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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dandy Cake and Happy Mothers' Day

This is the fourth year that I'm celebrating Mothers Day without my mom.  She's been gone that long.  I still feel the void without her and missed her dearly even more so on special days like this.

Happy Mothers Day, Mom!

This cake is called Dandy Cake and since I feel like eating chocolate cake with some nice frosting, decided to make this for myself.  It's chocolate cake frosted with peanut butter and topped with chocolate ganache. This cake is super-dandy-licious.  The peanut butter blends well with chocolate.

It's such a large cake, I shared it with two other moms, my two neighbors!

1 cup water
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/3 cup hershey's cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar (I used 1 1/2 cups fructose)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I used 1 small tub of chunky peanut butter)
Chocolate Topping: Place 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips and 2 tbsp butter in a saucepan and heat over simmering water until melted and smooth.

1. Pre heat oven to 180dC and grease and flour 15.5 x 10.5 x 1 inch jelly-roll pan.
2. Combine water, butter and cocoa in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils.  Boil and stir 1 min, remove from heat and set aside
3. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, sour cream and beat until well blended. Add cocoa mixture, beat just until blended (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pan.
4. Bake a 25-30 mins or until cake is done. Do no remove cake from pan.  Spread peanut butter over hot cake and let cool completely.  Prepare chocolate topping and carefully spread over top covering peanut butter. Allow topping to set, cut into squares.



  1. Happy Mother's Day! Droolicious looking cake! I even like the name of this cake, Dandy Cake!

  2. Dandy cake looks delicious and yummy.
    Happy mothers day.

  3. Happy mothers day dear... Cake looks so delicious

  4. Very chocolaty dear... Happy Mothers Day...

  5. This look delicious Happy Mothers day!!

  6. This is a super treat for every Mum! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Happy Mother's Day!

    I'm tempted by the cake. It looks tasty but not oily.

  8. Fantastico, molto goloso e invitante!!!!

  9. Happy Mother's Day and GBU too! Have never tried a dandy cake but it sure looks delicious!

  10. Se ve irresistible este cake me encanta muy muy rico,Feliz día de la Madre,abrazos y abrazos.

  11. Happy belated mother's day! and OMG , this cake looks so decadent & so calling ME! LOL No joke, I LOVE to have this cake for mother's day too but I'll have to wait till the 26th May to celebrate Mama's day (in France) LOL

  12. happy belated mother's day to you! so did you-know-who get a slice of this? can imagine how delicious this is!

  13. I love the two layers of icing.....looks so good!!

  14. Cake looks so moist and yumm.Happy mother's day to you.

  15. Absolutely delicious and love to have a bit..

  16. Hi Jenn, your Dandy is cake is so luscious and delectable. Love the topping, look so good. Happy belated mother's day.

    Have a nice day.

  17. Very tempting & delicious, looks absolutely wonderful.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this Dandy Cake for Mothers' Day. It is sometimes difficult to get though these sorts of days. How sweet of you to share with your neighbors.

    You might want to stop by Pattie's blog. She has recently lost her mother and is sharing recipes from her mother's recipe box to help herself through the healing process.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  20. They look so perfect. Beautifully done:)Yummy indeed :)
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  21. This Cake looks so cute and glorious with that chocolate layer.. This look like made by mother and specially with love...Looks Yummy.!!


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