Monday, March 10, 2008

Peanut Butter Cake

One of my friend's had a birthday and he LOVES Peanut Butter, so I thought it would be fun to make a Peanut Butter cake for him. I found this recipe online at allrecipes.com
It was super easy and it's way YUMMY!!!

INGREDIENTS

  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package butter cake mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Topping
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Chocolate Sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. (I cooked it at 350 degrees because 325 just takes too long.)
  2. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each one. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. (I did 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.) Allow cakes to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Assemble and frost with Peanut Butter Frosting once cool. I also put cut up Reese's in the middle layer just to add a little something.
  4. To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine cream together until light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency. Apply to cool cake.
  5. Then I cut up Reese's Peanut Butter cups and put them on top and then drizzled chocolate sauce on top of them. You can use any chocolate sauce you want. I took about a cup of the Wal-Mart brand Milk Chocolate chips (they melted creamy enough that I didn't need to add milk or anything to them) and melted them in a double broiler. (I heard for melting chocolate chips in a double broiler you should use a glass bowl, they say it's better that way. Who knows if it is true, but I am just passing along the information.) I had the temperature on low and melted the chips and then put the sauce in a sandwich baggy, cut a little whole in the corner and drizzled. But it's up to you on how you want your cake to look, just have fun with it.
The final product....





3 comments:

JMDFamily said...

Umm yea that looks delicious Wendy! Good job

Dave & Amy said...

This looks amazing! Well done sis!

debra said...

Abby and Brenna totally approved! I forgot Brenna's exact wording when she called you Wend- but she was in heaven! We all loved it!