Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Little Come Back Cake

You may as well face it, everyone is gonna leave you someday. If you're lucky or a semi-skilled baker, you can convince people to return to you (even from beyond the grave). I'm a semi-skilled baker. As previously mentioned, my plus-one went to Africa. I channeled my petty jealousy into productive tasks like making welcome home banners and peanut butter cakes. He made the mistake of giving me a key to his apartment. I took that opportunity to break into his place, snoop through his stuff and decorate for his return. Why? Because I'm insane, and bored, but mostly insane. I made this cake in his kitchen. It's always interesting cooking in someone else's kitchen. BYO-Cooking Untensils. 

Peanut Butter Cake with Store Bought Icing

This is a peanut butter sheet cake. This cake can be lethal if fed to those with nut allergies. Use that information as you see fit. I came up with this last year around Valentine's Day for a Single & Fabulous? party I threw. It's worth being single for. I support store-bought frosting, I used dark chocolate for this bad boy. Ordinarily I bake all my cakes in the shape of a heart because the only cake pan I have is a heart. I invested in a new cake pan, only to burn the shit out of the bottom and sides of this guy. Cakes are a lot like bodily deformities, you can always cover up imperfections with more frosting. I think that should be embroidered onto a tea towel and overpriced on Etsy. 

you will need the following: 

1/4 c natural peanut butter
1 c water
1 stick butter 
1 c sugar 
1 c brown sugar
2 c flour 
2 eggs
1/2 c whole milk
1 tsp vanilla 
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt 

1 can frosting of choice. 

Step 1: Oven to 325. Bring peanut butter, water and butter to a boil. Stir until smooth and thick. 

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl with sugars. Flour cake pan. 

Step 3: Add flour mix to peanut butter mix. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Pour into a cake pan and bake 30 minutes.  *This cake can be made into a layer cake by splitting the batter between two cake pans.*

Once the cake has cooled and you've trimmed off all the blackened edges, get crazy with the frosting. I took the liberty of accenting with Reese Pieces, and then eating whatever Reeses Peices were leftover. 

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