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Birthday suggestions

A good friend of mine has a birthday coming up. She literally has everything. The one thing I've been able to give her over the years that she doesn't already have is an incredible cake or dessert for her birthday. I was hoping to get some suggestions for either a chocolate peanut butter dessert or a boston cream dessert. I'm hoping to find something where the measurements are weighed. Any favorites you could suggest?

asked by skittle over 2 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 2 years ago

This one fits all but one of your requirements, and it's delicious! Hope, if nothing else, it inspires some other good ideas: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Lorigoldsby
added over 2 years ago

I'm sure she values your friendship! I also do this for a good friend of mine...I like Boulangere's chocolate cake or Jennifer Perillos chocolate peanut butter pie for Mikey

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Buddhacat
SKK
added over 2 years ago

Hey skittle - your friend is blessed to have you as a friend. Came across this recipe today in the Seattle Times for peanut butter fudge. http://seattletimes.nwsource...
Sorry, no weights just regular old tsp and tbsp and cups.

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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

You could combine the 2 ideas by making a chocolate layer cake with a peanut butter mousse filling topped with chocolate ganache, and maybe sprinkled with chopped roasted and salted peanuts. The Joy of Cooking has a recipe for peanut butter pie that is outstanding, and I've used it as described between layers of chocolate butter cake (Cake Bible recipe.) Message me if you want me to send you the recipes.