Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake that’s moist and rich… kid- friendly and easy to make too!

Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

The start of the year has been heavy for each and everyone in the family. My tatay passed away just two days after the New Year. We are still in mourning at the loss of someone very close to our heart but I would like to look at it with a positive note just as how my tatay would always want it. He would always say that life should go on and we shouldn’t grieve so long that we cease to enjoy our life as we should. He would always want us to remember him as the jolly, wacky, awesome, and cool tatay that he is.

I feel like today… our New Year is just beginning. New Year always calls for a celebration and to celebrate there has to be cake. What better way to celebrate the beginning of this week than with a Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake made with Maya Cake Flour?

Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

Last month, Ykaie and I had a  magical time making Maya Strawberry Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream and we had fun snacking with Maya Fun Cakes. We used the new Maya Pancake and Baking Mix that’s been transformed by Disney to make it more magical.

Today, we used the new Maya Cake Flour in making this Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake.

Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

Ykaie was very excited to use it because it was designed with two of her favorite characters from Frozen, Elsa and Anna. Those were her costumes on her 7th birthday.

Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

It was surprising to find that this recipe is very kid-friendly. Ykaie did most of the step-by-step instructions. All I did was guide her in doing them. First things first is we prepared all the necessary ingredients.

Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

Then as per instructions on the recipe, I pre-heated the oven and then greased and lined the 9-inch round pan.

Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

Ykaie started by combining the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

Then, using a mixer, I helped her cream the butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.

Ooops! Caught red-handed! Pinapapak ang peanut butter!

While waiting for the mixture to incorporate together, my niece Babin joined the fun!

Everything came into one creamy batter in which choco chips were folded in.

Babin helped Ykaie in pouring the batter to the pan by holding the pan in place while Ykaie poured in…

I help smooth it a little. Then it was baked in the oven for 40 minutes.

To make the Chocolate Buttercream, we creamed butter using a wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Then we added confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and whipping cream. This we spread around the cooled cake.

I garnished it with mini-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for more peanut butter and chocolate goodness!

Mommies and Daddies, if you’re interested in some kid-appropriate recipes, drop by www.newgenbaker.com! They have recipes which your child can enjoy baking with you or with some friends.

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Maya Peanut Butter and Choco Chip Cake

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

Scale

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups Maya Cake Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup peanutbutter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp whipping cream

Instructions

Prepare Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/177ºC. Grease the bottom of one 9-inch round pan and line with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. (K)
  3. In another bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, ending with the dry mixture and beating well after each addition. Fold in Semi-sweet chocolate chips. (K)
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until done. Cool completely before frosting. (K)

Prepare Chocolate Buttercream

  1. Using a wooden spoon, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder. (K)
  2. Add milk and whipping cream and continue beating until light and fluffy. (K)

To Assemble

  1. Assemble the cake by spreading chocolate buttercream around the cake (K)
  2. Cover the whole cake with frosting and decorate as desired. (K)

Notes

(K) = Kid Friendly Task

TIP:
1. “Grease” is a term used in brushing fat, usually vegetable shortening, at the bottom of the baking pan. Where “Line” is a term used in putting baking paper at the bottom of the pan after greasing. These are done to prevent sticking of the product to the pan.

2. Sift confectioner’s sugar to have a smooth consistency for the buttercream.

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80 Responses

  1. I will not be surprised if your daughter starts learning to bake and cook on her own at a very young age! That cake makes me more hungry!!!

  2. This looks good. I always think of peanut butter recipes whenever there are jars of peanut butter left in the house. =)

  3. Cakes are one of my favorite things in the universe! Haha..And it can really lift someone’s spirits up. Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

  4. This looks amazing! Unfortunately I’m currently (trying anyway) on a diet! Was wondering if you have a similar recipe but with less fattening(?) ingredients? I look forward to that in a future post! 😀
    Also, I can see your daughter is so game in your baking session! I also love how she has mastered the art of posing, haha! 😀

  5. Oh my gosh, peanut butter and chocolate is a combination I absolutely love. I only wish we had an oven so that I can try baking this cake. Looks so yummy!

  6. I lovelovelove seeing kids in the kitchen! We call our 9yo Kid Baker because she loves getting in there and whipping something up. This cake looks amazing and I didn’t know they had Frozen cake flour. Thanks!

  7. Oh my that looks so yummy. I’ve never heard of Maya flour before. I will have to look that up. Great recipe.

  8. Wow! Looks like a big reese chocolate! Would definitely do some for my family and myself. Ihihi. Though we dont have an electric mixer, kaya yan ng powers ko. Thanks for this.

  9. I love when our kids help us! And I love the Frozen Maya flour, that is my favorite movie! I also want this cake now!

  10. Oh my goodness, this cake is to die for, look how reach and yummy it looks. I love how involved your daughter got into making it.

  11. I love chocolate and peanut butter, especially when they are together. This looks awesome.

  12. This Maya Peanut Butter and chocolate chip cake looks delicious. My great niece and great nephew would love to make an easy delicious cake like this one. I will have to share this recipe with my niece. Thanks for shairng the recipe..

  13. What a neat way to spend time with the kids too, I will try to make this with my kiddos and see if we can’t make some memories in the kitchen. Looks delicious!

  14. This cake sounds delicious. I love letting my little ones help me in the kitchen. I haven’t baked any goodies in a while. I might have to let my son bake something. I remember helping my mom in the kitchen.

  15. The cake looks yummy with the Reese cups in it and the icing looks on fleek. This is a very nice bonding moment for you and your kid. 🙂

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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