Saturday, January 15, 2011

postheadericon Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


An homage to the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, this cake is for the true peanut butter and chocolate lover.

Time: about 1 1/4 hours, plus time to make frosting.
Yield: Makes one 9-in. cake, serving 16

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 2 1/4  cups  cake flour
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/4  cups  sugar
  • About 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 2  large eggs
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 2/3  cup  milk
  • Peanut butter filling
  • 3/4  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 8  ounces  cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • Assembly
  • Fudge Frosting
  • 2  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, quartered
  • 1/2  cup  dry-roasted peanuts

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and peanut butter until creamy. Crack eggs into a small dish (do not beat) and add vanilla. Add eggs to the butter mixture 1 at a time, scraping down the inside of the bowl as needed. Beat in flour mixture and milk in alternating batches, starting and ending with the flour and making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next.
2. Butter and flour 2 round 9-in. cake pans. Divide batter evenly between pans.
3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
4. Cool cakes 5 minutes. Invert onto a rack, remove pans, and let cool to room temperature, at least 40 minutes.
5. Make filling: In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth and fluffy.
6. Assemble cake: Dollop 1 tbsp. peanut butter filling onto a cake stand (to hold cake in place). Place 1 cake layer on stand. Spread with remaining peanut butter filling. Top with second layer. Starting with the top, then working down the sides, frost cake with fudge frosting. Decorate the top edge with candy pieces and peanuts.

Monday, January 10, 2011

postheadericon Emily Needs Your Help Fighting Cancer





Some of you may know Shannon from Coupon Mommy of 3. This precious little girl is Shannon's 3 year old daughter Emily, who took ill on December 18, 2010. Symptomatically she looked like she had a bad stomach flu but several tests down the line the family received the shattering news that Emily has Stage IV cancer.

Read more about her story, with updates on the Caring Bridge Site Page created just for Emily by Shannon.

Please lift up this family in your prayers.

We believe the family will also need all the financial support they can get. So to help out, Shannon's friends Karen from Mommy Times and Nancy from Arizona Mama have helped set up this ChipIn account for Emily. 

(ChipIn is a Web-based service that simplifies the process of collecting money from groups of people. They make the process quick, easy, and secure, and provide organizers with numerous ways to get the word out about their ChipIn event.)

The last thing this family should worry about at this time is finances and I honestly believe if all my readers could chip in with a little we can help this family.

(No contribution is too little. Every dollar counts at a time like this)

You can click on the "ChipIn" button below to have your contribution pooled in out of your paypal account.


Please, take the time to share this information with others. Repost, e-mail, retweet.... This is a very troubling and heartbreaking time for this family. Their choices should not be made harder based on their ability to pay.

Retweet: RT @ebmommy 3 year old Emily Needs Your Help http://bit.ly/eduwN9 #chipin #fightcancer #prayer #30daygive #give #sponsor #cancer #faith


Monday, January 3, 2011

postheadericon 'The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great' - Book Giveaway


Contest is closed! Congratulations Judy - @jbafaith


After a few 'minor' delays, our new look is here! We would love to know what you think about it and will reward one of you with a prize:


Your very own copy of 'The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great' by Pam Anderson! What a perfect time of year for this. How many people make a New Year's resolution to lose weight? I'd be willing to bet it's the leading resolution made each year. Well, this year, I want to help you be successful. I want you to keep your resolution and I'll make it easy for you with this book.

The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great is all about simplification in the kitchen and satisfaction at the table. You'll be lighter and you'll feel better, but you'll never feel you're on a diet.... Because you're NOT!


Pam will take you on her journey to lose weight. One that took her through all the diet plans that didn't work. Save yourself the trouble. Learn from her mistakes. See what works.



Pam is truly an inspiration to many who know about battling with their weight. It is my honor to give this to a reader. I hope it changes YOUR life.

Giveaway

I will be giving away (1) copy of this book to a winner that will be chosen by Random.org. Winner will be drawn from all valid entries. You must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible for additional entries. This giveaway will run until January 16th at 11:59 CST.

Good luck to you all.

Mandatory Entry


You must be a public follower of Girls With Goodies.

Additional Entries

(1) Leave a comment about our new design. Be honest. What do you think?

(2) Follow @TabithaMichelle on twitter.

(3) Follow @SereneMoments on twitter.

(4) Publicly follow one or all of our other blogs. (2 entries for each, listed on right)

(5) What is your weight loss goal?

Disclaimer: I was not given any products for this post. I purchased this book to give to my followers.



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