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Yes you read that right. Cake & caramel sauce in the crockpot and it is amazingly simple! It all started when I wanted cake for dessert but had a roast in the oven. What is a girl to do? Get out the crockpot of course. We are trying to eat lighter in my house so I was going to make an angel food cake, however a bundt pan doesn’t fit in the crockpot.
I decided to put a can in the center to make the classic bundt shape. I may as well put a can of sweetened condensed milk in the middle and get some “dulce de leche” at the same time. So not only did I bake up this amazing cake, but I made this to die for caramel sauce at the same time. 2 Birds…One Stone! Gotta love it!
You can find more info on the crock pot caramel sauce here
If you aren’t interested in the caramel sauce have yourself checked by a physician (Just kidding!) You can use any type of can in the center to hold the shape. If the shape isn’t a big deal to you no can is necessary.
Crock Pot Pumpkin Angel Food Cake With Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
- 1 package 16 ounces angel food cake mix
- 1 Can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat Crockpot on high.
Prepare the angel food cake mix according to package.
In a separate bowl mix together pumpkin, spice, & vanilla.
Fold pumpkin mix into angel food mix until well incorporated.
Place clean paperless sweetened condensed milk can in the center of a 5 qt or larger crockpot. Spray the entire crockpot and can with baking spray to avoid sticking.
Pour cake mix into crockpot around can, cover, and let cook on high for 2 hours.
After two hours check cake with a toothpick to make sure it is cooked through, it should also be pulling away from the sides of the crockpot.
Carefully remove the can and gently flip the cake out on to a baking rack to cool.
Return the can and 2 cups of water to the crockpot for the caramel to continue to cook for 2 hours while the cake cools.
When done remove the can and allow to cool. Carefully open to reveal the carmel. Serve with the cake.