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19 Slow-Cooker Dessert Recipes That Are Perfectly Hands-Off

Updated on June 21, 2024

This handy countertop appliance creates the ideal cooking environment for juicy fruit cobblers, tender upside-down cakes, creamy cheesecakes—and even more.

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Desserts You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Desserts can be finicky; if you don’t have the temperature and moisture content perfectly correct the texture will suffer. That’s why we love making desserts in the slow cooker. The low, moist heat of a slow cooker helps create tender desserts that are creamy and not too dense. Whether you’re craving fruit cobbler or a creamy cheesecake, your slow cooker is the key to making easy desserts. It offers hands-off convenience that’s not typically associated with making desserts, which normally get cooked up in the oven or stovetop.

One of our favorites? This simple cake that's sweet and fruity with hints of toasty cinnamon flavor. Be sure to line inner pot with two layers of foil to prevent any burning around the edges.

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Slow-Cooker Berry Cobbler

This super sweet dessert is balanced out with tart flavor from the mixed berries and lemon juice. The homemade biscuit topping provides a tender texture to soak up all the juices from the berries. Top it off with our homemade sour cream topping or a dollop of store-bought yogurt.

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Slow-Cooker Gooey Brownie Cake

If you’re looking for an easy way to serve soft, warm brownies to a crowd, this cake is the solution. It has the same gooey insides as a typical browning with a slightly crisp texture around the edges. It’s quick and easy to prep and gives you the excuse to use your slow cooker for something sweet.

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Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar Cheesecake

The steamy moisture that a slow cooker produces helps create the perfect texture for this creamy cheesecake. Not only does it prevent cracks from forming, it also helps achieve a smooth and creamy texture. We think it’s fantastic when topped with ripe summer peaches, but berries work well here too.

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