Peanutbutter jelly cake

Whow, sometimes there is just so much going on and so much to do. Deadlines, job applications, life and also birthdays! I find it very important to not forget making a little effort for your loved ones, although the daily hassle has got you in his grip quiet tightly. I am not saying you can always find the time to make a huge birthday cake – a card, a personal mix cd, or whatever suits you is completely sufficient. Just let them know that they are special to you and appreciated!
And what says more ‘You’re special’ than peanut butter jelly time transformed into a cake? Especially when it is pastel pink and decorated with little stars? Right. To quote a dear friend of mine (with a lovely blog of her own): “This is the perfect combination of a sandwich and a cake!” 


80g soft butter
110g white granulated sugar
110g brown sugar
¾ of a jar smooth peanut butter
3 large eggs (room temperature)
280g all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
250ml buttermilk

Cream cheese frosting
400-500g cream cheese (at room temperature)
50-80g butter (really soft, but not melted)
2tsp. vanilla extract
120g powdered sugar
few drops of red food coloring

peanut butter

This recipe is inspired by my favorite food blogger Joy the Baker!
Start by creaming together the butter, sugar and peanut butter and add the eggs one by one. By turns mix in the flour (mixed with the other dry ingredients) and the butter milk, beat until you have a smooth batter. Fill half of the batter in a cake tin, if you have a second the same size (24/26 cm) fill that too, or, like me, wait until one has baked and use the same one again. Bake at 175°C for 30 minutes, if you bake both at the same time it may take somewhat longer.  Let cool for ten minutes before releasing them from the tins and let cool completely.

Let cool for ten minutes before releasing them from the tins and let cool completely. Spread peanut butter and jelly onto one of the cakes; put the other one on top. Cream the frosting together and add food coloring until you have the color you like. Frost the cake – patience is a virtue here (I know,being patient and calm is the hardest for me too). It will be enough and look pretty in the end!

 Decorate as you fancy and be bonkers proud while presenting the cake to your friends!

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