Using what Blake Makes…

From time to time someone will ask me to review a product. Oddly enough, most of the time it is not food related(wtf?) But when I saw a jar of Blake Makes Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche, it was I who was the one wanting to get a jar and review it. Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche! Are you kidding me? YUM. I signed up on his blog to receive a free sample in the mail. A few days later, two cute little jars arrived at my mailbox.
I knew right away when I heard about the PBDDL that I wanted to do something with bananas. I love banana and peanut butter(it’s the Elvis in me) and I love Caramel and bananas. So Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche sounded like a winner combo to go with bananas…and it was.
This is an very moist cake that I usually make with cream cheese frosting but decided to mix it up a bit. I did have problems with my frosting. I had beautiful Italian Meringue Buttercream, right up until the point that I added the PBDDL. Apparently the frosting was not in favor of that. It still worked out nicely and the taste was spot on so I overlooked my temperamental frosting.
Sadly right now this is not available to the public but I am hoping that it will be one day.

Banana Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup shortening
8 ounce Mascarpone cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas

Cream together the sugar, shortening and Mascarpone cheese. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix for another 30 seconds. Add banana and buttermilk. Mix together all dry ingredients, then combine sugar mixture with dry ingredients. Pour into 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Peaut Butter Dulce De Leche Italian Buttercream Frosting


1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
5 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups unsalted butter , room temperature, cut into tablespoons
4 TBSP Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche(or regular Dulce de Leche)

Boil 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water over medium heat until it reaches 245F. As it cooks begin meringue so it’s ready when syrup is done.
Whip egg whites with a wire whisk in a stand up mixer on high until soft peaks form. About 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup sugar. Beat.
Slowly pour the hot syrup into the meringue steadily with the mixer still on high.
Beat the frosting for 7-10 minutes until the outside of the bowl has cooled down to room temperature.
Beat in butter by the tablespoon. The butter will deflate the frosting a bit.
When all butter is incorporated add PBDDL. Mix for about a minute.

Assembly:
Cut cake into two equal rectangles. Spread 3 TBSP peanut butter on top of bottom layer. Add a layer of buttercream on top of the peanut butter. Place second layer on top. Frost cake with remaining frosting. If you like, drizzle caramel over top of cake.

Comments

  1. That’s it. If I get a jar of PBDDL, I am sending it to you so in return you can make this for me and send it my way :)

  2. mmmmm…. i’m so jealous; i only got one jar and figuring out what to do with it (besides eat it by the spoonful) is proving to be difficult.

    so what if the buttercream wasn’t happy when you added the PBDDL – i’m sure it still tasted heavenly! :)

  3. Oh my goodness. I could get LOST in a cake like this. It makes me oh so happy just to look at it.

  4. Wow, Peabody! This looks AMAZING! I think I’m getting a toothache just looking at the PBDDL, but that toothache would soooo be worth it!

  5. I want some!!! Have a link as to where I can get some or a brick & morter store.

    I have a couple of banans on my counter hat are singing “make me, make me”

  6. Brittany says:

    That looks so good!!!

  7. Mmmm that cake looks so good! I want a jar of PBDDL for myself! yumm

  8. Mascarpone and banana? Peabody, count me in :) !

  9. mmmm, looks so good! Finally, the blog pays dividends and you get some worthy samples! Totally worth it.
    That PBDDL will probably never make it over the ocean to here. Darn. I will forever have it on my brain.

  10. OMG! If I weren’t married, I’d seriously be asking you out on a date after seeing this post. I absolutely love peanut butter (obviously), caramel (obviously) and bananas. Throw in some chocolates, and I’m…”Hopelessly devoted to you!” This cake looks spectacular! I’m not announcing it on my blog just yet, but we’re working on a pineapple dulce de leche now. You’ve heard it here first! bk

  11. This cake is absolutely breath-taking… I can’t think of a thing to say except “wow!”

  12. Wow, I was thinking about using my PBDDL in bananas foster cupcakes. Im still iffy on it. Your cake look heavenly, great job !

  13. um….hello! That looks delicious!

  14. Wow oh wow, I would love that stuff.

  15. yum, yum, yum. he contacted me a while back about trying this stuff out… i better hustle over to his blog and see if i can still get some!

  16. Dang. What didn’t you put in this. Unbelievable. The cake crumb looks so delish and the dulce de leche on that frosting….MMMMMM.

  17. Oh my, peanut butter, dulce de leche AND bananas? Be still my heart!

  18. Peanut butter dulce de leche?! YES!
    I hope it’s in the stores someday.

    This is a nice looking cake. I love the banana-peanut butter-caramel combo.

