Have I mentioned how much I miss my good camera? I wish the photo of that piece of cake was more in focus. It makes me feel like I need to get a new pair of contacts. Oh well, it tasted yummy!
I adapted this from a recipe in the Cake Mix Doctor cookbook. I love this book. Mine is well used.
Gather your ingredients:
For the cake you’ll need:
Devil’s food cake mix
2 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 1/3 cups milk (hang with me a minute and I’ll explain the vinegar in the photo)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
The recipe actually calls for buttermilk. I never buy buttermilk and instead just sour the milk with a Tbs. of vinegar for each cup of milk. However, I was in a huge hurry when I made this cake and just grabbed the milk and poured it in before I soured it. Plain milk worked fine.
Mix all the ingredients in an electric mixer until well blended. Pour into a 9×13 pan that has been greased. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
For the Peanut Butter Frosting you’ll need:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, at room temp.
2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbs. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
In an electric mixer blend the butter and peanut butter. Add the other ingredients and mix until smooth and spreadable, mixing in the extra Tbs. of milk, if needed.