Slow-Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
A satisfying dessert like this is a superb treat on a chilly night. It has three layers—apples, cake and sauce—and I like to serve it in a bowl. It's comfort food for the soul. —Ellen Schroeder, Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Slow-Cooker Apple Pudding Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Spread into the bottom of a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle apples over batter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, honey, melted butter, cinnamon and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar; pour over apples. Cover and cook on high 2 to 3 hours or until apples are tender.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and confectioners' sugar. Serve with warm pudding cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup with 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture: 431 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.