March 21, 2011

On the cooling rack: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

We had a celebration at church last week. I signed up to make a cake, thinking I'd just do something I always do. But then I was flipping through a library book and saw a cake with piped henna on it, and wanted to do something similar, though my piping skills are minimal at best. Like, I know how to put a parchment cone together and squeeze frosting out of it.

After a lot of time and a LOT of swearing, this was the result:

Not perfect, but a good jumping off point. The best part was the taste. Oh heavens....devilishly good. Four layers of dense chocolate cake with peanut butter and milk chocolate chips, filled with creamy peanut butter straight up, then frosted with my favorite semisweet chocolate buttercream, and the piped peacock is in a whipped peanut butter frosting.

Pass the milk, please.


John and Melanie said...

seriously? Unbelievable. How do you do these things? You are amazing. And might I add why... why must you do this to me when I'm so many hundreds of miles away?? PS my birthday is on Tuesday aaaand I'd like one delivered in person, PLEASE!! I know it's late notice, so I'll accept it without the fancy piping... a simple "Happy Birthday Hottie" will do!!

La La Land said...

You had me at peanut butter piped henna.

Emily S. said...

That is a-maz-ing.

Cari said...

Zowie, girl! Fantastic!

Proudmama said...

Ok, that cake seriously looks too good to even eat! You did a fantastic job (even if you did have to swear just a little).
Thoroughly enjoying your blog. Nice job!

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