20 Easy Slow Cooker Desserts: Sweet Treats with No Fuss

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Slow cooker desserts encourage us to slow down. Grab all the ingredients, set the slow cooker and sit down and relax.

The slow cooker’s gentle, low-and-slow cooking method allows flavors to meld, creating desserts that are rich, moist, and full of depth.

Why you’ll love this collection of slow cooker desserts:

We’ve included classic favorites like bread pudding and apple crisp to more inventive creations like slow cooker chocolate lava cake, and you absolutely have to check out #16!

One of the most appealing aspects of slow cooker desserts is convenience. With just a bit of prep, you can set it and forget it, allowing the tantalizing aroma of sweet treats to fill your home while you go about your day.

It’s the perfect solution for busy folks just like you who want a homemade dessert without the fuss.

A collage showcasing a variety of slow cooker dessert recipes.

While often associated with savory stews and hearty soups, the slow cooker is a great way to make desserts, offering a convenient and hands-off approach to satisfy your sweet tooth.

In this recipe roundup we’ll explore delightful slow cooker desserts that effortlessly blend simplicity with flavors to offer yummy results.

Tips For Making The Best Slow Cooker Desserts

Making desserts with a slow cooker is a fantastic way to simplify your baking process and create delicious treats with minimal effort. Here are some tips to help you master the art of slow cooker desserts:

  • Choose the Right Recipe:

Look for recipes specifically designed for slow cookers. These recipes often account for the longer cooking time and ensure that your dessert turns out perfectly.

  • Prep Work Matters:

Even though slow cookers are known for their convenience, there’s still some prep work involved. Take the time to properly measure and prepare all your ingredients before adding them to the slow cooker.

  • Use the Right Size:

Make sure that your slow cooker is the appropriate size for the recipe. If it’s too big, the dessert may cook unevenly, and if it’s too small, it may overflow.

  • Layering is Key:

Pay attention to the layering instructions in your recipe. Ingredients with longer cooking times should be placed at the bottom, while those that cook quickly should be added later.

  • Avoid Overcooking:

Some slow cookers can run hotter than others. If you find that your desserts tend to overcook, you may want to reduce the cooking time slightly.

  1. Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
A bowl of rice pudding with raisins, served with a side of bread in the background.

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Old Fashioned Rice Pudding is perfect anytime, but when you make it in the slow cooker it makes the whole house feel cozy.

This is the best Slow Cooker Rice Pudding recipe and it’s is so creamy and delicious! It’s definitely an easy dessert recipe! Your family will absolutely love it, and we eat it for breakfast too.

Get the full recipe from:  Pie Lady Bakes

  1. Harvey Wallbanger Cake | Slow Cooker Magic
Harvey Wallbanger Cake

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A Harvey Wallbanger Cake? Like the Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail? A deliciously rich vanilla cake, with orange and maraschino cherries.

In the slow cooker to boot, and you can whip up this cake in 20 minutes flat, from zero to pouring that lovely cake batter into the pan.

Get the full recipe from: Pie Lady Bakes

  1. S’mores Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake!

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S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake from the Slow-Cooker is the perfect answer to any problem.  You know THOSE days? 

When nothing goes right, and all you want is something sinfully sweet and delicious and the first thing you think about is CHOCOLATE!  And not just any chocolate.

Get the full recipe from: Pie Lady Bakes

  1. Crockpot Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler with Cake Mix

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This easy-to-make pumpkin cobbler in the slow cooker is a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree you may have from making other fall treats, and it’s sure to impress your family and friends. With a pecan topping and a creamy, spiced filling, this pumpkin cobbler is the ultimate fall dessert.

Get the full recipe from:  The Gifted Gabber

  1. Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread combines all the best parts of these two delicious treats! Make this crockpot recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

This monkey bread with frozen bread dough recipe is so much easier to put together than mixing and rolling out dough for a pan of rolls.

Get the full recipe from: The Slow Roasted Italian

  1. Cherries Jubilee Recipe

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This cherries Jubilee is the ultimate dessert for cherry lovers.

Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to make this rich and delicious cherries jubilee. 

A thick and creamy cherry dessert that you can top cake, ice cream, bread, and more.

Get the full recipe from:  Saving Dollars And Sense

  1. Crockpot Blueberry Lemon Dump Cake

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This crockpot Blueberry Lemon Dump Cake is a heavenly dessert that combines satisfying blueberry pie filling and lemon-infused cake mix.

With its refreshing flavor, this simple dump cake recipe is undoubtedly one of the best desserts you can bring to summer potlucks. 

