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Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake is a perfectly tender chocolate cake with hidden cherries inside. It creates a magical fudge sauce while it is in the slow cooker and is completely irresistible!

Slow cooker cherry chocolate hot fudge cake in a white bowl with a spoonOn the side with three vanilla ice cream scoops on top.

I have got a delicious dessert to share with you today using Lucky Leaf’s Cherry Fruit Filling. I have yet to make a dessert in my slow cooker and I have been missing out! I couldn’t wait to test out this Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake out in the slow cooker. Cherry and chocolate is just meant to be together. The hidden cherries inside of the warm and gooey hot fudge cake is incredible.

Two photos side-by-side. One on the left-hand side has lucky with premium cherry fruit filling in topping can being dumped out into the slow cooker. This second photo on the right hand side is a wooden spoon stirring the cherry fruit filling in topping sauce.

The hot fudge sauce is magical. You pour it on the top of the dessert and let it work its magic as it cooks. It creates a gooey hot fudge sauce swirled throughout the cake as it slow cooks.


 Cherry chocolate hot fudge cake in the slow cooker with a silver spoon dishing it out.

The house is filled with such a delicious chocolate aroma and it cooks so it is perfectly moist and tender. I have never had a more tender cake and the hidden cherries inside were definitely my favorite part. The hot fudge sauce swirled throughout makes the cake ooey and gooey and it makes the perfect warm and delicious dessert.

Slow cooker cherry chocolate half page cake in a white bowl with two scoops of ice cream on top and a spoon on the side.

This is a must try dessert! You will love every single thing about it. It is amazing that such a delicious cake can cook right in your slow cooker. It is magical with the hot fudge sauce that develops as it cooks.

Serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you will truly be in chocolate cherry heaven!

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Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake

By: Alyssa Rivers
Slow Cooker Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake is a perfectly tender chocolate cake with hidden cherries inside. It creates a magical fudge sauce while it is in the slow cooker and is completely irresistible!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6


Hot Fudge Sauce:


  • Spray a 2- 3 1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix flour sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in milk, oil and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Add the cherry fruit filling and fold into the batter. Spread in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • To make the hot fudge sauce: In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, cocoa, and hot water. Pour evenly over the batter in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2- 2 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Turn off the slow cooker and let stand for 30 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 207mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 33IUCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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This post was sponsored by Lucky Leaf®. All opinions expressed are my own!


About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. What do you mean by “2 Tablespoons cup baking cocoa”?

    1 cup + 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa???

    I want to make this recipe but I’m not sure about the Hot Fudge Sauce.

    Thanks, Connie

    1. It is 2 cups baking cocoa for the hot fudge. I am not sure where you see 2 tablespoons + 1 cup. The 2 tablespoons above is not in the hot fudge ingredients that is for making the cake portion of this dessert.

    1. Hi Christine!
      It is supposed to say 2 cups baking cocoa! Thanks so much for bringing to my attention and I will get that changed now. Thanks for following along with me!

  2. It was a lovely dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I made it in a 9×9″ pan and baked for 30+ minutes. Thank you!

    1. I would put it into a 9×9 inch pan and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 or so minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 🙂