Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fluffernutter Cake


My husband has an addiction. He has a compulsion to look at certain kinds of pictures on the computer. No, not that kind of picture!! His favorite leisure time activity is trolling the internet for interesting tech factoids, cool videos of jet engine flame-outs, and gossip about the newest Macintosh products. He will even cover up the scantily clad, buxom women in the side bar advertisements so he can better focus on the latest PIXAR movie trailer.

The other day he sheepishly turned the laptop around to me and said, "Look what I found. Don't you have some bananas on the counter?" He showed me a totally drool-worthy cake on Slashfood, the Elvis cake from Foodaphilia. "Would you make me this, please, honey?"

Well, how can I turn down such a nice guy?

I made the cake and as I was putting it together I thought about Elvis. Amazing music, jumpsuits, and hey, wasn't he a big fan of fluffernutter sandwiches? With this brain spark, I added marshmallow fluff to the frosting in between the layers. Wow, it tastes just like my Killer Crack Peanut Butter Fudge! The cake is super moist with gooey filling and mounds of frosting, and it tastes even better the next day as the flavors meld. Perfect for banana lovers, peanut butter addicts, and Elvis fans alike!

Elvis Fluffernutter Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
3-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 mashed bananas, about 1 cup
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on the cake

1- Preheat the oven to 350 deg. F. Grease the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans. Fit the bottoms with rounds of parchment paper. Grease and flour the whole pan.

2- In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

3- In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. Stir in vanilla and mashed bananas.

4- Pour batter evenly between the two cake pans. Sprinkle the mini chips over the top of the batter. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

5- Let pans cool for 10 minutes on a rack. Carefully invert layers onto a plate, peel off the parchment paper, then carefully put back on the rack to finish cooling. If the cake cracks at all, don't fret as there will be plenty of gooey frosting to fill in the gaps.

Frosting

2 sticks of butter at room temperature
1 cup of smooth peanut butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup marshmallow fluff

With an electric mixer cream together the butter and peanut butter until it's smooth. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time. Add as much of the milk as you need to achieve the consistency you want.

Place 1/3 of the frosting into a separate bowl and fold in the marshmallow fluff till completely incorporated.

Frost the top of the first layer with the marshmallow frosting. Top with the second layer. Frost with the rest of the frosting and sprinkle mini chips over the top, pressing them into the frosting slightly.



31 comments:

Aimée said...

Lynn, you are dangerous when armed with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff! This looks heavenly. What a lucky husband!

Melinda said...

I am sure our husbands were separated at birth. He enjoys computer geek jokes and also orders loads of cable. Our attic is going to cave in some day because of too much cable.
Your cake looks seductive. My husband would stop cable hunting to look at that cake too.
The addition of marshmallow fluff is a kind of Las Vegas show girl feather boa touch! Elvis would approve.

Deborah said...

I remember seeing this cake on Slashfood and have wanted to make it ever since. It looks great!!

Peabody said...

Mmmm, I do love the classic Elvis sandwich...I can only imagine it in a cake!

VeggieGirl said...

what a fun, delicious cake to make for your husband - I love Elvis, and the nut-butter-banana combination, so this cake is calling out to me! :0)

Gigi said...

Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my face! Wow! What a cake. This shall be my next birthday cake!

Kevin said...

This cake looks so amazing! A banana and chocolate chip cake with peanut butter and marshmallow icing...mmm...

LyB said...

I LOVE marshmallow fluff! My mom would never buy the stuff so when I slept over at a friend's house I would always have marshmallow fluff on my morning toast. Gorgeous looking cake!

Cakespy said...

Whew!! A cake truly fit for the King! This looks awesome!

Rose&Thorn said...

This so does not form part of my New Year's resolution to loose weight! The Devil doesn't wear Prada, she bakes cakes!!! Great looking cake.

Dianne said...

I can't believe I sat home and ate pecans! BAH!

eatme_delicious said...

Wow this cake sounds and looks truly decadent! Your idea for the frosting is perfect. Must save this recipe.

Ellie said...

Alas, I can no longer purchase marshmallow fluff here - it was available at my local foodstore for a few years before being removed from the shelves, never to be seen again! Oh well, I can just dream about how lovely this cake tastes till I once again spot magical marshmallow fluff again!

The Cooking Ninja said...

wow! This cake is awesome. I'm going to book mark it to try. :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

The name won my heart, Lynn! :)

Husband said...

OK - Let's clear this up: I am NOT addicted. I'm just ...intrigued by technology and how things work. But one thing we don't need to clear up is the plate, I've licked it clean.

I love your cake. Thank you for making it. It's wonderful. The addition of the fluffernutter filling really takes this cake from 'great' to truly awesome!

Husband

Anonymous said...

WOW...the Elvis Fluffernutter cake looks breathtakingly delicious!!!

Big Boys Oven said...

this is lovely and so adrobale, I like the light brown colour of this cake, so adorable!

Brilynn said...

I'm addicted to Tastespotting.com, the pics there always make me drool. This cake should definitely be on there.

Gabe said...

Oh my gosh! That looks fabulous! And my fiancé loves peanut butter and chocolate. I might just have to try this out on him.

Just one question though. What is marshmallow fluff?

**doffs her cap and vanishes**

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Apart from ruining my waistline, you're now giving me an impossibly long list of cakes and other delights that I want to try! Looks fabulous...

Cheryl said...

I have made this before. Isn't it awesome. To put the best kids sandwich in a cake is ingenious.

My husband is also addicted, I mean "intrigued" by Macintosh products.

E said...

Lynn,

This looks wonderful. I had never thought to combine elements from my Elvis cake with some from my FlufferNutter, and I'm glad you did! It looks incredible.

Julie said...

This cake looks as "fluffy" as its name. You must have seen the special edition Reese's PB cups with banana flavor celebrating some Elvis anniversary of some sort. I wasn't crazy about the artificial banana flavor--I'd MUCH rather have this cake. Do the 2/3 cup chips go in the batter? Did I miss soemthing in the directions?
Thanks,
Julie

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Odd that this one slipped past my radar! Travel is so hard on my reading.
This is really divine Lynn! I like your guy's additions!

fieryirishangel said...

I have this cake in the oven now. I was a bit worried - I was having trouble creaming the butter and sugar for some reason. It didn't get as fluffy as I thought it should've, so I hope I haven't screwed it up! It's baking away, so I'll find out shortly.

eatme_delicious said...

I'm making this cake this weekend for my stepdad!! Can't wait to try it. :)

lovey said...

Please can you tell me where can i get marshmallow fluff from ??? I really love baking and this cake looks interesting ..really wanna try this one

lovey said...

do you take any bakery classes or do you know of any bakery classes in melbourne ?

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Lovey - Marshmallow fluff is also known as marshmallow creme. It's available in grocery stores here, so try asking for it at your local store.

I take baking classes in the school of trial and error (lots of error), classes held in my kitchen. I don't know of any specific classes in Melbourne, but I'm sure there must be some. Try searching food blogs that originate in Melbourne. Good luck!

lovey said...

thank u soo much for your reply. I will try and look for this marshmallow creme.Hopefully i will be able to find it. I just noticed that you are from America.. hopefully i ll be able to find baking classes in melbourne too..