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    Wednesday, March 01, 2006

    An Elvis Inspired Coffee Cake

    If you want rich and fattening, this is it…great for a crowd.
    A little goes a long way. Thank you Paula Dean.
    Her Elvis addition to this American Gooey Butter Cake Classic of course is the peanut butter and banana. (By the way his famous banana and peanut butter, fried in butter, sandwiches are superb). Sounds gross but trust me.

    This is really easy and I guarantee it will be a hit

    You will need
    The Base
    1 pkt Chocolate cake mix
    1 egg
    125 gms butter melted

    Combine all ingredients and beat well. Press the mixture evenly with your fingers into a swiss roll tin.

    The Filling
    250 gms cream cheese room tempertaure
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    ½ cup of smooth peanut butter
    1 whole ripe banana
    125 gms butter room temperature
    400 gms icing sugar
    Mint leaves (optional)
    Crème Fraiche (optional

    I know this sounds a lot of sugar and fat but believe me combined it is great…just forget the calories on this occasion.

    Beat the cream cheese until smooth, keep on beating and add eggs 1 at a time then the vanilla and the peanut butter, and then the banana and butter, then mix in the icing sugar till all combined. Pour over base.
    Bake in 180° oven 45-50 minutes. Look at it after 40 mins check with knife to see if it comes clean…you want the centre to be gooey so don’t over bake. Cool in tin
    Cut into squares dust with extra icing sugar and garnish with sprig of mint.

    A little dob of crème fraiche just tops it off.