I was changing Jack's diaper the other day and discussing, sort of over his head, that he may be susceptible to bribery in exchange for some potty training. Possible M&M's. Possibly. As Dave ad I discussed it a light-bulb went off over Jack's head. He grabbed his stomach and started writhing around and shouting, "I hungry! Choklat! I hungry, choklat!"
And hence, the idea to make a chocolate cake for Jack's birthday was born. I went to my fave food blog and looked up chocolate cake, and I came up with two contenders. One was too complicated and the other had coffee in it. I went complicated. Mmmm. Complicated: Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing underneath another layer of chocolate and peanut butter.
Due to the snow, I knew my favorite peanut-o-phile wasn't going to brave highway 93 to join us so I sent her pictures of the cake throughout the day to torture her. Good thing, because I can't find the card reader today so we have to rely on the phone picture. My phone takes some good pictures!
OK, I know everyone wants the recipe. So here you go. High altitude readers: I subtracted one tablespoon of flour, and I used one 1.75 teaspoons baking soda. However, I have also made another cake from Sky High before, and I didn't adjust it at all.
For the record, blogging about the recipes I make from a food blog that I read, is sort of meta.