A very nice lady I work with gave me a book by an author named Joanne Fluke, saying it had recipes in every chapter. I didn’t realize it was a murder mystery book! I guess main character has a cookie shop and ends up accidentally solving murders. I do plan on reading the books, but for now, the recipes will do! For more, see http://www.murdershebaked.com.
Tonight, my hon went to REI to replace the $200 sleeping bag she kindly allowed the precious puppy to rearrange (we came home one afternoon to see the backyard snowed with feathers). While left alone, I did the one thing that never fails to relax me – BAKE! And since Margaret gave me recipes, I had new things to try. This turned out moist, yummy, and a perfect snack after walking said precious pup.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
2 cups white sugar
2 cups flour leveled
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour 9×13 pan.
Mix sugar and flour in large bowl.
In medium sauce pan, heat butter, peanut butter and water.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Whisk cream, vanilla, soda and eggs.
VERY slowly add this to the peanut butter mixture.
Pour into pan.
Bake 45-50 minutes
Leave in pan and poke holes all over it.
Pour on the below icing.
NeverFail Fudge Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
In medium saucepan, melt butter, sugar and cream.
Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Add chocolate chips and stir, remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour on cake and spread quickly with spatula.
Let cool at least an hour before cutting.