Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Baking with Naomi

Peanut Butter Cake

(Don't overbake it
Serve with ice cream or some cold milk.

In one bowl:
-3/4 cup softened butter
-3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Cream together. Add:
-2 cups packed brown sugar.
Beat well. Add:
-3 eggs, one at a time.

In second bowl, combine:
-2 cups flour
-1 TBSP baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt

Add flour mixture a little at a time to butter mixture, alternating dry with:
-1 cup milk
-1 tsp vanilla

Mix well. Pour into greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 min. Cool completely before frosting.

Rich Chocolate Frosting
(makes about 3 cups)

In saucepan:
-1 cup semisweet chocolate (chips, bakers chocolate, etc)
-1/2 cup half-and-half (or cream)
-1 cup butter
Cook on the stovetop until melted and well combined.
Remove from heat. Blend in:
-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Set saucepan in ice and beat/hand-stir until frosting holds its shape.
Smooth over cooled cake.
Best eaten with a large family around a story being read.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, looks good! I'll have to remember this sometime when a dessert is needed. :)