Hi. Hiya. How are ya?
Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? Did you have a lot of people wish you a Happy ValenTIME’s Day? I did. It’s a little worrying, if I’m being honest.
Here at Casa de Condo, we celebrate the day after Valentine’s. It’s the day we got engaged four short years ago AND it’s a heck of a lot easier to get reservations at restaurants on February 15. Also, we aren’t stuck with the boring Prix Fixe menus eateries in this area push on the major holidays. I’d like to have more than three options for dinner when it costs as much as a fancy new purse, thankyouverymuch. Best of all, day-after-Valentine’s chocolates are half-price and still 100% delicious. Yuuuuuum.
Anyways, I think one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day is the emphasis on homemade gifts from the heart. So, I made my Valentine a little treat known as the Fudge-Glazed Creamy Peanut Butter Cake. That’s one layer of moist, chocolatey cake sliced in half, filled with peanut butter fluff (for lack of a better term), and drenched in chocolate ganache.
Interested yet? I was when I found it on King Arthur Flour.com. What an endlessly useful resource. My dream job is to work there–baking, taste testing, and baking yet again all day long. If only they weren’t located in chilly Vermont (I don’t own rubber boots and Fair Isle sweaters make me look boxy). Sigh…
Uh, where were we? Right. The best chocolate peanut butter cake EVER. So, so good. Make it for your next lovey dovey occasion, or to eat in front of the refrigerator in your PJs and bunny slippers at midnight. This cake requires no pretenses–just a fork. So dig in!
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