Triple Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

Triple Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cake


Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
1cup all-purpose flour
cup sugar
2tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
teaspoons baking powder
½cup chocolate milk or regular milk
2tablespoons vegetable oil
2teaspoons vanilla
½cup peanut butter-flavor pieces
½cup semisweet chocolate pieces
½cup chopped peanuts
¾cup sugar
2tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
cups boiling water
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
Chocolate bar pieces (optional)

Directions:

1. Lightly coat the inside of a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add chocolate milk, oil, and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Stir in peanut butter pieces, chocolate pieces, and peanuts. Spread batter evenly in the prepared cooker.

3. In another medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Gradually stir in boiling water. Carefully pour cocoa mixture over batter in cooker.

4. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

5. Remove liner from cooker, if possible, or turn off cooker. Let stand, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes to cool slightly. To serve, spoon pudding cake into dessert dishes. If desired, top with ice cream and chocolate bar pieces.

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