Is it lame to make your own birthday cake? Every year, it's my one birthday tradition that I do, and I have a lot of fun with it. Last year, I made a whiskey cake, because whiskey, and for many years before, chocolate pie was requested. This year, it's this rich, peanut butter chocolate baby. My birthday cakes are always decadent and made up of my favorite things, and y'all know how much I love peanut butter.
My birthday is always kind of a mess, honestly — it's right after Christmas, so everyone is broke and the weather is always miserable. I can't count how many times I've been snowed in on my birthday. But cakes don't disappoint — they can happen rain or shine, no matter the season, and when you make them yourself, they may not be pretty, but they're pretty affordable. It's a good thing I can look forward to if nothing else decides to cooperate, and it's not fussy. And this year, yeah, I made my husband take care of the baking dishes, because it's my birthday. Win win!
One of my friends made this peanut butter silk cake a few years ago for a party and I flipped out. I'm obsessed with peanut butter, and I couldn't believe how soft and silky it was — it melts in your mouth. I've made it a few times since then, and obviously, the fact that it's a birthday cake says a lot — it's that good, y'all.
But it doesn't have to be your birthday to make this cake. It doesn't even have to be a special occasion. You can even put candles on it, just because it's Tuesday. Because any day can be a Treat Yo'self day — so why not today?