Friday, November 7

On Cloud Nine

Today is my 33rd birthday. Unless Adam is hosting a surprise party I don't know about, we don't have any special plans to celebrate. I'm okay with that. For the past couple of days I've been fighting with a chest cold and sleeping 9-10 hours a day, only to wake up tired again.

But enough about me.

As my birthday present to you, I offer one of my favorite dessert recipes. It's very, very rich, but oh, so yummy. Make sure you have a crowd to feed before making it--you'll need lots of mouths to gobble down this goodness.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cloud

1½ c + 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
1 c sugar
1 large egg
1 t vanilla
¾ c flour
scant 1/3 c cocoa powder
1 c brown sugar
1 c creamy peanut butter
2 c heavy whipping cream
1 T powdered sugar
  1. Melt ½ cup plus 2T butter and let cool
  2. Add 1 cup sugar, egg and vanilla, stirring until combined
  3. Mix in flour and cocoa powder
  4. Spread evenly in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan
  5. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until center is set
  6. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter with brown sugar; stir in peanut butter
  7. Refrigerate 20 minutes, then beat until light and fluffy
  8. Whip cream with powdered sugar
  9. Fold 2 cups whipped cream into peanut butter mixture and spread over cooled crust
  10. Top with remaining whipped cream
  11. Serve chilled and cut into 24 pieces
I started adding the nutrition information, but reconsidered. If you're going to make this recipe, do you really want to know how many fat grams it has?


  1. Happy Birthday, Amy! You and my husband are the same age; his b-day was last month. Hope you have a great day and feel better soon.

    That certainly sounds delicious, and thanks for NOT including the nutrition info. That would've ruined it for me. :)

  2. Happy Birthday, Amy! I hope you have the best year ever! 33 was the year Mary came into my life - I hope you're blessed with God's amazing grace this year, too :)



  3. I hope you had a marvelous birthday.

  4. Okay, I am so belated but...




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