Peanut butter cake question. Help please!!

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by mdboatbum, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The wife's birthday is coming up this week and I want to make her a cake. Her favorite things on earth are peanut butter and chocolate. What I want to do is make a really rich moist chocolate cake and put balls of peanut butter candy in it, the same stuff that is inside a Buckeye for those of you who know what that is. For those who don't, it's a mixture of peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar.
    My question is this, how do I make sure the balls stay suspended in the cake without sinking to the bottom? I'm thinking of using a Bundt pan. Any bakers know the answer?
    And so I don't get yelled at for not posting a picture, here's a pie I made last night. You may hum the 1980's Warrant song now.
     
  2. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Anytime I add anything to a cake that I want to stay suspended I roll them in flour first. BUT with the size of those balls my guess is they will sink anyway. Besides if you are going to use a bundt pan, let them sink to the bottom, which will become the top of the cake and drizzle caramel over the top. Dang, I want a piece of that.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you!! I'm thinking of making them smaller than for Buckeyes, maybe marble sized. I'll try rolling them in flour. The topping is going to be a chocolate ganache.
     
  4. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will never speak to you again if you don't take a picture. [​IMG]
     

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