Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

In no particular order, seared tuna, gnocchi, mushrooms and truffle oil are foods I’d absolutely trade my first born for. Well, if I had a first born. Which I don’t and maybe when I actually do I’ll change my mind…but in any case that’s where we stand for now.

But without a doubt, peanut butter holds the top spot in my food-loving heart. So while flipping through Joy the Baker’s new cookbook for the first time, her Peanut Butter Birthday Cake pretty much made me pass out with excitement. Peanut butter cake! Peanut butter frosting! And this month actually is my birthday so that’s basically a sign from heaven that I’d have to bake it ASAP.

This weekend I’m in Chicago for a family visit with my big brother, the perfect occasion to share this double decker beauty with the ones I love. Chicago is wonderful in the summer but there’s a little less to do in February when the sidewalks double as an ice rink. So an afternoon of cozying up in the apartment and baking til the whole kitchen smells gorgeous made for a pretty perfect winter-in-Chicago Saturday afternoon indeed.

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This cake is intense, in the best most peanut buttery way possible. It’s dense in texture and decadent in flavor, peanut buttery b-e-a-utiful until the very last crumb. It’s probably my most favorite birthday cake ever which I think is okay to say, especially because most of the cakes of my youth came from Dairy Queen. And even though that oreo fudge crumble is delicious, it just cannot (and should not) compete with this nutty delight.

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So if this cake is a taste of things to come in my 28th year then bring it on. We can only hope it’ll be half as delicious :).

Peanut Butter Birthday Cake <- recipe here

xo Beth

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5 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

  1. Heather Mursch February 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm Reply

    I may have to try this – Jay LOVES pb!!

  2. Chicago « Craveable Cleveland February 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

    […] in the evening we enjoyed some very delicious food, including that all-star Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. But before […]

  3. Maura February 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply

    Hi Beth, So happy to see you blogging again, and I’m in love with your blog banner! I just died a little looking at this cake….I think it it going to be the most perfect cake for my Mom’s birthday this year….if I can wait that long. :)

    • craveablecleveland February 13, 2013 at 11:07 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Maura! It was the BEST cake ever, I swear! Hope you’re doing great – I’ll have to come visit your new place someday soon :).

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