Take a look at this very decadent, VERY DELICIOUS cake made by Robin at Bird on a Cake. Not only does she make absolutely wonderful cakes, she shares her recipes as well. What a sweet & generous soul.
So here I was, sitting at my Google Reader a few weeks ago anticipating my son's upcoming birthday. He usually requests Peanut Butter Pie. It's one of his favorite desserts and I was just thinking that I'd like to make something really special for him this year. No sooner had I thought it, I scrolled down to Robin's Post and this beautiful Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake was the topic of the post. Clearly this was meant to be. :D
Well we had a combined party for my son and his cousin yesterday to celebrate their birthdays and needless to say, this was his choice for his birthday cake. It consists of 3 layers of chocolate cake, with peanut butter buttercream frosting & chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the middle, topped off with a chocolate peanut butter ganache ...truly a decadent cake.
Here's a view of my cake with the first two layers being assembled:
My son was glued to my side for the entire preparation. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of pictures because after he took this picture with a camera, he took the rest of the photos and even some video with his Nintendo 3DS. I did make sure we took pictures with the camera at the party, but then we forgot the camera when we left to come home and I really didn't want to wait until I got the camera back to post about this.
I should also note that my faithful golden retriever was going nuts with the smell of peanut butter and planted himself at my feet just in case I dropped anything. He didn't get any of the frosting, but I did let him lick my hand after I was all done. I think I saw him smile ...lol.
Thank you, Robin, for sharing your passion, your talents, and your recipes! Thanks to my readers for stopping by. If you bake at all ... you HAVE to try this cake. Check out Robin's blog when you get a chance. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!