Monday, September 06, 2010

Tropical Storm Texas Peanut Butter Sheet Cake



Tropical Storm Gaston is fixin' to strike a glancing blow on the Houston area later today and we're already seeing rain. I'm thankful it didn't have time to become a major hurricane, but it could make grilling those burgers and hot dogs for our Labor Day cookout this evening a damp outing.

Since it's just a Tropical Storm and not a Hurricane, Gaston doesn't rate the Texas Chocolate Sheet cake. So I decided to bake this Texas Peanut Butter Sheet cake instead.

Tasting of the batter and frosting proved promising! The technique is similar to that of the Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake except that mini-marshmallows are added to the frosting to help spread the peanut buuter. If you want to try the recipe, which you can find here, I advise you to make a double recipe of the frosting because it didn't come close to covering the cake the first time. I'm planning to serve it with vanilla ice cream.

5 comments:

ElastiGirl said...

mmmmm... tx sheet cake was one of the first things i ever learned to cook. i've never heard of a pb version - how was it?!

Quotidian Grace said...

It's quite good! Those who love peanut butter were big fans.

I think if you made the peanut butter cake and topped it with the Texas chocolate sheet cake frosting you would have a killer combination. I'm going to try that next time.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That looks so very good!!!

Marlene said...

Where can I find the Texas PB recipe?

Quotidian Grace said...

Marlene-- sorry I didn't complete the link to the recipe in the post. I just updated to add it in.

You can also copy and paste the url in your browser:
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/peanut-butter-sheet-cake/Detail.aspx