If I am invited out to dinner or over to someones house, the first thing I think of, is what can I bring for dessert!
I’m sorry. I can’t help it!
Plus, the restaurants by me, only offer mass-produced desserts. You know the ones- $7 for a piece of cheesecake (that’s nothing fancy), or the generic brownie and ice cream.
Now, I love brownies and ice cream, but it had better be a good brownie- and most of the time, it is not. So, I bring my own dessert.
The other night, Nick and I joined some friends for a late dinner and I made dessert! An easy to prepare pudding cake. Have you ever made one of these? Aren’t they cool? Pouring hot liquid over the batter, it magically becomes a yummy pudding while it bakes! I can’t wait to try a few more flavor combinations. For this one, I stuck to a classic: chocolate and peanut butter!
Side note: the picture below was not from the restaurant! I was too busy eating to take a picture. I had more the next night, with ice cream- that’s the picture you see below!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake
Adapted from Food.com
Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 25-30 minutes
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup Reese’s peanut butter cups minis, halved
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 inch pan with cooking spray, then set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and peanut butter till smooth. This will take a few minutes. Once smooth, add into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add in the mini Reese’s cups, then spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
Using the medium-sized bowl (you don’ have to clean it first), whisk together the brown sugar, cocoa powder, and the boiling water. Once the mixture is smooth, pour this over the peanut butter batter. Don’t stir! Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
Made with love, not calories!