My kids are not your typical 3 & 5 year old. When we go out to eat they order fried calamari to start, they enjoyed grilled octopus recently, the little guy had lobster yesterday… chicken fingers, what chicken fingers? Not with them. I can’t complain, I am so thankful that they aren’t picky eaters. When I asked Jack what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday his response was, “one with a big cake on the bottom, a smaller next and another smaller”… so yes he requested a tiered cake, he’s funny! Well he may or may not get that when we do the family bbq birthday party but for his actual birthday cake he got this, Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
Generally I stick to cooking because, well baking can be so darn temperamental. A few months ago I made a homemade vanilla cake and was so bummed when it turned out to be a little on the dry side. Every time, my husband teases me and tells me to just stick to boxed cake mix and store bought chocolate frosting… um NO! There is nothing like homemade and so what if it takes a few tries to nail it on the head. So Jacks birthday came around and I was determined to make a delicious and moist chocolate cake! Well, MISSON ACCOMPLISHED! BOOM! This chocolate cake has great flavor and is wonderfully moist with the help of yogurt. The homemade peanut butter buttercream is the perfect match for this cake! Creamy, smooth, not overly sweet and peanut buttery good!!!