Sunday, January 12, 2014

White Chocolate M&M Cake

You may or may not know that I am in a sorority.

This year I had the pleasure of becoming a big to a wonderful new member and we have become very close in the short time we've known each other.

When I came back to Lincoln after spending a couple weeks in Fremont with my family, we were overdue for some bonding time.

This bonding time included scary movies, a pizza run, and of course, baking!

I'm trying to use up some of the baking supplies I already have and I managed to find a recipe that only required ingredients I had on hand.  This recipe is for white chocolate M&M cake!   

This cake turned out great and was fantastic warm out of the oven.


White Chocolate M&M Cake
Recipe Adapted From: Delightful E Made


Ingredients
1/3 C. Butter
1 C. white chocolate
2 Eggs
2/3 C. sugar
1 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 C. M&M's of your choice

Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees and grease an 8x8 baking pan.  You may want to lay parchment paper on the bottom as well to prevent the M&M's from sticking.

In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and 1/2 cup of the white chocolate.  Microwave the mixture in 45 second intervals, stirring between each one until completely melted.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.

Add the sugar slowly and beat until creamy.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.  (Stirring with a fork is what I always do)

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, mixing until a smooth consistency.  

Add the melted butter and white chocolate mixture and stir until completely mixed in.  

Add the vanilla, and stir.

Pour the batter into the pan, then sprinkle 1/2 C. M&M's on top (I used peanut).

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-34 minutes.  The top should be a nice golden brown.

After you have removed the cake from the oven, take 1/2 C. white chocolate and melt in 30 second intervals in a microwave, stirring between each one.  (If you happen to over heat the chocolate, you can thin it by adding Crisco.)

Drizzle half of the white chocolate on top of the cake, then sprinkle the remaining 1/2 C. M&M's, then the rest of the chocolate.  

Let sit for 30-45 minutes before serving, the cake should still be a little warm.  :)

Enjoy!

**This is also a great starter cake!  Make it your own by adding different things to it like coconut, cranberries, or your favorite candy bar!**