Nobody Bakes a Cake As Tasty As a TastyKake
I used to hum that song all the time when I was a kid. Remember it? If you don't or were (gasp!) not yet born, watch this. Ah, the jingle. Remember when companies just advertised what they sold? What's the message in the Tastykake commercial? We sell cakes. They are tasty. They are so tasty, you will burst into smile and song. They weren't selling a lifestyle. They weren't trying to entice you into their cool tribe. They didn't employ a flash mob to parasail into Times Square and form a drum circle. They were selling tasty cake. Speaking of which, I made some last night. So why homemade if nobody bakes a cake as tasty as a Tastykake? Emergency situation. Like, the-kids-were-sleeping-and-you-can't-make-it-to-the-store kinda situation. They're easy, and pretty tasty for faux Tastykakes. PEANUT BUTTER CANDY CAKES 1/3 cup oil 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 2 tsp butter, melted 2 tsp baking powder 2 cups flour 12 oz chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) Peanut butter Grease a large, cookie pan (with sides). Mix first seven ingredients and pour into cookie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes. Remove cake, spread with a thin layer of peanut butter. Refrigerate. When cool, melt 12 ounces of chocolate chips (or milk chocolate) and spread on top. Chill for a few minutes, and cut into serving sizes before chocolate cools completely.