Get the full recipe from:  Wonder Mom Wannabe

  1. Slow Cooker Cherry Chip Cake

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Make a beautiful cherry chip cake in the slow cooker, it’s even moister than when cooked in the oven.

Made with just a few basic ingredients, including homemade icing made from flavorful maraschino cherry juice and powdered sugar, this is a lovely pink cake you’ll want to share with everyone.

Get the full recipe from: The Magical Slow Cooker

  1. Crockpot Lava Cake

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Chocolate Lovers, need a decadent, loved by the whole family and minimal effort dessert?  Then this easy Crockpot Lava Cake, made with a few everyday ingredients, is your best bet.

Get the full recipe from:  Recipes From Pantry

  1. Foolproof Slow Cooker Crème Brûlée

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Make a foolproof crème brûlée in your crockpot! The low and slow heat is ideal for baking vanilla custard gently, giving it a silky smooth texture. Add a crunchy caramelized sugar topping, and it’s truly an elegant dessert!

Get the full recipe from:  Scotch And Scones

  1. Crockpot Bread Pudding

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This slow cooker bread pudding is an easy Crock Pot Dessert that the whole family will love.

This condensed milk bread pudding are all easy and delicious dessert recipes!

Get the full recipe from: : Platter Talk

  1. Best Crock Pot Apple Dump Cake

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For the tastiest and easiest dessert ever, make this Crock Pot Apple Dump Cake. You only need 4 ingredients for this no-fuss cake that tastes like freshly baked apple pie!

Get the full recipe from:   Suburban Simplicity

  1. Blueberry Cobbler (Paula Deen Recipe)

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This easy slow cooker cobbler uses baking mix for the topping to save time. However, this shortcut doesn’t sacrifice the flavor of the classic cobbler recipe from childhood.

Get the full recipe from: Summeryule

  1. Crock Pot Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix

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This Crock Pot Peach Cobbler only has 3 ingredients and is made with cake mix – so easy! It’s ready in a slow cooker in about 3 hours and gives the feel of homemade (without the work).

Get the full recipe from:  Lamberts Lately

  1. Slow Cooker Pineapple Casserole

                                        Photo: themagicalslowcooker

This pineapple casserole is made with just a few ingredients for a sweet and delicious dessert everyone is sure to love!

It’s made with buttery Ritz crackers, canned pineapple chunks, and a few other ingredients you most likely already have on hand.

Get the full recipe from: The Magical Slow Cooker

  1. Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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This Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is so easy to make, this decadent creamy chocolate and peanut butter cake topped with Reese’s and chocolate chips.

You only need a handful of pantry ingredients and your slow cooker, No need to use the oven, just grab your ingredients, mix it all up, toss it in and let the slow cooker do the rest. It’s really an effortless dessert that will still impress everyone.

Get the full recipe from:  Recipes From Pantry

  1.  Slow Cooker Apple Bread Pudding With Salted Caramel Drizzle

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Super simple Slow Cooker Apple Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Drizzle is the perfect go-to dessert for fall. This recipe is so easy to make, tastes incredible, and fills your kitchen with the most amazing scents of cinnamon and spice!

Get the full recipe from:  Princess Pinky Girl

  1. Keto Rainbow Cake (Easy Slow Cooker Recipe)

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With vibrant colors and only 5 net carbs per serving, this festive Keto Rainbow Cake is the perfect low carb party cake! And it’s easy to make in a slow cooker!

Get the full recipe from:  How 2 Do Keto

  1. Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Crisp

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Crisp is an easy crock pot dessert recipe! Fresh cranberries and apples make this a sweet and tart treat.

Get the full recipe from: I Heart Eating

  1. Chocolate Crockpot Lava Cake Recipe

                                     Photo: suburbansimplicity

This gooey and rich Crockpot Lava Cake is divine! It’s the perfect homemade slow cooker dessert recipe everyone loves. 

This slow cooker lava cake is made from scratch (no cake mix or instant pudding) but is so easy you’ll make it all the time.

Get the full recipe from: Suburban Simplicity

As we wrap up this slow cooker dessert roundup, we encourage you to dust off that neglected slow cooker, pick a recipe that speaks to your sweet tooth and let the slow cooker redefine the way you approach the art of dessert-making. 

The slow cooker proves that dessert creation can be both effortless and extraordinary. So, whether you’re a busy bee with limited time or simply someone who appreciates the joy of easy sweetness, let the slow cooker be your ally in crafting desserts that will leave a lasting impression. 

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Final Thoughts

Slow Cooker Desserts are one of my favorite ways to treat our family. I just know that at least one of these foolproof recipes are going to become a family favorite!

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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