This is the cake I put together for last night's pot luck with great friends, great food and great conversation. And only a couple glasses of wine, which means that I feel like a million bucks today! This comes as a great relief, as I was stuck at home with a head cold for most of last week.
This cake is a chocolate and peanut butter concoction that I put together on a wing and a prayer. It's the result of three different recipes. The cake itself is a double batch of the basic chocolate cupcake from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. There is a middle layer of peanut butter cream cheeze icing, which is basically just peanut butter, Yoso, icing sugar and vanilla. The top icing is this chocolate buttercream and the sides/2011 piping are peanut buttercream (both are also from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World).
First I was going to do all cream cheeze and peanut butter icing, but I ran out of Yoso. Then I was going to do all chocolate buttercream, but I ran out of cocoa.
Of course I did. Because I am the worst planner in the world.
This was the result. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and a lotta bit of peanut butter.
We sliced it open just after the countdown and the champagne, and everyone seemed to like it - I guess it was my first baking success of 2011!
I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve with the ones you care about, like I did. And I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support and encouragement you showed me throughout 2010. I read each and every e-mail, Twitter and Facebook message and do my best to respond to them all. I hope you'll continue to stop by the blog in 2011!
Wishing you all the best for a Happy and Healthy 2011!