Friday, March 12, 2010

Peanut Butter Cherry Blossom Cake

Happy Birthday, Mother-in-Law!

My mother-in-law's birthday is on Tuesday, but we are celebrating this weekend.   She is a big chocolate & peanut butter fan, and I ususally make her a chocolate cake with chocolate peanut butter icing, but this year, I thought I'd try to mix it up.  I decided to make a peanut butter cake with chocolate icing.  After googling lots of recipes, I decided to go with Paula Deen' can't go wrong with her recipes.  I'm not sure how the cake turned out yet, but if the batter is any indication, it should be scrumptious!   I didn't use her icing recipe, as I have one that I find delicious already.  I wasn't sure how to decorate the cake, but I decided that after a long winter, I wanted something spring-like.  What represents spring more than Cherry Blossoms?

Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures.  Some day, I will learn to take beautiful ones that show off the cakes better.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Alison, it was great to see you this weekend!!! Your peanut butter b-day cake for my sister was, to borrow a word, SCRUMPTRULESCENT!!! Oh so yummy. As were the "Irish Potato" candies. And by the way, you make one mean pomegranate martini, too!!! (Are you in the market for taste testers? Sign me up!) See you soon, JG