Tuesday, October 25, 2011

peanut butter and chocolate ice cream cake

It is not every day that you celebrate your dad's 70th birthday.

And when your dad hits the big 7-0, it calls for some major peanut butter and chocolate because peanut butter and chocolate is the one thing we all have in common in our family.


We may not see eye to eye on everything, but when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate, my parents, brother, sister and I give a collective "amen!"

Not only did we devour the cake that would knock Miss Martha's socks off, but we dug into the carne asada bar, watched Papa open gifts, and caught up with each other.

Pumpkin apple cider anyone?


Yeah, I thought so.




When Papa opened his photo book, which was made in i-photo, Jack (3) exclaimed, "Papa! You got a new computer!"


We're Mac people. He made his daddy proud.


Life is busy. School, work, and sports keep us apart more often than not. Even though we live within an hour of each other, we don't see each other as often as we'd like to.




Maybe if I made this cake more often, that would change things.

You can find the recipe here. Not a peanut butter and chocolate fan? Go ahead and substitute another ice cream. I may not understand it, but I won't hold it against you.












Much love,


april@gingerbread said...

wow I would eat that whole cake girl!!! YUM!

Rachael said...

bring on the pumpkin apple cider! yum! I want some!

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

Amen on the PB & chocolate!!! I can feel my thighs getting bigger just looking at this! So GOOD!!!
Happy Birthday to your Daddy!

Genn said...

Happy Bday to your Daddy!
That cake looks SO good.
i say amen to it too. :)

I read your guest post too Katie.
You have such a strong spirit. I can't imagine taking that much medicine everyday, but I love love love your positive attitude. I'm glad that you have a friend like yours with similar health struggles who can probably really relate to you too. I am sure you lift each other up often. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I think I'm in love with you....

A reese's cake????? And you're sharing the recipe!?


Congrats on 70, Dad! That's a big milestone!

Leah said...


i think i would fit in with your family juuuuuuust fine.

and the fact you posted that recipe makes you a bad influence on me. ha. (but that is totally okay by me) haha

Karen said...

I love how there is one son in rain boots, one in his halloween costume and the other with his helmet! Love them! Your family is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your dad!

theolivetree said...

happy birthday to your dad!!! Ummm...hello cake...I always say chocolate isn't really worth eating unless peanut butter is involved. I had no idea they made pumpkin sparkling cider?! I need some.

Erin said...

That cake! Oh goodness I will have to try it...maybe Brett's bday!

Susan said...

I cannot believe you MADE that cake! I didn't realize until I reached the end of your post -- it looks amazing.
Happy Birthday papa! {my kids call my dad papa too...love it}

Jessica Johnson said...

OHHH MYYY GOODNESSS. you are speakin' my language with this post! that cake looks to die for! hope you're doing well. glad you were able to celebrate your dad in such a fun way!

Michele said...

Now that's my kind of party :) Happy 7-0 to your dad! I'm going to have to make this recipe. Hope it turns out as pretty as yours. We live within an hour of most of relatives. Maybe if I made that cake we'd get together more often, too.

Cheryl said...

Carne Asada! Something I look forward to every time we go to San Diego. You can't buy it here. My hubby has seasoned and made it himself...but it's hard to even find the right cut of meat. Mmm I'm jealous :-)

Hespyhesp said...

Sweet post! That cake looks amazing!

Stephanie said...

Oh I hope your daddy had a great birthday... It looks like he did! My mommas 70th is coming up next year and my wheels are already spinning on how to make it special. And thanks for sharing that recipe!! Yummmm!

Adrian said...

That cake looks amazing! It's on my list to make.