Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TWD 2nd Anniversary !!!! Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

2 years ago, Laurie started Tuesday's with Dorie. Please go check out her blog to get the recipes for this week's anniversary and also to read about how she started this wonderful group.

We voted on what recipe we wanted to make for this years anniversary. It came down to Tarte Tatin and Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake. Laurie decided to let us make either one or both if we wanted too. (Last year Dorie chose the recipe for the 1st anniversary and it was one of my favorites ever! Check out the French Pear Tart. It is absolutely fabulous.)
I have to say I am a little burnt out from Christmas vacation and traveling, so I took the lazy way out on this one since I have made this cake twice already.
Yes, twice. I made it in the spring as a full sized cake and also last year as cupcakes.
You can read more details about this cake from when I posted about it HERE.

Both times I frosted it with The Barefoot Contessa's Peanut Butter Frosting instead of the options given in the book, just because it is really a perfect combination.
I also used Reese's Peanut Butter cups to decorate it.
It is a great cake.
Go check out the other b-day celebratory posts by visiting all the great blogs on the TWD Blogroll!
And enjoy a few pictures from our recent trip to DisneyWorld. It was soo much fun!!







17 comments:

Sabrina said...

MMMM that looks awesome! I love peanut butter frosting! YUM!

slush said...

Your cake looks amazing! I love choco-PB combos. Sooo good. Thanks so much for baking along with me. xo

And the pics of Disney are adorable.

Megan said...

I was just thinking about making this cake for my daughters birthday next week. It looks sooo good!
Love the Disney pictures too. :)

chocolatechic said...

Peanut butter frosting?

Reeses Peanut butter cups?

I am soooooooo there!

Kayte said...

Beautiful cake, but even more, beatuiful family having a great time...I love the WILD ANIMALS one, too funny! They don't look so wild to me. What great memories. Happy New Year!

Meghan said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to make another dessert - I'm kind of dessert-ed out after the holiday madness :) I love how you decorated that cake with the little PB cups and frosting.

Very cute pictures from Disney!!!

pinkstripes said...

Great Disney pictures. It looked like a fun time. I'm so there with you with sweets--burnt out.

Your cake looks great. I like the way you decorated it. One of these days I'm going to have to make that PB frosting.

Susan said...

Isn't peanut butter and chocolate the best combination ever? I made the cake per the recipe. Think I would have liked your way better!

Katrina said...

Now THAT looks good! Love the pb twist!

Having a giveaway on my blog today.

Tracey said...

Isn't Ina's peanut butter frosting the best?? I used it to top my cupcakes this week because it's a go-to for me and it was just as delicious as always! Your cake looks great - very fun decorations!

I love the Disney pics - I saw them on FB when you posted them. I want to go back soon!

Anne said...

I love Ina's PB frosting and think that would be the perfect combo. Your cake is so perfectly decorated- I'm dying over here. Awesome job Mare!

Leslie said...

I must try this frosting, I'm seeing it over and over! The cake looks awesome. And what a fun vacation for the kiddos!

Clivia said...

Peanut butter and chocolate - a combination for a great party! Happy second anniversary!

Smitten Sugar said...

Beautiful cake! everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate combo. Its not my favorite but I love making it for the peanut butter lovers!

TeaLady said...

What a great way to decorate a beautiful cake. Very creative. Dorie and Ina. That's a hot pair.

Glad you all had a great time with Mickey and friends. Great place to spend a holiday.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Your cake looks absolutely fabulous, but the pictures of your family at Disney really take the cake!! (I will try that cake with the pb frosting next time)

Di said...

I love the way you decorated with the mini peanut butter cups--fabulous. =) Looks like you all had a fantastic time on your vacation!