recommend heading for the hills? Much cooler up in Flagstaff, for certain. Just make sure you bring your freshly baked but inefficiently named slow cooker cake with you. Your hosts up in Flagstaff will thank you.