Sunday, February 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes

If you have never had a Kandy Kake (made by Tasteykake) you are missing out! They are little round, yellow cakes smothered in peanut butter and chocolate. They are delicious and are a favorite of John's. When I saw that Brooke had made these in the past I was so excited! I quickly starred it in my google reader and have been waiting for an opportunity to make them. Finally my opportunity has arrived!

My parents and sister are coming over for my mom's birthday tonight so I figured rather then making a traditional cake I would make these. She loves peanut butter and chocolate so these are perfect. Also it would be easier to take the left overs of this to work tomorrow then slices of traditional cake!

After trying these I say two thumbs up. They taste SO similar to Kandy Kakes. I can't wait to serve them tonight. And most excitingly I finally got to use that cake dome I registered for haha!

One more thing... this recipe calls for a jellyroll pan. I had NO CLUE what that was and turned to Google.. to prevent you from Googling (if you are as uncultured as me and have no idea what this is) it is a cookie sheet with a 1 inch rim. I luckily had one of those but if not I'm sure a regular 9x13 baking dish would be fine.

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. flour
2 tsp. butter
1 cup hot milk
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I didn't measure- I just covered it)
2 (8 oz) Hershey bars (I used 4... I don't see how 2 would cover the cake at all)

Beat eggs. Add sugar, vanilla, baking powder and flour. Melt butter in hot milk and add to batter. Pour mixture into greased jellyroll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Spread at once with peanut butter. Refrigerate until peanut butter is hard. Melt Hershey bars and spread on top. Refrigerate until chocolate is hardened. Bring to room temperature before slicing into bars.

1 comment:

  1. I was just talking about these yesterday! I'm glad you liked them!