Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

Breakfast, anyone? Totally kidding (but not really, I actually WANTED to eat this for breakfast it was so good!). I have a major weakness for peanut butter and chocolate. Especially when they are together in once decadent dessert. This hit the spot. I fed it to some friends, and was honestly being praised for this yumminess! (If they only knew it took about 5 minutes of work! Thank you crock pot!)

Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pudding Cake
Printable Version

Cake
2 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Topping
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 cups boiling water
Vanilla ice cream for serving

Coat a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. (If you would like to use a small slow cooker, simply 1/2 the recipe).
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center, add the milk, oil, and vanilla, and stir in widening circles, gradually incorporating the dry ingredients, until you have a smooth batter. Stir in the peanut butter. The batter will be thick. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread evenly in the crockpot.

To make the topping, in another medium-size bowl, combine the cocoa, and sugar; pour in the boiling water and whisk until smooth. Gently pour over the batter in the cooker; DO NOT STIR. Cover and cook on HIGH until puffed and the top layer is set, 2 to 2 ½ hours.
Turn off the cooker and let it stand, covered for 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Melanie at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Serves 12.


3 comments:

Chelsea M said...

i am stopping everything and making this RIGHT NOW.
PB and chocolate.... you speak my language!!

Barb V said...

A friend sent me to your blog and I LOVE it. Gotta say, there goes the diet : )

Chelsea said...

And here I am, two years later, making this again! I was in a mood today, (you know that mood) and I knew this would hit the spot. It's in the crockpot now. Waiting a few hours is going to be tough! I did some minor substitutions to lighten it up a bit... So I can justify eating more of it.... =). Ya know the only bad thing about your future family additions is that you might be too busybusy to post amazing recipes on here! Or you'll start some new categories - homemade babyfood, kid-friendly cuisine, etc :)