Last weekend my friend called me up for recipe ideas.  She liked to butter up the maintenance guys where she worked with some homemade baked goods, and she just couldn’t think of what to make.

Baking for the office is a great way to remind coworkers, who help you all week, that you appreciate them.  It’s also a great way to make sure that people, like maintenance workers, are on your side and willing to help you out when you need them.

Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes are a Pennsylvania tradition made from the Tasty Cake Company. This recipe, stolen from my mom’s recipe box, tastes just like Kandy Kakes.  They are easy to make and maintenance department approved.  Just be sure to ask around about peanut allergies, before you pass the plate.

For the Cake:

4 eggs
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder

Grease a 13×9 inch pan. Mix all of the above ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until it is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow the cake to cool.
1 Cup peanut butter

Spread the peanut butter over the cake.

7 oz. Hershey’s Chocolate Bar

Melt the chocolate bar and pour over the peanut butter. Be sure to break up the chocolate before melting it or it will melt unevenly and burn. Melt with a double boiler, or in the microwave on medium heat.  Cool completely.  Use a warm knife to cut the cake into individual servings.

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