Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Peanut M&M Cake

I love peanut M&M's ... so I had to try this ... and if you love peanut butter or peanut M&M's - you will like this recipe. It is so very simple to make and a great recipe to try if you want to give ordinary cake a little "kick".

Peanut M&M Cake

ingredients:

1 box of cake mix (chocolate or yellow) - (I used yellow butter)
1/2 cup flour
1 cup peanut M&M's
1 16oz vanilla frosting
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
peanut M&M's to garnish


directions:

step 1 - preheat oven to 350 degrees.

step 2 - make cake batter as directed on back of box.

step 3 - stir in 1/2 cup flour


step 4 - add 1 cup peanut M&M's, mix well


step 5 - pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch pan/dish



step 6 - bake 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean


this was the bottom of the cake ... a lot of the M&M's settled on the bottom ... you could also flip the cake out of the pan before frosting ... then the top layer under the frosting would be a layer of M&M's ... mmmm

step 7 - allow cake to cool completely


step 8 - mix frosting and 1/4 cup peanut butter together


step 9 - frost "cooled" cake and garnish with peanut M&M's



comments: a simple, fun cake to make ... I loved biting into a "surprise" of peanut with melted chocolate all around it from the M&M ... the icing was also very nice - just the right amount of peanut butter added to the vanilla frosting. I think I would like to try this recipe again and make cupcakes.


rating: 3.5

1 comment:

The Ganoush said...

This is such a great idea! Thank you!
The only thing I did different was break up the M&M's and maybe they won't sink to the bottom of the cake.... we will see :) Thanks again