Sunday, February 13, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day!
The cake was just a simple box cake mix. The frosting was home made, creamy, and delicious. I took a basic butter cream recipe, cut down the sugar a bit, added peanut butter, and a little half and half to thin the texture. This would also be great as a filling in between a layer cake. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day and remembers to tell someone special, "I love you!!!"
recipe (yields enough to frost 8 or 9 inch cake)
peanut butter frosting
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 c. powder sugar
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. half and half (you can also use milk or heavy cream)
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Slowly add the sugar and vanilla. Finally add the half and half one tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency.