No, not me, but I am not very far behind! It's my superman husband! Sons are both coming in from out of town for the weekend to help us celebrate. We'll have a low-key bash---lasagna, garlic bread and salad tonight; Royals game tomorrow night; a nice restaurant of his choice Saturday night. Plenty of fun gifts and this yummy cake:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine in bowl of mixer 2 c. sugar, 1 3/4 c. plus 3 T cake flour, 3/4 c. cocoa, 1 1/2 t baking powder, 1 1/2 t baking soda, 1 t salt. Mix. In another bowl mix together 2 eggs, 1 c. buttermilk, 1/2 c. melted unsalted butter and 1 T vanilla. Combine with dry ingredients. Place 1 c. hot coffee and 4 T peanut butter in a small bowl and allow PB to soften slightly. Add to other ingreds. and mix well. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9" cake pans. Bake for about 37 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cakes comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.
Frosting: Beat 2/3 c. peanut butter with 1/2 c. room temperature unsalted butter till well-combined and fluffy. Slowly beat in 4 cups powdered sugar and 3/4 c. cocoa till somewhat stiff. Add 1 T vanilla and enough milk to make a spreading consistency. Frost cakes and sprinkle crushed peanuts over top.
Happy Birthday to my husband of 47 years!!!