Monday, May 5, 2008

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CAKE

This is a very good tasting, quick and very easy to make chocolate cake
that everybody likes. It bakes up easily in a 9 x 13 sheetcake pan and I
frost and serve it right in that baking pan. I love the chocolate taste that
the coffee enhances (I always use decaf coffee) and the frosting adds the
perfect peanut butter taste. I usually chop peanuts to sprinkle on top for
extra crunch and to add a bit of decoration.



PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CAKE

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup brewed coffee, room temperature

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients well. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla,
beat for 2 minutes. Stir in the coffee--this is a thin batter. Pour into prepared pan and
bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake
comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

1 package (3 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk

Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter in mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in powdered
sugar, milk and vanilla. Spread over cake and sprinkle with chopped peanuts or miniature
chocolate chips for garnish. Store cake in refrigerator.

Yields 12-16 servings.

7 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

looks yummy....
what is your favorite EASY thing to cook on the grill?

Niki RuralWritings said...

Oh this sounds good...Jen would love it, I'll give it a try this weekend!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Laura--my favorite easy grilling is Chicken Fajitas. I slice chicken breast into strips and place it on foil that has been folded into a 2 layer rectangle with sides. I place a few tablespoons of oil, the chicken and a sliced up onion and put it on a hot grill. I season heavily with a greek seasoning that I grind fresh. When it's done just wrap the chicken up in flour tortillas with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, avocados, olives etc. Yum!

Niki--let me know how it turns out!

theshepherdshouse said...

It looks delicious!

Have a great day,

Sharon

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yummmm sounds good.... I will have to try that one day soon... its HOT here and when it gets hot I either cook in the crock pot ot on the grill... tonight is pork chops cause thats hubbys favorite :D He like the same things but I love to try new things :D
right now is vidiala onion season and his work home office is there so we get onions straight from the ground so we eat lots while they are in season... I am thinking that i may take my pork chop and put some onion and bell pepper together with some seasonings and see how they turn out :D
HUGS
Laura

Karen Deborah said...

I'm drooling. The fahitas and the cake got me, can we have both? Where's the party?

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Karen--yes of course you can have both! We are equal opportunity here!

Laura--so how hot is hot for you down there in the south?