Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tart

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Every Christmas I love to make a show-stopping dessert for our Christmas Day feast. (Last year was a champagne layer cake!) My problem is that it’s always a new recipe…clearly leaving some room for error – some more forgivable than others. For example, this year I planned on making Joy the Baker’s Honey Almond Butter Chocolate Tart …only problem was that I should have checked that jar of almond butter perched on our pantry self, because it was solid – definitely past its prime. Sooooo, peanut butter it is! And the problem when I up and move to DC like the crazy daughter I am is that my mom’s and my kitchens are better together. No tart pan in California now :( sooooo, spring form pan it is!

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Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

5 outstanding things I highly recommend you do this weekend:

  1. Try to work “angst” into a sentence.
  2. Try to just be whelmed – don’t go over, don’t go under.
  3. Go! Go for that kick-ass workout!!!
  4. …Then sleep in the next morning and make yourself a fabulous breakfast.
  5. Most importantly, combine peanut butter and chocolate in a delicious creation.

For example, you could whip up a PEANUT BUTTER BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! Wiiiiiiith chocolate buttercream frosting. :D

Of course I brought my cake decorating tools in the move- I mean why wouldn’t I?! A girl needs to treat the birthday girl/boy, and I may or may not be helping someone make a wedding cake soon, so that’s REALLY gonna pay off! :)

This cake was quite the magical combination of peanut butter and chocolate – the only thing missing was the Reese’s garnish that I forgot at the store :(  but it was still divine.

**French phrase for fun!

Dit “Joyeux anniversaire” avec un gâteau au beurre de cacahuètes!

Say “Happy birthday” with peanut butter cake!