Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lazy Sunday...pudgy Sunday!

You may notice that I am always moaning and groaning about my weight. My sweet, skinny Taverniti pre-pregnancy jeans just stare at me from across the room now...waiting...judging. I have decided in this month of October, this oh, so much candy, time of yea,r that I am going to embrace my sweet mommy curves and enjoy the month of sweet treats! This lazy Sunday I am bringing to you a yummy recipe that will take your tummy to heaven with minimal work. Rocky Road Chocolate Cake cooks in the crock pot and is courtesy of Southern Living. It is delish and only 15 minutes of prep time!


Prep: 15 min. Cook Time: 3 hours 40 min. Stand: 15 min.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

  • 1 (18.25 oz.) package German chocolate cake mix

  • 1 (3.9 oz.) package chocolate instant pudding mix

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 1/4 cups milk, divided

  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package chocolate cook-and-serve pudding mix

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (you can use almonds instead)

  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


1. Beat the cake mix. next 5 ingredients, and 1 1/4 cups milk at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter into a lightly greased, 4 qt. slow cooker.

2. Cook remaining 2 cups of milk in a non-aluminum saucepan over medium heat. stirring often, 3-5 minutes or just until bubbles appear. Do not boil.

3. Sprinkle cook and serve pudding mix over batter. Slowly pour hot milk over pudding. Cover and cook LOW for 3 1/2 hours.

4. Meanwhile, cook the pecans in a nonstick skillet over medium-to-high heat, stirring often. 3-5 min. or until toasted and fragrant.

5. Turn off slow cooker and sprinkle cake wtih pecans. marshmallows, and chocolate morsels. Let stand 15 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly melted. Spoon into dessert dishes, and serve with ice cream, if desired.


  1. Yum, just what a pregnant girl needs on a Sunday afternoon. Thanks for the recipe! <3 your newest follower!

  2. Your blog is beautiful I love it!

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  4. this sounds deeeelish! your newest follower from Bloggy Moms, would *love* a follow back.

    michelle @ ace & friends

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  6. That sounds delish!
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  7. delish! Following you from bloggy moms.

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  9. Oh my goodness... this recipe looks fantastic!

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  10. Wow ... this looks AMAZING. I might have just found a way to spend this rainy Saturday afternoon! Thanks for posting! I'm happy to have "discovered" your blog!


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