Monday, March 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Cake

My youngest daughter turned six today.  We decided to make a peanut butter and chocolate cake.  This is a fairly easy cake to make, especially if you cheat a little (like I did today ;)).  You'll need two round cake pans and the chocolate cake recipe of your choice.  If you are running short on time, just grab two boxes of chocolate cake mix.

Bake the cake as directed and cool completely.  Cut the tops off of the cakes and put the top sides together with frosting.  Frost the entire cake with the peanut butter frosting recipe below and sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) butter room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
course salt to add saltiness (if desired)

Beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer until smooth.  Mix in confectioner's sugar on low until combined and beat on high until fluffy and smooth (approximately 3 minutes). Add a sprinkle of salt, if desired.



  1. This cake looks delicious and I'm sure you daughter loved it.

  2. Thanks, she did like it and made a peanut butter frosting mustache. Apparently six-year-olds are just as silly as five-year-olds! :)