Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kim's birthday cake.

My daughter Kim likes Reeses Peanut butter cups so it got me think about making a cake with peanut butter in it. I then melted the peanut butter cups to decorate the cake. It was really good.

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 (18.25 ounce) package butter
cake mix
2/3 cup water

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each one. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Allow cakes to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Assemble and frost with Peanut Butter Frosting once cool.

To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine cream together until light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency. Apply to cool cake.


Megan said...

Your cake looks really good. I like how you decorated it with the melted pb cups. I just saw another one at Bakerella. check it out.

One to bookmark for sure!

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