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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


My daughter Joielle's birthday is today and this cake is for her. It is made 'from scratch', and is some where beyond delicious. Peanut butter lovers Rejoice! I rejoice everyday in having the most wonderful daughter. She is not only my daughter, she is my friend.
1 1/2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
Peanut Butter Frosting or Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Combine butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl, cream well. Add sugar and beat well. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well. Spoon into a greased and floured 13X9X2-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes until done. Allow to cool, then frost with which ever frosting you like. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serves 15 to 20.

1/2 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsps. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in bowl; beat until creamy. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add additional milk, if needed. Yield: About 1 1/4 cups.

1 (6oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate morsels
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Combine chocolate morsels and milk in a saucepan; place over low heat, stirring until melted. Stir in sugar; beat until smooth. Yield: About 1 cup.

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”-Bruce Barton

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