Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chocolate Cake Four Ways {Joy in the Jumble)

So a few weeks ago, I posted looking for guest posters. I'd love to feature more fellow bloggers here on This Crazy Blessed Life & Amanda Joy was the first to jump on this opportunity. I met Amanda through her awesome Blog Hop that she hosts every Thursday. I've found some of my favorite Blog Friends there! Without further's Amanda Joy!

Hey This Crazy, Blessed Life readers...
 I am Amanda Joy over from Joy in the Jumble

I am so excited for the opportunity to guest post over here on This Crazy, Blessed Life.
I am can't wait to see how her gorgeous Knot Bed Quilt does with Crafting With the Stars.

Today i am going to show you a fairly simple recipe of 
Chocolate Cake FOUR Ways

 These are the supplies you will need-
One chocolate cake mix (plus necessary ingredients to make the cake)
2 sticks of Butter- room temperature
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chips
Nutella Hazelnut Spread
Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Limited Edition
(I don't drink coffee, so I don't know how long Limited Edition flavors stay around)
Powdered Sugar

Give each mold a good spray of nonstick cooking spray.
After following box directions, 
add 1 1/4 cup cake batter into each slot, and bake as directed.
Be sure to read all instructions below before baking. 
Some of the cakes require adding extra goodies before the baking process can take place.
These will be noted in red.
After the cakes have baked and cooled, we are ready to frost.

Almond Joy Buttercream Bundt Cake
Take your first bundt cake and use the back side of a beater to poke small holes all over the top of the dome.
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Almond Joy Creamer
Whisk until incorporated, then pour over the top of the cake.

While the glaze soaks into the cake, cream 1/2 a stick of butter.
Then add 2 cups Powdered Sugar
Add 1 Tablespoon Almond Joy Creamer,
then whip until fluffy and incorporated.
Spread over the top of the cake

 Peanut Butter Buttercream Bundt Cake
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the PB and chocolate chips into the cake batter before baking
Chop 2 Tablespoons of the chips to sprinkle on top of the frosting.
1/2 stick of butter, creamed
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
up to 1 Tablespoon of milk
Cream ingredients together, then spread  frosting on top of cake. Sprinkle on the chopped PB and Chocolate Chips.

 Nutella Buttercream Bundt Cake
1/2 stick of butter, creamed
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons Nutella
up to 1 Tablespoon milk
Cream ingredients together, spread on top of cake.
Sprinkle Chocolate Jimmies on the frosting.

 Cookies and Cream Buttercream Bundt Cake
 Break up 4 of the Oreos, and push the pieces into the cake batter before baking.
1/2 stick butter, creamed
2 cups powdered sugar
6 crushed and broken Oreo cookies
up to 1 Tablespoon milk
Cream ingredients together and spread on top of cake.

I was able to whip all four frostings and place them on their respective cakes in less than an hour.
You will have a little left over from each frosting...
Perfect for spreading on graham crackers...

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Oh, and I'm posting over at Joy in the Jumble today too!


Come see these adorable little Disney Autograph books over there :)


  1. I follow Amanda, too!!! Wait, maybe that's where I met YOU! I can't remember... :o)

    Every single one of these cakes looks amazing!!! I'm gonna have to get one of those special pans!

  2. Oh my goodness, Amanda's recipes always make me feel like I'm in heaven! Love her!

    I really loved your autograph books on Amanda's blog. Such a fun idea! We don't have any plans for going to Disneyland soon but I'm thinking it would be fun to make a personalized journal like that for the kids to write or draw in every day. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Y-U-M. Wow, those are amazing and that autograph book is adorable!


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