There’s a new girl at work who mentioned to me on her first day that she was vegan. I later came to learn that that same day was her birthday. I quickly scrambled to figure out what kinds of treats I could make a vegan for her birthday.
Most recipes I found were good, but I didn’t have the ingredients on hand. I was brainstorming the idea with my friend when she mentioned to me that Dunkan Heins cake mix is vegan. I quickly googled which specific kinds were the vegan ones and it all quickly fell into place.
A few months ago, my mom was making a dump cake in her crock pot and was using apple pie filling. I decided I would try the same – apple pie filling, yellow cake mix from Dunkan Heins and coconut oil. No animal product in sight.
The cake was so easy and my co-worker enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a Vegan Black Forest Crock Pot Crumb Cake (that’s a mouth-full) for you guys (and for my family to enjoy).
This couldn’t be easier. It seems even silly to write out a recipe for it, but I will anyway. Here you go!
- 1 box Dunkan Heins Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 1 large can cherry pie filling
- 1/2 C coconut oil
- Get your crock pot out. Open your can of cherry filling and spread along the bottom of your crock pot.
- Spread your chocolate cake mix (just the powder in the box - do not add the ingredients listed on the back) evenly over the filling.
- Scoop your coconut oil (room temperature) 1/4 cup at a time and place in the center of the chocolate cake mix. Cover, turn heat to low and let cook 4-5 hours.
- It is done when it is mostly set and bubbly.
- Remove from heat and let stand for another 1-2 hours. Serve warm with dairy free ice cream.
This recipe is vegan, but it is NOT healthy, or sugar free or diabetic friendly or paleo or really anything else lol.
It is great to make for any friends that are not sugar restricted. It would work great for a work potluck or to bring as a hostess gift.
Even if you are not able to enjoy this cake (as I cannot), it is good to have these kinds of recipes in your back pocket just in case.