Monday, March 12, 2012

Make It Monday! Peanut-butter Cup Cake!

As I mentioned last week, we celebrated Robyn's Birthday! He isn't fussy so he usually just leaves the birthday plans to me and lets me make/plan whatever I want or whatever works.

This year with Delaney old enough to help me out I let her take the lead and tell me what she wanted to make for Daddy's cake and what decorations she wanted. It was adorable... she picked out the colors of the balloons and the color of the streamers and where it should all go.

She knew exactly what she wanted and just lead me with her directions.

She wanted a chocolate cake with peanut-butter icing... (I added some chocolate icing too, peanut-butter icing can be so rich.)
(no body says that it has to be pretty... and cake boss I aint!)

So I made a brownie cake... partly because I couldn't find a chocolate cake that really intrigued me and partially because I didn't have a box of mix... I love this recipe I have made it many times and dressed up like I made in the post you will reach with the link or just like the recipe calls for... either way they are in my opinion is the best of the best when it comes to brownies!

Then I made this chocolate butter cream icing... which yes as you can see in the link I used last year on Hubby's cake as well.

Then was the peanut-butter icing... I didn't have a recipe for this and I didn't know what was what when it comes to some recipes online.. plus as usual I didn't have everything on hand for most of the recipes... so what does a Momma do in a pinch??

Make it your own!

So here is my super quick Peanut-butter Icing recipe!

3 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Peanut-butter
1 Tsp vanilla
11/2 to 2 cups icing sugar
3-6 Tbsp milk

(I based it off of the icing recipes that I am used to but added in the peanut-butter.)
Cream your butter and peanut-butter (much easier if you use smooth of course) and add your icing sugar in small additions as you mix. Add vanilla and 3 Tbsp milk and mix well. (If the icing is too thick add more of the milk.)

It was tasty and rich and was well loved! (Best part... gone in just 2 days!)

Daddy and his little girl loved the cake (we all did) and the boy well he looked on and cried the whole time we were eating... someone should teach that kid some manners... hehehe

We had a great time and the cake made the night!
Happy Birthday Hubby!

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