These Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes, made with chocolate sheet cake, are so easy, cute, and delicious – the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day!
Today we are celebrating….it is Chez CateyLou’s 3rd birthday!!!! I can’t believe I have had this blog for 3 years! This is where it all started, with lots of help from TheBetterHalf! It is so much fun to look at how much my blog has grown and changed since I began. I have learned so much the past 3 years, met incredible people, and done amazing things – all thanks to my little corner of the internet.
We have a bit of a theme around here when it comes to celebrating blog birthdays…and it involves chocolate and peanut butter. 1st birthday. 2nd birthday. So I had to continue the tradition for the 3rd birthday, with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes. Since the big birthday is so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought why not make something to celebrate both of them!
I’d love to tell you that I have been planning this cute recipe for months, but that would be a lie. These heart cakes actually started out as a simple chocolate sheet cake that I made on Saturday. I was dying for some cake (thank you pregnancy) but didn’t know what to make so I just made a chocolate sheet cake and ate a (giant) slice plain. Which was tasty. But the next day I was like the rest of this sad plain cake this needs some kind of icing. Containing peanut butter, obviously. And then somehow I came up with the idea to make cute little heart cakes out of my sheet cake – thus Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes were born.
I included a recipe for a great chocolate sheet cake, but if you want to “cheat” and use a boxed mix, go right ahead! I put cheat in quotation marks because I don’t even think that is cheating – boxed cake mix is pretty delicious. Once your cake is baked and cooled, get to work with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out your hearts – any size you want! The chocolate peanut butter icing is kind of a hybrid between an icing and a glaze – it sets up to be slightly hard, and I really love the consistency of it on these cakes. These are such a fun treat to make for Valentine’s Day or really anytime you want to dress up your dessert a little bit. Heart-shaped food is always appropriate in my book.
Thanks for sticking with me and Chez CateyLou for 3 years! Here’s to many more years of chocolate peanut butter celebrations.
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