Friday, May 21, 2010

Toddler Snacks, Reese Cup Cake and 27 WEEKS!

I have read a few blogs with the idea of using a cupcake pan to give your toddler snacks, so I tried it out today with Vincent!



Lots of choices!

Mommy's good eater dominated the peas! He loves them!! 

Nom, Nom, Nom!

The best thing about it is once they are done you can just throw the leftovers in the fridge and pull them out quick and easy next time they get hungry for a snack! He loved all the choices! 

We also made daddy his favorite Reese Cup cake!

Here is the recipe! I am simple and make things very easy as a Mommy you do not have a lot of time to spend baking at times! 


What you will need

Cake
I always use Devil's Food Cake Mix- Follow the directions on the box, I usually cut the bake time by 2-3 minutes, it always makes my cakes very moist! If you want to make a homemade Chocolate Cake my favorite to use is Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake

Icing
Vanilla Icing or if you want to make your own I always use Wilton's Buttercream
Peanut Butter- I prefer the taste of the reduced fat, no clue why but it tastes better to me!

Topping
Reese Cup's Minis


Mix Cake according to whichever mix or recipe you use.


Pour into pans and cook according to the time limit for whichever pan you choose... I always do a 2 layer 9-inch cake 

In the meantime make your frosting! It is very easy!

Take 2 scoops of peanut butter (around 1/2 cup) and put in microwave safe bowl

Microwave for 20-30 seconds

Once the peanut butter is melted add the container of frosting and whip with a fork

Mix until the peanut butter is mixed evenly, before frosting the cake I always throw the icing in the microwave for 15-20 seconds so it is easier to spread.... The icing tastes like PB Fudge! YUMM

Baker's tip! To make your 2 layer cake even, level the cake with a bread knife and throw the excess away!

Ice the middle layer, and break up and sprinkle reese cups on!

Add the second layer and decorate the reese cups however you like! I usually pipe the edges with frosting, but lets face it sometimes as a Mommy you are in a rush! 


And there you have it... a Reese Cup Cake! I promise it will be your family's new favorite! 


Let me know if any of you make the cake! I would love to hear feedback! :)

Also here are a few belly shots! WHEW!! 13 MORE WEEKS! My doctor also said I was measuring a week or so over, lol maybe she just wanted me to feel better about myself! JK...But if thats the case maybe he will come on his due date vs a week over like Vincent! :)







Have a great weekend everyone!! xoxo





10 comments:

  1. OH you look so good!
    What a lucky little guy and his fun food!
    LOVE your blog, i am a MOM too. Would love to be friends :)
    Happy new friend Friday!
    Following you, come follow me too.
    XOXO
    Frenchy

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  2. OH MY! I WILL be making that cake. It looks so good. That frosting looks good enough to eat by itself!

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  3. oo love it!! looks soooo yummy!! can i have a piece??

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  4. That cake looks awesome! I'm definitely going to try it!

    Great idea with the cupcake pan too!

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  5. Looks delish! I think that I am going to try it. Your son is so adorable! Lol

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  6. My husband will die for that cake! Can't wait to try it!

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  7. Oh man, that cake looks AMAZING!! Guess I am baking today, haha!

    You also look fabulous!!!

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  8. I have never heard of the cupcake idea and just think that is awesome!! I'll be pulling out my cupcake pan tomorrow!

    The cake looks amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  9. I think I might have drooled a little looking at that cake. My waistline won't be happy, but I'm making it tonight!
    Chelsea

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  10. HAHA THANKS LADIES!! Let me know what you think of the cake!! We are still eating away @ it! I always keep it in a cake container in the fridge, it keeps really moist that way!!

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