I'll admit, I have a slight obsession for all things peanut butter. Most mornings, in the rush of getting the kids fed, cleaned, and out the door on our way wherever, I don't have time or the desire to make myself a proper breakfast, so I have a cup of coffee and a spoonful of peanut butter. A spoonful of pb keeps me satisfied far longer than a bagel or a bowl of cereal does...its perfect!
So, you get the point. I love peanut butter. The other day while Liam napped, Aidan and I made a Father's Day cake for AJ. I had a gold butter cake mix and one jar of store bought chocolate frosting. I wanted to make it a little more interesting though. I put a half cup of peanut butter and a half cup of confectioners sugar in a bowl and blended it together using my hand mixer. Then I blended in the jar of chocolate frosting. It didn't seem right yet, so I added a heaping spoonful of Fluff! Now, it was good.
I had baked two round cakes and, once cooled, put my chocolatey peanut butter concoction in between the 2 layers. The hubs stopped at the store on the way home to pick up more chocolate frosting so I could cover the top and sides of this masterpiece. Once frosted, I had to add chopped Reese's cups to the top.
This cake was a big hit in my family! I served it after Fayher's Day brunch and my brothers and even my diabetic father loved it!* They all said it tasted just like a Funnybone...which apparently they all love and I didn't realize just how much!
*I don't know whether I should be so proud of my finished product that it made a hardcore diabetic crossover to the dark-sugary side, or if I should be ashamed for allowing my dad to fall off the no/low sugar wagon. I asked him several times if he was sure he really wanted a piece...he even admitted that he'd be hurting later, but he just had to try it!