I have been excited about getting this whole blog thing started, but I’ll just say, it’s a lot of work! Hopefully I will get the hang of editing pictures, typing recipes, publishing recipes, taking pictures of food, making it look good, and of course, eating it! After all, how can you describe something if you’ve never tasted it?
We had the idea of this amazing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake a month ago for a friend’s birthday cake. Peanut butter, chocolate, cake,(I couldn’t pass up any of those!). I’m a cake person, and NOT an icing fan. People tell me I’m crazy because of that. But I have found a couple of icings I really like. This cake has all of my favorite stuff in it resulting in my dream cake.
We made it for my grandma’s birthday, and boy, did she love it! The cake is based off of a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. It’s definitely a keeper!
In a stand mixer, mix the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla. Then pour the dry ingredients in the mixer slowly with the wet ingredients. Add in the coffee last and mix well.
Pour the batter into two greased and floured pans. The batter will be thin, but that’s fine!
While the cakes are cooling, mix up the Peanut Butter Frosting and the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (ingredients shown below). Be sure to mix both frostings well so they turn out fluffy!
Spread on the Peanut Butter Frosting on one half. Then put the other cake on top.
Spread that delicious Chocolate Buttercream Frosting all over the cake. Make it thick in some places in order to make it look even. To make spreading the frosting even easier, I like to put my cake in the freezer to harden a little. That way you can spread the frosting better.
At this point, you could stop. After all, the cake will look and taste delicious as it is!
I like to decorate cakes, so I took this cake one step further. You can do it, too if you want. It’s really not as hard as it looks.
Take a 2D tip and put it in an icing bag. Fill the bag with icing and get out the air bubbles.
You can decorate it anyway you want and with any tip you want, but to get what I’m doing, just squeeze until your star is the size you want it, and pull away to make a flower. I put flowers all around the top and bottom of the cake.
If there is a little Reese’s piece that looks lonely, eat it.
Serve it with ice cream, eat it with your family, or give it to a friend. But whatever you do, don’t leave it with your dog!!!