I did some things this weekend. I ran 18 miles, I ate chocolate dipped soft serve and I made my sister a birthday cake. A peanut butter birthday cake...with chocolate ganache frosting...mmmm.
I've been eyeing this peanut butter cake recipe since I bought Joy the Baker's cookbook in March, but I was waiting for the perfect occasion. My sister Sharon loves a good chocolate peanut butter combo, as does any sane, sugar loving person. Instead of using the peanut butter cream cheese frosting that the recipe calls for, I decided to try a chocolate ganache instead.
So here is the cake. I followed Joy's directions except I only baked my cake for ~19 minutes.
|Adding buttermilk to batter.|
|Cake in the oven!|
|Ganache in between and topping the peanut butter cake.|
|Vanilla on the sides.|