Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sarah Turns 21!

Let me tell you about Sarah. She LOVES sweets. (I think that is why she is so sweet... Sarah is the closest thing to perfect you will ever find.) She went to pastry school in Mexico and later worked in our college bakery making all sorts of delicious things. She knows her sugar.

This weekend marked her 21st birthday, which meant I had to find the perfect cake to serve. Since we are roommates and best friends, she's seen and tasted every type of cake I've ever made! I wanted her to have something new.

Luckily, I love to look at food blogs. It is my most productive way to waste time. This cake was found on Cookie Baker Lynn and fit perfectly for the occasion!

Lynn's Peanut Butter Cake was perfect. It is four-layer white cake with peanut butter frosting between each layer and chocolate frosting on the outside. I added peanut butter to the chocolate frosting too, (just because my mom does that whenever she makes peanut butter cups) but you can really use anything with chocolate and butter in it. Sprinkle Reece's Peanut Butter Cups on top and voila! Your cake is done. Hope you like it as much as Sarah and I did!

Peanut Butter Frosting
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8-1/4 tsp salt (to taste)
3 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbs milk

Cream the peanut butter and butter together until light in color and smooth. Add vanilla and salt and mix until well incorporated. With mixer on low, add powdered sugar in a little bit at a time until too stiff to mix (or until all of it bunches up on your mixer like it did for me!) Add milk and continue with the sugar until it has all been used. Add milk and mix until frosting is smooth and spreadable.


  1. I'm so glad it worked out well for you. Happy birthday to Sarah!

  2. Wow that is so pretty. Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combination!

  3. Nicole, you know where it's at when it comes to cakes. Thanks for the best (and I mean it!) birthday cake ever! Love, Sarah

  4. Looks great, the frosting seems very smooth and pipes beautifully.

  5. You are such a sweet roommate! The cake is beautiful!

  6. Thanks for posting that frosting. I've been searching for a peanut butter frosting. I love the way you decorated your cake. The 21 you made looks really cool!

  7. Oh, yum! That sounds delicious.