Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Buckeye Cake

I'm not a baker by any stretch of the imagination... notice my lack of a cake stand and the absence of any ability to ice a cake in a "cute-sy" manner.  All I can say is thank goodness the recipe called for a chocolate peanut butter glaze to be poured over the top.  But, it really didn't even matter that I'm not a skilled baker... I followed this delicious recipe by Buns in My Oven and I'd pretty much eat this cake off of the floor (no matter what it looked like).
Love this.  Loooooovvvve this.


Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Buckeye Cake 
By:  Buns In My Oven 

           Peanut Butter Cheesecake:
            2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
            1 cup white sugar
            1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
            3 tablespoons flour
            4 eggs
            1/2 cup 1 % milk
Chocolate cake:
            1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared in 2 - 9 inch round cake pans

            Peanut Butter Frosting:
            1/2 cup butter, softened
            1 cup creamy peanut butter
            4 cups powdered sugar
            1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

            Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze:
            8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
            3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
            2 tablespoons light corn syrup
            1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Preparing the Cheesecake:
Complete this the night before and store it in the refrigerator to chill overnight.
You can use a greased 9 inch spring form pan, or (for those of you without one like me) you can use a regular 9 inch cake pan lined with parchment on the bottom and greased really well on the sides. 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

1.  Blend the first four ingredients together with a mixer until the mixture is smooth. 
2.  Add the eggs one at a time and blend.
3.  Add the milk and stir the ingredients together. 
4.  Pour the batter into the pan.
5.  Bake  for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, then lower the temperature to 260 degrees and continue baking for 50 minutes.
6.  Cool on the counter for 2 hours, then refrigerate. 

Preparing the Cake:
Use two 9-inch cake pans.

1.  Bake the cake according to package instructions.  
2.  Set aside to cool completely.

Preparing the Peanut Butter Frosting:
1.  Mix together the peanut butter, butter, and half of the powdered sugar together with a blender. 
2.  Add in the other half of the sugar, as well as the whipped cream and blend until smooth. 

Assembling the Cake:
1.  Place one of the chocolate cakes on a cake stand, or tray.  You may want to use a sharp, serrated knife to trim the top so that it is flat.  Top with with 1/4 of the frosting.
2.  Place the cheesecake on top of the chocolate cake.  Smooth a small amount of frosting to help the top layer stick to the cheesecake.
3.  Place the other chocolate cake on the top.  
4.  Smooth the frosting over the top of the cake, then onto the sides of the cake.

Preparing the Chocolate Glaze:
1.  Create a double boiler and melt the chocolate chips, corn syrup, and peanut butter. 
2.  Remove the mixture from the heat once it is melted and then stir in the whipping cream. 
3.  Pour over the top of the cake.

Serve right away, or refrigerate!

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Erin said...

This looks awesome! So pinning this for later! Thanks!

Mary said...

I'm sure if you love it I will too!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

all I can say is YUMMMMM!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

This is gorgeous! Great flavor combo! I am already a follower, and I am now following you on facebook as well.

Carrie said...

Looks Aaaamazing!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

You did an awesome job on this! Looks amazing!

Jennifer said...

Wow that looks amazing!

Jennifer #19

Robyn said...

Oh my, Peanut Butter, Cheesecake and Chocolate! Going to print this one off for sure!

Great idea for the Chocolate Cake Challenge. Thanks, Little Mommy.

Wendy said...

And it looks just like a buckeye too. But I must say, I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at the pictures of others in the challenge.

AndiWinslow said...

Oh my I made a note to come back and get this recipe, I'd eat it off the floor also. I have got to stop looking at these cakes. I gained 10 pounds already Nice post andi

E.K.R said...

This looks SO GOOD!!!! Despite you claiming you're not a baker, you look like you did a pretty darn good job. :) :) :) Can't wait to try this.

Rachel said...

Karly is one of my favorite people ever and you definitely did her proud! :-)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, my. This looks AMAZING!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

Your cake looks amazing! I love the peanut butter frosting and the chocolate glaze, it sounds good with the chocolate cake.

Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie said...

Chocolate and peanut butter - the BEST flavor combo! Looks delicious!

kayla said...

Oh my heck!!! I love me some buckeye's, and this cake sounds fabulous with the cheesecake in the center! Pinning this for later!


Melissa said...

Peanut butter and chocolate--2 of my favorite things in 1 cake! This looks amazing!

Lisa~~ said...

For not being a baker your cake looks amazing. I am keeping this recipe.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

Cook Lisa Cook

Alyssa said...

I love anything that is chocolate and peanut butter. I have never had peanut butter cheesecake, but it sounds so good!! I think the peanut butter and chocolate would make this cake so good! I'm going to pin this. Stopping by from CCC#45.

Kim Bee said...

This looks delicious. I just want to scoop up the chocolate flowing over the edge. SO gorgeous. Peanut butter and chocolate is so classic.

SharleneT said...

Sort of like a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! What a delicious combination. Can't wait to give it a try. Love this Challenge; don't you? Come visit when you can; I'm entry #29 Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Kristen said...

You got a great big "whoa" from me when I saw that thick layer of peanut butter cheesecake in the middle of that cake. For someone who claims not to be a baker, you do pretty darn good!!

Miz Helen said...

I just love your Buckeye Cake with all that wonderful frosting coming down the sides. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen

April Tuell Angels Homestead said...

Are you kidding? Your cake looks great! I so have to figure out how to make this gluten free...

Jocelyn said...

Peanut butter AND cheesecake? In one cake? This is pure awesomeness!!! Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic cake on Trick or Treat Tuesday. Must go eat a scoop of peanut butter like now...maybe it will magically turn into something as yummy as this:-)

Cares and Mimi said...

Bliss! This cake looks and sounds amazing!

Terry said...

I believe I MUST pin this one, gotta have it! #18

Wende said...

I can't wait to make this cake. I have Pinned it and will be making it soon. I made a Coca-Cola Fudge cake (#51) and it is so good!

Thanks for sharing!

The Rickett Chronicles

Kathryn said...

My son usually doesn't like chocolate cake, but with the additional of peanut butter I am sure he would love this one and I will try making it some time. Thanks for sharing this with us:)

Desi said...

Oh my heavens! Seriously, this looks so good! I'm with you on not being able to ice a cake all pretty, but it's really about the taste right?! :) All that peanut butter has me grinning ear to ear! Pinning!

Sandy said...

OMGoodness... all this chocolate...Mmmmmmm good! I'm your newest follower, I'd love to invite you to come visit and follow me when you get a chance. I MUST try this cake...anything chocolate...be still my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

Your cake looks fantastic no matter what baking skills you think you lack :)