(Closed) Bake Off @ Work

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 17
Member
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Peanut butter cake- this is seriously the best cake ever- the cake that wins competitions, that friends and family request for birthday celebrations, the cake you can’t help but take a bite everytime you walk by. It’s very easy!! Make sure not to overcook it, keeping it moist is the best part!

Ingredients: yellow cake mix
small box of instant French vanilla or plain vanilla pudding
1/3 heaping cup of peanut butter
Frosting:
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of evaporated milk
3/4 to 1 stick of margarine (I use butter)
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1/3 cup of peanut butter

   Follow instructions on cake box, except add instant pudding to cake
mix and blend for one minute; then add peanut butter and continue
mixing at high speed for about two minutes. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan; Bake at 350 degrees for time indicated on box.
  While cake is baking, melt margarine over low heat in heavy sauce
pan; add sugar and milk. When cake comes out of oven (NOT BEFORE)
bring sugar mixture to a boil and boil for three minutes, stirring
constantly. Remove from heat; add chocolate chips and peanut butter to
mixture in saucepan and beat until totally blended. Immediately pour
over warm cake and spread evenly.


Note- if you don’t follow the order of the icing steps (i.e. one time I put the chocolate and PB in at the beginning with the sugar), it will be crumbly and you’ll have to redo it. If done correctly it should easily pour over the cake, and will harden as it cools. 

Post # 19
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@coffeegal85:  I made that cake for my fiance’s birthday…. HUUUUUUUUUGE hit, everyone raved. Very rich though, you only need thin slices.

I also made her walnut caramel banana cake (he is spoiled and couldn’t decide which cake he wanted so I made both), and have since had it requested by 3 other people for birthdays since then.

Post # 20
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3448 posts
Sugar bee

Pumpkin Cheesecake. Click the picture. It is seriously the best cheesecake I have ever made in my entire life. I’ve gotten rave reviews including from a professional chef (and it was only my second cheesecake!)! ETA: It’s from Joy of Cooking

 

 

 

 

Post # 22
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

white chocolate key lime mousse pie (paula deen’s recipe)

margarita cupcakes if booze is allowed

boozy chocolate cupcakes (with a ganache middle) again if booze is allowed

chocolate caramel brownies (german chocolate cake mix has been my fall back since I was in 3rd grade) – super easy

symphony brownies – half your favorite brownie batter then the king sized symphony candy bars laid otu across then topped with rest of brownie batter (bet winning) – super easy

super slutty brownies – choc chip cookie dough, topped with reese’s pb cups, topped with brownie mix and baked (i dont like the way the oreos in slutty brownies stay crunchy) 

brownie batter dip sandwhiched in between nilla wafers – super easy 

strawberry jello cake

I have the best red velvet recipe I did last week (quite easy) 

more involved/difficult —  a chocolate mocha layer cake, banana rum caramel cake (its a simple syrup so the alcohol content isn the same as above, I’ve used at work with no issues and the office was pretty uptight), french toast casserole 

i have zillions more, there’s been discussions of a bakery. buttttttt all of this if you aren’t willing to do a cheesecake my turtle recipe is amazing. 

Post # 23
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470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My colleages love red velvet cake. theyre also pretty into off beat stuff and don’t mind when u experiment on them.. Pumpkin and chai cupcakes went over well! And peppermint truffles too.

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