Diwali Baking #4

I have a tendency to go overboard. Whether it be decorating, amount of time spent on hair, listening to a single song. I always go overboard.

While this may not always be a good thing, it certainly is in cooking. I go overboard with the amount of time I spend on cooking, the amount of time I recipe hunt and I am generous in regards to essences and add-ins. This is what made this cake such a good choice. And I think I can definitely go overboard for the family receiving it. They are awesome (and have a very adorable dog :))

A very familiar chocolate mudcake which is staple as a recipe.

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Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. Oh dear.

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A Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze which was so thick I made it into a second layer of frosting.
Crushed peanuts.
Honey Roasted Macadamias.

Yea, aha, I know. I think I went overboard again.

This recipe was actually from the most amazing Deb from Smitten Kitchen. I didn’t use her cake because of all the freezing and crumby issues which I didn’t really have time for so I used this mudcake, just like it was when I pretended I was serving to Doctor Who. Moist, rich and beautiful. I didn’t line my cake tin (only greased) and my bottom and sides came out a little crumby. That was where I learnt that crumbs are my greatest enemy in regards to frosting.But it all worked out fine so whatever 🙂

Her peanut butter frosting is my hero. It was not overly sweet (even with the 5 cups of icing sugar!) and suited the cake spectacularly (I ate a spoonful of frosting speckled with cake crumbs!).

I was not the happiest with the peanut butter chocolate glaze because it was much too thick. I initially wanted to use it as a drippy glaze but due to its thickness, I was forced to make it a second frosting around the outside. Life. What can you do 😛

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Besides the next time I will us this glaze recipe

So I hope this post inspires you to go a little overboard. Seriously, you really should try it!

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2 Comments

  1. Vinay says:

    youre a baking god. this is the ultimate study food 😛

    five words. peanut butter cream cheese frosting. ridiculously good.

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