Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting! {and AN AWARD!!!!}

First of all, I am soooooo sorry about my lack of posting!
It gets that way after having such a busy-bee life!
 I was given my first every blogging award by Rebecca from Just Me....
Thanks so much Rebecca!

Along with the award, I get to choose some of my OWN followers
 for the award and say seven random things about me... 
{if you receive this award, you'll have to do the same!}
So here goes it...(;

1} I love hello-kitty.
2} I'm totally craving muffins right now.
3} I'm on the worship team at my youth group.
4} I hate{x5000} the color black.
5} This is my first award.
6} My favorite fruit is a banana.
7} I am Type 1 Diabetic

The followers of my choice:

Emily from The Nerve of Verve
Pie from Pie-News
Book Blogger from Baker's Corner

Now for the recipe...

This was my first time EVER making a cake IN MY LIFE! 
I made it for my mom for her birthday, so I received no help...
And I was actually pretty surprised at how well it turned out!
The cake was so yummy and moist, you wouldn't believe it was homemade!
In the middle, along with the frosting, I chopped up some of that extra halloween candy 
I had laying around
{Reese's and Butterfinger}... 
Hopefully I'll have another opportunity to make a cake again soon(:

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. 
  4.  10 to 12 servings. 
  6. ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost. 
  7. THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost. 
  8. BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. 
  9. Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting
  10. Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • Directions

      1. Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.

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  1. You had me hooked at peanut butter and chocolate:-) You cake turned out so awesome and I love that you made it for your mom!!!

  2. Wow, this looks awesome! I'm a new follower and I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too:) My first link party/give-away is going right now and ends tonight at midnight. I hope you'll stop by and link up!

  3. This looks so yummy. I am definitely going to have to try making this. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  4. This cake loos so darned good. I think my sugar spiked while reading the recipe. Would you be interested in doing a recipe exchange with me? If you are email me - savannahmcqueen@ymail.com
    Also, please consider linking this up on my Feature Friday link up party.

  5. This looks soooo delicious!! With the peanut butter....definitely trying this! YUM We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

  6. I just finished making this, it was delicious! Only, I suck at layered cakes and it kind of fell apart, so I had to piece it back together and in the oven it spilled over, but I fixed haha, ya I don't have very much experience with making cakes, in fact the cakes I have ever baked are Betty Crocker packages. And I replaced the Butterfinger stuff with shredded white almond bark and toffee bits.


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