Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe: Crock Pot Carrot Walnut Cake

Crock Pot

I’m jumping the gun here, but I’m really starting to dig the Fifty Shades trilogy! So this week the inspiration comes from Fifty Shades Darker. Immediately, I knew I had to post a recipe that was inspired by the walnut chiffon cake served for dessert at the Masquerade Ball (page 99). This Crock Pot Carrot Walnut Cake may not be as high-end as the chiffon, but let me tell you, it’s out of this world. And so easy to make!

If you want to use a bigger crock pot, just double the recipe. I often serve it with whipped topping, but it’s magnificent without. Sprinkle on some powdered sugar and chopped walnuts – and you’re good to go! This one pairs nicely with Rich and Creamy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate.

Crock Pot Carrot Walnut Cake

Serves 6
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 3 hours
Total time 3 hours, 20 minutes
Meal type



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup carrots (grated and packed)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


Step 1
In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar, eggs, water, and vegetable oil.
Step 2
Mix in flour, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix just long enough to blend all ingredients.
Step 3
Stir in grated carrots and walnuts until evenly mixed.
Step 4
Grease the inside of a three to four quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into the crock and evenly spread it out on the bottom of the crock.
Step 5
Place four or five paper towels over the top of the crock and cover. Turn on Low and cook for 2 to 3 hours.
Step 6
The cake is done when firm in the middle. Check by inserting a toothpick in the center. When done, the toothpick should come out clean.
Step 7
Remove crock from heating unit and set on cooling rack to cool.
Step 8
When cool, cut into slices and serve with walnuts and whipped topping (optional).

Posted on by Crystal in Food & Recipes

2 Responses to Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Recipe: Crock Pot Carrot Walnut Cake

  1. Susanne/The Dusty Parachute

    I never knew you could make cake in a crock pot! This may be a game changer.
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  2. Rabia @TheLiebers

    And I’ll bet the house smells amazing while this is cooking!
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