Fluffy yellow cake is iced with a peanut butter chocolate buttercream frosting. This birthday cake is the perfect treat to make for a chocolate peanut butter lover!
Happy 2nd Birthday to Chez CateyLou! My little blog is two years old today! And to celebrate, I made a birthday cake! Because birthdays need cake. And sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles!
Our absolute favorite dessert flavor is chocolate peanut butter. TheBetterHalf and I are crazy for anything with that combo. Muffins. Brownies. Cookies. Cake. I even made peanut butter chocolate chips pancakes for breakfast this weekend (must share that recipe with you ASAP!) So when I was deciding what kind of cake to bake for the big 2nd birthday, I knew that chocolate and peanut butter had to be involved – Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting, and a little extra peanut butter filling in the center. This is one amazing cake!!
And to celebrate Chez CateyLou’s 2nd birthday, I’m hosting a giveaway of $50 to Amazon!! Scroll to the bottom of the post to join the party (aka enter the giveaway)!!
If you are a regular reader of this blog (and if you are, thank you!!) then you know that I do not bake many cakes. In fact, there is only one other layer cake on the blog – and it was to celebrate Chez CateyLou’s first birthday! I love eating cake and I think that they are so pretty, but I just never make them. They take a long time to make and I am horrible at decorating them, so they just never make it on my “to-bake” list. But since I celebrated the first blog birthday with cake, I knew that I wanted to celebrate the second one with cake too! I like this little tradition.
Last year’s cake was a chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream. So this year, I decided to do a classic yellow birthday cake and make a chocolate peanut butter buttercream frosting. SO GOOD! And just to gild the lilly, I added some extra peanut butter to the middle of the cake. This is one rich, decadent, delicious cake…we couldn’t stop eating it!
A really fun and easy trick for decorating a cake is to use a cookie cutter to make a shape with sprinkles on the icing! Just make sure you do it right after you ice the cake, so the sprinkles stick to the icing. It is such a fun way to celebrate birthdays or holidays.
I did not plan ahead and therefore did not have a 2 cookie cutter on hand. So I had a little arts and crafts session. I cut a 2-shape out of some sturdy cardboard using a razor blade (which I happen to have for scoring bread dough) and then used that as a sprinkle stencil. It did the trick, but a cookie cutter would be MUCH easier.
And now for the party favor…a GIVEAWAY of $50 to Amazon.com! Happy Birthday CCL! Good luck and thanks for reading and entering!
This is how we celebrate birthdays around here!