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Amazing Peanut Butter Birthday Cake Recipe !!!!!

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Yield: 1 double­layer 8 or 9­inch cake Peanut Butter Birthday Cake From the Joy the Baker Cookbook Ingredients : For the peanut butter cake: 2¼ cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup creamy peanut butter 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk For the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided Pinch of salt 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons vanilla Instructions: Make the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together peanut butter, butter and sugars until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed for 1 minute between each addition. Stop mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. With the mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Slowly add all of the buttermilk. When the batter just starts to come together, add the remaining flour mixture, beating on low speed until the mixture just starts to come together. Remove the bowl from the mixer and finish incorporating the ingredients with a spatula. (This will prevent you from over-mixing, thus keeping your cake from getting tough!) Divide batter between the prepared pans. If you’re an uber-nerd (like me) and have a kitchen scale, you can use it to make sure they are of even weights. Bake for 30-45 minutes, rotating pans as needed halfway through to ensure even

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