Monday, November 3, 2014

Gino's Peanut Butter Cake

This recipe is adapted, with only minor changes from "Peanut Butter Cake III" by Sherry, as found on I added an extra egg because I've found peanut butter cake to be dry by default.  I've also added non-dairy options, and omitted the chopped peanut topping in the original recipe. This works fine as round layers or cupcakes, as long as you adjust the baking time accordingly.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup butter, softened (I use Earth Balance Coconut Spread instead)
2 cups brown sugar
7 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk (I use plain almond milk)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

2. Cream together the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar until light and fluff. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, until just incorporated. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan.

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
32 oz confectioner's sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

1. In a large bowl, slowly add about 1/3 of the sugar to the peanut butter.

2. Continue adding remaining sugar, alternately with milk.

3. Beat in the vanilla at the end.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These are dangerously delicious.

18 oz peanut butter
16 oz confectioners sugar
1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup butter or Earth Balance coconut spread (softened)
6 oz chocolate chips.

1. Combine peanut butter, sugar, graham cracker crumbs and softened butter/spread in a bowl until texture is uniform.

2. Shape mixture into small balls.

3. Melt chocolate chips.

4. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate

5. Chill until set. (Keep refrigerated.)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I have been referring to this as "chocolate bread" around the house, so as not to tip anyone off to the hidden veggies. But everyone agrees that it's wicked yummy. The recipe is from Joy Of Baking.

1.5 cups shredded raw zucchini
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
.75 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 4 small loaf pans.

Combine the wet ingredients in one bowl, then stir in the zucchini. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl. Mix them together, then stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into loaf pans and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until done. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan.