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Crock Pot Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author My Recipes


  • One 18.25 ounce package German chocolate cake mix
  • One 3.9 ounce package INSTANT chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups milk divided
  • One 3.4 ounce package COOK-AND-SERVE chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup peanuts shelled
  • 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Coat the inside of a 4-quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Set crock pot to LOW.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, butter, vanilla, and 1 1/4 cups milk until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go. Pour batter into prepared crock pot.
  3. Pour remaining 2 cups milk into a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until milk just begins to bubble - DO NOT boil milk; remove from heat, set aside.
  4. Sprinkle the cook-and-serve chocolate pudding over the top of the cake batter in the crock pot. Evenly pour hot milk over the pudding mix.
  5. Cover crock pot, and cook for 3 1/2 hours.
  6. Remove cover from crock pot. Sprinkle cake with marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate chips. Replace cover, turn off crock pot, and allow 15 minutes for the marshmallows to soften and chocolate chips to melt and little. Spoon cake into dessert dishes. Top with vanilla ice cream is desired.