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Peanut Butter Fudge Cake

A few months ago, I made a delicious dessert in the crockpot: Chocolate Cobbler. I was a little unsure of how it would turn out, but it was so good … and so easy! Especially for someone like me who likes to eat homemade desserts but doesn’t really like making them.

Because of the success of that dish, I decided to seek out other crockpot desserts. I came across this recipe on Cassie Craves (which is an awesome blog, by the way).

A crockpot dessert + peanut butter = the magic words. I was sold.

I made this yummy dessert while we were making dinner one night. It was ready to eat at the perfect time.

While this recipe wasn’t as gooey as the Chocolate Cobbler, it was still very good. This dessert was much more cake-like as opposed to fudgey-like. Depending on which one I’m in the mood for, I can definitely see myself making both of them again.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cake
From Cassie Craves, who found it on Taste of Home

1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp.  cocoa
1 cup boiling water

Use a 1 1/2 qt. crockpot generously coated with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, peanut butter, oil and vanilla; beat until well blended. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture until blended. Spread evenly into your crockpot.

In another small bowl, combine the cocoa and remaining sugar; stir in boiling water. Pour into crockpot. Do not stir.

Cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Cobbler

Source: Eat at Home Cooks

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the 7th Tuesday of 2012, and your 7th crockpot recipe for the year! I’m really enjoying the challenge I’ve set for myself this year. 🙂

So it’s Friday afternoon, right before I leave work for the day, and I’ve decided that ya know — I really deserve something special tonight. I’m going to make a dessert of some sort!

I rarely bake anything. I know some people love to bake, but for me, it’s not really my thing. It’s not relaxing or me in any sense of the word, plus (and a big plus) is that I would gain a ton of weight if I baked more often. I struggle with my weight enough as it is, so I don’t need those added goodies in the house all the time.

But on Friday, I had convinced myself that I deserved something. With my 2012 challenge in mind, I thought it would be a great time to make a dessert in the crockpot (a category on my blog that is seriously lacking). I remembered that I had save this chocolate cobbler recipe from Eat at Home Cooks, and thought it would be the perfect night to make it.

I rushed home after work and got this in the crockpot asap. It was ready about 3 hours later, and was the perfect treat to end the week!


Chocolate Cobbler

1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. cocoa
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 Tbs. cocoa
1 1/2 cups hot water

Directions:
I used a 3 1/2 qt. crockpot. Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tbs. cocoa and 3/4 cup white sugar. Stir milk, melted butter and vanilla into the flour mixture until smooth. Then, pour into the greased crockpot.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa. Sprinkle over the top of the batter in the crock. Pour hot water over the top. Do not stir!

Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove the lid and let stand for several minutes before serving. Eat at Home Cooks says that at first, it might be a bit too liquidy, but should thicken up after several minutes. I didn’t seem to have this issue when I made mine.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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Blueberry cobbler

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I made this recipe for this week’s cooking challenge on the board I frequent. Every other week, we’ll be challenged to make a recipe with a certain ingredient, and this time around, it was blueberries! Which was perfect, because I had just bought some blueberries at the grocery.

I decided to make this recipe for our guests on Friday. I thought it would make a nice, summery dessert. Everyone really liked it! When making the recipe, I cut down a little bit on the sugar (by 1/4 cup), and I shouldn’t have — it could have used a little more. So if you make this, I recommend using all 1 1/2 cups of sugar!

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Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cups blueberries
1/2 cup water

Directions:

Combine flour, ¼ cups sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In another bowl, combine eggs, milk and oil. Stir into dry mixture until moist. Spread over bottom of crockpot.
In a saucepan, combine blueberries, water and remaining sugar. Pour into crockpot. Cook on high for 2 hours. Let sit in crockpot with lid off for 30 minutes before serving.

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