Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

Serves: 8

1 cup dry all-purpose baking mix (I used Bisquick Heart Smart)
1 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoons plus ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
½ cup milk (I used coconut milk beverage)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2/3 cups hot water
I used my 4-Quart slow cooker.
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
In a bowl, mix together the baking mix, ½ cup sugar, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, milk and vanilla until well blended.
Pour the batter evenly into the slow cooker.
In a clean bowl, mix the remaining ½ up sugar, ⅓ cup cocoa powder and hot water until well blended.
Pour over the batter in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 3 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake-y part comes out clean. (There will be a thick chocolate pudding-like sauce beneath the cake.)
Serve warm plain or with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, and/or drizzle with chocolate sauce or caramel!!
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1/2 cup):
169 calories
1.9 g fat
0.6 g sat fat
1 mg cholesterol
136 mg sodium
38.5 g carbs
26.9 g sugars
2 g fiber
2.6 g protein