20 Easy Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes

Are you looking for a scrumptious dessert that is easy to make and will have your family begging for more? If so, then these slow cooker desserts are just what you need.

Slow cookers (crockpots) are a lifesaver for busy people. They allow us to spend time with our friends and family without slaving away in the kitchen all day long.

If you have a limited amount of time to spend in the kitchen, but crave dessert, worry not. There are so many great and easy slow cooker dessert recipes available that require minimal effort and taste absolutely delicious!

In this post I will share 20 recipes for some easy and tasty desserts that will satisfy any craving. From brownies to rice pudding to lava cake, these puddings are sure to please everyone in your family! And so easy to make!

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Slow cookers and crockpots are perfect for desserts!

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Your slow cooker is your secret weapon

Let’s just confirm the language. A slow cooker is also called a crockpot. They are exactly the same, just called differently in different countries. Tasty crockpot dessert recipes are tasty slow cooker dessert recipes. No difference. Same as ground beef (US) is beef mince in the UK.

Slow cookers are my secret weapon for easy food prep! They make it possible to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal with minimal effort.

The best part is that you prep a meal in the morning when your energy levels are high, leave the slow cooker to do it’s work while you’re at work all day or running around after kids and other errands.

You come back to find perfectly cooked cheap food waiting right there ready for you exactly when you want them.

I have a terrible sweet tooth but I always shied away from making desserts because of the more intense prep involved. I can’t stand rubbing butter into flour with my hands (shudder). Making good pastry is beyond me as well because I have hot hands and I struggle to make cakes rise.

But when I found out quite recently that you can make desserts in a slow cooker! Well, my dessert making days are well and truly here!

Slow cookers have become one of my favorite kitchen tools over the years; not only do they allow me to save so much time preparing our meals before going off into work every morning but also create excellent meals with minimum effort.

I have this large slow cooker even though there are now only 2 of us at home. It’s perfect for batch cooking meals and freezing extra portions.

You don’t need a large slow cooker like mine but believe me, you can do so much more with a large one. I cook whole chickens in mine and make stock with the bones straight after.

You also don’t need lots of kitchen equipment but a slow cooker and these key tools will help you make the most amazing desserts.

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Collage of 2 slow cooker desserts using cake mixes.
Crock pot desserts with cake mixes are so simple!

20 Easy slow cooker dessert recipes you need to make!

These sweet and tasty slow cooker desserts are perfect for those busy times when you already have too much to cook and need to throw something in the slow cooker!

They are also great when you just have a busy day and want to come home to a sweet treat. A word of warning, these are not healthy slow cooker desserts. They are sweet and decadent just as desserts should be! 

So if you’re ready to get started cooking up some deliciousness, let’s dive into this list!

4 fruit puddings for the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Indulge in a slice of this slow cooker cherry pineapple dump cake. Serve with ice cream while still warm and enjoy!

Crockpot Peach Cobbler
It is so easy to make a peach cobbler in your crockpot! Not only is this crockpot peach cobbler fast and easy to make, it also only uses three ingredients.

Crockpot Apple Dump Cake
Treat yourself to the ultimate comfort food with this Crockpot Apple Dump Cake. All it takes is four easy ingredients dumped into your Slow Cooker and you will be well on your way to a warm, rich and delicious Apple Cake.

Want more dump cake recipes? Check out my post on the best easy dump cake recipes. So easy yet so tasty!

Crockpot Apples with Cinnamon
Super easy cinnamon apples made in the slow cooker. The perfect fall dessert. You will just need your favorite scoop of ice cream.

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Gorgeous slow cooker desserts tasty and yum!

5 traditional slow cooker cake recipes

Slow Cooker Creme Brulee
Make a foolproof Slow Cooker Crème Brûlée! Low & slow heat is ideal for baking custard gently. Add a crunchy sugar crust for a winning treat!

