I have no trouble admitting that while I can make and bake a delicious cake, the decorating part, yeah, not my thing. People are out there making eight layer rainbow cakes and I’m over here having cake anxiety when we have two layers (9×13 cake in a pan anyone???). I think that’s why I’ve fallen totally in love with the amazing cakes that some of the Austrialian bakers like Katherine Sabbath are whipping up.
They are more about whimsy and fun than piping perfect frosting (though her cakes look like absolute perfection). I love their fun and crazy styles, and have started using them as inspiration for my cakes. Like this peanut butter chocolate cake I made for our friend Jen’s birthday recently.
This chocolate cake is covered in peanut butter frosting, topped with chocolate ganache and garnished with chocolate peanut butter bark, peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter chips. Because Jen’s husband eats a gluten free diet, I wanted to make sure to make a cake that he could enjoy. It turned out to be super easy on this one, as so many of the Reese’s products are gluten free.
While these cakes take a bit of time to make due to the multiple steps, they are actually quite easy, I swear. Remember, I’m no cake decorator, so trust me on this one.
I’m sharing how I made this fun cake over on my Ebay Blog. CLICK HERE to be taken to the recipe.
And if you love chocolate and peanut butter, check out my peanut butter magic cookie bars. They are a favorite recipe for sure!