I really like this cake.  It looks like a bakery cake (you know, super dark?) and tastes very chocolate-y even though its made with regular old ingredients.  Enjoy.



1. Melt 1 stick of butter with 1 cup of granulated sugarAdd 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup.

2. Mix 1/2 cup of hot water with 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder.  Let it sit for 5 minutes, then add to the batter.

3. Stir in 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Mix it all together.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9-inch cake pan with foil.  Liberally spray the pan with cooking spray.  It’s called “sticky cake” for a reason, kiddos.  Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes.

5. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then let it cool on a rack completely.  This should take at least 1 hour.



This recipe is so easy, it doesn’t even need instructions.  In a big bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the following:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Use it to frost the cake.  It will be a delicious combination that you’ll be sure to love. 🙂