I LOVE to bake! I don’t do it quite as much as I used to, mostly because I don’t need the extra calories, but nothing makes a house feel more like a home than the smell of something yummy baking in the oven.
A few years back I treated myself to a KitchenAid Artisan mixer and love how easy it is to make smooth creamy frosting! With my daughter Aurora’s help, we made a German Chocolate cake (Pillsbury mix) and made the frosting recipe featured on Food.com.
Here it is, in case you feel equally inspired today! Peanut Butter/Cream Cheese Frosting recipe
I used the Pampered Chef Spreader to spread the frosting on the cake and then did the border and the “Yum!” using the Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator. I’m not a professional by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I have fun, which is the most important thing! 🙂
There was a photo of a delicious Coca-Cola cake that somehow vanished. Thinking back, I’m guessing my ex was holding it in the prior photo, so it was lost in the purge of those photos. It is better this way 😉 I will include the recipe for those who want to give it a try!
- 1 C. Butter
- 1/4 C. Cocoa
- 1 C Coca-Cola
- 2 C Flour
- 2 C Sugar
- 1 tsp Soda
- 1/2 C Buttermilk (1 cup regular milk with 1 T white vinegar works as well!)
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 C. Mini-marshmallows
Heat to boiling the butter, cocoa & Coca-Cola. Add flour, sugar & soda. Mix gently. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla & marshmallows (I would recommend letting your marshmallows melt a bit better than I did in the photo)
Pour into greased 9 X 13-in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 min. Cake can be frosted while warm.
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1/4 C Cocoa
- 6 T Coca-Cola
- 1 C Mini-marshmallows
- 1 Lb Powdered Sugar (3 3/4 cups for those of you who shop at Sam’s Club like me!)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Heat to boiling the butter, cocoa & Coca-Cola. Add marshmallows (let mostly melt). Beat in sugar & vanilla. Spread over cake. (If you do it while the cake is still warm, you can basically pour it over the cake, spread it around a bit and it will set beautifully without clumps and lines from the frosting.) 🙂