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Chocolate Lovin’ Cream Centered Cake….Mmmmm!


Just watched the Biggest Loser Finale, what a show! It was such a great season. I won’t blow it for those of you who tivo’d it, but I will tell you it went WAY over their time limit, at least 1/2 hour. American Idol was awesome too, can’t wait to see the results!

I have to admit that I am a complete sucker every time I step foot into a William Sonoma and/or Sur La Table. I mean come on, it’s every cooks toy store. So, a few weeks ago I see this adorable cake pan on the shelf and next thing I knew I was handing over my debit card and taking my new pan home. Let me just say I love it to pieces. It makes an adorable cake and I can’t wait to make an ice cream center next time!

It was a cloudy day here in CA when I was desperately trying to get at least one good shot of the cake, so bare with the very mediocre pics below. Trust me, this very simple chocolate cake got reviews such as….”This is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had!” I didn’t have the heart to admit it was semi-homemade! That’s the beauty of it. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Lovin’ Cream Centered Cake

1 box devils food cake mix
4 eggs
6 oz vanilla lowfat yogurt
1 pkg chocolate instant pudding mix (small box)
1/2 Cup oil
1/2 Cup water
1 bag Reeses Peanut Butter Cup baking pieces (or use cut up candy pieces or even choc chips)

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 stick softened butter
2 Cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cake mix, eggs, yogurt, pudding mix, oil and water into stand mixer. Mix on medium-low for 2 minutes or until well combined. Slowly add in baking chips. Pour into greased Oreo cake pans (or 2 9 inch pans). Bake for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center. Let cool completely, then invert onto wax paper.

2. To prepare frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting over bottom cake then place second cake on top. Chill until serving.

Mother’s Day Festivities

We couldn’t be in AZ with our family for Mother’s Day, but I did get to spend the day with my favorite 3 boys! My sweet hubby made breakfast and even slaved over a beautiful penne pasta dinner after church. The boys made me homemade cards that made me cry, they were so sweet. My evening request was to go watch the sunset at Corona Del Mar beach. Here are some of the pics I snapped of our evening.

See you all soon with something mmm good! Have a great rest of your week!

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  1. 1
    Barbara Bakes says:

    An adorable cake for an adorable family!

  2. 2
    Chow and Chatter says:

    cute pics and impressive big oreo cake, my fav American cookies, lol

  3. 3
    Meghan says:

    I saw the Biggest Loser too – such a long episode! LOVE this cake!!! Your idea of adding ice cream to the center is great – vanilla or even cookies ‘n cream ice cream would be so delicious. Thanks for sharing pics of your beautiful family!

  4. 4
    oneordinaryday says:

    We stopped at William Sonoma on our way home from a weekend trip on Sunday and I stood in front of that cake pan and its display for at least 5 minutes. Too darn cute!!
    Alas. I came home without it.

  5. 5
    Patsyk says:

    I want that pan, too! Such a fun cake!

    Looks like you had a fantastic Mother’s Day with all your guys!

  6. 6
    Cristine says:

    What a cute cake!!!

  7. 7
    Dawn says:

    Oh my gosh I am way worse than you are. I almost bought that but got the little madeline pans instead LOL. Now after seeing this I have to get it. LOL

  8. 8
    Leslie says:

    Toooo cute!

  9. 9
    Lisa says:

    Cute cake and great pictures. Who do you think will be voted off tonight? I am hoping Danny stays.

  10. 10
    Bunny says:

    OH my gosh my daughter would go crazy over that cake, oreos are her favorite cookies!! I want that pan!! Your Mother’s Day pictures are beautiful!!

  11. 11
    Debbie says:

    The pics and the cake are both so adorable!!!!

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Love that pan! do you think I could use plain yogurt instead of vanilla & it would turn out ok? thanks for all of your awesome recipes, fun stories & great pics!

  13. 13
    Pam Shank says:

    We don’t have a William-Sonoma around here so I can only order things. I tried to get the choc.brownie pan you had but they are out!!!I looked at this one and the big cupcake. I have another pan coming today from Chef Catalog.
    I’m addicted to pans too. Your cake looks delicious and the pictures are so precious.

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    Love that pan! So fun! Great photos too!

  15. 15
    Sara says:

    Oh my gosh, those cake pans are SO cute! I love Sur la Table.

  16. 16
    Risa says:

    Such a cute pan!! I have a totally off topic question for you, your skin is so clear, what face wash and makeup do you use?

  17. 17
    Jenny says:

    Thanks everyone.

    I don’t even have a face wash. Just the good ol’ shower! I love my Mac Bronzer though. It does wonders. Thanks for the compliment!

  18. 18
    Brindi says:

    Your recipes are going to make by bum so big that I will have to be on the Biggest Loser. Love the cake pan. Thank goodness I only have Williams-Sonoma online. I would be broke if I could show up to the store.

  19. 19
    Caitlin says:

    love the cake!

    you have a beautiful family!

  20. 20
    Drama queens mum says:

    That cake looks yummy. Nice photos of your family.

