Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Free Choice #3 Spice Cake with Peanut Buttercream
When my brother was in Cub Scouts, for whatever reason he made Peanut Butter Cupcakes. I was all of five years old and can still remember it plain as day for two reasons; it was the only time my brother baked anything. Secondly, peanut butter in cupcakes seemed completely odd to me. I don't remember eating them.
I like spice cake. I pretty much like spice anything so I have no idea why it's taken me so long to make this cake. It's a shame because this is really a nice spice cake, very lightly flavored. The Peanut Buttercream has such a soft texture with the butter and cream cheese. I used natural peanut butter and Jif would have been the better choice. Jif seems to impart more peanut flavor. It lacked something so I sprinkled a bit of brown sugar over the top which enhanced the flavor. If memory serves me correctly, Jif has molasses in it. These would be great made into cupcakes for kids.