Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Elvis Fluffernutter Cake


As soon as I saw this cake on Lynn's blog, I saved the recipe thinking I would make it for my stepdad at some point, as he is a big Elvis fan. Plus the cake sounded like something fun and a bit different (banana cake with chocolate chips sprinkled on top, peanut butter marshmallow filling, and peanut butter icing - all sprinkled with chopped peanut butter cups). Well when my stepdad's birthday came around, I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and he said cheesecake with some kind of sauce. Yea I could've made that for him but what about the fluffernutter cake?? I told him about it but he said no I want the cheesecake. But then I sent him the link to Lynn's post and he changed his mind.


I didn't really like this cake, which is odd for me because usually I can find something I like about most things I bake. Everyone else on the other hand, loved it. Really loved it. Some people said it's their favourite cake I've made - even my mom who is against chocolate chips in banana bread and never eats peanut butter cups.


You can see in this picture my typical "stick all the frosting on top!" tactic. I really don't intend to do this but somehow it always happens. Must work on that.


I've started to put the cakes together a day or so before we eat them but the resulting cakes are drier. I know for some cakes (or maybe all cakes?) people say that if you let it sit for a day it will taste better because the flavours meld, but I'm not really convinced.

Other cakes I've made:
Caramel Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese White Chocolate Icing
Perfect Party Cake (Lemon, Raspberry, Coconut)


Elvis Fluffernutter Cake
From All Recipes then adapted by Foodaphilia and adapted again by Cookie Baker Lynn and by me

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 mashed bananas, about 1 cup
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Chopped up peanut butter cups for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans. Fit the bottoms with rounds of parchment paper. Grease and flour the whole pan.

2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. Stir in vanilla and mashed bananas.

4. Pour batter evenly between the two cake pans. Sprinkle the mini chips over the top of the batter. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

5. Let pans cool for 10 minutes on a rack. Carefully invert layers onto a plate, peel off the parchment paper, then carefully put back on the rack to finish cooling.

Frosting

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
1 cup of smooth peanut butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup marshmallow fluff

With an electric mixer cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time.

Place 1/3 of the frosting into a separate bowl and fold in the marshmallow fluff until completely incorporated.

Frost the top of the first layer with the marshmallow frosting. Top with the second layer. Frost with the rest of the frosting and sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups over the top, pressing them into the frosting slightly.

33 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Thank goodness your stepdad changed his mind, and let you make the Fluffernutter cake for his birthday - great choice!! I remember seeing that cake on Lynn's blog, and I was practically drooling, haha :0) So sorry that you didn't like it though! :0(

Ricki said...

Oh, my, this is beyond decadent! Looks fabulous. My honey would love this one--he's a fan of all those flavors. And I always tend to do the same thing with the icing--I guess I'm afraid I won't have enough left for the top, so I save too much!

Shari said...

I love the name of this cake! It sounds like it has all the flavors I love in one cake!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Deborah said...

I've wanted to try this, but I'm afraid it would be too sweet for me. But it sure does look good!!

Cakespy said...

I loved it when I saw it on Lynn's...and this just reinforces it. It looks like one of those over the top, oh my god I'm gonna die but what a sweet death types of cakes. That is to say--AMAZING.

Grace said...

i think i've died and gone to heaven. that ridiculously, gloriously thick layer of icing on the top is my dream come true. i'm absolutely in love.

Erin said...

This cake looks delicious! I love all of those flavors together.

Bunny said...

this cake is outragous!! the first time i saw it was on chowhounds it didn't have the fluffernutter in the frosting though. then i saw it on lynn's post. the one i made didn't have fluffernutter in the frosting but next time it will!!!

kickpleat said...

wow, that looks amazing! i'm not such a banana fan, but i think this could make the perfect cake for my husband who is banana-crazy!

Kevin said...

That cake looks and sounds so good! What a combination of flavours.

Johanna said...

Excellent! I am not sure I would like the taste of this but it just sounds so bizarre and who wouldn't want to make a cake with such a weird and wonderful name!

Jacque said...

I think I just gained 5 pounds, just reading about this cake!

Looks beyond delish!

ovenhaven said...

I love the name of the cake! A pity it didn't quite tickle your fancy, for it sure looks good!

Parker said...

What a unique and delicious sounding cake. Think my husband would love it.

LisaRene said...

I think your icing technique is perfect :)

To me the cake sounds tasty, I love banana and chocolate and the peanut butter would be a fun touch along with the marshmallow. It certainly looks beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Try brushing the cake with a simple syrup mixture before filling/frosting. It will keep the cake moist if you plan to make it a day or two in advance.

Hannah said...

Killer cake- I don't think anyone aged 5 and up would be able to resist that combo!

Holler said...

Wow, it looks so good, i am not surprised that there was a change in request and your frosting looks delicious (that is always my favourite part)!

Andy said...

I love cake and that looks incredible. Nice job.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it, but good thing your family did. Happy birthday, a little late, to your stepdad!

cinderelly said...

it sounds good! i have been eating peanut butter and banana things since we went on a trip to see graceland a while back. i kinda just got hooked on it! may have to try your cake now! :D yum!

Anonymous said...

did you happen to find a marshmallow filling that is non-animal based gelatin? i can't find any.

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: I used Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme which doesn't have any gelatin, but it does have egg whites (so I imagine this is not what you're looking for).

keith said...

The name alone seems me in to orbit.
ummmmmmmm.

jasmine.celion said...

i love to eat that cake


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Jenna said...

Yummmmmmmmmm! Looks absolutely delicious!!

cohnsey said...

Yum! Looks fabulous! Thanks for telling us what we can do with fluffernutter because I had no idea!

RPO said...

That looks awesome!!

Vancouver said...

I fell in love with this website the minute i saw this!

keith said...

yummmmm!!

erin said...

i made this for the annual baking contest at my workplace and i won second place (i lost to a professional baker, so i'm still happy)! everyone LOVED this cake, they cleaned the plate! i'm totally finding any excuse to make it again, soooo good!

eatme_delicious said...

eric: Yaey congratulations on the 2nd place win!! =) I'm so glad you and everyone else liked it.

Meaghan Luby said...

holy delicious cake, batman! i need to make this! wow! WOW!!!

thank you for posting! and for putting it on stumble upon so i could find it randomly! i love your blog :)

thanks again! great combination
-meg
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