Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Anne! (and piggy cookies!)

My mother-in-law's birthday is today, and what's a birthday without a cake? I asked her what type she'd like and she just said "something chocolate." Easy enough! I had a bunch of leftover Halloween candy still in my pantry so I decided to utilize that as well. Peanut butter cups...mmmm. To avoid chocolate overload (as if there was such a thing - ha!) I decided to fill the cake layers with our favorite peanut butter frosting. Seriously, this stuff is beyond amazing! I made the cake from a box (I've had some bad luck with cakes from scratch) and stuffed the layers with the peanut butter frosting and chopped up peanut butter cups.

I spread some triple chocolate frosting (courtesy of Betty Crocker) on the top and added more peanut butter cups. The result? Rich, peanut buttery and delicious!

Happy birthday, Anne!

On another note, Joe came home from school yesterday with some cookies that some of his students had made in their home ec class. Aren't they the cutest things?!?

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh, wow... do you have leftovers? Can I have some?

Carrie said...

I love Peanut Butter and Chocolate together!

Erin said...

The cake and the cookies both look SO cute!

PS. Have you tried Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake? I've had success with it. It's SO moist!

kokomama said...

Those cookies are adorable.

GirlyFruFru said...

Love the Piggy Cookies.
they make me smile.

Katie said...

That cake looks DELICIOUS and those cookies are THE CUTEST!

Colleen said...

Those peanut butter cups on top pushed this cake over the edge for me - YUM!

Debbie said...

The cake looks great and the cookies are so adorable!!!

Maria said...

The piggy cookies are too cute!!

Donna-FFW said...

The cake looks wonderful, great combination.. and the cookies, OMG soo adorable! LOVE the thick layers of frosting..

Katrina said...

Cute pigs.
Delicious cake!