Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Peanutty Crunch Cake

A few days ago we had dinner with a wonderful group of friends. We have been gathering for dinner every two weeks for a few months now and it is turning out to be a lot of fun! The hostess serves the main dish and the rest of us fill in with the sides, drinks, bread... and DESSERT! I am not a 'cook' by any means, really, I have said for years that if we it at home it is because my husband cooks for us... if it was left to me, we would eat grilled cheese sandwiches every night! However, I can bake... So my contribution for dinner is dessert!
The most recent dessert was a Pampered Chef recipe... with A. Russ Original twist...

Here's the altered recipe...

Peanutty Crunch Cake

For the cake you'll need:
2/3 cup of all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar (light) packed
1/2 cup Better'n Peanut Butter (it's WAY better than peanut butter!)
1/3 dry roasted peanuts (chopped)
1 Package (18.25 oz) butter recipe yellow cake mix
(plus ingredients to make cake)

the glaze is optional... for it you'll need:
1 cup powdered sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla


Now for the instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees, spray bunt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray

combine the flour and brown sugar, then cut in the peanut butter with a pastry blender. Mix until looks like coarse crumbs... mix in the chopped nuts and it will look like this...


Mix the cake mix according to the directions on your mix box.
Sprinkle half of the peanut butter mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
like this...


 Place half of the cake batter in the pan over the peanut butter mixture.
Sprinkle the remainder of the peanut butter mixture over the batter, finish off with the other half of the cake batter.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a cake tester comes our clean. (mine took about 60 minutes)

When completed cooking, let cool for about 10 minutes then invert onto your cake stand.
after the cake has completely cooled, make the glaze and drizzle over the cake.

The original recipe says that the peanut butter mixture will
be seen on the top of the cake... not so much on mine!
 Combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, whisk till smooth and drizzle over the cake...
If you get 16 servings it will be 7 WW Points Plus (with out the glaze) per serving.

Enjoy!

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