"Mom, I haven't licked a beater in ages. We should probably make a cake for dad to eat."
Why not? As soon as I give them the nod that it's time to bake they race to the table to grab a chair and push it up to the counter. Now that they are both equally keen on helping me, it's actually a bit of an exhausting endeavor. They fight over who will stir first.....who will measure out the next scoop of ingredients..... who will crack the next egg. Yup, that's right. These kids can crack eggs. Even the little guy, still in his twos, doesn't do too badly at it....
I had a jar of peanut butter that was nearing the end of it's life. If I scraped it clean, I'd probably have about 1/4 of a cup. I hate using that last bit of the peanut butter for toast and sandwiches....it's such a pain scooping out those last bits. Using a spatula to get rid of that last bit for a recipe would save me from this over the next couple days. I'm doing myself a favor by making peanut butter cake.....
Whenever I am looking for a new recipe, my very first stop is always Taste of Home. I did a quick search for peanut butter and chocolate cake and came across this little gem: Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake . It was so easy to make, and turned out to be a very rich, moist, and fudgy tasting cake. The peanut butter swirls almost taste a little cheese-cakey thanks to the cream cheese and egg combo. I froze a portion of this cake too, and it held up really well. (Let's face it, if I had this delicious cake sitting on my counter, it would be in my belly by the end of a couple days.......) Here is the recipe, straight from Taste of Home, with a few photos added by me.
1 serving (1 piece) equals 217 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
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|The finished product
Both kids absolutely loved this cake, and so did I.
|Look at these happy little bakers!