It’s hard to believe I’ve been baking all this time and have not yet done anything with peanut butter. Who doesn’t like peanut butter?! It’s my boyfriend’s birthday and he is a tough one to bake for. He doesn’t really like much. He does love Reeces peanut butter cups, however.
I debated going with a peanut butter cake, but the chocolate cake was better fitting. I used my basic chocolate cake recipe.
for the icing, I kind of did my own thing with the influence of the internet (as everything is!)
1 stick of butter
1 cup of peanut butter
blend those two until creamy.
Then add about 1.5 cups of powdered sugar. Once that starts to get chunky, add a tablespoon or two of milk to get it back being “whippy.”
I then crushed up Reeces cups in my food chopper and added them on top of the icing. I had intentions to drizzle chocolate, but again, my chocolate drizzle failed me! One of these days I will figure out how to drizzle it perfectly.
Here it is!
Despite the drizzle fail, I love the way they look! I didn’t use a liner because I wanted to be able to see the chocolate cake. Because I didn’t do a liner, the cakes are more shallow as only the middle rose (funny how it doesn’t that!) But I’m pleased. And everybody LOVED them! So that’s always a winner.
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