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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Chocolate and peanut Butter...divine!

I found this recipe thanks to Creative2xmom. I think the cake is eeeeeeeevil because if you see it, you will want to bake it. Sooooo, I'm passing it on to you. The recipe can be found here but I've reprinted it below for your convenience (bwahahahahahahahahaha).

Buckeye Cake/Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake (AKA Blow the Diet for this one Cake)



If you love chocolate and peanut butter and those wonderful buckeyes (chocolate covered peanut butter balls), you have got to try this!! I was looking for a yummy new recipe, so I tweaked it some to our liking and this is what I came up with.

My, oh my! I was told that if the cake was on top of your head, your tongue would be slapping the side of your head trying to get to it. LOL!

Blow the Diet or Buckeye Cake
Printable Recipe

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Heat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 2 9-inch round baking pans. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, butter and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

FOR PEANUT BUTTER LAYER:
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Beat peanut butter, butter, & vanilla in med bowl until combined. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Spread mixture on cake. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

FOR GANACHE:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Heat cream in small saucepan to boiling; remove from heat. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips; let stand 5 minutes. Stir, refrigerate for 30 mins or until mixture is spreadable. Spread on top and sides of cake. Or Microwave on 70% power for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave additional 20-30 seconds on 70% power stirring after each.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Hot damn that looks awesome. Yum! Have I told you how much I love you for having a countdown to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows? I saw the paperback at B&N yesterday and was all nostalgic to read it again.

Sandy said...

I swear I don't know how I posted twice. The first time I got an error that was obviously a LIE.

Now this is three times. Sorry! :) :) :) :)

Frugality Mom said...

Oh my word, I love chocolate, peanut butter and especially buckeyes being from Ohio. I just found my birthday cake, thank you.

DaisyGal said...

that looks soooo good.
I wish I could bake. LOL

YUM, Yum, YUM!!!!!

Alana said...

Catching up...

--Your garden and veggies look amazing!

--SO cool that you'll be attending BlogHer this year.

--Excuse my pun...I thought you looked mauve-olous with your purple hair. Heheh.

--Prism pics and water pics were awesome! I'm digging the way you tinker with your photos.

--I am STOKED for the Harry Potter movie. They had a trailer for HP before the "Eclipse" movie this week and many viewers applauded when it was over. (Myself included.)

--I grew up in Ohio---the Buckeye state. I am fond of buckeye candy (basically PB dipped in chocolate,) but have never heard of buckeye cake. WOW it looks divine! :)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oh. My. Good. Gravy! Girl, you will be the death of me! That looks soooo darn good! Thankfully I don't have a/c and it's been too darn hot to turn the oven on these days. I'm going to mark this page tho!

K said...

Wow in my state that looks mouth watering!!!

Fertility Chick said...

I have just DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN.

Yum!!