  21. 21
    Jared and Katie Organ says:

    Of course the cake looks amazing, I am drooling. Especially with the reese’s in it! Your two boys have the most beautiful eyes! Sorry hope that’s not wierd. But I have never noticed them in the other pics. Glad you had such a great mother’s day! I love the beach! I just made your sweet walnut tilapia and it was amazing. My hubby and little boy gobbled it up. Thanks for all the great healthy recipes!

  22. 22
    Laura says:

    love that you posted that great cake and then mentioned the biggest loser. All I can do while watching that show is eat.

  23. 23
    Jenny says:

    My Photoshop makes those eyes stand out like that. I LOVE it!

  24. 24
    HoneyB says:

    This cake pan is so YOU! Any time I see an oreo I think of Jenny! lol. Love it!

  25. 25
    Kim A says:

    That is the funnest cake I’ve ever seen!!!!

  26. 26
    Kerstin says:

    You always have the best pans! The cake looks delicious. Sounds like you had the perfect Mother’s Day!

  27. 27
    Kristen says:

    Cute, cute, cute – the cake, the boys, everything!

  28. 28
    Girl Japan says:

    This has to be the most adorable cake pan I’ve ever seen, where did you get it- this is just too CUTE!

  29. 29
    Ashley says:

    Love the cake pan! You have a beautiful family, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 30
    Helene says:

    I had it on Tivo and miss the end. But it was a great show. That lady was so happy to win.

    Now I want something like this. I love it.

  31. 31
    The Japanese Redneck says:

    How cute. When you think what will they come up with next, then wham, they do. Really love the pictures. Recipe looks good too.

  32. 32
    Mama Bear says:

    Ohhh you bought the very pans I held in my hands the entire dreamy time I was in Williams-Sonoma on our California vacation (just got home yesterday…want to go back NOW!). I almost bought the set but alas, put it back.

    Looks GREAT!!

  33. 33
    Talita says:

    I’m a chocolate lover! That is perfect for me! Lovely family!

  34. 34
    Noor says:

    OMG I just love that pan, what a pretty cake. I am a sucker for pans as well so I understand.

  35. 35
    Anissa says:

    So I’m going to be making this cake for my bro-in-law’s birthday this weekend and he wants it to be super chocolately. I was thinking of modifying the cream filling to be a CHOCOLATE cream filling. Any ideas on how to do that?
    I love your blog and have been trying out recipe after recipe of yours. Haven’t found one yet that isn’t delicious… THANKS for your help!

  36. 36
    Meg says:

    Cute cake! Love the pics of the family!

  37. 37
    Live.Love.Eat says:

    That pan is adorable. And I am like you, I LOVE those stores. I actually get scared going in them because I get carried away. I did go to a restaurant supply store to get my fix a few weeks ago ๐Ÿ™‚ I have missed ya. Sorry I have been MIA. The new job has me busy!

  38. 38
    Jenny says:


    Yes you can use plain yogurt as a substitute. Good Luck!

  39. 39
    cakeaddict says:

    Your food site is one of the most decadent and painfully tempting blogs I’ve run into. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY STAY THIN AND HEALTHY WITH ALL THE AWESOME FOOD YOU COOK?! I am so going to have to make the oreo cake and oreo rice crispy treats. There goes my diet…

  40. 40
    Joyce says:

    I went bonkers when I saw this cake pan at WS. I have an addiction to cake pans since I love to play with flour. I did not buy it since I thought my kids might buy it for Mom’s day as I tossed out a few hundred hints. Guess my kids were not listening as kids tune out parents (selective hearing) so there was no pan for Mom’s day. Today we are going to the Mall and I am buying this Oreo baby for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your little ones are cute. I will visit your blog again.

  41. 41
    Aggie says:

    What a fantastic cake mold!! I love it, it’s adorable! and looks delish of course…

    Your mother’s day pics are great!

  42. 42
    cindy* says:

    i think i have cake pan envy now…how cute is that pan! love it.

    glad your mother’s day was great, your boys are adorable!

  43. 43
    Kaitlin says:

    Oh my gosh Jenny, I HAVE to get this pan!! It is SO adorable, my nieces and nephews would flip for it. TOO cute!

    Your family pics are beautiful as always! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  44. 44
    CookiePie says:

    Cute cake, and ADORABLE kids!!

  45. 45
    Stacey says:

    What a cute cake! I love it!

  46. 46
    Baking Monster says:

    I really wanted to get this pan but never did but the cake looks great!

  47. 47
    cookies and cups says:

    I have never seen this cake pan! So SO cute!

  48. 48
    Molly Jean says:

    I love this! I saw it in my WS email update and thought, “Ohhh how tempting!”

    But now I see that it really works and is adorable. How totally fun for your boys ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 49
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    That’s the cutest pan ever! I want one!!!! But your boys are even cuter!

  50. 50
    zoe says:

    wow! amazing!

  51. 51

    It looks like a massive cookie! and what a lovely looking family. Have bookmarked your blog, will do a recipe a day for a week and see if my husband doesn’t leave!

    Will message back the family response as and when…

  52. 52
    Tracy says:

    Wow, what a delicious-look cake! So cute!

  53. 53
    Tracy says:

    Wow, what a delicious-looking cake! So cute!

  54. 54

    This cake looks awesome! Very cool!

  55. 55
    Michelle says:

    How cute! Love the cream cheese filling!!!

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