PB Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Today I made PB Banana Chip Cake With Peanut Butter Icing!

Peanut Butter portion: 2 eggs, 1C sugar, 1/2C skim milk, 2T butter, melted, 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips, 1C flour, 1t baking powder, 4 oz peanut butter

Banana Portion: 1C flour, 1/4t baking soda, 1 egg, 2T butter, 1/2C sugar, 1 banana, mashed, 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

Banana Icing: 1 banana, mashed, 18-20 oz powdered sugar

PB portion: Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat eggs with sugar.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Add milk.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Add melted butter.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Stir in peanut butter.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Stir in dry ingredients until just blended. Stir in chips.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Turn into greased 9″X13″ rectangular baking pan.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Preheat oven to 350F.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Banana Portion: Cream together butter and sugar.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Add egg.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Add mashed banana.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Stir in dry ingredients until just blended.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Stir in chips.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Pour on top of peanut butter layer.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Swirl together with knife.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cake completely.

Icing: Stir together banana and powdered sugar until barely pourable.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Spread plastic wrap on a large baking sheet. Remove cake from pan and place cake on wrap. Pour icing in middle of cake.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Spread out evenly on top of cake, and onto sides, if desired.

PB Banana Chip Cake

PB Banana Chip Cake

Let stand until set. Cut cake.

PB Banana Chip Cake

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Today I made Chocolate Carrot Rolls!

1/2 oz (2 envelopes) dry yeast, 1/2C warm water, 7-8C flour, 1C sugar, 1/2C butter, 12 oz reduced fat sour cream, 2 1/2 – 3C bittersweet chocolate discs, 8 oz baby carrots, chopped into discs

Place yeast in bowl. Pour warm (105 degrees F – 115 degrees F) water over yeast. Stir to dissolve. Wait a couple of minutes. Mixture should look murky.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Stir in sugar.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add 2C flour.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add egg.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add more flour.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Work in sour cream.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Break up the butter into small pieces. Work into batter.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Add enough flour to form dough into an elastic ball that is still slightly sticky.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Place in a greased bowl. Turn ball over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge. Let stand 20 minutes to soften.

Punch down dough. Knead a few times on lightly floured board. Roll out into a flat, rectanglar shape, 1/4″ thick. Cut or stretch into rectangles approximately 2″ X 3″ (rolls will expand while baking).

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Spread about 2T carrot discs evenly on top of dough rectangle.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Sprinkle chocolate on top.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Roll up. Pinch ends.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Remove plastic wrap. Bake on greased cookie sheets 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Chocolate Carrot Rolls

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Milk

Today I made Strawberry Chocolate Ice Milk!

2 pints strawberries, rinsed and hulled, 1 1/2C skim milk, 14 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk, 1 1/2C bittersweet chocolate chips

Sieve strawberries. Save liquid; use pulp for another recipe. Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Stir in skim milk.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Add chocolate chips. If you don’t want them to sink to the bottom, use mini-chips.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Freeze.

Straw Choc Ice Milk

Potato Brownies

Today I made Potato Brownies!

1/2C butter, 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, 2 eggs, 1 1/2C sugar, 2 medium potatoes, baked, peeled and mashed, 1C flour

Melt butter with chocolate.

Potato Brownies

Add sugar.

Potato Brownies

Cool 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F.

Potato Brownies

Add eggs.

Potato Brownies

Stir in flour. Blend well.

Potato Brownies

Add potatoes. Blend well.

Potato Brownies

Potato Brownies

Turn into 13″ X 9″ greased pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake.

Potato Brownies

Anise Brownies

Today I made Anise Brownies!

8oz bittersweet chocolate, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1C sugar, 1/2C flour, 1/2t salt, 1T anise extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Anise Brownies

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool ten minutes.

Anise Brownies1

In bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale.

Anise Brownies

Anise Brownies

Stir in cooled chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Anise Brownies

Anise Brownies

Stir in flour and salt.

Anise Brownies

Add extract.

Anise Brownies

Turn into greased 9″ X 13″ pan, or if desiring taller brownies, a greased 8″ X 8″ pan.

Anise Brownies

Anise Brownies

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Do not overbake. Disclaimer: Cool 20 minutes to allow to set, and avoid tongue-burning.

Anise Brownies

Mock Macaroons

Today I made Mock Macaroons!

1 medium potato, baked and mashed, 14oz shredded coconut, 1/4t salt, 1t vanilla extract, 3C powdered sugar, 10oz bittersweet chocolate, 1/3C water

Thoroughly mix first four ingredients. Gradually work in powdered sugar. Blend well.

Mock Macaroons

Shape into balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Chill 2 or more hours. Melt chocolate with water, stirring constantly. Dip each ball in chocolate.

Mock Macaroons

Mock Macaroons

Chill 2 or more hours.

Mock Macaroons