Monday, September 8, 2008

A date with Betty C...

Move over Martha. I mean, move over Martha, please. Apparently I can bake! I spent a rainy day inside baking the family (read: me) a delightful peanut butter concoction. It looks AND tastes good. Surprised?

So first of all, I got some help from Betty Louise (I bet that’s her middle name) Crocker. She supplied me with some basic yellow cake mix to start with – not a huge fan, but wait, it gets better. As I mixed in the eggs, butter, and milk, I drizzled in some peanut butter. Not too much, but just enough.

A little Skippy goes a long way.

Then I put the cake in a small circular pan so it would make a nice big round cake that I could slice in two. I always love cakes that have a surprise layer in the middle.

Easy enough, I melted some peanut butter in the microwave (for like 45 seconds or else it burns – ew) and mixed it in with some dark chocolate icing. This acted as the creamy middle between the two cake layers.

Then I frosted the entire cake with more of the same dark chocolate icing. The final touch? Some more PB, obviously. I heated it up in a bowl and drizzled it like crazy on the top and sides of the cake. Talk about classy looking. I popped it in the fridge so that the peanut butter would harden a bit, and then I cut a slice and bit in. Delicious.

2 comments:

  1. yummmm that looks SO good. now that i'm all moved into my apartment, i can bake delectable desserts too!
    (with the help of some cookbooks mollie gave me...)

    miss you lots!!!

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  2. if you are especially kind in the coming months, i will send you some peanut butter whilst you are in la france. so you don't kill yourself.

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