My kids and I haven’t tried baking a cake. For one, I find it really challenging. I remember my mom & my aunt used to bake different character cakes for me, my sisters and cousins. Back then I feel like my mom & aunt vigorously trained to be great bakers, which meant I had to undergo the same thing in order for me to bake a cake. Thank goodness that in this day and age, things are always easier to make.
So upon researching, my lil’ Ms. JG & I decided to bake Peanut Butter And Choco Chip Cake.
Here’s what you need:
1 1/2 cups MAYA Cake Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoon whipping cream
“Mom, I’ll mix everything, you just help me open, please?”
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
3. Alternately, add dry ingredients and milk, ending with the dry mixture and beating well after each addition.
4. Fold in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until done. Cool completely before frosting.
Prepare Chocolate Buttercream
Using a wooden spoon, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder.
Add milk and whipping cream and continue until light and fluffy.
Assemble the cake by spreading chocolate buttercream around it.
Super proud of my lil’ Ms. JG! For the second time around, she said she had so much fun baking and insisted she do things by herself. Awwwww!
There ya have it. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cake made mostly by my 5 year old daughter. Yes, She did all the mixing and the spreading, I on the other hand did only measured the ingredients and man the oven.
We baked the cake for 45 minutes which for our batter consistency was overcooked. The cake would’ve been more moist if we let it bake for only 30-35 minutes. With baking, you really have to check from time to time to see how if it’s good na or not. MUST. TAKE. NOTE.
This Peanut Butter & Choco Chip Cake has made me believe that baking can be fun and easy! As what my daughter puts it “It’s like magic when you mix the Frozen flour (Maya Cake Flour) with the rest of the ingredients and turn it into a yummy cake!”
I’m just glad we were able to do it together, well mostly by my 5 year old, and it’s something that I know we’ll both cherish together. Now I’m excited to see my lil’ Ms. JG have more fun in the kitchen.