My Dad is pretty obsessed with anything “as seen on TV” and one year, for Christmas he gifted me the Betty Crocker Bake’n’Fill Set: http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crocker-Baken-Fill-Piece/dp/B0007ZHJ2K
You laugh…but I’m not kidding when I say I absolutely love this pan. It makes pretty lovely cakes that are easy to fill and Betty Crocker provides some easy to follow recipes as well.
This particular cake (pictured above) was the first time I used my pan. I followed the recipe for the Brownie-Peanut Butter Cake in the recipe book. It’s just brownie mix instead of cake mix. But the filling was awesome. Simplistic in its ingredients and preparation, but awesome in taste.
Peanut Butter Filling:
1 package cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
I told you it was simple! You’ll thank me later, it tastes amazing and I use it to fill cupcakes ALL the time.
There is another story behind this cake. It was affectionately dubbed, “boob cake” thanks to its shape. There are other pictures of this cake wherein it was actually decorated as such for my friend Mike’s birthday(s) – as he was the one who dubbed it such! Those pictures are, thankfully, not in my possession and won’t be making an appearance on my blog!
Betty Crocker tells you that you can just buy a tub of chocolate frosting, melt it in the microwave and pour it over the cake. I’m telling you that it actually does work! It doesn’t taste as good as real ganache, but it does work if you’re in a pinch.
Decorate with some fresh fruit and we have a Bake-n-Fill Brownie Cake WINNER.