Salted Caramel Cobbler in the Slow Cooker

Now that I’ve started this Slow Cooker Dessert Series,  I’ve of course been trying to come up with ideas for new recipes.  When I think dessert, my mind quickly goes to chocolate.  But this time I wanted something different.

I could have used fruit to make a dessert (I’ve got a couple of cans of cherries in the pantry that I can’t wait to use!), but one of my kids doesn’t like fruit.  (What kind of kid loves kale, cauliflower and carrots but hates fruit?)

And that’s how this Salted Caramel Cobbler in the slow cooker came into being.

Salted Caramel Cobbler in the Slow Cooker easy dessert


It’s basically the same recipe as Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker, but without the cocoa.  I also swapped out some of the white sugar for brown sugar to make it more caramel-like.  And a little salt on caramel is always a good thing.

This cobbler turns out warm and gooey with lots of caramel sauce.  This is a sweet dessert.  It’s nearly impossible to have a caramel dessert without it being very sweet.  The bit of salt balances the sweet though.

It would be great topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Ice cream can help cut the richness of dessert, as crazy as that sounds.  It works like a glass of milk with brownies, only more delicious.  Or this could just be me justifying eating more ice cream.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:  

Salted Caramel Cobbler in the Slow Cooker ingr


All of the ingredients are very basic.  I’m sure you have them all in the pantry right now.

Salted Caramel Cobbler in the Slow Cooker

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ cups hot water
  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker crock with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and ¾ cup white sugar.
  3. Stir milk, melted butter and vanilla into the flour mixture until smooth. Pour into the greased crock.
  4. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and kosher salt with a fork. Sprinkle over the top of the batter in the crock.
  5. Pour hot water over the top of ingredients in the slow cooker. Do not stir!
  6. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove the lid and let stand for several minutes before serving. At first, it will be a bit too liquidy, but should thicken up after several minutes.
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  1. This looks yummy tiffany!

    What size crockpot did you use?

  2. I am trying this tonight!

    • This was my first slow cooker dessert and it was perfect: all the ingredients are pantry staples, you can mix it up in just a few minutes…literally, and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the great recipe. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!
      I forgot to mention cleanup was a breeze too. I sprayed my 3 qt crock pot with Bakers Joy and nothing suck to it.

  3. Michelle says:

    Did you cook it on high or low setting? It sounds amazingly delicious!!!!!

  4. It was all mush…. With a very artificial taste… Never again

    • BritishAmerican says:

      Did you maybe stir it after adding the water when you’re not supposed to?

      I made it and it turned out very tasty. I will make it again.

  5. I wonder how that would work out if I put a layer of apples under the caramel?

  6. Michelle says:

    Instead of spraying the inside, can you use a slow cooker liner?

  7. I wonder how it would be with milk or almond milk instead of water.

  8. This looks and sounds delicious! Did you use salted or unsalted butter? The recipe says butter but the picture is salted butter?! Thanks

  9. would this work if I doubled it?

  10. If I were to add apples to this recipe, when should I do so?

    And should I use Granny Smith or red apples?

  11. If I were to double or triple the recipe for a Thanksgiving party, how much longer would I need to cook the cobbler in the crockpot?

  12. I am finally making this! I have a dinner party tomorrow at 5, but I would like to make this tonight. Is it okay to make it, put it in the fridge until the party, and reheat it?

    • I think I would mix the various parts (dry ingredients, wet ingredients) and then assemble when you’re ready to start it cooking.

      • I’m still a little confused, so I should just start it do the slow cooking tomorrow instead of tonight?

        • When I made this I had leftovers which I put in the fridge and microwaved the next day. It wasn’t as good as when it was made fresh. Definitely make it on the day-it doesn’t take long to assemble! I did have to cook it on high as it wasn’t cooking enough on low. Enjoy!

        • Yes, I would start it tomorrow.

  13. Last question, I promise! So I doubled the recipe, and added apples. I assumed a good cook time would be 5 hours on low. Because I am a little pressed for time, I have it cooking on high and I’ll check it at 2 and 3 hours. Would that work?

  14. Made this tonight. Was beyond amazing!!!

  15. Hi! I am really considering making this for our annual family gathering. I have a question, however, how many people can this serve? I believe I have a 10 quart crock pot. Will that work, or will it be too wide?

    • this recipe makes about 6 servings. Are you sure your crockpot is that big? I’ve never seen one bigger than 7 quarts, not to say there isn’t such a thing, just that I’ve never seen one. If you’re using one that big, you will want to at least double the recipe. The cook time should be about the same though.

  16. Whoops! So sorry! I just checked and it says 6qt. Sorry about that. I let my mum lead me a stray. Will a crockpot of that size work well?

  17. Has anyone tried this in a 1 1/2 quart or a 3 qt? That is the largest I have. I know the time would have to increase but wondering if it will turn out in one that small.

  18. Cynthia says:

    I made this for a Kentucky Derby party. I doubled the recipe for a 6 qt crock pot. I also added pecans between the batter and the brown sugar. It took about an hour longer than stated in the recipe. I wouldn’t fix it ahead. The next day I microwaved the little bit I had left over. It still tasted good, but the texture wasn’t very appealing.

  19. Where did the recipe for the Salted Caramel Cobbler go?
    I know it would be one of my favorites!

  20. And NOW it comes up. Thanks

  21. They call this pudding in Australia. Or self saucing pudding 😉 will have to try this slow cooker version. Looks delicious!


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