Fluffernutter Chocolate Cake

Last week I had some extra time on my hands and actually contributed a bit in the kitchen! I really do enjoy cooking and baking, but with working late nights and living at home it really doesn’t happen all that often. I’m so lucky my mom cooks a meal pretty much every night. She is the best.

I made banana bread, buffalo turkey burgers, and fluffernutter cake last week. The fluffernutter cake was probably the shining star. It was my dad’s birthday and he (like me) loves peanut butter and when I came across this recipe on Pinterest I knew it was right up his alley. Peanut butter + fluff + chocolate…what more could you want? It was a really rich and dense cake. Maybe that has to do with the fact that it has 2 icings and a lot of butter in every layer? Definitely a recipe I will be repeating.

Fluffernutter Chocolate Cake

6 squares Baker’s semi sweet chocolate

3/4 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups water

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating with an electric mixer on low speed after each addition until well blended. Add vanilla; mix well.

2. Add 1/2 cup flour, baking soda and salt; beat well. Add remaining 2 cups flour alternately with water. beating until well blended after each addition. Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans or 13×9 pan.

3.  Bake 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes before icing.

4. Spread peanut butter icing over cake, then scoop marshmallow butter cream on top, using a knife or spoon to swirl into peanut butter frosting.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Icing 

1 stick of unsalted butter at room temp

1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1. Mix the 3 ingredients until smooth consistency.

Marshmallow Buttercream

1 1/2 stick of butter softened

7 ounces marshmallow fluff

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Cream butter on high speed until light and fluffy, add fluff and combine on high speed until smooth.

2. Add sugar and mix on low speed until combined then increase speed to high until light and fluffy.

3. Mix in vanilla on high speed until combined.

Eat, enjoy, and don’t think about all the calories that are going into your body Winking smile.

Pinterest Recipes

This weekend I made TWO recipes from Pinterest. With all the stuff I pin and never actually try out, I felt pretty proud of myself. The first recipe probably shouldn’t even count because it was SO easy. Mix a boxed brownie mix, yogurt, and cool whip together and you get Brownie Dip. Is that even a recipe? I guess I will let it count since it was so delicious. Chocolaty goodness. Sadly I forgot to pick up vanilla wafers for dunking, but we had a few chocolate graham’s. I was fine eating it by itself. It reminded me of chocolate pudding or mousse. The spoonful’s went down easily.

The next recipe took slightly more effort, but it was still pretty simple. I know I mentioned yesterday we had a casual Super Bowl Sunday, but we are of course going to make sure some good football dips are available for eating. Well, I made sure. I made Jalapeno Corn Dip.  It was good! Nothing too crazy, just your typical cheesy dip with a spicy kick. 

Definitely need to put my recipe boards to use more often.

Do you make the things you pin often? What has been the best recipe you came across and actually made on Pinterest?

Earthquake Cake

My sister made this recipe this past weekend, it was an old one my mom had saved from a newspaper. It was so delicious and she threw it together so quickly, I needed to share. Chocolate + coconut + powdered sugar + cream cheese…yeah, what’s not to love? Throw some vanilla ice cream into the mix and it’s even better. WARNING: it doesn’t look “pretty” hence the name earthquake.

Ingredients

1 cup nuts

1 cup coconut

1 German chocolate cake mix

Icing:

1 lb. powdered sugar

1 stick butter

1 8 oz. package cream cheese at room temp

1 tsp vanilla

Directions

Spread nuts and coconut on bottom of a 9×13 greased cake pan. Mix cake according to directions and pour over bottom layer. Mix icing ingredients completely and poor over batter. Bake at 350 degreed for 45 minutes.

Enjoy!