OMG! Peanut Butter Frosting

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This peanut butter frosting is like crack! And goes great with your favorite chocolate cake recipe. Looking for PEANUT BUTTER POWDER can be challenging; but once you know where you can find it (check your local co-op or natural health food store) it’s amazing and versatile.

Here are 2 places that carry peanut butter powder in the twin cities metro,

1. Fresh and Natural Foods – Shoreview

2. Kitchen Window – Uptown

I made this recipe because I didn’t like adding regular peanut butter to frosting – it was too thick, too salty, too oily for my liking. So peanut butter powder provides the FLAVOR without adding that extra fat and oils.

Results of making treats with peanut butter frosting -> One happy boss 🙂 – I made these mini PB & Chocolate Cupcakes for Sarah when she got promoted ^_^.

S, you’re one smart cookie!

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Ombre Cake: Take 1

Sunday night, in my jammies, gave myself a mini facial :D, it was 10:00 pm and I thought I had a second gust of energy to bake.  So I did bake. And I failed terribly…

According to the hubs that is a good thing. We learn from our mistakes. UGH, i don’t like making mistakes!!! The fact that I didn’t think through my idea and executed an ugly cake. The horror (the horror) – waste of time. OH WELL,  I promise when I do ombre cake: take 2 i’ll remember to learn from my mistakes ^_^.

What’s an Ombre cake? So, I was looking up trends – ombre hair (layers of dark hair that becomes lighter) and mini desserts. So put them together = mini ombre cake (a cake with different layers of color)! LOL. Thinking to myself this will be fabulous and beautiful!

Well here is what Ombre Cake: Take 1 looked like…

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The hubs called this the leaning tower of Pisa! Yes, I didn’t cut the layers of cake evenly. And yes, I didn’t pipe the frosting layers even either. So tada, leaning mini ombre cake. LOL.

I took 1 white box cake mix – made the batter according to directions on the box. Divide the batter in 6 plastic cups. And with the hubs help (he thinks he can do a baking blog now), I mixed the lightest color of sky blue food coloring I had with 1 drop of color, the 2nd cup of batter 2 drops of color, and by the 6th cup I added 6 drops of food coloring (I used royal blue in the last 2 cups of batter). The coloring part was fun :).

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Nice Right! Here are what the little cakes looked like right of the oven. Reminder to self: don’t be so lazy; if i’m too tired to finish all steps then don’t skip steps. Wait till the next day to finish decorating cake. 🙂575 (1)