Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Yesterday 6/24/08

Yesterday, Nora and I made a cake together. The IceMan guy had just left and Olivia was upstairs napping so I thought it would be a good time to get started. :)

Here's everything we needed to get started:
Nora loves beating the eggs - she says it's her favorite part. Too bad she is not very good at cracking them despite her efforts. It makes her so mad when after the first one, I have to do the rest. I demonstrate... but when it is her turn she just squeezes it in her hand and breaks the shell all to HEdoublehockeysticks! :P We went thru almost a dozen eggs just to get 3 withOUT shells! *sigh*After the eggs, we added the sour cream and once it was smooth added the cake mix... then the doorbell rang... it was Mr. Terminix here for his quarterly treatment. Look who took a BIG ole taste of the cake batter while I was at the door! :PMr. Cliff couldn't believe we cooked the cake in the short time he was here inside the kitchen! Only 14 minutes on high in the microwave! (although next time I'll try just 12 minutes as I think this time it was a little dry - Microwaves vary) After Mr. Cliff was done treating the outside he came in and we offered him the 1st piece while it was still warm! YumO! ;) and can you believe he turned it down!?!?! So we ate it instead!

It was good again after supper last night. David stuck our slices into the microwave for a 30 second warm up and YuuuuumO again! :)

Peanutty Chocolate Cake from Pampered Chef

1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
16 ounce Sour Cream
3 Eggs
9 Peanut Butter cups
½ cup Peanut Butter
½ Cup Semi-sweet morsels
2 teaspoon oil
Pampered Chef Stoneware Fluted Pan (non metal)

To grease stoneware, use Crisco shortening. Or you can use oil if you like.

Whisk sour cream and eggs together until smooth then add to cake mix stirring until smooth.

Use large scoop and place 12 scoops of batter into the bottom of stoneware-fluted pan.

Arrange 9 peanut butter cups in a circular pattern over the batter. Top with remaining cake batter. (I used the new LARGE cups and do NOT recommend - I like the original better)

Microwave on high for 11-14 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. The top of will be slightly moist on top near the center.

Remove from microwave and cool at least 10 minutes. Loosen
cake from sides of pan and invert onto platter.

Place peanut butter in bowl and microwave for 30 second or until melted. Drizzle over cake.

Place morsels into same bowl, add oil and microwave until melted and smooth. Drizzle over cake and ENJOY!

Edited To add: Yes, we leave town Friday - trust me it will be long gone before then! ;) I think I'll go have a piece right now while I'm thinking about it ;)

~bonnie & Nora

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