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A Birthday and Cake!


A Birthday and Cake!
I don’t know how it is that my second son is 11, now. It seems like that shouldn’t be possible, but it is.

This year for his birthday, I made this cake that I found on Smitten Kitchen’s blog.

Oh. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. It was so delicious.

If you have someone in your family who likes chocolate and peanut butter, you must, MUST make this cake for him. Deb, of Smitten Kitchen, offers wonderful instructions and tips that really helped me. This is good since making cakes isn’t my forte. Another bonus about this cake is that all of the ingredients are easy to come by. In fact, if you wanted, you could buy every single ingredient at Aldi — except for the waxed paper you need for pan prep.

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake + Peanut Butter Frosting + Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze = Yummola.

He has requested this cake for his next birthday and has talked his older brother into requesting it for his next birthday, as well.

He thinks ahead, that one. I just adore him, precious boy. What would I do without him?


  1. The bad thing about blogging about cake early in the morning is that it makes you hungry for some. Willpower don’t leave me now.

  2. Happy Birthday, N! Do you ever say his name? I hope a letter is okay? He really is such a sweet boy, Annie. And very bright and friendly. I always appreciate how well he condescends to my younger children. As with all your boys, you should be very proud. I know that you are 🙂

    And um, yes, please, I would love a huge hunk of this cake!

  3. Happy Birthday to one of those great 6th grade PRPC boys! And, I think I will have to try this cake. My little blonde girl LOVES chocolate and peanut butter together.

  4. Oh my goodness. That is one incredible looking cake. I’m sure it’s history by now. Smart thinking on N’s part…I’ll bet he didn’t have to work very hard to persuade big brother.

  5. I need some of that cake. Who will make me some? Or who will make the cake and save me a piece? YUMMY!!!!

  6. I’m a little slow checking this out, but I plan to bake this cake tomorrow for Jennifer’s birthday. Hope it turns out as good as yours!

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