It was a small but really nice dinner. Along with me, Katie, and the boys, Jeff was joined by his Dad Gene and his brother Joe. Both my boys are good cooks, and Joe made a lemon shrimp appetizer and baked some chicken wings. Katie's pot roast was delicious. Henry kept asking if it was time yet, and when it was, he blew out most of the candles, as expected. We all enjoyed the chocolate cake (gluten-free) with peanut butter frosting. I used a gluten-free cake mix for the cake, and the frosting was a perfect compliment. The recipe follows, along with a few photos of a fun birthday night.
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
1 bar softened butter (1/4 lb.)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
Cream butter and peanut butter together. Very slowly, mix in confectioners sugar along with vanilla and milk. Beat until it is smooth and creamy.
|Jeff's Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting|
and a fun little party, to boot!