Sunday, December 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Drizzle

Well I figured that Santa might be tired of cookies, so this year, I made him a cake.
Not just any cake though.
I made him his favorite cake.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Drizzle!
How do I know it's his favorite, you wonder? Well after tasting it, it becomes everyone's favorite.
After reading this recipe you may say to yourself - that's alot of peanut butter, butter, and heavy cream; but you know what I say? It's the holiday season and those healthy active resolutions don't need to start until next year. Go ahead make it, then have a slice or two - I won't tell ; )
Preheat Oven to 325
Grease and flour two 9 in. round cake pans.
Combine 1/2 c peanut butter and 1/2 c butter - Cream until light and fluffy.
Add 4 eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.
Add Duncan Hines Butter Golden Cake mix [1 box] alternately with 2/3 c water - Stir until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes.
Allow cakes to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely. 
Assemble and frost once cool.
Combine 1 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter - Cream until light and fluffy .
Add 4 cups of powdered sugar, then mix in about 2/3 cup heavy cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency.
Throw on some melted chocolate and chocolate chips, and you're good to go : )

Warning: Your hands will be disugusting after measuring about all the peanut butter, but hey someone's gotta do the dirty work.

What treats did you leave for Santa this year?!
I hope everyone has a lovely holiday <3


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hectic Holidays

Twas the night after finals when all through the house,
Euniece lost her car keys so she was stuck but not rouse.
While the stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
She hoped that overnight shipping would allow her keys to soon be there.
The children were nestled all snug on the couch,
Happily sipping eggnog - no room for a grouch.
And yoda on the treetop, and I in a warm wrap,
Had just settled down for a step by step recap.

Why yes, I did finish my fall semester at Pitt.
Why yes, I was planning on leaving after finals.
Why yes, I did lose my keys the day before I planned on leaving.
Why yes, I did feel like crying for a second.
Why yes, I did quickly get over it by decorating with my boy for the holiday!

because holiday's are supposed to be a little hectic... right?