Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

I just realized that I have never featured the cake that got me into cake decorating. It is a really easy cake to bake and put together....I mean, if I can do it on the first go-round then anyone can! I was searching for a good cake to make for my then boyfriend, now husband, and since he loves Reeses I searched for chocolate peanut butter cakes. Here it is, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. (Link goes to Smitten Kitchen where once I saw this, I explored a little and fell in love with her blog!)

 The pictures are absolutely terrible, but this was really the first time I started taking pictures of food.....and at that point I really didn't care too much about the lighting and more about posting these pics online...I was so proud!

Three layers of cake! I froze them before icing them to make them easier to deal with and less crumbs.

The cream cheese peanut butter frosting.....yum.

All three layers of chocolatey goodness, held together with peanut butter frosting.

This is the chocolate peanut butter ganache that is poured over the top of the cake.

The  finished product. BE WARNED! This product is very rich and you will need lots of milk :)

It was a piece of cake. It doesn't look nearly as 'neat' as Deb's @ SK's does but hey, it was my first attempt. It still tasted damn good.

The recipe is avaible if you click on the link before the pictures. If you are looking for other absolutely yummy recipes just browse and you're sure to find something you will love. Another good foodie blog is 17 and Baking, and if you don't go there to read about the food at least read her posts.....she is an amazingly talented writer!! She paints a very vivid picture!

After I first made this cake people have been demanding it....friends, family, coworkers, everyone! I have found that I liked making this cake and I actually had fun cleaning up as the cakes are baking, making the icing as the cakes chill in the freezer, and melting chocolate and peanut butter together and pouring it all over a cake. I like baking.

When I was younger my sister and I were in 4H and took a cake decorating course but never followed through with the whole thing, but we always had cake decorating supplies. We rarely made cakes after that, let alone decorated them, but I held onto those supplies. Then, last Christmas, my Aunt bought me a huge carrying case full of supplies - enough for the first Wilton cake decorating course! I signed up for four classes once a week in April and learned a lot. I posted pictures of those a while ago so if you would like to see them just click here, here, here, and here.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my first cake venture and if you decide to try it, please take pics and let me see!!



Carol Anne said...

ooh that looks so yummy! I wish Seth wasn't allergic to chocolate. I will have to find some special occasion to make that!

Anonymous said...

Oh! It looks soooo good! No, I have to resist.... can't make cake...