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Crocktober Recipe – Pumpkin Fun Cake

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It’s fall and that can mean only one thing for guest blogger, dad and radio show host, Jeremy Padgett: it’s time to heat up the slow cooker. Try this recipe for cake (yes, cake!) made in a Crock Pot.jeremy-crocktober

As the temperatures get cooler and the autumn colors start blanketing our streets, I get more and more excited to dust off my Crock-Pot and start preparing some warm and tasty fall meals for the family.

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Every October I have a fun feature on the Mix Morning Show called “Crocktober.” Every weekday I post some of my most favorite slow cooker recipes that you are then able to download and enjoy.  This month for Colorado Parent I wanted to kick things off with a fun Halloween dessert that I make every October 31st when my wife and I have family over for our spooky festivities.

I hope you enjoy this super simple dessert called Pumpkin Fun Cake!

PUMPKIN FUN CAKE

Ingredients:

1 box of yellow cake mix (16 – 18 oz)

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1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (3.9 oz)

1 stick of melted butter

1-½ cups of milk

1 can of plain (unseasoned) pumpkin puree (15 oz)

Parchment paper

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1 bottle of Hershey’s caramel sauce

Vanilla ice cream (I recommend Dreyer’s Slow Churned Vanilla Bean)

Directions:

Take the parchment paper and line the sides and bottom of your slow cooker.

Mix together in a separate bowl the cake mix, canned pumpkin, vanilla pudding, melted butter and milk. Pour mixture from bowl into your slow cooker and smooth it out with a spoon or spatula.

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Cooking time can vary depending on the size and wattage of your slow cooker. I find cooking on low for about 3 hours gets the job done. Make sure you don’t over-cook it. If it’s a little moist in the middle – that’s just fine!

Serve in fun Halloween cups with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and a drizzle of caramel syrup.

I’ll be posting my favorite Crocktober recipes at JeremyPadgett.com and on facebook.com/ShutUpJeremy

Jeremy Padgett is a morning radio personality and executive producer for The Mix Morning Show with Dom, Emily, and Jeremy on Denver’s Mix100.3. He’s also never had a cavity. Get in touch with Jeremy on Facebook  and on Twitter at @JeremyOnDaRadio or by commenting below. 

Jeremy Padgett

Jeremy Padgett is a morning radio personality and executive producer for the Mix Morning Show with Dom, Emily and Jeremy on Denver’s Mix100.3 and a father of two.

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