I know many people vow to eat healthier and exercise more for the new year. My motto for 2011 is Move More, Eat Less (thank you, Cathy Z). This recipe I'm going to share is not going to help you in the Eat Less catagory. In fact, it might actually help you in the Move More. And i'm not talking about moving to the kitchen for a second piece. This is a recipe to make and share with lots of friends or co-workers or just know that you will have to add some time to the treadmill or your running shoes to make up for it. But it's oh so worth it. Besides, woman cannot live on spinach alone.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache:
Ooooh...yeeeaaaahhhh!! I made this for Christmas dinner. Well, not actually for dinner but for dessert but with all the healthy fats from the peanut butter it may as well be dinner. I used this recipe: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bundt. I then made some chocolate ganache to drizzle on top.
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 oz heavy whipping cream
Put the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the heavy whipping cream over the stovetop until the edges start to bubble. Take off heat and pour the cream over the chocolate. Do NOT mix. Let the bowl sit for 10-12 minutes. Then whisk together until it all mixes well. It will be very runny. Place the bowl in the fridge until it reaches your desired consistency. I waited a while so it was pretty firm, but I could still drizzle it. Then I chopped up peanut butter cups.
Seriously, do they make these that aren't wrapped? Why is it such a pain to get them all out of the wrapper!
But they look soooo good on top of the cake. And the bonus pool of ganache in the middle isn't too bad either.
And here's the coolest part about the cake. A lovely ribbon of peanut butter flowing through the whole thing. Looks lovely on a plate, too.
Now if this cake doesn't inspire you to Move More then I don't know what will. Thanks for stopping by today!