Cake-like brownies baked with peanut butter cups, then topped with chocolate, peanut butter chips, and sprinkles! Grab a glass of milk and let’s start this party!!
The summer months are busy with birthday celebrations at my office! I think about half of my co-workers were born in July! Although we never seem to have a shortage of goodies in the break room, I wanted to make a homemade cake to show my appreciation for the support they have given me in the office, and in my kitchen 🙂
Cake? Where? What cake?
For awhile, I had a bake sale every couple of weeks to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while training to run a marathon with Team in Training, and my co-workers were always super supportive!
During that time, squeezing in extra hours baking for the sale was a challenge, so after I met my monetary goal for the team, I gave up baking in mass.
I’ve started to really miss those baking frenzy days and was looking forward to creating a big ‘ole cake!
The day I planned to bake was another active day. I started my morning with a SUPER early run with my buddies, and then worked all day, headed to the grocery store to stock our refrigerator, made dinner. You may have a similar routine. I was pooped! I thought if I took a quick cat nap, I would revive, and get in bake-o-rama mode for a few hours.
My nap turned into a two hour hard snooze!!
I kind of panicked when I woke up, but do you know what awesome creations you can make with a little help? Start with a box of your favorite brownie or cake mix, spruce it up by adding homemade ingredients or just present it in a different way.
How does brownies cupcakes with peanut butter cups, topped with a homemade magic chocolate shell sound?!
Brownies were always the first to sell at my bake sales, so I went with a the crowd pleaser and it turned it into celebratory brownie cupcakes!
Once fancied up, it looked like these were purchased from a bakery!