Flourless cakes and brownies have the tendency to dry out in a conventional oven. That's just not possible in the slow cooker!
I get to be on TV today!
(I was filmed yesterday). Adam and I flew into LA yesterday and spent the day at the Home & Family TV Show, which is on the Hallmark Channel.
The show films in Universal Studios, which is VERY BEYOND COOL. I'd never been there, and while we were shooting there were tourists driving by in trams!!
The show is in a house -- complete with all the rooms you'd imagine: family room, dining room, play room/craft room, kitchen, garage, backyard...
it was very cool!
I was there to make flourless brownies.
in the crockpot.
serves 8. or 12. or 2.
4 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Use a 6-quart slow cooker with a 1 1/2-quart inserted oven-safe baking dish inserted.
Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water to the slow cooker insert to create a bain marie, or water bath for the inserted dish.
Thoroughly blend together all of the ingredients until the batter is smooth (it will be quite thick). Pour the batter into a treated baking dish (it needs to fit completely in the cooker).
Cover and cook on high for up to 4 hours, but check after about 1.5 hours --- the timing depends on how thick the batter is in your particular baking dish and slow cooker.
Check with a knife or toothpick.
Serve with ice cream, berries, and whipped cream!
This is such a rich and delectable dessert. Because it is SO LOW in sugar it is very dark. My kids thought it wasn't sweet enough. If you find that to be the case you can certainly increase the sugar quantity!
I loved my time on the Home & Family set. I was blown away by how caring and kind every one was -- it truly was as if you were in a house surrounded by family!
The entire crew was attentive and gracious and I loved every bit of it!
I want to go back!