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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55 Responses
  1. Helen - Pay Per Click Manager

    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…

  2. Molly Jean

    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 🙂

  3. Kaitlin

    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! 😉

  4. cindy*

    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!

  5. Aggie

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

    Your mother’s day pics are great!

  6. Joyce

    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.

  7. cakeaddict

    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…

  8. Live.Love.Eat

    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 🙂 I have missed ya. Sorry I have been MIA. The new job has me busy!

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