Recently, my mom purchased a brownie pan from Pampered Chef:
Combine them together in a sieve. This is really important. If you don’t sift your wet ingredients together you will end up with lumps in your cake.
Next, combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
Your buttermilk measurement doesn’t have to exact, but try and keep as close to half a cup as you possibly can.
This is the first time in years that I’ve had to bake with store bought eggs. It makes me sad! We’re getting ready for the new chickens; hopefully, it’ll only be store bought eggs for a little while.
Because I’m using organic eggs, it’s important to crack the eggs into a separate container before adding them to the buttermilk. You wouldn’t want to accidentally crack a bad egg into your buttermilk and ruin it.
Mix on the highest speed until light and fluffy.
If your frosting turns out like this, worry not! Add a few tablespoons of water and then mix. The peanut butter is really thick, so it’s hard to thin it out enough to make it fluffy. It should eventually look like this:
Yum! Good luck not eating that with a spoon. I may or may not have failed at that.
Here’s your finished product!
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
For the Cake:
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups Granulated Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 sticks o’ Butter
4 to 5 Heaping tablespoons of Coco Powder
1 Cup Boiling Water
For the Frosting:
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Cups Powder Sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add coca powder. Mix. Add boiling water, and allow to bubble for a moment.
Drizzle chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir to cool the chocolate. Add the wet ingredients, and stir until well combined.
Add batter to a greased baking tin. Bake until the center is done, and the tops are spongy.
In a mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter. Add powder sugar. Whip at highest speed. Add water to frosting until it is light and fluffy.
Once cakes have cooled, frost them and enjoy.
Pampered Chef Brownie Pan: https://www.pamperedchef.com/shop/Bakeware/Metal/Brownie+Pan/1544
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Cake Recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/05/chocolate-strawberry-nutella-cake/
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