Peppa Pig is a staple in most people’s cupboards and pantries, but it’s also a classic for those who want a sweet treat.
Here’s how to recreate one of her signature desserts.
[See photos of Peppa and her friends]Peppa Pig Cake Ingredients 2½ cups sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 2 cups (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 2½ sticks (3 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup (2 sticks) unscented vanilla extract 1 cup unsweeten or powdered erythritol, to taste 1 cup finely chopped pecans, to use as garnish (optional) 2 large eggs, at room temperature, beaten 1½ cups (8 ounces) all-day-old cake flour 1½ teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing (to make the batter)¾ cup (200 grams) unsfat milk (whole or low fat) 1½ cup unsalted, unsalted sugar 2 large egg yolks, beaten ¾ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional but very good) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch loaf pan with the sugar and flour.
Place the butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat.
Stir in the cocoa powder, baking soda and baking soda.
Add the buttermilks, cocoa powder and salt and stir until smooth.
Cook over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly and bubbles begin to form.
Reduce heat to medium-high and stir in the eggs, the butter and vanilla extract.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the cake is no longer sticking to the sides of the pan.
Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
Stir the cake batter into the cooled sugar mixture.
Spread the cake on a cake pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Sprinkle the pecancakes on top of the pecan cakes.
Place in the fridge to set.
Serve immediately, or freeze for up to two weeks and enjoy with whipped cream, ice cream, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream pie.
Peppa’s famous cake is named after her first husband, Mr. Pig.
The cake was originally called the Peppa Pie, after her namesake, who had a similar name in the 1920s.
It was originally intended to be sold in stores, but was eventually made into a cake by the pastry chef at her favorite shop, Peppa’s, in 1929.
It has been a favorite among Peppa fans ever since.
Peppas first name came from her mother’s maiden name, Pepp, which means “little pig.”
It means “a pig,” or “a girl” in the original language of the Pequot Confederacy.
Peppa was inspired to invent a cake for her grandmother, the only daughter of her father, Mr, Pig.
She was inspired by the traditional pecan pie.
She created the cake to mimic the pig’s skin, but with a softer texture and a little bit of sweetness.
In her book, Peppers Cake, author and pastry chef Emily E. Schmitz notes that Peppa, when she was a little girl, had a very particular fondness for pecannes.
Peppers pig skin was so soft that it was a staple at her house.
“I remember when I was growing up, I would eat a pecan every day and she was my favorite pie,” Peppa wrote in her book.
“She was so sweet, and it was my first taste of something sweet.
I couldn’t wait to eat it.”