Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
I know -- cake in a crock pot? But you can! Really! And this is the chocolatiest, moistest, best recipe ever! The mint makes it over the top!
My grandmother gave me her crock-pot cake pan which is essentially a tall round pan with a vented lid -- It fit her crock pot from the 1960s which was more vertical than today's modern crock pots. To jury-rig one for your crock pot, find a cake pan that will fit comfortably inside your crock pot. After filling the pan with batter, loosely tent aluminum foil over the pan and cut several vents in the top -- being careful that the foil isn't too close to the batter - you don't want it to stick to the foil as it rises. Bake covered in the crock pot for 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours. After the first 2 1/2 hours, use a cake tester to check doneness. If it comes out dry, it's done, if batter is wet and sticks to the tester, give it an extra 1/2 hour to an hour.