I'm ashamed to admit I had never made a cake from scratch until I made thisGEM. Ok I just lied, I made a cake for Carly's wedding. This cake was for my Dad's birthday. Back to never making a cake from scratch. Yeah, I said it. Baking scares me. Precise measurements, I'm not precise about anything. Following instructions? I'm trying.
You will not regret the extra effort to make this amazingly delish CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE FROM SMITTEN KITCHEN, I promise. Its so rich that you will easily feed a large crowd. I had to hide the cake after my Dad's birthday in a cabinet so we all (DAD) wouldn't hover over it all day with our (his) forks (fork).
I adapted the recipe a tad. I made the cake a two layer instead of a three layer cake. You have to remember all of our belongings are in storage, that includes cake pans. I made this bad boy with two pie pans. Thanks Tiff for lending your mixer.
It doesn't look pretty by any means, but baking at my Dad's house is sort of like baking in a camper, you deal with what you've got. Its obvious by looking in Dad's cabinets that he's not doing a lot of baking.
How about you? Do you resist baking? I have to say, baking is beginning to ware on me.