Tuesday, May 5, 2009

" Peanut Butter Picnic Cake "

O.K. you asked for it so here it is. " Peanut Butter And Jelly Cake "

1/2 cup margarine 1 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cups sugar 1 cup of milk
1/4 cup peanut butter 1 10oz. jar grape jelly or strawberry
preserves (I use grape jelly)

2 eggs peanut butter frosting(below)
1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour
1 Tbs. baking powder

Cream Margarine and sugar until light and fluff
y. Blend in peanut butter,eggs and vanilla.Add combined dry ingredients alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition. Pour into two greased and floured 8- or 9 inch layer pans.Bake at 350 degrees, 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Coll 10 minutes ( I wait a little longer) remove from pans. Spread 2/3 cup preserves or jelly between layers. Frost with peanut butter frosting, decorate with additional preserves or jelly.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/4 cup margarine 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter 3 Tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt

Cream margarine; blend in peanut butter, vanilla and sa
lt. Add sugar alternately with milk, beating until light and fluffy.

What a weekend it was. First off Jake never did make it home Friday and since Katie went out to her brothers house, I spent a quite e
vening alone. Wasn't to happy about that however I do enjoy my own company!

My husband did make it home on Saturday and mana
ged to mow our six inch long grass. Katie came home from her brothers house sick, and still is. I spent most of Friday evening and Saturday morning making ten pounds of potato salad and the above cake.

Sunday we went to church except for Katie. We were supposed to have an outdoor service but it was just too wet outside. Maybe next month! We had a delicious pot luck lunch and as usual went home not only full of the spirit but full of food as well.

Monday was somewhat more productive around our house. Jake and I put a new top on our deck and I actually got to use power tools! I don't believe that they are called power tools because they use electricity. They are fun and make me feel powerful!!!

Jake and I also spent most of the day sitting about 14 feet away from the Robin's nest. After we finished putting the new top on the deck ( I'm going to paint it next weekend) we spent the rest of the day and most of the evening watching the Robins.

We discovered that there are three babies. And we just watched as mom and dad took turns feeding them. And guarding them, however they seemed to pay us no mind even through the drill and circular saw noises!If you click on the photo above you can see all three of the babies and their different colors. Nature at it's finest!

I leave you this morning still sleepy from the busy weekend just like my friend above.


Wanda said...

Hi Diana...I love spring but it always brings a lot of repair work and clean up with it...not to mention grass cutting! Thanks for yesterday's nice comment at my blog Diana and for today's cake recipe...My grandchildren may just get to try it soon!...The sleeping baby bird was cute! Smile and Take Care.

Eileen said...

Thank you for the cake recipe, Diana! It sounds wonderful! I might just make it for myself for Mother's Day!
And thanks for posting the pictures, those baby birds are so sweet!

And power tools! Good for you!
It sounds like you got a lot done. That must feel good!

Great post! Thanks again!

Eileen said...

Oh, I meant to say I hope your daughter feels better!

Blessings each day said...

Guess I should have used dynamite for describing you Diana!! Power tools and power, cake and potatoe salad maker, ...you go girl!

You also awed me by your cake being from scratch...don't even tell me you're not a gourmet cook!!

Will we get to see pictures of the finished deck??

Hope your daughter gets well fast too!



Ginny said...

Do you think that cake would taste good if instead of spreading jelly between the layers, I spread fluffernutter? Daniel doesn't like jelly, but he loves marshmellows. Do you think that would work?

Linda Higgins said...

Diana, you are so funny! My hubby would allow me near his tools! He totally covets them....I guess we all have to have somthing we call our "own" and that is his baby! But you are "woman" and it is fun to be at least the "helper". lol and the cake...well, I will just have to give it a go next time I have someone to make cake for. I made a blueberry desert that Bob ate all by himself. It took him 5 days, but he said it was great for breakfast, lunch and snack when I was at work! heheehhe

Linda Higgins said...


Bernie said...

Now I am impressed, baking cakes, cooking potato salad and able to use power tools "I am Woman, Hear me Roar" I am going to try your cake soon, is looks and sounds delicious. So glad Jake made it home on Sat. and I hope your daughter is feeling better. Don't work to hard, have a great day tomorrow......:-) Hugs, Bernie

Mary Ann said...

I think the cake would be perfect for potluck lunches at work! Thank you for posting the recipe.

Jerelene said...

Hello Diana! Thank you so much for posting the recipe for the cake. I am definately going to be trying it..it sounds very good!! I LOVE the baby birds. They are just too sweet!! Wonderful post!! Love, Jerelene