  19. I don’t think I’ve ever had banana cake – banana bread, yes, but not banana cake. I bet its just as excellent.

  20. please tell me you licked the jar clean. :)

  21. OH MY!!! This looks absolutely decadent, seriously, my jaw dropped when I saw it. Dulce de Leche, with mascarpone and bananas… wow… that’s all I can say.

  22. I’d love that as well, mmm mmm.

  23. Peabody, I’m going to repeat exactly what you said: “Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche! Are you kidding me?” – I couldn’t have said it better myself! My goodness, I too have always loved the combination of peanut butter, bananas, AND caramel (thank goodness for vegan caramel! haha); so between your banana cake and that peanut butter dulce de leche frosting, I SERIOUSLY believe that I have entered heaven… although I DO feel quite envious that you got to review such a luscious, decadent, perfect product, so I don’t know if I’m so angelic after all, haha :0)

  24. Awesome use of the PBDDL, I’m still waiting for mine to arrive and I suspect customs is where it’s at… stupid border.

  25. PBDDL? I’m speechless. And this cake? I’m drooling!

  26. SWOON!!! That seems to be the first word to come to mind when I read this post…well, many of your posts. Ohhhhh to be where you are. Thanks for the post and the wonderful blog.

    Carrie Fields

  27. A terrific cake! OMG, that frosting looks gorgeous! A “dirty” treat…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  28. How creative & delicious! I hope Blake’s products become available soon!

  29. hey,
    that banana cake looks mighty enticing! Ithink that adding marscapone cheese to anything ensures that it’s delectable!

  30. Oh, heavens, this looks fabulous! Nothing here not to love. Let me know as soon as it’s available and I’ll run out and buy a case.

  31. oh my, how delectable. Peanut butter dulce de leche …can’t get better than that.

  32. Not fair! This looks too good to eat! I have 6 days until I have to fit into a party dress and I think I have just gained 10 pounds! Oh – but it sure was worth it!

  33. Yum! I have so not had time to make anything yet (and AMAZINGLY the jar is still sitting unopened, next to my bed, yes, so I have to be reminded every morning that I have yet to make anything with it!) but I’m really excited about your recipe. I do believe I have decided to also do something with banana…it really does seem like the perfect combo!

  34. you always make me want to run run out and buy whatever ingredients i’m missing to i can make your creations as soon as possible. too bad its 2am and i’m not even in my own house. oh yeah, and i can’t stop eating sugar. i’m bookmarking this one to get made in the next couple of weeks. thanks again for another awesome one.

  35. WHAT?? Why haven’t I seen a jar of that stuff? Will I ever see a jar or will I go through life haunted by a missed opportunity to eat food of the gods???? Sigh.

  36. I can eat that anytime anyday.

  37. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment…cause I love the delightful surprise of visiting someone new and finding such a stunningly beautiful blog!

    Your recipes and photographs are wonderful!!!

  38. Peanut butter and dulce de leche in one – surely too good for words! Delicious looking cake.

  39. I can’t even imagine what other products people are asking you to review – hee hee. Well lady, I tagged you with the You Make My Day award, because you do! I just forgot to actually go around tagging folks after posting it. Chemo brain, or whatever ;) xxoo

    http://jenyu.net/blog/2008/02/29/wheres-the-love/

  40. Oh momma! I gained 10 lbs just reading this post. Fantastic creation. Can’t wait until this product hits the shelves.

  41. Dulce de leche is a true Brazilian passion, Pea (we love the stuff here, it’s amazing). Peanut butter is something I don’t buy because I eat the entire jar when I do. Those 2 together must be fantastic!

    That cake looks yummy! I love how freckled it looks (it’s the freckled girl in me). :)

  42. I think the buttercream reacted that way because it could not contain itself with that gorgeous peanut butter! Gorgeous cake!

  43. What a mouth-watering confection! At the moment I can’t even get dulce de leche here in the NL, so I’m green with envy that you got your hands on PBDD! I guess I will have to continue in my attempts at making it myself.

  44. I am right there with you and the PB, caramel and bananas.. OH YEAH BABY!! Your cake looks luscious.. too luscious.. I can’t keep looking at it! You hate my thighs, don’t you? :P

    heeee!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  45. Wow that caramel peanut spread sounds amazing. Your banana cake cake looks utterly delioucs too – made with marscapone!

  46. That banana cake looks really good!

  47. Mmm that cake looks so so good! I really want peanut butter dulce de leche!

  48. Yum! I’m jealous of those who have got to try this – I’m waiting for the next giveaway!

  49. Pea! I missed this. Wow! I do not get Dulce De Leche here! I hate that because I so want to make this. YOu are killing me!

  50. My friends and I were *just* talking about banana cake. This looks so good it’s unbelievable! I know where I’m getting my recipe for one now! Thanks! :)

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