Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Life And Times Of A Peanut Butter Cake

My dear Sainted Mother always made Don C. (my Dad) a peanut butter cake for his birthday.

It was always by far my own favorite cake, so Mama always made one on my birthday every year too. Then Lovely Wife has made me one almost every year since we've been married.

If you've never had one you are really missing out.

A peanut butter cake is basically a yellow cake mix, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, whatever, with a peanut butter, milk, confectioners sugar, and vanilla icing.

So basically it's a plain old cake with creamy peanut butter fudge as the icing.

If you have ever had a really good, soft peanut butter fudge, you are pretty close; just add cake.


The only problem with this cake is that unless you get the icing to just the perfect consistency, which is darn near impossible, the cake will slide on you.

So it's rarely a pretty cake, but it is one of the best things ever as far as taste.

This morning, Lovely Wife and I finished off my yearly birthday peanut butter cake. As of right now, I'm back on my diet, but that sure was some fine cake.

This is what I mean by the cake sliding. After this photo, we slid the top layer back into place and repaired the icing and put it in the refrigerator, which stopped the slide.

After that it was smooth sailing eating.

And in 51 weeks, I get another one!


Marsha (Big Sis) said...

Good Lord, I got a good laugh out of that picture! Seen a many peanut butter cake leaning to one side! I wondered if you would have one on your birthday! By the way, Keith's birthday was Oct. 26. I made him a cake and we celebrated at work. It was a chocolate cake w/ caramel poured over the top while hot. Then iced with Cool Whip and the Heath bar sprinkles on top! They make fun of my love of Keith until food is involved and then everyone loves him! We could have celebrated Osama Bin Laden's birthday if food was provided!

JAM said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. You've never seen anything as pathetic as a bunch of engineers when free food is available. We make a decent living, but when free food, especially sweets, is offered, you'd think they hadn't had a decent meal in months.

We were able to fix up the cake in the picture and it ended up being one of the more decent and stable peanut butter cakes I've had in a long time.

I guess you could call your cake/caramel concoction the "Rehab Special" and bring it on other important dates. Like when he gets out of rehab, he divorces that hussy, etc.

Emily said...

Happy (belated) birthday!! That looks actually quite yummy...I've never had a peanut butter cake but it sounds soo good.

Emily said...

Oh, and that made me sad about Keith Urban in rehab! After hearing so much about him on this blog, I decided to check him out. Now, I'm not a country I still couldn't really get into his music, but there's no denying he's quite the fox... =P

JAM said...

It is a yummy cake. It's one of those things that, while you're eating it, you wonder why you don't eat it more often.

Yeah, I hated that about Keith Urban. He looked to be a bit different than the rest, but I guess he has his issues too. And he is a handsome man.

I guess since no one will see him for a while, Big Sis will have to just watch Lost. The Sawyer character on there could be Keith Urban's stunt double.