Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tandy Kakes!

Am I the only one who remembers Tandy Kakes?  I believe it was Hostess who used to make them, and they would sit right next to the chocolate hostess cakes at the convenience stores or gas stations.  I haven't seen them in a long time, and not sure if they are still in circulation but boy oh boy do I miss them!

I had a major craving for them the other day (who doesn't crave peanut butter and chocolate on a vanilla cake??) so I decided to go for it and work out a recipe.  They came out pretty good - not Hostess good, but they were tasty.  Let me know what you think!





Tandy Kakes
4 eggs
2 c sugar
1 c fat free evaporated milk
1 vanilla bean
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 c creamy peanut butter
1 - 2 c chocolate (depending on how thinly you spread it) - chocolate chips, bakers chocolate, whatever you want to use
2 T butter

Preheat oven to 350.  Beat eggs and sugar together until thick and creamy.  Beat in milk and vanilla bean.  in another bowl combine the next 2 ingredients.  Gradually add to the egg mixture and mix well.  Spread into a greased 13x9 baking pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool 15 minutes.  Spread peanut butter over the warmed cake.  Cook completely.  Melt chocolate and butter in microwave for about a minute and a half, checking & stirring after one minute.  Gently spread over peanut butter and chill until firm (about 30 minutes).  Enjoy!