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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

February 16, 2013

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As Valentines Day has just happened, the past few days I have been trying to focus on what matters most: our loved ones, our happiness, our mental heath and how we can treat ourselves and others with kindness.

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One thing that I love in this world is the idea of friendship. The idea that one person can lift your spirits and be your other half in a sense. That they can make you laugh, make you cry, and make you feel like the luckiest person in the world, even if they are on the other side of the country.

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They can remind you of your talents and tell you how much they miss one of your silly little blog posts. They put you back on track, and you want to give them the whole world for making you feel so special.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake is just like the perfect friendship. Dense and sweet, studded with little surprises in every bite that make you smile.

Happy Valentines Day everyone. Thank you world, for friends and cake.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

adapted from Joy the Baker Cookbookmakes one 2-layer 8 in cake

2 1/4 cups flour2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cake pans with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a bowl of electric mixer, cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars. Add eggs.

With mixer on low speed, slowly add half of the flour mixture and mix. Add the milk and mix. Add remaining flour and mix, scarpe bowl if necesary. Fold in chocolate chips.

Divide into cake pans and bake 30-45 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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