I received some samples of Peanut Hottie last week. Peanut Hottie is a hot drink that tastes like Peanut Butter. I have to be honest and say that peanut butter isn’t really my thing so when I tasted the drink I wasn’t overly keen on it. However, that said I am quite partial to peanut butter in things. Possibly a little weird, but true.
So, due to having two children full of colds I decided to scrap our plans last Friday and instead we had a go at using some of the Peanut Hottie to make some flavoured cakes.
I am not a baker. At all. I can cook, but whenever I attempt even the most basic of cakes they never seem to look right, so I wasn’t holding out much hope.
hindered me helped me enormously with the weighing out of ingredients and we didn’t even spill a speck of flour or sugar (Ok he tipped half of it on the floor as he tried to get it from the scales to the bowl which then meant I had to guess how much I needed to add!). We mixed everything together, popped the mixture into the cases and then popped into the oven for 15-20 minutes. (I make this sound really easy but in-between all this we had lots of nose wiping, Emma scooting off with the cake cases, both of them covered in flour and sugar from Daniel missing the HUGE mixing bowl…..)
Daniel spent the time the cakes were baking peering into the oven telling me that he had made the cakes. I think he thought I might eat all the cakes without him knowing. When they were cooked they didn’t actually look too bad, and I definitely wasn’t selective in choosing which ones I photographed!
Once they’d cooled we had a taste and they are actually really nice, despite the complete guesswork with the quantity of ingredients. The peanut taste is much more subtle than I expected it to be and I think these would taste lovely warmed up with a bit of vanilla ice cream or custard. Having left the cakes a further 24 hours they have turned lovely and sticky. This may be more of a reflection on the guess on how much flour and sugar I had to add after Daniel spilt some, but either way when they’re warmed up they will be delicious with some ice cream or custard. They were definitely much nicer having been left for 24 hours, nice and sticky 🙂
I’ve shared the recipe I used below. These are the actual measurements you’re supposed to use, we didn’t use quite these exact measurements as I had to compensate for an over eager toddler….
- 115g butter
- 115g caster sugar
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 115g self-raising flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 75g Peanut & Chocolate peanut hottie
- Preheat your oven to 190 C /Gas 5 and beat together the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
- Slowly add in the eggs, mixing each one in well before adding the next.
- Sieve the flour, oeanut hottie and the baking powder and fold into the bun mixture.
- Spoon into the bun cases.
- Pop in the oven and bake until they are golden brown, about 15 mins or so
If you like Peanut Butter than I am sure you will enjoy peanut hottie, and if you like baking with a bit of a twist then I can reccomend it for cakes, and will be using it in future bakes I am sure.