It’s hard to fail at cake. When you add TruMoo Chocolate Milk, peanut butter and…more butter, it’s practically impossible. With a perfect frosting-to-cake ratio (50:50) plus extra toppings, this cake is not for the light dessert-er. You’re about to immerse yourself and those around you in an intense sugar experience. And as you venture forth into the strange world of baking, take comfort in the knowledge that you have been armed with delicious and un-mess-up-able ingredients, so success is ensured. Godspeed, soldiers.
What you need:
- TruMoo Chocolate Milk (5/6 cup)
- Butter (2 sticks)
- Creamy peanut butter (1 cup)
- Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)
- Water (1 cup)
- Vegetable oil (1/2 cup)
- Flour (2 cups)
- Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
- Sugar (1½ cups)
- Eggs (2)
- Confectioner’s/powdered sugar (2/3 lb.)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (1 cup, crushed)
- Greased and floured 9”x13” or similar pan
Directions for cake:
- Bring to a rolling boil in a saucepan: 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Stir with whisk to rolling boil, then remove from heat.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl: 1½ cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda (only use if flour is not self rising). Mix these with the boiled ingredients above.
- Mix 1/2 cup TruMoo Chocolate Milk, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into the above.
- Mix all cake ingredients well, then pour into the greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes; use a clean knife to test for doneness and cook longer as needed.
- Set out on rack to cool.
Directions for frosting:
- Bring to boil over medium heat in a saucepan: 1 stick of butter, 1/3 cup TruMoo Chocolate Milk and 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
- After bringing to boil, remove from heat and stir in with whisk 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2/3 lb. of confectioner’s sugar.
- Spread this quickly on cooled cake.
Find a place to lie down. Quickly.
DISCLAIMER: This recipe and post was created by an intern of Curiosity Advertising, Dean Foods’ agency of record, as part of the agency’s summer internship program.