Crockpot Bread Pudding
This crockpot bread pudding recipe couldn’t be easier! Five minutes of prep, and five minutes to layer in the slow-cooker.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding is a wonderful fall dessert. Easy to make and great for holidays and potlucks. Try serving it for brunch too!

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
There is nothing quite like homemade rice pudding is there? Make this recipe in the slow cooker and you get a much smoother, more creamy rice pudding. Warm rice pudding is perfect for cosy nights in, yet you can also have this cold.

Slow Cooker Treacle Sponge
Being a Brit, treacle sponge holds many happy memories for me. Warm with custard it is right up there as one of my favs. A very simple recipe and a very filling, sweet pudding. Just don’t make too many at once as you won’t be able to resist them!

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Easy crock pot dessert recipes the family will love

5 Gorgeously Easy Crockpot cake Recipes

Crockpot Lemon Cream Spoon Cake
Lemon puddings are some of my favorites. The tang of lemon contrasting with the sweetness of the dessert. Yumm. And this spoon cake is deliciously lemony and so easy to make!

Crockpot Better Than Sex Cake
Oh my goodness! This crockpot cake oozes sweetnes. With chocolate, caramel AND toffee, it’s rich, sweet and so moist! Simple to make as it’s one of those easy slow cooker desserts using cake mixes to make life easier.

Crockpot Lava Cake
Crockpot Lava Cake…Part Brownie, Part Cookie! 100% Delicious. This dessert will please a crowd and it cooks while you enjoy dinner.

Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake
This slow cooker sticky caramel pumpkin cake can be declared a crockpot miracle. As a bonus, it’s ready to eat in just 2 hours!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Pudding Cake
The ultimate decadent slow cooker chocolate cake – and it’s foolproof! Our slow cooker chocolate lava cake is rich, gooey, and literally overflowing with fudge-y goodness!

Collage of 2 crock pot cakes including chocolate.
Yummy but not so healthy slow cooker desserts

6 Cheesecakes, brownies and more for the slow cooker fans

Chocolate Cherry Crockpot Brownies
These chocolate cherry crockpot brownies are so easy to make. You only need three easy ingredients to make this gooey, chocolatey dessert!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This yummy slow cooker dessert is the epitome of comfort food. It’s thick, dense, moist and sweet. It’s everything a cheesecake should be and then some.

Crockpot Peanut Clusters
With only 4 ingredients, you can create these Crockpot Peanut Clusters! This popular Christmas treat is made with semi-sweet chocolate, white almond bark, peanut butter chips and salted peanuts.

Slow Cooker Caramel Dip
This delicious crock pot slow cooker caramel dip with only four ingredients is a perfect fall dessert!

Crockpot Cheesecake with Orio Crust
There are only a handful of ingredients for this super simple crockpot cheesecake but it is simply delicious! There’s a bit more prep involved but oh boy, it’s truly worth it!

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
This slow cooker hot chocolate recipe goes perfectly with Christmas cookies or a cake! Make this delicious slow cooker hot chocolate this winter season for a Christmas part or other holiday gathering. It’s so simple to make in your crockpot.

Collage of 2 cakes drizzled with chocolate sauce.
Gorgeous slow cooker desserts chocolate heaven!

tasty easy slow cooker dessert recipes you will want to make again and again

So there you have it! A list of slow cooker dessert recipes that are easy, delicious and budget-friendly.

When you have a busy schedule, the last thing you want to do is spend hours slaving away in the kitchen making the pudding. That’s where slow cooker desserts come into play!

With minimal prep time because the slow cooker does all your work for you, these desserts are perfect to make if you’re short on time or want a sweet treat without any fuss.

You’ll be amazed at how delicious these recipes are with minimal effort from yourself.

Want more slow cooker recipes? Check these posts out:

15 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes For Busy Days

20 Super Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

17 Dump and Go Crockpot Meals: budget-friendly and Super Easy

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Last Updated on 4th June 2022 by Emma

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