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!
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!