A simple cake, but because of the caramel glaze, it’s pretty enough for guests.
Capitalize the spices and lowercase the sweetness by adding a tablespoon of smoked paprika and a large pinch of red pepper flakes in place of the chipotle, and omit the maple syrup and brown sugar.
This is more technique than recipe. It works as both a make-ahead recipe (it reheats well and can be sliced and added to salads) and a last-minute save.
Did you know that you can use your slow cooker to make perfectly sliceable, medium-rare roast beef that tastes like it just came out of the oven?