Thursday, March 19, 2015

What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?? #Bundt Bakers

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Here it is, March already.  It has come in like a lion and I pray it goes out like a lamb.  March is quite the month.  We celebrate Lent a time of abstinance and fasting for many Christians.  But God has a sense of humor or maybe the devil is trying to trip us up....because it is also the month that we celebrate St. Patrick's Day (traditionally celebrated with beer and food) and the cute little brownies and girl scouts are knocking on our doors and freezing outside our local stores selling their delicious, once a year, cookies.  It's a conspiracy.....I know it....Did you hear something??

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What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?  Mine are trefoils because I am a shortbread fanatic.  Frank's favorites though are the Tagalongs aka Peanut Butter Patties.  I have to admit that I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate as well so when Kelly of Passion Kneaded chose Girl Scout Cookie Flavors for our Bundt Bakers theme this month, I knew exactly what flavor cookie I was replicating.  Then just to cement my idea in stone, our daughter Amy, invited us over for dinner and I told her I would bring the dessert.  Guess what her favorite Girl Scout Cookie is?  Yep, you're right......Tagalongs!  

I made a simple peanut butter cake and topped it with an even easier chocolate ganache.  I usually use semi or bitter sweet chocolate in my ganache but today I used milk chocolate in keeping with the taste profile of the Tagalongs.And then I crushed up some pastel peanut M&M's to sprinkle over the top because after all it is March and Spring begins this month as well.

Don't forget to go to the bottom of this post to see what Girl Scout Cookie Flavors all the other bakers made!!




Tagalong Bundt Cake

2 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter, smooth or crunchy, your choice ( I used smooth because that was what I had)
2 t. vanilla
3 eggs
1 c. milk

Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a small bowl.  In the large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffly.  Add the peanut butter and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk just until combined.
Spread into a bundt pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 45 -50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake removes cleanly.  Let cake cool in pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes, invert onto cooling rack, releasing from the pan and continue to cool completely on rack before transferring to a platter and frosting or glazing with milk chocolate.

To make Chocolate Ganache, heat 1/2 c. cream for each 5 oz of chocolate used.  Place chocolate pieces in a small bowl and pour heated cream onto the chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth.  For this cake, I wanted to drizzle the glaze so I only used 5 oz of chocolate and 1/2 c. of cream.  You would double that recipe if you wanted to completely cover a 9x13" cake.  Print Recipe

And here are the other fabulous Bundts celebrating Girl Scout Cookies and their flavors!

 #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.



32 comments:

  1. You know, I never thought about the fact that there were all those temptations in the middle of Lent. I love your addition of the M&Ms to the top of your Bundt. Definitely makes it more festive.

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    1. Life is hard sometimes LOL....thanks Kelster.

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  2. This looks WONDERFUL Wendy! My boys would be crazy for this one - PB Chocolate lovers unite. :)

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  3. You can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate together! Sounds absolutely delicious!

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  4. woooooow, it looks great!!! :)

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  5. Looks so great! Love the spring pastels. We used almost the same peanut butter cake recipe! :D

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  6. The chocolate mint ones are my favorites - hands down. I never buy them because the whole box get eaten in one sitting. Then I am sick!

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    1. I have no self control either that is why I am glad I could take this cake to my daughter's and then I refused to take the leftovers home telling her to take it to work the next day.

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  7. wonderfullllllllll , i love the M&M topping a great idea.

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  8. LOVE tagalongs Wendy....and your cake looks fabulous! So pretty to add the crushed pastel m & m's. Perfect for an Easter cake! : )

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  9. I was reading your farm news, and missed your cake! post It looks delicious, great Easter idea:)

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  10. Looks sooo delicious, Wendy, great cake for Easter!! By the way love your farm news/updates :-)
    See you again next month!!

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  11. Beautiful Bundt, fantastic Easter recipe!

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  12. This is so pretty and sounds so wonderful! Love it. <3

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  13. Lovely bundt!!! It is amazing with those M&M's on top!!! Yummy!!! XO

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  14. Peanut butter and chocolate is a fantastic combination, your bundt looks wonderful!

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